The Varsity News has released Episode 34.  This week’s show contains highlights of Bellevue, Seattle Prep, Lakeside and Eastside Catholic!

 

The Division I Stroll…

 

 

 

 

 

The D2 Stroll…

 

 

·         As we roll into the final week of the Division II regular season 15 of the 16 playoff spots have already been clinched and little is left to be decided in terms of seeding.  In case you are wondering, the Division II regular season ends a week earlier then Division I as Division II playoffs needed to start earlier and on a weekend due to the long travel that will occur  with certain match ups.  Here is the Conference breakdown in terms of what has been clinched and yet to be decided:

o   CASCADE: Snohomish, Lynnwood and Providence have all clinched.  If Lynnwood wins out (includes beating Snohomish) then Tigers finish #1, Panthers #2.

o   SKAGIT: San Juan #1, Stanwood #2, Whatcom #3 – nothing left to decide

o   EASTERN: Wenatchee will represent the East in the playoffs, still has shot at an unbeaten record as well

o   METRO:  Blanchet, Roosevelt and Garfield have all clinched but order is still to be decided.  There is still a scenario in which they could end in a 3-way tie, but since that involves Franklin upsetting Blanchet it is highly unlikely.  However, If Garfield can upset Blanchet and Roosevelt can win out, the Braves and Roughriders would be tied for first and since each defeated the other by one, it would go to tie-break #3, overall least goals allowed.  Currently Blanchet has a slight edge (51) over Roosevelt (53).

o   EVERGREEN: Sammamish must beat Lake Washington by four or more this week to claim top spot. Otherwise Kangs keep the #1 seed.  Redmond is #3.

o   OLYMPIC: Klahowya is #1.  Port Angeles is #2.  North Kitsap is still mathematically alive to challenge Gig Harbor for #3.

 

·         If the playoffs started today:

 

 

 

Lacrosse The Country…

 

Seeding was announced for the MCLA national club tournaments that will take place in Denver beginning May 11th.  Congratulations to several local products that will be competing in the tournament representing the following schools:  BYU, Chapman, Colorado St. Oregon, Cal Poly, Westminster and Western Washington.  The Western Washington roster is loaded with WHSBLA alumni.

 

Shane O’Neill (Seattle Prep) helped Cornell hold off Princeton with some solid defense (cross-check?).

 

Caldwell Rohrbach (Garfield) helped Saint Lawrence get back into the win column with a season high 3 goal performance vs Hamitlon.  David Schoettler (Seattle Prep) also had an assist in the game.

 

Some late reporting as we missed telling you that last week, Adam Brazg (Mercer Island) notched his first point of his college career when the senior defenseman scored a goal in a win over Pace.

 

 

Lacrosse Four Thought…

Who are your candidates for player of the year in the WHSBLA?

With the success of King’s Way, when will more teams pop up down south?

Why are the Washington Stealth going to play at Key Arena this weekend?

Which of the likely Division II playoff match-ups (above) are you most excited to see? 

 

Parting Shots…

 

Sound Lacrosse has decided to donate 100% of its proceeds to Seattle’s Youth Care, an outstanding organization that helps to end homelessness amongst our local youth.  All proceeds from every picture purchased from Sound Lacrosse will be donated to Youth Care on behalf of the entire lacrosse community, including all schools, parents, players and fans that make purchases.  So jump on to SoundLacrosse.com, find your favorite picture and make a purchase for a good cause.  Here is a direct link to Sound Lacrosse’s page that includes more details.

 

We’ll give a shot to the best emails of the week and include your comments/quotes/etc in next week’s Sunday Stroll.

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