San Diego Seals

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San Diego Seals
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SportLacrosse
Founded2017
LeagueNational Lacrosse League
DivisionWest
Based inSan Diego, California
ArenaPechanga Arena
ColorsPurple, black, gold, gray
       
OwnerJoseph Tsai
Head coachPatrick Merrill
General managerPatrick Merrill
Division titles(1) 2022
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 in San Diego, California. The 2018-2019 season was 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]

Active (21-man) roster Inactive roster Coaches
Goaltenders
  • 85 Canada Tyler Carlson
  • 92 England Frank Scigliano
Defensemen
  • 44 Canada Graydon Bradley
  • 52 United States Garett Epple
  • 11 United States Mark Glicini
  • 25 United States Eli Gobrecht
  • 19 Canada Cam Holding
  •  3 Canada Garrett McIntosh
  • 17 Canada Brodie Merrill
  •  7 Canada Tor Reinholdt
  • 12 Canada Matt Sykes
Forwards
Transition
  •  2 Canada Drew Belgrave
  • 63 Canada Brandon Clelland
Practice Squad
  • 77 United States Jules Heningburg
  •  4 Canada Ethan Schott
  • 59 United States Mikie Schlosser
Injured Reserve
  • 21 Canada Casey Jackson
  • 33 United States Zach Miller
  • 30 Canada Johnny Pearson
  • 83 Iroquois Austin Staats
Head Coach
  • Patrick Merrill
Assistant Coaches
  • Josh Sanderson
  • Bill Greer

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

Roster updated 2019-01-18
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 Lost Western division semi finals
2020 Western 6-6 3rd 3–3 3-3 138 131 Patrick Merrill No Playoffs Held
2022 Western 10-8 1st 5-4 5-4 202 183 Patrick Merrill TBD
Total 3 seasons 26–22 14–10 12–12 548 531
Playoff Totals 2 Appearances 2-2 1–2 1–1 42 45 0 Championships

Playoff results[edit]

Season Game Visiting Home
2019 West Division Semi-Finals Calgary 12 San Diego 11
2022 West Division Quarterfinals Philadelphia 8 San Diego 9
West Division Finals Game 1 Colorado 14 San Diego 12
West Division Finals Game 2 San Diego 11 Colorado 10

Awards and honors[edit]

Year Player Award
2019 Austin Staats Rookie of the Year

Draft history[edit]

NLL Entry Draft[edit]

First Round Selections

  • 2018: Austin Staats (1st overall), Connor Fields (10th overall), Connor Kearnan (11th overall)
  • 2019: None
  • 2020: Tre Leclaire (4th overall), Mac O'Keefe (15th overall)
  • 2021: Mike McCannell (5th overall), Patrick Shoemay (9th overall), Jacob Dunbar (13th overall)

Head coaching history[edit]

# Name Term Regular Season Playoffs
GC W L W% GC W L W%
1 Patrick Merrill 2019 48 26 22 .542 4 2 2 .500

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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