BELLEVUE – In a battle of state champions, Bellevue High School, the 2012 Washington state boys Division I lacrosse champion defeated Portland’s Lincoln High School, the defending Oregon state champion 5-0, Saturday at the NW Invitational High School Lacrosse Tournament at Bellevue High School. The win was the fifth straight for the Wolverines.
VANCOUVER, Wash. – Clayton Frank scored with just 20 seconds remaining in overtime to lift King’s Way to a 14-13 boys high school lacrosse win over Eastside Catholic, Friday before about 400 fans at the King’s Way Christian School in Vancouver. The win came after King’s Way mounted a seven-goal run to erase a 13-6 Eastside Catholic lead early in the fourth lifting the Knights to 3-0 on the season. Frank’s goal came on a man-up situation after Eastside Catholic’s Jeff Foreman was whistled for a slash with 24 seconds to go.
MERCER ISLAND – Led by Mikey Giannopulos with two goals and 10 ground balls Issaquah dropped its NW Invitational opener to Henderson of Nevada 13-9, Friday at Mercer Island High School. The loss was the second of the season for the Eagles. After finishing the first knotted at 3-3, Issaquah gave up six to Henderson in the second while only adding a single goal to trail 9-4 at the half. Issaquah was held to just a single goal in the third while Henderson added two as the Eagles slipped to 11-5 after three. In the fourth, Issaquah added another four, but could not catch Henderson.
Thanks to all whom have provided feedback in regards to thoughts concerning Twitter vs this print form of the Sunday Stroll. In short, there are positives and those in favor of each. So, as you may have noticed we went ahead and added The WHSBLA Stroll as a Twitter branch of The Sunday Stroll! The goal of the TheWHSBLA Stroll will be to Tweet eye-catching box scores and standout stats throughout the week as they occur. This allows you the fan to stay more up to date and avoids us regurgitating simple box scores and such that you are already aware of.
SEATTLE – Six prep lacrosse players from three Eastside high schools, two Seattle high schools and one Snohomish County high school have been named US Lacrosse Washington High School Players of the Week for Week 2 (March 11 -17) of the 2013 high school lacrosse season. Boys Division I and II Player of the Week honorees on offense include Eastside Catholic junior Colin MacIlvennie, and University Prep sophomore Riley Johnson, and on defense Issaquah junior Adrian Pydych and Roosevelt junior Kevin Ault. Girls Varsity Player of the Week honorees include Redmond High School senior Claire Monsaas on offense and Snohomish High School sophomore Daryia Tagg on defense.
Mercer Island High School will once again sponsor the 16-team invitational featuring some of the top high school boys' teams in the West. This years event will take place on Friday, March 22nd through Sunday, March 24th. All sixteen teams taking part are either state or provincial play-off participants, including three state champions. The event was started eight years ago to promote inter-regional play and to draw teams from outside the region to the Northwest. Previous invitational participants have included Cape Elizabeth from Maine, Lakeland/Panas & Guilderland from New York, Arapahoe from Colorado, M.B.A. from Tennessee, Bonanza & Palo Verde from Nevada and Alta, Bountiful & Bingham from Utah. In its eigth year the invitational has grown from five teams in 2006 to 16 in 2013, making it the largest of its kind on the West Coast.
High scoring week as eight times teams hit the 17 goal mark or more! Bellevue and Mercer Island each hit the mark twice. Though the Islanders second 17 goal game came in a relative shootout in a 17-12 win over Auburn Riverside. Closest game of the week, as we suspected, was played between Sammamish-Newport and Snohomish. Morgan White made three huge saves in the final minutes including one at the buzzer to preserve a one goal win for Sammamish-Newport.