San Diego Seals

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San Diego Seals
SD Seals.PNG
Founded2017
Current season Current season
LeagueNational Lacrosse League
DivisionWestern
Based inSan Diego, California
ArenaPechanga Arena San Diego
ColorsPurple, black, gold, gray
                   
OwnerJoseph Tsai
Head coachPatrick Merrill
General managerPatrick Merrill
Websitewww.sealslax.com

The San Diego Seals are a box lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League. They play their home games at the Pechanga Arena San Diego in San Diego, California. The 2018-2019 season is their inaugural season.

History[edit]

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."[1] The franchise fee for San Diego and fellow expansion team Philadelphia Wings was a reported $5 million.[2]

On October 24, 2017, the name of the franchise was revealed as the San Diego Seals.[3]

Current roster[edit]

San Diego Seals roster
Active (20-man) roster Inactive roster Coaches
Goaltenders
  • 85 Canada Tyler Carlson
  • 92 Canada Frank Scigliano
Defensemen
  •  2 Canada Drew Belgrave
  • 52 United States Garett Epple
  • 19 Canada Cam Holding
  •  7 Canada Tor Reinholdt
  •  4 Canada Ethan Schott
  • 72 Canada Adrian Sorichetti
  • 13 United States Brett Manney (C)
Forwards
  • 13 Canada Garett Billings
  • 91 Canada Kyle Buchanan
  •  6 Canada Dan Dawson
  • 15 Canada Turner Evans
  • 21 Canada Casey Jackson
  • 81 Canada Connor Kearnan
  •  1 United States Connor Kelly
  •  3 Canada Garrett McIntosh
  • 83 Iroquois Austin Staats
Transition
  • 63 Canada Brandon Clelland
  • 17 Canada Brodie Merrill
  • 30 Canada Johnny Pearson
Practice Squad
  • 77 United States Jules Heningburg
  • 32 United States Nick Ossello
  • 59 United States Mikie Schlosser
Injured Reserve
  • 44 Canada Graydon Bradley
  • 49 Canada Rylan Hartley
  • 33 United States Zach Miller
Unable to play
  •  5 United States Connor Fields
Head Coach
  • Patrick Merrill
Assistant Coaches
  • Josh Sanderson
  • Bill Greer

Legend
  • * Suspended list
  • (C) Captain
  • (A) Alternate captain

Roster updated 2019-01-18
2017 NLL Transactions

All-time record[edit]

Season Division W–L Finish Home Road GF GA Coach Playoffs
2019 Western 10–8 2nd 6–3 4–5 208 217 Patrick Merrill in progress
Total 1 season 10–8 6–3 4–5 208 217 1 appearances
Playoff Totals 0-0 0–0 0–0 0 0 0 championships

Head coaching history[edit]

# Name Term Regular Season Playoffs
GC W L W% GC W L W%
1 Patrick Merrill 2019 6 4 2 .667

References[edit]

  1. ^ de Crescenzo, Sarah (October 26, 2017). "New San Diego Lacrosse Team Selects Sea Mammal Mascot". San Diego Business Journal. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  2. ^ Ingemi, Marisa (September 13, 2017). "Even biggest skeptics can't deny NLL's growth". US Lacrosse Magazine. Retrieved December 5, 2017.
  3. ^ "A LAX San Diego team name: Seals". Retrieved October 24, 2017.

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