Scott Pink was named Coach of the Year for the Sacramento Valley region of U.S. Lacrosse.
Pink led Granite Bay High School to its second consecutive Sacramento Valley Lacrosse Conference championship in the spring and is the inaugural recipient of the award.
“Scott has been instrumental in the growth of lacrosse in this area,” said Don Fagan, chairman of the Sacramento Valley region. “They just have a stupendous program.”
Sacramento was allocated All-America honors for the first time this year because of the growth of the sport, according to Fagan, and Jesuit midfielder Adam Parietti was named to the All-America team.
Also, Mickey Parmalee was named Man of the Year. Parmalee was an originator of the El Dorado Hills Trojans youth lacrosse program and is commissioner of the SVLC.
NCAA title for local water polo player
Jillian Garton, a graduate of Granite Bay High School, won an NCAA water polo championship with Stanford in the spring.
Top-ranked Stanford had a 28-1 record and defeated rival No. 2 Cal 9-5 in the championship game.
Garton, a driver, scored 18 goals and was one of 10 Cardinal players named to the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation’s All-Academic List. The science, technology and society major has a 3.27 GPA.
Twin 50-lappers at speedway
The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series resumes at All American Speedway in Roseville tonight with twin 50-lap main events in the Late Model division.
Also on the program are the Modified and Bomber classes.
Racing begins at 6 p.m.