May 20, 2012


The Division I Stroll…


·         SEMIFINAL MATCH-UPS (5/23)

o   King’s Way @ Eastside Catholic – Crusaders went from #3 seed to hosting a semifinal game and now have a shot to avenge one of their three losses on the season!  Knights are coming off an emotional high and have the talent to keep it rolling. 

o   Bellevue @ Mercer Island – You know this one will come down to the 4th quarter!  What sort of drama is in store this time around?


The D2 Stroll…




·         SEMIFINAL MATCH-UPS (5/23)


Lacrosse The Country…


·         Drew Snider (Garfield) recorded another hat-trick and Landon Carr (Curtis) chipped in with a transition goal as well as the University of Maryland pulled the upset of top ranked Johns Hopkins to reach the NCAA Final Four for the second year in a row!

·         Several WHSBLA Alumns littering the PNCLL Division I and Division II All-Conference Teams.  The lists include:

Corbin Root (Nathan Hale) – Oregon                             Jacob Goodman (Bainbridge) – Western Washington                 Kian Farahani (Skyline) – Western Washington

JT Tungsvik (Puyallup) – Washington St.                       Colin Gaddy (Issaquah) – Western Washington                           Aedan Weber (Vashon) - Whitman

Riley Wanzer (Mukilteo) – Simon Fraser                        Miles Fanning (Bellevue) – Western Washington                          Ian Harvey (Nathan Hale) – Western Washington

Alex Garabedian (Vashon) – Washington St.                Max Skotheim (Bainbridge) – Whitman                                        Alex Lineweaver (Stadium) - PLU

Spencer Adams (Nathan Hale) – Washington               Ben Skotheim (Bainbridge) – Whitman                                          Casey Weisner (Bainbridge) – Western Washington

                                                                Charles Goodman (Bainbridge) – Western Washington                Aidan McDonald (Issaquah) - UPS



Lacrosse Four Thought…

·         What was the biggest upset/shocker of the season?

·         Who is already on your radar for 2013 (teams or players)?

·         Will there be any more talk about a shot clock this off-season?

·         Where will new teams pop up in 2013?


Sound Lacrosse Photo Contest…


·         View last week’s winner and/or begin voting for next week’s winner through the contest page on the Washington State Prep Lacrosse site

·         View the latest photos each week at Sound Lacrosse.


Parting Shots…


·         The one person who I think is very deserving, but got left off the list is the Snohomish goalie, Tucker Cooper.  He might be the best goalie in the state (Div 2) this year (he has the highest save % of anyone with more than 50 mins of playing time.” – Nathan Morris

·         “It would seem that Tyler Wright not getting any sort of All-State recognition is a snub (not even 3rd team?)…seeing that Tyler Wright successfully made the jump to D1 and drew the oppositions top defender every game.” – Blake Mitchell 

·         “Michael Barr (Nathan Hale) is possibly one of the best defenders in Division II.  He was left off all conference… ask anyone who has played against him and they will tell you he is the best.  This is a real shame for such a great athlete who is a fabulous team leader and player.” – Patti Taylor

·         “Three Rivers scored more goals total and averaged more goals per game than any other team in the Metro South, yet has only one offensive player on the all conference team. They also allowed less goals total and averaged less goals per game than any team in the Metro South, yet has only one defensive player on the all conference team. McKay Mitchell averaged more ppg than any of the midfielders on the Metro South all conference team and was in the top 5 midfielders in all of the conferences. Seems like a snub to Three Rivers and McKay in particular. Shame on the Metro South coaches for playing politics instead of playing fair.” – Marissa Romar

·         “Until Washington Lacrosse realizes that we need divisions of 4A/3A/2A/1A and by ONLY single high schools, there will be no progress toward WIAA sanctioning. Add to that lack of growth in Eastern WA, athletic directors see this as a fully functioning club sport that they don’t “need” to support. When you have a team that draws from four 3A schools and another that only draws from a 2A competing at the same level, athletic directors do not take us seriously. Quite possibly more seriously, community members do not take teams seriously if they are not competing against their typical opponents.” – Jeff Cochran

It has been another great season!  Next weekend’s excitement and array events will leave no time for a Sunday Stroll so this will be the last edition of the season.  Best of luck to those still alive to make it to championship Saturday and best of luck to our alumns at Maryland as well!  If you have the opportunity get out and see the WHSBLA championship and/or the NCAA championships…should be an amazing weekend.  We’ll see you next year!