Playoff Scenarios by Conference. METRO CONFERENCE: 1. Eastside Catholic – games with Skyline and Lakeside left, need only win one of them to secure conference title and #1 Metro seed. SOUTH SOUND: 1. Auburn Riverside – AR holds win over King’s Way but games left with Sammamish-Newport and Bainbridge which they must at least split to hold the #1. KINGCO WEST: 1. Bellevue – Wolverines will be #1 barring a huge collapse as they would have to lose final two games with Curtis and Skyline. KINGCO EAST: 1. Eastlake – Wolves hanging on to #1 but games with Bainbridge and Mercer left, must win at least one to guarantee they keep the #1 position.
This was a big weekend in Division one as Bellevue hosted Mercer Island and Bainbridge visited Issaquah. The “Big Four” hold every State Championship title for the past 19 years. These programs have produced 31 All-Americans over the years, and currently have 56 alumni playing college lacrosse. Parity is coming to Washington, but the odds are still that this year’s champs will come from this quartet. By McNutty. Photos by Molly Piper.
LANGLEY, British Columbia – The Washington Stealth’s bid for a second Champions Cup in four years ran out of steam in the final minutes of Saturday’s NLL Championship Game as the Rochester Knighthawks, led by All-Pro goaltender Matt Vinc, hung on for an 11-10 win to secure their second consecutive title before a sold-out Langley Events Centre in Langley, British Columbia.
As the weather warmed up so too did the intensity and excitement of games this weekend. The big showdown of course came on Friday night between Mercer Island and Bellevue. Islanders came to play and held a 5-3 halftime advantage. But, the Wolverines scored 5 unanswered in the 2nd half to take an 8-5 lead before Mercer could respond. Respond they did though, clawing back to trail 9-8 with under two minutes to play before Bellevue held on. This game was played at a very high level and could very easily be a preview of this year’s State Championship.
EVERETT, Wash. -- With Saturday’s West Division Final win over the Calgary Roughnecks, the Washington Stealth have announced that it will host the 2013 NLL Championship Game Presented by Reebok in Langley, British Columbia, located just 10 minutes north of the U.S.-Canada border. The Stealth defeated the Roughnecks 14-13 to earn its third trip to the NLL Championship Game in the last four years. The decision to play the Saturday, May 11 NLL title game in Langley was made after Comcast Arena, the team’s home in Everett, Wash., was booked throughout the weekend of May 10-12.
SEATTLE – Tonight’s Washington state boys prep lacrosse matchup between Mercer Island High School and defending boys state champion Bellevue High School will be streamed live on The Lacrosse Network as the Washington State High School Lacrosse Game of the Week. The boys varsity game, which gets underway at 8 p.m. PDT, Friday, May 3 from Bellevue High School in Bellevue, Washington, is the ninth of a 13-game prep schedule in Washington state to be streamed live on YouTube via The Lacrosse Network.
It's hard to write about Kevin Giblin without first rattling off his achievements. Nine IAC titles. Two Inside Lacrosse national championships. A 400-85 record at Georgetown Prep with 200 players matriculating to Division I, including 35 high school All-Americans. That's all rather astonishing. His innate knowledge for the sport of lacrosse got him to 400 wins, but perhaps more so his fiery coaching style. Giblin is as passionate as they come and while he may apply tough love to his players, his tactics have been effective, while his ability to teach his pupils is unmatched. By Ty Xanders at InsideLacrosse.com