SOUTHEAST GLENDALE — After Nico Gallegos transferred last summer to Glendale High from Park City, Utah, he came to grips that he might not grip a lacrosse stick competitively for some time.
Gallegos had played several seasons for the Park City High boys' lacrosse team, excelling as a midfielder. He became comfortable with the sport in Utah, yet figured it might not be as popular in California.
A few days into the fall semester, Gallegos spotted Joe Campbell, one of two coaches overseeing the Glendale Lacrosse Club, carrying a lacrosse stick near Glendale High's Moyse Field.
Just like that, Gallegos found himself with a chance to continue playing a sport dear to him.
"I had played lacrosse in Utah, where it's a big deal," said Gallegos, a senior. "I guess I didn't expect to play lacrosse again [in high school] and then I saw Coach Campbell and asked him if he had a team.