Category Archives: Lacrosse

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.

Bainbridge girls lacrosse moves into state quarterfinals

The Washington Lacrosse Girls State Championship began Friday with No. 2 Bainbridge taking on No. 15 Gig Harbor in the opening round. Bainbridge beat the Tides 20-2.

Bainbridge, the top goal-producing team in the state, also has the toughest defense as they are led by goaltender Kelly Coffyn (50.9 save percentage with a 9-1 record). The Spartans outscored opponents 116-21 this season heading into the semis. Mackenzie Chapman led the team with 34 goals and 12 assists for 46 points, averaging nearly four points a game. The Spartans finished the regular season with an 11-1 recored and were 6-0 in the Alki Conference.

Reclassification cycle changing to four years instead of two

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association’s Representative Assembly passed nine amendments, including a significant change to the current two-year reclassification cycle.

The classification cycle amendment (Rule 4.1.0) is changing from every two years to every four years according to a press release from the WIAA on Friday. A school can appeal its classification after two years. A school can appeal due to significant decrease in enrollment, declining enrollment, an opening of a new school or unforeseen circumstances.

The current cycle is completing its first year this spring. The next reclassification cycle would be for the 2016-17 school year. That’s when the four-year cycle would begin.

The other three amendments that passed that deal strictly with high school sports were Rule 17.5.8D which now allows an athlete who is invited to participate in a national championship event the opportunity to be coached by their high school coach.

Rule 18.23.3 allows a high school student, who is not represented by a high school, to compete against a college team and maintain their amateur status. Rule 65.3.3 also gives 1B schools the choice for varsity volleyball matches to chose the number of games they play, best two-of-three, three-of-five and five-of five.

For a list of all amendments, you can click here. You can also find a podcast of the RA meeting here.

 

Bainbridge’s Marx named lacrosse All-American

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

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.”