The second edition of The Sunday Stroll - 2014 Season Preview will cover the SPSL/Narrows, Olympic & WESCO/Northwest conferences. Stay tuned next Monday for the Eastern and Central South previews, as well as recaps of all the games and jamborees happening this coming weekend.
Skyline Green (GELL 78 A division) makes an impressive debut and handles Kirkland Grey 16-5. Check out these video highlights!
Ever dynamic, 2014 opens with over 62 different programs fielding teams! Anticipation of the first games of spring always brings excitement so let's get to highlights of the off-season shuffling and begin previewing the teams that will take the field in pursuit of a championship!
The 2nd annual GELL Middle School Mashup was Saturday March 1st. Teams from the "78 A" division competed in 40 minute scrimmages to get a dry run before league games start on March 8th. The event also plays host to a training day for referees. Its a dress rehearsal for both sides of the ball. This year featured teams from Bellevue, Eastlake, Eastside Catholic, Kirkland, Mercer Island, Skyline and Woodinville. Wtih over 50 referees being trained and a field full of middle school kids competeing at the "A" level for the first time, the field was crowded and play was a bit sloppy. Not to worry coach, you have one more week to straighten things out!
Take a look at some video highlights!
On February 22nd the Kirkland Lacrosse Center in Juanita hosted the first ever “WA Love” youth lacrosse clinic and benefit. Created as a benefit for coach Dejon Hush and his family, the turnout was just staggering. More than 25 coaches volunteered their day to put on a 6-hour clinic for kids from the third grade up to eighth grade. More than 180 pre-registered, with walk ups putting the number close to 200 who participated in the event.
The sport of lacrosse is known as the “fastest game on two feet.” There is absolutely no doubt that as time goes on, it is only becoming faster and more athletic. It is every player’s responsibility to be in shape so they can play and practice hard. So what does being “in shape” for lacrosse mean? By Rashad Devoe and Walax.com editorial staff
BELLEVUE, Wash. – Bellevue High School's boys lacrosse program has been recognized as one of the top 50 in the U.S. heading into the 2014 season by a leading national scholastic sports magazine. In its annual pre-season “Fab 50” national ranking released Monday, StudentSports.com lists the two-time defending Washington state boys champion as No. 49 in the country.