G.W. Mix, a Newport Coast resident, is definitely looking forward to Saturday.
That's when his team, the Los Angeles Riptide, plays in the New Balance Zip Major League Lacrosse semifinals against the Denver Outlaws. Mix, who also heads up a local youth program, the Newport Beach Dawgs, is the general manager of the Riptide. They'll be playing at Harvard Stadium in Boston. The winner will play in the championship game the next day. Sunday's championship game will air live on ESPN2.
Last year, the Riptide reached the title game and lost.
As Mix anxiously awaits Saturday, he took time out to talk with the Daily Pilot.
Question: How much has lacrosse interest grown recently?
Answer: I have a youth program called Newport Beach Surf Dawgs. We started it five years ago. It started second through fourth grade then picked up to sixth, seventh and eighth.