King’s Way’s Dave Holler named Washington state lacrosse coach of the year, Overlake’s Jason Bloom assistant coach of the year

May 28, 2010

King’s Way’s Dave Holler named Washington state lacrosse coach of the year, Overlake’s Jason Bloom assistant coach of the year

Nathan Hale board member and state championship coordinator Ron Wright named person of the year

SEATTLE – The Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association (WHSBLA) has named Dave Holler of King’s Way High School as Coach of the Year and Jason Bloom of The Overlake School as Assistant Coach of the Year.

The Coach of the Year award recognizes a coach who exemplifies sportsmanship, rapport with officials, other coaches and his own players.  It is the second consecutive year that Holler has won the award.

In just their third season of play and first in Division I, Holler’s Knights shared the Southwest Conference crown with Bainbridge, achieving a 12-3-0 overall record in the regular season. After earning a bye in the opening round of the playoffs, King’s Way fell in the quarterfinals to two-time defending state champion Issaquah. Under Holler’s tutelage, two Knights players (Jordan Goodspeed and Jack Beall) finished among the top 10 Division I players in regular season points and goaltender Max Zandstra finishing third in save percentage.

The Assistant Coach of the Year Award was presented to The Overlake School’s Jason Bloom. After the Owls captured the Division II state title in 2009, Bloom helped guide Overlake to a share of fourth-place in the Division I Northeast Conference and a 9-6-0 regular season record. In the post-season, the Owls dropped a 7-6 decision to Curtis in the opening round of the playoffs. Bloom’s work contributed to two Overlake players (Sky Tweedie-Yates and Devon Schmidt) finishing among the top 15 Division I players in regular season points and goaltender Chap Grubb finishing fifth in save percentage.

The WHSBLA also named Nathan Hale High School board member and US Lacrosse Washington High School State Championships Coordinator Ron Wright as its 2010 Person of the Year.

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 (www.WHSBLA.org) and 55 girls (www.WSLAX.org) 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.

For daily high school lacrosse results or to receive results through an RSS feed, please visit http://media.uslax-wa.org/

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