First Team All-American Sergio Perkovic leads Notre Dame into Orange County on March 5.
MaxLaxOC goes behind the scenes at the Shootout

By Jim Loftus
Courtesy of MaxLaxOC

A casual conversation between Corona del Mar head coach G.W. Mix and Notre Dame head coach Kevin Corrigan  a few years back led to the creation of the Pacific Coast Shootout, a  neutral-site clash of NCAA Division I lacrosse powers in front of an  enthusiastic crowd at Orange Coast College.
Notre Dame met Denver in the inaugural event in 2014, and Maryland  faced North Carolina last spring. Now Mix and his team are preparing for  the third annual Pacific Coast Shootout, scheduled for Saturday, March 5, 2016, with Notre Dame taking on Maryland.
Recently, Mix provided a peek behind the curtain at the origins of  the PCS, what goes into hosting the event and where big-time lacrosse in  SoCal goes from here:
How did the first Pacific Coast Shootout come about?
Mix: Kevin Corrigan and I have known each other for a  long time. My son Ryan played in two Final Fours for him (2011-14). We  were talking during the summer between Ryan’s junior and senior year,  and he mentioned how he had two big games at home during Notre Dame’s  spring break — Denver on the front end and Virginia on the back end. We  talked about moving their home...

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