Shorecrest / Shorewood Lacrosse caps undefeated League season with 18-1 Senior Night victory

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Calvin Acker looks to shoot while fellow captain Reed Tangeman looks on
Photo by Brian Oevermann


One year ago, Reed Tangeman, Calvin Acker, and Sammy Seliga couldn’t imagine that they would have a Senior Night for lacrosse. But on Tuesday night, the Shorecrest /Shorewood lacrosse tri-captains got to celebrate that Senior Night by leading the Scots to an 18-1 victory over Arlington, capping off an undefeated league season and launching the squad into next week’s playoffs.

Sammy Seliga, Calvin Acker, and Reed Tangeman

WesCo leading scorer and Illinois Institute of Technology commit Tangeman scored 4 goals, Acker added 2 goals and picked a team high 8 groundballs, and WesCo assist leader Seliga stepped in as an emergency goalie, allowing only one goal in his first attempt at the position in over 8 seasons, to go along with 3 assists.

Junior Travis Zapalac led the Scots with 6 goals, and Estaban Guerrero, one of 11 freshmen on the squad, scored his first goal of the season to help support the senior captains.

A rarity in Shoreline High School sports, the lacrosse team is a combined team of both Shorecrest and Shorewood athletes; officially they are Shorecrest. 

First year Head Coach Walter Valenzuela has resurrected a program that was winless two seasons ago and didn’t have enough players to field a high school team in 2018.

The seniors will now get to return to the playoffs they competed in as freshmen, which seemed most unlikely when practices started in February.

The Scots, 8-0 in division play, 9-2 overall, conclude their regular season schedule 8pm Friday night with a non-league matchup against Roosevelt High School at Shorecrest High School.

The team can be followed on Twitter at @lfpsholax and on Facebook at LFP-Shoreline Lacrosse. For those interested in the sport, the youth program begins at 3rd grade and information can be found HERE



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