With a convincing 18-3 victory over Humboldt State this past weekend, during its inaugural season, Sierra Nevada College is undefeated at 5-0 and sitting atop the WCLL standings. How did the Eagles become so successful so fast? With twelve junior college transfers sitting on SNC’s current roster, we’d like to think the CJCLA played a part in the rapid rise of the Sierra Nevada program.
Coach Bruce Meierdiercks stresses that it takes a unique attitude to play for SNC. “Dealing with altitude, snow-covered fields and such a remote location takes a Pioneer Spirit… ” stated Meierdierks. One player with such spirit is Sergio Orduna, a stand-out defensemen and one of the players who have been integral to the teams success. According to Coach Meierdiercks, SNC “has been able to effectively shut down the opponent’s top scorer in each game with Orduna.” Orduna, one of several transfers from Santa Rosa Junior College, is a member of the Mexican national team and will play in this summer’s World Championships in Denver, Colorado.
Other Sierra Nevada players who have transferred from CJCLA programs include:
Jake McIntrye, Santa Rosa Junior College
Cory Callahan, Diablo Valley College
Gavin Cooke, Diablo Valley College
Nick Fabris, Santa Barbara City college
Calhoun Boone, Diablo Valley College
Jordan Koucky, Cuesta College
Robert O’Hare, Cabrillo College
Jack Witt, Santa Rosa Junior College
Sergio Orduna-Nixon, Santa Rosa Junior College
Coach Bruce Meirdiercks has been a tremendous supporter of the CJCLA and believes that its formation will help more students get the necessary exposure to continue playing lacrosse in college.
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