Friday’s Overlake, Eastside Catholic boys high school lacrosse matchup voted Seattle Times People’s Choice Game of the Week

Friday’s Overlake, Eastside Catholic boys high school lacrosse matchup voted Seattle Times People’s Choice Game of the Week

Broadcast highlights to be featured on KONG TV’s AAA Washington Varsity News and SeattleTimes.com

SEATTLE – For the second week in a row, Seattle Times readers have selected a high school lacrosse game as the Seattle Times People’s Choice Game of the Week. This week’s selection is Friday’s Overlake vs. Eastside Catholic boys Division I game on the campus of the Eastside Catholic School in Sammamish.

The boys high school game between the Overlake Owls (3-7-0) and Eastside Catholic Crusaders (10-4-0) gets underway at 4 p.m. on Friday.

Boys lacrosse was selected through a Seattle Times online poll presented by AAA Washington’s Varsity News. The poll ran from Monday, April 25 through Friday, April 29.

The Overlake vs. Eastside Catholic matchup, received 48 percent of the 456 votes cast by the 2 p.m. Friday deadline. Lacrosse beat out a softball matchup between Nathan Hale and Cleveland High Schools (5 percent), an Eastside Catholic vs. Lakeside baseball game (15 percent), a Bainbridge vs. Chief Sealth soccer match (12 percent), and a Tacoma area rugby match (19 percent).

Broadcast highlights of the Seattle Times People’s Choice Game of the Week will be featured in the online Seattle Times High School Sports section (http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/highschoolsports/) and on AAA Washington’s Varsity News (www.TheVarsityNews.com), which airs on KONG TV, channels 6 and 16 in the Seattle market, at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 23.

About High School Lacrosse in Washington State
Lacrosse is the fastest growing sport in the US and in Washington state has experienced double-digit annual growth throughout the past decade. With a 33-year local history, more than 4,000 students attending over 100 WIAA schools now make up 154 individual boys and girls Varsity and JV teams across eastern and western Washington. Governed by the Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association and the Washington Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association, the sport is played during a nine-week spring season capped by annual boys and girls state championships in late May. To learn more about lacrosse in Washington or to receive daily high school results, visit USLAX-WA.org or become a fan on facebook. To learn more about the history, traditions and values of lacrosse, college opportunities available to students, and the 21 US states now sanctioning high school lacrosse, visit USLacrosse.org.

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