US Lacrosse names nine from Washington to 2009 High School All-America Team

SEATTLE – The Washington State Chapter of US Lacrosse announced today that nine high school student-athletes from the state have been named to the 2009 US Lacrosse High School All-America Team.

Among the boys and girls to receive the honor are seniors Caroline Mahoney and Daniel Shields of Mercer Island High School, Mariah Walk and Sam Snow of Bainbridge Island High School, Sarah Adler of the Lakeside School and Landon Carr of Curtis High School.

For the second consecutive year, Sally Baumgartner of Bainbridge Island High School and Jillian Chong of the Forest Ridge School received Honorable Mention. Victoria Maxon of the Holy Names Academy also received Honorable Mention. All three are seniors.

Student-athletes named to the US Lacrosse All-America Team must be a First-Team All-League, Conference or State selection, must be in good standing at his or her school and must exhibit sportsmanship on and off the field.

The US Lacrosse High School All-Americans from Washington are among more than 700 high school student-athletes from throughout the U.S. that are annually recognized with the honor. The Washington recipients were selected by a state committee made up of varsity coaches in eastern and western Washington as assigned by the US Lacrosse Men’s and Women’s Division Coaches Council High School Committee.

About High School Lacrosse in Washington State
Lacrosse is the fastest growing sport in the U.S. and in Washington State the sport has seen double-digit growth in five of the last seven years. In 2009, over 2,370 high school students representing 75 boys and 49 girls varsity and junior varsity teams in Washington state will compete in a nine-week season March – May with the annual Washington State High School Championships taking place May 16 (girls) and May 30 (boys). Varsity boys lacrosse is contested in the Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association (http://www.whsbla.org/) with 14 Division I and 28 Division II teams. Varsity girls lacrosse is contested in The Washington Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association (http://www.wslax.org/) with 15 Division I and 16 Division II teams. Most of the teams represent high schools throughout the Puget Sound area.

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2009 US Lacrosse High School All-America Team – Washington State Honorees

Boys — M, Landon Carr, Sr. Curtis; A, Daniel Shields, Sr., Mercer Island; A, Sam Snow, Sr., Bainbridge Island.

Girls — G, Sarah Adler, Sr., Lakeside; M, Caroline Mahoney, Sr., Mercer Island; M, Mariah Walk, Sr., Bainbridge Island.

Honorable Mention — M, Victoria Maxon, Sr., Holy Names Academy; M, Sally Baumgartner, Sr., Bainbridge Island; M, Jillian Chong, Sr., Forest Ridge School.

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