Your Stroll arrives early this week since we got places to be to try and take advantage of the five minutes of sun and Spring Break.  Go figure, a week after we decide to go primetime we end up just like the weather…all over the board and extremely unpredictable!

 

The Division I Stroll…

 

  • Best game of the week occurred down in University Place where the Curtis Viking pulled a mild upset of the Bellevue Wolverines.  Landon Carr put the team on his back, leading the way with 4 goals, 1 assist and scoring the game winner with 15 seconds left.  Check out the complete recap!

 

 

  • Four unbeatens left in Division I league play… the usual suspects, Mercer Island, Bainbridge and Issaquah… but would you have guessed the fourth? How about Vashon… they have already matched their 2008 total for wins and currently sit at 4-0!

 

  • You can find several great photos of local Division I action via Sound Lacrosse

 

  • Mercer Island was away this week as the Islanders headed to New York to compete against some top rate nationally rated competition.  The trip didn’t go quite the way the Islanders had hoped as they lost all 4 games, but you can bet the experience against such great competition will be invaluable in the Islanders quest to regain the State Championship here at home in Washington.

 

  • Several teams on Spring Break this coming week so low number of league games being played, but several great non-league match ups as both Curtis and Bellevue are out of state competing in Utah and California respectively.

 

  • Best match-ups of the upcoming week:
    • 4/8   Mukilteo @ Northshore  Might tell you how Knights would have fared in DI this season
    • 4/9  Curtis @ Alta – Alta is expected to contend for Utah state title this season

 

The D2 Stroll…

 

·        Only 7 games involving Division II teams occurred this week as majority of the programs were off on Spring Break.  Just like Division I, only four teams remain unbeaten in league play: Mukilteo, Eastside Catholic, Redmond and King’s Way.

 

  • Best game of the week in Division II ended with the same score as the Bellevue vs Curtis thriller, 11-10 as Mukilteo defeated Snohomish in a good non-conference contest.  However, this one went to Overtime!  Mukilteo was able to overcome the loss of the leading goal scorer in Division II when John Linari went down.  The Knights also overcame a 5 goal performance from Snohomish’s Nicholas Hund.

 

  • If you haven’t been able to catch any DII action this season, here are some video highlights of an earlier season match up between Overlake and Blanchet that was recently posted on You Tube.  Can you name that tune?

 

  • Games to watch
    • 4/7/09 - Redmond @ Snohomish - Can Panthers rebound from tough OT loss to knock off unbeaten Mustangs?
    • 4/9/09 - Stadium @ Tacoma - Always a good one when the public school kids battle the private school kids in the south end
    • 4/9/09 – Eastside Catholic @ Tahoma – Crusaders take their shot at knocking off a Division I program for first time in program history

 

 

Lacrosse The Country…

  • Several WHSBLA alumns are making noise around the country playing for various NCAA programs.  We thought we would check in and see how all of them are doing.  The name links below provide some great bios (Caldwell Rohrbach’s picture is a must see!). The links proved under college will allow you to see current team stats for the season.

 

NAME

HIGH SCHOOL

COLLEGE

NOTES

NCAA DIVISION I

 

 

Bryan Gilbreath

Bainbridge

Air Force

8 goals, 1 assist in 8 gmaes on defense

Dayton Gilbreath

Bainbridge

Air Force

7 starts in 8 games on defense, 1 goal

Jason Montoya

Garfield

Lafayette

Appeared in 1 game, made 1 save

Shane Moriarty

Garfield

Albany

Yet to appear in a game in 2009

Drew Snider

Garfield

Maryland

Yet to appear in a game in 2009

Sean Whitsitt

Lakeside

Harvard

Appeared in 4 games, collected 4 groundballs

Brant Howell

Mercer Island

Notre Dame

Appeared in 1 game, collected 1 groundball

Greg Mahony

Mercer Island

Yale

6th leading scorer on team: 9g,1a

Chris Taylor

Mercer Island

Georgetown

Captain, 3rd on team in groundballs

Shane O'Neill

Seattle Prep

Cornell

4 pts in 7 games

Andrew Parietti

Seattle Prep

Colgate

2 goals in 6 games

NCAA DIVISION II

 

 

Chris Fey

Eastlake

Notre Dame de Namur

4 pts in 2 games

Greg Bearson

Eastside

Notre Dame de Namur

3rd on team in scoring, 17 pts in 6 games

Adam Brazg

Mercer Island

Bentley

Started 4 games, 12 groundballs

Derek Kimbrough

Vashon

Notre Dame de Namur

4g, 9a in 5 games played

NCAA DIVISION III

 

 

Max Olson

Bainbridge

Kenyon

2 goals in 6 games

James Anderson

Eastside

Messiah

Yet to appear in a game in 2009

Tyler Lee

Eastside

Messiah

Started 8 games, collected 20 groundballs

Caldwell Rohrbach

Garfield

St. Lawrence

Started all 7 games at attack, 12 points

Michael Pancottine

Issaquah

Washington College

Appeared in 3 games at LSM, 1 groundball

Ben York

Mercer Island

Bowdoin

Won over 50% of faceoffs, 35 groundballs

Lachlan Murhpy

Skyline

RPI

Appeard in 7 games, 1 assist

 

 

Lacrosse Four Thought…

Who did we miss (any other WHSBLA alumns playing NCAA ball)?

What WHSBLA alumns are playing MCLA Club ball around the country?

Where is the best HS lacrosse played; Maryland or New York?

Why has Curtis attackman, Jamie Yergler yet to appear in a game this year?

 

Fans Sound Off…

(The best comments from the past week)

 

“Hey guys, just wanted to let you know Sunday Stroll is looking good.  Keep up the good work!” – Nathan Wirtz

 

“You left out a set of brothers when you mentioned the Curtis roster earlier. They actually have FIVE sets as I think you left out the Voellers.”

 

Providence will definitely have a high school lacrosse team next year!” – Nathan Morris

 

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