SNOQUALMIE, Wash. – When you think about high school sports and their role in the lives of young people; instilling the importance of teamwork, respect, work ethic and a sense of contributing to something bigger than self all come to mind. Along the way there are experiences that shape character; dealing with adversity, leadership and giving back. For Mount Si High School student-athletes playing lacrosse it all came in a single package when former Washington state champion goaltender, collegiate lacrosse standout and Marine Corps veteran Chris Castleberry reached out to their up-and-coming program. Story by Mike McQuaid. Republished with permission of Washington State Prep Lacrpsse.
LYNNWOOD, Wash. – Meadowdale’s high school lacrosse club has hired former Snohomish All-Conference midfielder Nathan Wirtz as its boys head coach. Wirtz, who played collegiately for the University of Idaho’s club team before embarking on a firefighting career with Lake Stevens Fire, takes over a Meadowdale program that finished 6-9-0 in 2013.
BELLEVUE, Wash. – Bellevue High School senior Riley Gulrajani has committed to play collegiate lacrosse for NCAA Division III Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Gulrajani, a co-captain of the 2013 Washington state champion Wolverines squad, finished the spring with 44 ground balls in 23 games.
SAMMAMISH, Wash. – Skyline High School’s lacrosse program has hired Maryland native and former Nathan Hale assistant Sam Hutson as its boys varsity coach. Hutson comes to Skyline from Seattle’s Nathan Hale High School where he was a member of the 2013 lacrosse staff as an assistant varsity and head JV coach that helped guide the Raiders to a 17-4-0 record and their first Washington state lacrosse title. He previously coached the boys JV lacrosse squad at Heathwood Hall Episcopal School in Columbia, South Carolina during the 2009-10 academic year.
The Washington Chapter inducted its first Hall of Fame class in 2006. Subsequent classes were elected in 2008 and again in 2010. The 2013 class will mark the 4th class to be elected. Congratulation to the class of 2013, please join the Chapter in celebrating this acheivement. There will be a ceremony at the Heathman Lodge in downtown Kirkland, WA on October 12th to celebrate the class. Former women's US National Team coach Sue Heether will be the guest speaker at the celebration.
SEATTLE – NCAA Division I college lacrosse returns to Seattle this fall as the University of Southern California and the University of Oregon women’s varsity lacrosse teams go head-to-head in the second Seatown Classic, Sunday, Oct. 13. The NCAA Women’s Division I lacrosse matchup, presented by the Washington State Chapter of US Lacrosse, takes place at Issaquah High School Stadium and is part of the Washington State Lacrosse Hall of Fame weekend that includes the Washington State Lacrosse Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 12.