The Burlingame Coyotes, an under-19 boys lacrosse team with three local players, won the Lake Tahoe Lacrosse Tournament last month.
Los Altos Hills residents Graeme Radlo (2009 graduate of Menlo School) and Chris Cummings (Sacred Heart Prep) and Los Altos resident Adam Cook (Mountain View High) were part of the team, made up of top players from the Peninsula Athletic League.
The Coyotes faced regional all-star teams from Nevada, Sacramento and the East Bay in the two-day tournament, in its 19th year. They swept their four games.
In the final, the Coyotes eked out a 9-8 win over Team Mexico, a select squad comprising players from all over California who are preparing for next year's Lacrosse World Games. Trailing by two goals at halftime, the Coyotes rallied for the win behind two second-half goals from Radlo and one by Cummings. Goalie Scott Alms (Burlingame) made four saves to preserve the victory.
Radlo was named Offensive MVP of the tournament. He netted 17 goals and five assists over four games.
The Coyotes came together only weeks before the tourney. David McLaughlin, who played the attack position for Menlo-Atherton as a senior last spring, put the team together using the social networking Web site Facebook. The Coyotes held only two practices and one scrimmage before traveling to Lake Tahoe.