US Lacrosse Washington High School Players of the Week (March 15 – 21): Lakeside, Auburn Mountainview, Mercer Island, Gig Harbor players named

March 24, 2010

US Lacrosse Washington High School Players of the Week (March 15 – 21): Lakeside, Auburn Mountainview, Mercer Island, Gig Harbor players named

SEATTLE – Lakeside’s Sylvia Warren and Auburn Mountainview’s Hannah Morse along with Mercer Island’s Jonathan Wettack and Gig Harbor’s Cody Olson were named by US Lacrosse as Washington High School Players of the Week for the week of March 15 – 21.

Girls Division I

Sylvia Warren
Seattle, Wash. — Senior Midfielder, The Lakeside School

Team captain Sylvia Warren, a four-year starter and three-time state champion at Seattle’s Lakeside School, finished the opening week of the season with 13 points – tallying 11 goals, 2 assists and 3 ground balls. In the Lions’ opening game against rival Bainbridge Island on Tuesday, Warren scored 5 goals, 1 assist and grabbed a ground ball as the 2009 Girls Division I state champions handily defeated rival Bainbridge Island 20 – 10. On Thursday, Warren again went to work, netting 6 goals, 1 assist and collecting a ground ball as Lakeside defeated Mercer Island 18 – 7.

In her sport, the 5-7, 130-pound Warren is a US Lacrosse Academic All-American, two-time selection to the US Lacrosse Washington State Regional Team and coaches and referees with youth lacrosse clubs in the Seattle area. At Lakeside, Warren maintains a 3.98 GPA and is the co-founder of the Seattle school’s Model United Nations Club. She is also actively involved in Teens In Public Service (TIPS) where she focused her annual project on offsetting a budget shortfall at Seattle’s Bailey-Boushay House. Warren’s effort raised over $18,000 for the local care facility, which provides residential care and chronic care management programs for people living with AIDS, and earned her the TIPS Distinguished Alumni Award in 2009.

Girls Division II

Hannah Morse
Auburn, Wash. – Senior, Midfielder, Auburn Mountainview High School

Auburn Mountainview senior midfielder Hannah Morse kicked off the first week of the Girls Division II high school lacrosse season with 17 points – tallying 16 goals, 1 assist and 5 ground balls. In the Lions’ first game on Monday, Morse, who also plays for the Lions’ basketball team and is a four-year letter winner and captain of her school’s soccer team, netted 8 goals, 1 assist and grabbed 5 ground balls in a 15 – 5 win over Holy Names. On Friday, the 5-6, 140-pound Morse again went to work scoring another 8 goals in an 11 – 8 defeat of North Kitsap. Morse maintains a perfect 4.0 GPA at Auburn Mountainview.

Boys Division I

Jonathan Wettack
Mercer Island, Wash. – Senior Midfielder, Mercer Island High School

Mercer Island senior midfielder Jonathan Wettack led his team to two wins in week one of the high school lacrosse season with 29 points – tallying 13 goals, 6 assists and 7 ground balls. On Wednesday, the 5-9, 165 pound Wettack, scored 7 goals and 2 assists in the Islanders17 – 2 win over Lakeside. On Saturday, the three-year starter and captain again helped his team gain a win, by contributing 6 goals and 4 assists in MI’s 13 – 0 shutout of rival Bainbridge Island High School. Wettack is a three-year football letterman at linebacker for the Islanders. He maintains a 3.4 GPA.

Boys Division II

Cody Olson
Gig Harbor, Wash. – Freshman Attackman, Peninsula High School

Peninsula High School freshman Cody Olson finished week one of the high school lacrosse season for the Gig Harbor Lacrosse Club with 14 points – tallying 12 goals, 2 assists and 7 ground balls. The Gig Harbor club is in its first year of play and is comprised of players from Peninsula and Gig Harbor high schools competing against high schools throughout Washington state. On Thursday, the 6-0, 155-pound Olson scored 6 goals and grabbed 2 ground balls in Gig Harbor’s 12 – 8 win over rival South Kitsap. On Saturday, the freshman again hit the nets, scoring 6 goals, 2 assists and 5 ground balls, as his team dropped a 14 – 9 decision to North County. As a freshman at Peninsula High School, Olson plays point guard on varsity basketball squad and wide receiver and fullback on the freshman football team. He maintains a perfect 4.0 GPA.

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 six of the last eight years. In 2010, over 2,700 high school students representing 83 boys ( and 55 girls ( varsity and jv teams in eastern and western Washington compete in a nine-week season March – May. The annual Boys and Girls Washington State High School Championships take place in late May.

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