Klahowya boys lacrosse coach Rob Hawley has been named the
Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association coach of the year
Hawley, a two-time Harvard All-American and Washington State
Lacrosse Hall of Fame coach at Klahowya, led the team to the state
quarterfinals after winning the Division II Narrows/Olympic crown
with a 14-1-0 record.
It was a difficult spring for Hawley and the Eagles, who had to
deal with the death of four Klahowya players: Keigen Langholff,
Bailey Kallio, Gian King and Lucas Weaver.
In a story earlier this spring, Hawley told the Kitsap Sun that
the circumstances around the losses gave him a first-hand look at
how his athletes respond to what is one of life’s worst
“I’ve seen them be really resilient, really brave,” Hawley said.
“They care for each other, they look out for each other as you
would hope a team would do. Our community has been really
remarkable too, supporting not just our team, but everybody; the
families, the school, the other kids at school. So many groups that
are close to this. … I think everybody has felt that support and
what I got from the boys day one of practice was, it was time for
us to play.”
Ben Biggers, a senior at Bainbridge, and Joe Hawley, a senior at
Klahowya, were named their respective Washington state high school
lacrosse players of the week for March 21-27.
Here’s what was said about each player in the press release;
Ben Biggers, Senior, Bainbridge High School, Metro
Ben Biggers had his best night of the spring delivering five
goals as undefeated Bainbridge swept past O’Dea with a 10-9
overtime boys lacrosse win over the Fighting Irish on
Tuesday. Biggers finished the night with six points including
a single assist.
Joe Hawley, Senior, Klahowya Secondary
School, Narrows/Olympic Conference
Joe Hawley continued to rack up points in the early stages of
the Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association season as the
senior attackman led undefeated Klahowya to a 15 – 8 win over North
Kitsap on Friday. Hawley completed a seven-goal, three-assist
night giving him 10 goals and 10 assists for the week following a
three-goal, seven-assist performance in the Eagles’ win at Port
Angeles on Tuesday.
Six members of the boys and girls lacrosse teams for Bainbridge
High were named to the 2015 U.S. Lacrosse All-Academic Teams for
For the boys team, the lone Spartan selected was Ben
LaRoche, a senior midfielder. For the girls, the honorees were
Sonia Olson, a junior attacker; Robin Hilderman, junior midfielder;
Kyra Wortley, junior midfielder; Morgan Duncan, senior defender;
and Katherine Usellis, junior defender.
To be considered for the teams, student-athletes must have
excellent academics, athletic and community achievement and
sportsmanship. Male candidates must be seniors.
Female candidates must at least be a junior, have a cumulative
high school course load of at least 50 percent college prep, honors
or advanced placement courses while maintaining a minimum of a 3.6