Attends Chapman University, a senior, majoring in leadership and organizational skills with a minor in communications.
Chris began playing lacrosse in 6th grade, after a trip with several soccer families to the island of Antigua. The kids were playing lacrosse on the beach and Chris loved it from that point on. He came home from that trip and called Danny Kolts about getting on the Encinitas Mustang middle school team. Coach Kolts agreed and Chris brought along 4 of his best friends. Shortly after that he quit playing on his state champion soccer team for good.
His very first time on the field, Coach Kolts tried him at the face off against a Canadian team at a tournament at the polo fields. Chris won that face off and his position was cemented from that point on as a face off player. His 6th and 8th grade year the Mustangs team won the SDCLA championship.
In high school, he made the La Costa Canyon high school Varsity team as a freshmen, under the coaching of Dallas Hartley. The Mavericks were in the CIF championship finals all four years, winning the title in 2005 and 2006. The 2005 team was ranked #1 in the west and #25 in the nation. Chris was named the Most Valuable Midfielder and on the All CIF team both years. He recorded 100 points in high school with an overall face-off percentage of 71%.
He attended his first year of college at CU Boulder with 5 of his LCC lacrosse teammates. He transferred his sophomore year to Chapman University in Orange County. He felt he had a better future at lacrosse there. Chris was not content to just be a FOGO and had to work hard and prove to coaches that he could do both face-offs and be a valuable player on the field.
His sophomore year he was named 2nd team All American and his junior year he was named honorable mention All-American. The Panthers have been to the championship game both years he has played, losing close games to Michigan. He recently scored the winning goal in overtime against BYU proving that he can score goals and win face-offs. He even likes to play some defense.
Chris also enjoys surfing, wake boarding and mountain climbing.