Lacrosse Millikan

Lacrosse Preview: Millikan Rams

The Rams boys’ team was drawing plenty of preseason buzz as a possible inaugural Moore League champion, and an opening-day win over Wilson helped boost that sentiment. Head coach Thomas Sutfin has high hopes.

“We’re young but we fully expect to earn a spot in the CIF playoffs this season,” he said. Sutfin is excited to see the first league games, first league titles, and first CIF competition this year, and is hopeful for a postseason city all star game. 

“Creating goodwill within the Moore League, showcasing our athletes, and growing the sport should be our focus,” he said.

Seniors Matt Sutfin, David Rincon, Brian Guzman, Francisco Hernandez, Ryan Kalin, Alex Munguia, and Carlos Nakai-Rivera will lead the way for the Rams this year.

Sutfin and Lassen Felix both attended high-level east coast camps over the summer and are expected to lead the Rams’ offense. Coach Sutfin said he has a strong sophomore class as well. Guzman, Yovanni Flores, and Collin Hatton will lead the way defensively.

Rams girls’ coach Ariana Estrada said her top players will be Finley Martin and Carly Brenner, and she’s excited her team gets the platform of a legit Moore League title hunt.

“I think this is a great opportunity for these young athletes to be recognized by their community,” she said.  “Not a lot of people know what lacrosse is but with this exposure I hope it gets the younger generation interested. This is a new opportunity for athletes to get college scholarships, a chance to play at the professional level, and hopefully the Olympics.”


Mike Guardabascio
An LBC native, Mike Guardabascio has been covering Long Beach sports professionally for 13 years, with his work published in dozens of Southern California magazines and newspapers. He's won numerous awards for his writing as well as the CIF Southern Section’s Champion For Character Award, and is the author of three books about Long Beach history.