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Bainbridge’s Marx named lacrosse All-American

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Bainbridge lacrosse player Sallie Marx was named to the U.S. Lacrosse High School All-American team.
Marx, a senior midfielder, was one of a record 17 Washington lacrosse players honored. Fifteen is the most honored in a single year previously.
Marx, a two-time All-State selection, will be playing in college at Pomona-Pitzer Colleges in Claremont, Calif.
Here’s a story we wrote on her back in March.


Klahowya lacrosse coach retiring

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Laurie Usher has been synonymous with peninsula lacrosse for several decades.

Usher was instrumental in starting the sport on Bainbridge Island in 1987 and now hopes to have more of a hands-on approach to organizing girls lacrosse once again. To that end, Usher is stepping down as the Klahowya girls coach at the end of the season.

“I’m looking forward to having more influence as a retired coach,” said Usher, who is currently working with U.S. Lacrosse to put together a training program for physical education and recreation coordinators. Usher said she’s hoping to have that available to schools in the fall.

Usher said she’d like to see more strides in the sport on the peninsula.

“When we started in 1987 we started with three girls teams and now we have two,” she said. Klahowya and Bainbridge field varsity teams while Bainbridge also fields junior varsity as does North Kitsap. Gig Harbor also has a varsity team.

Usher said the teams in the county are on a downswing, but believes that will change when players from the Kitsap Youth Lacrosse Association are able to play in high school. The KYLA fields team for third through sixth grade.

Klahowya finished the season with a 3-9 record, Usher’s first losing record as a coach, but she focused more on the intangibles to playing sports rather than a win-loss record.

“As a team we looked at that individually and really looked at our hearts and how do we define winning and losing. Really, getting back to the real meaning of sportsmanship,” she said. “In many ways it’s been a great experience for me.”

 


Girls lacrosse standings here

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Standings are compiled by Washington State Lacrosse and are up to date through Thursday’s results.

Alki Conference

School GP League Overall GB
Bainbridge 5 3-0-0 4-0-1
Seattle Prep 7 3-1-0 4-3-0 0.5
Garfield 6 2-1-0 3-2-1 1
Kennedy 7 2-2-0 4-3-0 1.5
Mercer Island 6 0-1-0 2-4-0 2
SW Seattle (club) 4 0-3-0 1-3-0 3.0
Holy Names 6 0-2-0 3-3-0 2.5

Peninsula Conference

School GP League Overall GB
Gig Harbor (club) 8 2-0-0 4-4-0
Klahowya 5 1-0-0 2-3-0 0.5
Stadium 2 0-0-0 1-1-0 1
Bellarmine Prep 6 0-1-0 2-4-0 1.5
Curtis 8 0-2-0 1-7-0 2

 


Boys lacrosse standings

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Standings, based through Thursday’s results,  provided by Washington High School Lacrosse

Boys

Metro Conference – Division I

School GP League Overall GB
Eastside Catholic 9 5-0-0 9-0-0
Bainbridge 7 2-1-0 3-4-0 2
Lakeside 5 2-1-0 3-2-0 2
Seattle Prep 8 3-2-0 6-2-0 2
Blanchet 7 1-3-0 4-3-0 3.5
Kennedy Catholic 7 0-3-0 3-4-0 4

 

SPSL/Olympic Conference – Division II

School GP League Overall GB
Klahowya 4 2-1-0 2-2-0
Peninsula 6 2-3-0 2-4-0 1
Vashon 5 2-3-0 2-3-0 1
North Kitsap 4 1-3-0 1-3-0 1.5
Port Angeles -Sequim 2 0-2-0 0-2-0 1.5
South Kitsap 4 0-4-0 0-4-0 2.5

 


Bainbridge girls among top teams in lacrosse poll

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

The first state lacrosse poll was announced Wednesday by ScoreCzar and Bainbridge’s girls are ranked No. 1 in varsity.

The Spartans are in the top spot, followed by Lake Sammamish, Issaquah,  Snohomish-Glacier Peak and Lakeside.

Here’s the full list from ScoreCzar, and you can also check out statewide lacrosse rankings and national polls at Washington State Prep Lacrosse.

