Okay, well, we failed again to make it by our self imposed 10 am deadline… as we all know lacrosse season is just plain busy… youth games, high school games, college ball, men’s club, coaching, refereeing… we’re exhausted… but we promise to keep doing our best and try to bring it earlier next time (keep your fingers crossed). 


The Division I Stroll…


  • Mercer Island appears to be every part of the early season favorite scoring 37 goals in two league wins.  The Islanders were the only Division I team to play two league games this week.  Daniel Shields posted 8 points in an 18-3 drubbing of Skyline and 6 more in a beating of Lakeside.  Shields sits well out in front of the league leaders.  Currently in second place… Shields younger brother Matthew.


  • Northshore showed it belongs in Division I pulling the first mild upset of the year in defeating Curtis 13-10.  Many have talked about Curtis making the Final Four this year.  The Wisman brothers posted identical stats of 3 goals, 2 assists while Jake Dossett registered 5 points as well, 4 goals and 1 assist


  • Seattle Prep won their first game back in Division I after a one year hiatus.  However, the game is a bit under dispute as the lights on Seattle Prep’s field went out while there was still time remaining in the 4th quarter, forcing the game to be called…game ended 9-6 Seattle Prep.


  • Best match-ups of the upcoming week:
    • 3/24  Bainbridge @ Northshore  After upset of Curtis, Northshore will see just how good they are.
    • 3/24  Seattle Prep @ Issaquah – Panthers first true test after beating Eastlake


The D2 Stroll…


  • Cameron Girgus gets a hat trick for Lynnwood, but it wasn't enough as Roosevelt wins 4-3 in a low scoring defensive battle.  Bobby Walker and Moussa Gloyd both scored twice for the roughriders.  Bobby Walker scores 4 more goals in another close game, this time a 7-6 loss to Nathan Hale.  Lynnwood followed the loss with a 12-5 victory over San Juan.


  • Stanwood 9, Whatcom 8 2OT - Tucker Anderson scores the game winner early in the second overtime on a fast break after a good Whatcom possession.  Stanwood had many opportunities to put this game away, going up 4-0 early, letting Whatcom back into it, and 8-5 early in the fourth quarter.  The Warriors wouldn't go away and kept knocking at the door.  Tucker Anderson led all scorers with 4 goals and 1 assist.  Daniel Hernandez led Whatcom scorers with 3 goals.


  • King's Way 6, Stadium 4 - Senior Goalie Max Amondson played tough all game, especially late as King's Way was able to hold on after a late barrage of shots from Stadium.  Zach Lindahl scored 3 goals and Jordan Goodspeed added 2 goals and 1 assist for King's Way.  Alex Lineweaver scored 3 of Stadium’s 4 goals.


  • Games to watch
    • 3/25/09 - Redmond @ Overlake – Cross town rivals and two of the best teams in DII going to battle early!
    • 3/27/09 - Roosevelt @ Snohomish - This game has all the makings of a great one!
    • 3/28/09 - King's Way @ Tacoma - Could this be another classic between the two?



Lacrosse The Country…


  • Mercer Island’s, Ben York and the Bowdoin Polar Bears got the best of Garfield’s Caldwell Rohrbach and the St. Lawrence Saints by a 10-6 score in NCAA Division III play this week.


Lacrosse Four Thought…

Who has the best shot to go unbeaten this season?

What freshmen are making an impact in the league?

Where are you spending your Spring Break this year?

Why so many lopsided early season scores?


Feed us your thoughts.  We’ll include the best comments/quotes in next week’s Sunday Stroll. 

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Fans Sound Off…

(The best comments from the past week)


“Looks like the first team to pull an upset this year is Northshore!  Definitely surprised to see Curtis go down.”


“Think Washington has a ways to go to stack up with true east coast states such as New york, Maryland and parts of New England.  I think Washington still might be a step behind California and Colorado as well, but based on the past few years Washington has certainly proven tops in the northwest and has proven better then Utah, Arizona, Georgia and Tennessee to name a few.”