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Regis Jesuit boys take two state titles in one day

Two teams from Regis Jesuit High School Boys Division emerged victorious in 5A state championships May 17 as the Raider swimmers and divers, as well as the lacrosse squad, capped off dominant seasons with state trophies.

Ben Betcher of Regis Jesuit High School advances the ball against Cherry Creek in the 5A State lacrosse championship at Sports Authority Field at Mile High May 17. Regis won 14 - 7. Photo by Robert Linn/DCR
Ben Betcher of Regis Jesuit High School advances the ball against Cherry Creek in the 5A State lacrosse championship at Sports Authority Field at Mile High May 17. Regis won 14 – 7. Photo by Robert Linn/DCR

The Regis Jesuit swim and dive team earned their fourth consecutive state title, and 21st overall since 1992, with a score of 410 points at Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center in Thornton. The team was led this year by former assistant, now head coach, Nick Frasersmith, who took over for Mike Doherty, who stepped down after 32 seasons and 20 state championships. RJHS senior Hennessey Stuart was named Colorado High School Activities Association Swimmer of the Year. Kyle Goodwin, junior, claimed his third consecutive state championship in diving.

The No. 2 seeded Regis Jesuit lacrosse team (18-1) defeated the No. 1 seed, Cherry Creek Bruins (15-4), with a score of 14-7 at Sports Authority Stadium at Mile High to take the state title. It was the team’s second state championship since 2011, under the leadership of head coach Jim Soran. Juniors Matt Soran and Chet Dunstan led the offense with five and four goals, respectively. Junior goalkeeper Brett Quartuccio made 19 saves on 26 shots for the Raiders.

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