Girls Varsity Lacrosse (ScoreCzar Top 10 / Mon. April 7, 2014)

 

Rank High School Record OPR
1. Bainbridge 3-0-0 .78
2. Lake Sammamish (club) 7-0-0 .78
3. Issaquah 5-2-1 1.26
4. Snohomish-Glacier Peak 4-1-0 1.33
5. Lakeside 5-0-1 1.34
6. Eastside Catholic 5-1-0 1.63
7. Holy Names 3-1-0 1.99
8. Lake Tapps (club) 4-2-0 2.13
9. Puyallup (club) 4-0-0 2.21
10. Bellevue East (club) 3-3-1 2.59

Several players earn lacrosse honors

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Several local players were named to the all-conference lacrosse teams. You can see that here.


Lacrosse update and lookahead

Friday, March 14th, 2014
Klahowya junior Cassidy Andrews shoots through a pair of Bethel defenders Thursday in a Washington Schoolgirls Lacrosse game at CK Junior High in Silverdale. Photo: Kurt DeVoe

Klahowya junior Cassidy Andrews shoots through a pair of Bethel defenders Thursday in a Washington Schoolgirls Lacrosse game at CK Junior High in Silverdale.
Photo: Kurt DeVoe

The Washington Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association started its season earlier this week. Klahowya beat Bethel 20-2 at Central Kitsap Junior High Thursday.

Cassidy Andrews led with six goals while Madison Snellenberg had four goals for the Eagles (1-1). Andrews, a midfielder, scored five goals total during the 2013 season. Klahowya led 12-1 at halftime. Goalkeeper Kennedy Daniels had four saves for Klahowya.

Bainbridge is 1-1 on the season. Friday’s games include North Kitsap JV hosting Kennedy JV; North Olympic vs. Bainbridge (Saturday) at 10:30 a.m.

The Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association begins play Friday.

Bainbridge and Bellevue will play at 8 p.m. at Bellevue. The Wolverines are the two-time defending state champions, while Bainbridge was a 2013 state semifinalist.

Other local teams playing include Emerald Ridge-Puyallup at North Kitsap and Vashon at Klahowya. Both those games are Saturday.


Bainbridge LAX named to pre-season all-state team

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Two members of the Bainbridge girls lacrosse team were named to the pre-season all-state team this week.

Senior midfielder Sallie Marx, who has committed to play at NCAA DIII Ponoma-Pitzer next season and junior attacker Paige Brigham were selected to the team, announced by the Washington Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association.

Here’s the full roster

2014 Washington State Girls High School Lacrosse — Pre-Season All-State Team

(As selected by the Washington Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association) 

Position Name Year School (Team – if different from school)
Attack Alexandra Johnson Sr Woodinville High School (Lake Sammamish)
Attack Paige Brigham Jr Bainbridge High School
Attack Katie Bucy Sr Skyline High School (Issaquah)
Attack Kayla Petz Sr Glacier Peak High School (Snohomish)
Attack Amanda Roper Jr Lakeside School
Midfield Sallie Marx Sr Bainbridge High School
Midfield Camille Sullivan Sr Interlake High School (Bellevue East)
Midfield Hannah Dalrymple Sr Glacier Peak High School (Snohomish)
Midfield Suzy Emerson Jr Issaquah High School
Defense Ashley Blanton Jr Eastside Catholic School
Defense Hailey Nyquist Sr Snohomish High School
Goal Amerra Scheckles Sr Lakeside School

Port Angeles/Sequim girls team earns lacrosse grant

Friday, February 14th, 2014

The Port Angeles/Sequim girls high school lacrosse program was one of 12 in Washington state selected by U.S. Lacrosse that earned a $600 equipment grant.

A total of $7,000 was distributed to teams throughout the state including Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, Bellingham, Issaquah, Vashon, Stanwood and Edmonds. The grants are intended to help families provide protective gear for their children.

“Regardless of financial circumstances it’s important that we open doors for young people and families to participate in youth sports and get in the game,” said Dave Low, president of the Washington State Chapter of US Lacrosse.  “We’re excited to help local clubs and youth sports organizations jump start lacrosse in their communities.”

Here’s a link to the release from the Washington State chapter of U.S. Lacrosse.


Bainbridge grad named to national prep lacrosse showcase

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Bainbridge High’s Jacob Knostman, who will be playing at Fairfield University in the fall, was chosen to play in the 2013 Champion All-American Lacrosse Showcase national prep all-star tournament Thursday-Friday at Walt Disney World in Florida.

Knostman was one of eight boys selected to play in the tournament. Knostman will be joined by Camas’ Jack Beall. Redmond’s Claire Monsaas was the only girl selected from Washington. The Washington boys team will be coached by Eastlake lacrosse coach Chris O’Dougherty.

The boys championship game will be shown live on ESPNU Friday at 4 p.m. pacific.

 


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