Carmel Valley lacrosse players part of championship Brady’s Bunch

L-R: Kelli McKinnon (U15), Alex Walling (U13, U15), and Bailee Monjazeb (U15) of Carmel Valley were part of the Brady’s Bunch Lacrosse team that won the Santa Barbara Showdown Lacrosse Tournament.

The Brady’s Bunch girls lacrosse team won their first-ever championship title at the Santa Barbara Showdown Lacrosse Tournament.

The team featured three girls from Carmel Valley who played alongside teammates from Utah, Oregon, Washington and Nevada.

Torrey Pines High School students Kelli McKinnon and Bailee Monjazeb were joined by Carmel Valley Middle School student Alex Walling in a dominating performance. Their team competed in U13 and U15 divisions and went undefeated in 10 games.

Head coach Tom DeMaio said he was proud of this group of girls: “The way they played and came together as a team to beat great competition was impressive, along with the fact this team of girls won the first-ever championship title for Brady’s Bunch Girls Lacrosse Team.”

The girls came out winners on and off the field. Brady’s Bunch Lacrosse is an All-Star team made up of players from around the United States. As a unique club they geographically are unable to practice together, but come together and play in tournaments for the benefit of acute myelogenous leukemia. This team was established by Mike and Rachel Wein to provide awareness and support for their son’s battle with AML. Brady, who is 6 years old, was diagnosed with AML at the age of 3 months. For information about Brady’s Bunch Lacrosse, visit