San Diego Seals
|League||National Lacrosse League|
|Based in||San Diego, California|
|Colors||Purple, black, gold, gray|
|Head coach||Patrick Merrill|
|General manager||Patrick Merrill|
The San Diego Seals are a box lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League. They play their home games at the Pechanga Arena in San Diego, California. The 2018-2019 season was their inaugural season.
On August 30, 2017, the NLL awarded an expansion franchise to the city of San Diego and owner Joseph Tsai, co-founder of the Chinese e-commerce platform Alibaba Group. Tsai, a La Jolla resident, "played lacrosse at Yale University and retains a passion for the sport." The franchise fee for San Diego and fellow expansion team Philadelphia Wings was a reported $5 million.
On October 24, 2017, the name of the franchise was revealed as the San Diego Seals.
San Diego Seals roster
|Active (21-man) roster||Inactive roster||Coaches|
|2019||Western||10–8||2nd||6–3||4–5||208||217||Patrick Merrill||Lost Western division semi finals|
|2020||Western||6-6||3rd||3–3||3-3||138||131||Patrick Merrill||Rest of Season Canceled|
|Total||2 season||16–14||–||9–6||7–8||346||348||–||1 appearances|
|Playoff Totals||–||0-1||–||0–0||0–1||11||12||–||0 championships|
Head coaching history
- de Crescenzo, Sarah (October 26, 2017). "New San Diego Lacrosse Team Selects Sea Mammal Mascot". San Diego Business Journal. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
- Ingemi, Marisa (September 13, 2017). "Even biggest skeptics can't deny NLL's growth". US Lacrosse Magazine. Retrieved December 5, 2017.
- "A LAX San Diego team name: Seals". Retrieved October 24, 2017.