April 22, 2012

Being that it was such a nice day out, we kept busy during the day and figured an evening stroll would be much more appropriate J Actually, that is just our way of apologizing for the slight tardiness of this week’s post.  However, we’ve heard through the grapevine that several of you don’t peruse The Stroll until Monday anyways!


The Division I Stroll…




The D2 Stroll…




Lacrosse The Country…


·         Again, we have to start this section with an apology to those we missed and a big thanks to our readers for keeping us on our toes!  Here are the folks we missed last week:

MCLA - Division I - PNCLL

MCLA - Division II - PNCLL

Joe Kirkendall



Max Skotheim



Zac Barta



Zach Bermingham

Lake Tapps


Mike Hanan



Jack Mallahan

Seattle Prep


Riley Wanzer


Simon Fraser

DJ Ohlstrom



Kurt Pohs


Simon Fraser

Moussa Gloyd



Rob McVicar



Adam Common


Washington St.


·         Sam Snow (Bainbridge) capped a huge 5-goal day with the overtime winner to lead Fairfield to an upset win over Denver!

·         Greg Mahony (Mercer Island) netted a hat-trick in helping Yale to an overtime win of their own.

·         Hector (Mericos) Rhodes (Lakeside) recorded a career high 3 points in Williams latest contest.  After a slow start he has now recorded a point in 4 straight games.

·         WHSBLA flavor all-over the field Saturday evening when Dominican traveled to Whittier.  For the second time this year, Issaquah’s Matt O’Neill was in attendance to witness our league alumns go at it.  HE saw Bellevue’s Eric Omri score a goal for Whittier in helping the Poets pull out a 10-9 overtime win.  Jake Fritz (Issaquah), Kevin Powers (Issaquah) and Jake Bernstein (LW) all registered points for Domincan.

·         In old news, did you know three WHSBLA alumns were named to this year’s NCAA Inside Lacrosse All-Name team?


Lacrosse Four Thought…

·         Who are the best underclassmen (freshmen and sophomores) playing Varsity lacrosse this spring in the WHSBLA?

·         Where is the best place to play in the WHSBLA?

·         What are the best lacrosse names in the WHSBLA this year?

·         When will Westside Lax update their STX/WSL Top 25?


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…


·         “Long Beach was ranked 20th in the nation before the game (against Bellevue) and still ranked 20th in the Tri-State area.  This was actually a much bigger win than the one against Farmingdale.”    Ashkaan Jaberi


·         “The Eastlake/LW game synopsis was pretty close to the controversy and confusion that was created by the officials. The synopsis mentions multiple disallowed goals, but the first one was the result of an illegal crosse so it never was a goal in the first place. The second, the buzzer beater, was called good and then later was reversed. This was not due to a penalty or infraction. It was just reversed.  What was so confusing was that the first illegal goal was not technically removed until after LW scored a subsequent goal. So the penalty was not enforced until after LW scored again. Only then did the officials call the first goal no good after Eastlake was screaming for a rule enforcement.  For a time after the illegal crosse, no-one was sure what the score was. The players, coaches and scoring table were all confused… The Eastlake goal at the buzzer was called good…the shooter picked up garbage in the crease, quickly spun and stuffed it over the goalie. The official ran in to assess and then signaled goal. Eastlake rejoiced but then the officials reversed the call.   The real irony here was the OT goal was scored by the same kid who had the illegal crosse earlier.”              – TP Keogh

·         “Danny Zimny, a former midfielder and Klahowya Secondary School grad, is filling in the role as head coach this season after his career was cut short from too many concussions. He is only a junior at Gonzaga but he is leading the Zags to their first winning season since 2004. Exciting news coming out of Spokane.” – Gonzaga Lacrosse


·         “You missed a huge week by Everett's Chas Stringfellow. Chas had an 18 point week. 6g, 3a with 4 gbs against Edmonds. And 3g, 6a, with 16 gbs against Snohomish. That's 6g, 6s, and 20 gbs in one week. Chas put up maybe the best weekly performance of the year in D2!” – Merrick Rutledge


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

Time to hear from you!  Feed us your thoughts, edits, questions… bring it!         


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