May 6, 2012


The Division I Stroll…




o   Issaquah: clinched #1 Seed… games left vs Bellarmine Prep and Eastlake


o   Mercer Island; games left with Eastside Catholic and Lake Tapps… clinched at least a #2 seed… win over EC could mean a season ending showdown with Tapps for the Southwest crown

o   Lake Tapps; games left with Woodinville and Mercer Island… need at least one win to keep clear ahead of King’s Way… win over Woodinville sets up Conference Championship game!

o   King’s Way: games left with Puyallup and Bainbridge… Knights will beat Puyallup and possibly set up finale with Bainbridge for a winner take #3

o   Bainbridge: games left with Bellarmine Prep and King’s Way… Spartans can earn #3 seed by winning out

o   Bellarmine Prep: games left with Bainbridge, Issaquah and Eastlake… having already beaten Lakeside, Prep can finish no worse than #6 even if they lose out… if they pull a few upsets they have a shot at #4… odds are they stay right where they are at, at #5

o   Curtis: games left with Bellevue, Eastlake and Stadium… mathematically, still a shot at #5… realistically they stay at #6 but must beat Stadium to clinch

o   Lakeside: games left with Skyline and Tahoma… must finish with more wins than Curtis to make it since they lost to the Vikings… two wins gives them great shot at it… one win puts them in if Curtis loses final three

o   Tahoma: games left with Mukilteo and Lakeside… Bears need help but still have a shot if they can win out and have Curtis and Lakeside lose all their remaining games


The D2 Stroll…


·         Current Playoff Standings:         2012 Division II Playoff Standings

·         Standings via Sportability are being used to determine host team in playoff match-ups where teams each have the same seed # in their respective conference.




Lacrosse The Country…


·         Taylor Wisman (Northshore) RIT was selected as an Honorable Mention for the Liberty League’s All-Conference Team.

·         Sam Snow (Bainbridge) recorded a hat-trick to help Fairfield past Ohio St and into the ECAC final before the Stags fell to Loyola.


Lacrosse Four Thought…

·         Who is on your ballot for All-American this season?

·         What do you think about the idea of a private school league next season?

·         Which playoff match-up are you most looking forward to?

·         How does your Division II Playoff bracket look?


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…


·         “Two of the best midfielders in the state squared off Tuesday night at Kamiak HS. Alex Okemah and Robert Abbott came in to the contest as #1 and #2 in the state in ground balls. The battle didn't disappoint the crowd. Both are college bound and both have played together for the Seattle Starz. It was a tremendous night to watch both of these stellar midfielders go back and forth through what was a very close game for 3 quarters. The Knights ended up with the win with Okemah scoring 3 goals and scooping 10 grounds balls while Abbott scored 6 goals with 1 assist for the Panthers and adding 8 ground balls. Both of these guys deserve 1st team All State honors!” – Graham Abbott



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