The Division I Stroll…
Night Lights this week…some huge results on Friday that helped shape the
19, Curtis 9 – Spartans prove Vikings aren’t ready to compete with the
- Bellevue 17, Northshore 5 – Apparently the Wolverines read our
column and wanted nothing to do with a sixth seed
- Puyallup 8, Seattle
Prep 4 – This sets up the potential for a three-way tie for the #8 seed
with these two and Vashon
- Mercer Island
benefited from the home field advantage to capture a northwest showdown in
defeating Lincoln of Oregon in a thrilling 13-12 contest. After once again trailing early, the
Islanders carried a 10-9 lead into the 4th quarter and extended
that lead to 13-9. But the
Cardinals and Colgate bound Senior, Peter Baum fought back to close to
13-12 with a minute left. Baum had
a shot to tie but it hit the pipe and Lincoln’s final shot at the buzzer went
wide. Daniel Shields continues to
be ridiculous in big games as he registerd 5g,3a. The
Islanders are now ranked 129th nationally according to Max
- The Playoff Picture:
a slew of monumental upsets, Mercer
Island is #1, Issaquah is #2 and Bainbridge is
- If Mercer Island beats Curtis, Bellevue
beats Seattle Prep and Northshore beats Vashon
will be #4, Curtis #5, and Northshore #6.
is most likely #7 unless they pull two huge upsets this week
tie brewing for #8 seed. If Vashon
loses two (Issaquah and Northshore), Seattle
Prep loses to Bellevue and Puyallup beats Lakeside the three will be tied
with Vashon having beat Puyallup, Puyallup having beat Seattle Prep and
Prep having beat Vashon.
match-ups of the upcoming week:
- 5/12 Lakeside @ Puyallup – Rematch of last year’s tie-break
is out but can spoil Panthers chance at playoffs again.
- 5/15 Northshore
@ Vashon – Northshore most likely finishes 6th
win or lose, but Vashon needs this for chance to play-in to the playoffs.
- 5/15 Curtis @ Mercer Island– Chance for Vikings to
stay in 4th and thus a home playoff game, otherwise they
likely fall to #6 seed
The D2 Stroll…
- Skagit Conference: Mukilteo has secured
the #1 seed here, but still much intrigue left after that.
- If Lynnwood beats North County
to close the season they earn the #2 seed based on head-to-head goal
differential vs San Jaun
- If Lynnwood loses to North
County then San
Juan is #2 and Lynnwood
is #3 regardless of how Stanwood finishes as the Tigers beat Stanwood in
both head-to-head match ups this season.
Stanwood beats Mukilteo they are at #4.
Should the Spartans lose and Whatcom knock off Skagit Valley
then Stanwood and Whatcom would have to play a tie-break game for the #4
seed as the teams split one goal games this season.
- Evergreen Conference: Last big
game of the season will determine the #1 seed here
Overlake beats Redmond
by six or more then Owls are #1 seed, otherwise the Mustangs take it.
is #3, Blanchet is #4
- Cascade Conference: The four
playoff berths have been clinched, one game left to determine the last two
Catholic is #1, Lake
Three Rivers beats Selah to close the season they are #3 based on
head-to-head goal differential vs Sammamish
- If Selah can upset Three Rivers, Sammamish will bump up
- Olympic Conference: Only
conference that is all set
Way #1, Stadium #2, Tacoma
#3, Klahowya #4
win by Stadium over Tacoma
this past week to capture the #2.
Martin Park’s 3g,1a led the way while
brother Kevin gobbled 14 groundballs.
- Tacoma has lost 4
of last 5 heading into the playoffs.
The only win was a lopsided non-league victory over Nathan Hale.
@ Overlake – Colossal showdown to determine the #1 seed out of the
Round Playoffs – Friday 5/21 and Saturday 5/22 (only 3 of the 8 match-ups
have been set)
@ Eastside Catholic – Jesuit schools and metro rivals will battle it out
@ Mukilteo – Knights are one of the favorites to win it all
Snohomish @ Lake Tapps
– On paper this is the best of the first round
Lacrosse The Country…
Bainbridge Spartans, the Gilbreath brothers continue to
make headlines. Dayton was named
Newcomer of the Year in the GWLL while taking home 1st team
All-League honors. Bryan earned second team All-League
honors while leading the nation in scoring as a defensive player.
Garfield All-American, Caldwell Rohrbach went for 2 goals and an assist to help Saint Lawrence defeat Nazareth in an NCAA play-in game
midweek. The win earned the Saints
a Saturday match-up with #2 seed Middlebury where unfortunately their
season ended in defeat.
Lacrosse Four Thought…
Who is the dark horse, the sleeper… the team no one wants to play as
the playoffs begin?
What player will step up and lead their team to a playoff upset?
Where should the semi-finals be played? Neutral site? One
When will the level of officiating reach the level of play?
(Quint Kessinich commented during this weekend’s NCAA playoffs
that the level of officiating is below that of the level of play at both high school
and college levels around the country)
thoughts? Ideas for future stories?
Feeling the need to comment or vent?