Category Archives: Lacrosse

Klahowya’s Hawley named top lacrosse coach

Klahowya boys lacrosse coach Rob Hawley has been named the Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association coach of the year for 2016.

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 moments.

“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.”

Bainbridge’s Frickleton named lacrosse All-American

Bainbridge senior Jack Frickleton was one of nine lacrosse players named to the U.S. Lacrosse High School All-Americans list in Washington on Wednesday.

Frickleton, who plays the attack position, had 44 points for the Spartans this season, 31 goals and 14 assists.

State champion Bellevue lead the way with three selections, while Issaquah had two, followed by Eastside Catholic, Skyline, Mercer Island and Bainbridge each with one.

Boys state lacrosse standings

Metro Conference – Division I

Top Four to Post Season & Winner of Metro No. 5 / Wesco No. 3


School GP Conf. Overall GB
Bainbridge 14 7-1-0 12-2-0
Eastside Catholic 13 6-1-0 11-2-0 0.5
O’Dea 10 6-1-0 6-4-0 0.5
Seattle Prep 14 4-2-0 9-5-0 2
Lakeside 11 4-3-0 7-4-0 2.5
Nathan Hale 10 3-4-0 4-6-0 3.5
Blanchet 11 2-5-0 4-7-0 4.5
Ballard 7 2-5-0 2-5-0 4.5
Kennedy Catholic 8 1-6-0 2-6-0 5.5
Roosevelt 8 0-7-0 1-7-0 6.5

Narrows/Olympic Conference – Division II

Top Two to Post Season & Winner of NarrowsOlympic No. 3 / Central-South No. 3


School GP Conf. Overall GB
Klahowya 13 10-1-0 12-1-0
Vashon Island 11 8-2-0 8-3-0 1.5
North Kitsap 12 6-5-0 6-6-0 4
South Kitsap 9 4-5-0 4-5-0 5
Port Angeles 10 1-9-0 1-9-0 8.5
Olympia 12 0-11-0 0-12-0 10


Boys lacrosse goals leaders

Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association


Goals Leaders – Division II


Rank Player Year Pos. School (Team if Diff.) G A PTS GP
1. Kellson Arthurs Sr. Midfield North Kitsap 44 5 49 10
2. Gavin Harderson Sr. Attack White River 39 16 55 11
3. Isaiah Pratt Jr. Attack King’s Way (Union) 38 8 46 11
4. Cian Peterson Sr. Midfield Gonzaga Prep 37 10 47 10
5. Joe Hawley Sr. Attack Klahowya 36 36 72 10
6. Christian Matheson So. Midfield Richland 34 8 42 13
7. Elliot Carleton Sr. Attack Vashon Island 33 10 43 9
8. Briggan Weaver Sr. Attack Shorecrest 28 13 41 9
9. Austin Keller Sr. Midfield Klahowya 30 8 38 10
10. Bennet Duffy Jr. Midfield Archbishop Murphy 28 10 38 8
11. Derek Jacobson Jr. Attack North Kitsap 28 10 38 10


SK’s Scott signs to play lacrosse at Adams State

Alex Scott signed his letter of intent to play lacrosse at Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado, on Wednesday. (Contributed photo)
Alex Scott signed his letter of intent to play lacrosse at Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado, on Wednesday.
(Contributed photo)

During Wednesday’s signing ceremony at South Kitsap High, senior Alex Scott signed to play Division II lacrosse for Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado.

Scott, who plays the attack position for the Wolves, has 15 goals and eight assists in five games.

SK coach Julius Ifurung said Scott is the first player from the program to sign a letter of intent to play college lacrosse.

Kitsap pair named LAX players of the week

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 Conference

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.

Bainbridge lacrosse players named to All-Academic state team

Six members of the boys and girls lacrosse teams for Bainbridge High were named to the 2015 U.S. Lacrosse All-Academic Teams for Washington.

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 GPA.