San Diego Seals

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.

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

History

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

San Diego Seals roster
Active (20-man) roster Inactive roster Coaches
Goaltenders
  • 85 Tyler Carlson
  • 92 Frank Scigliano
Defensemen
  • 44 Graydon Bradley
  • 52 Garett Epple
  • 11 Mark Glicini
  • 25 Eli Gobrecht
  • 19 Cam Holding
  •  3 Garrett McIntosh
  • 17 Brodie Merrill
  •  7 Tor Reinholdt
  • 12 Matt Sykes
Forwards
Transition
  •  2 Drew Belgrave
  • 63 Brandon Clelland
Practice Squad
  • 77 Jules Heningburg
  •  4 Ethan Schott
  • 59 Mikie Schlosser
Injured Reserve
  • 21 Casey Jackson
  • 33 Zach Miller
  • 30 Johnny Pearson
  • 83 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

Season Division W–L Finish Home Road GF GA Coach Playoffs
2019Western10–82nd6–34–5208217Patrick MerrillLost Western division semi finals
Total1 season10–86–34–52082171 appearances
Playoff Totals0-10–00–111120 championships

Head coaching history

# Name Term Regular Season Playoffs
GC W L W% GC W L W%
1Patrick Merrill2019642.667

References

  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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