Los Angeles Riptide

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Los Angeles Riptide
Los Angeles Riptide logo.png
Conference Western
Founded 2006
Folded 2008
Home Stadium The Home Depot Center
City Carson, California
Colors Teal, Orange, Black, Gray, White
                        
Local Media Los Angeles Times
KLAC
General Manager G. W. Mix
Head Coach John Tucker
Steinfeld Cups None
Division Championships 1 (2007)
Website LARiptide.com

The Los Angeles Riptide were a lacrosse team based in Carson, California. From 2006 to 2008, they played in Major League Lacrosse. They ceased operations before the 2009 season due to the economic situation in the United States.

Franchise history[edit]

On March 9, 2005 MLL announced that Los Angeles would receive the first of the planned four western expansion teams for the 2006 season.

The Riptide's ownership group was the Anschutz Entertainment Group. This group also owns and operates the NHL's Los Angeles Kings, their minor-league affiliates the Manchester Monarchs and Reading Royals, and the Los Angeles Galaxy of MLS.[1]

The first Los Angeles Ripide player was Michael Watson, who was selected with the top pick in the 2006 MLL expansion draft.[1]

Season-by-Season[edit]

Los Angeles Riptide
Year W L Regular season finish Playoffs
2006 6 6 3rd in Western Conference ---
2007 9 3 1st in Western Conference Won semifinal 15-14 over Rattlers
Lost championship 16-13 to Barrage
2008 7 5 2nd in Western Conference Lost semifinal 13-12 to Outlaws
Totals 22 14 Regular Season Win % = .611 Total Playoff Record 1 - 2
Playoff Win % = .333

Coaches and others[edit]

  • Head Coach - John Tucker
  • Assistant Coach - Mike Allan
  • Assistant Coach - Shawn Trell
  • Head Athletic Trainer - Paul Lacanilao
  • Team Physician - Dr. Luga Podesta, M.D.
  • Equipment Manager - Brian Eisenberg
  • Team Administrator - Shant Kasparian

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Los Angeles Riptide History". LARiptide.com. Retrieved 2007-05-18.