Seattle, Eastside, Everett, Kitsap, Auburn prep girls to represent state at national lacrosse tournament

Bellevue East midfielder and Interlake sophomore Camille Sullivan (#2 blue) is among 22 high school girls selected to represent Washington state at the US Lacrosse Women’s Division National Tournament in May. The tournament is one of the oldest lacrosse tournaments in the US. Photo Courtesy: Michael Jardine / Sound Lacrosse

SEATTLE – Twenty-two high school girls from Washington state have been selected by the Washington Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association to represent Washington state in the US Lacrosse Women’s Division National Tournament, May 25 and 27 at Stony Brook University in New York. The national tournament is one of the oldest lacrosse tournaments in the U.S.

Seattle selectees include three student-athletes representing Garfield High School, Holy Names Academy and the Lakeside School.

Eastside selectees include nine student-athletes representing Interlake High School, Issaquah High School, Skyline High School, Bothell High School, Woodinville High School, the Eastside Catholic School, and Mercer Island High School.

Everett-area selectees include four student-athletes representing Glacier Peak High School, Snohomish High School, and Sardis Secondary School.

Other selectees include four from Bainbridge High School and two from Auburn Riverside High School.

The student-athletes were selected from a state-wide tryout held, April 22 at the Lakeside School in Seattle.

Established in 1933, the Women’s Division National Tournament is one of the oldest lacrosse tournaments in the US. The local standouts will compete among 60 teams from across the US in the schoolgirl’s division for high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors.

The state team will be coached by Tony D’Alessio, head coach of the Lake Sammamish girls varsity program and assisted by Katie Carroll, head coach of the Snohomish girls varsity program.

About the US Lacrosse Women’s Division National Tournament
The Women’s Division National Tournament began in 1933 as a tournament to showcase the best post-collegiate and club women’s lacrosse players. Since that time, it has grown into one of the largest women’s lacrosse events in the nation. It is a true celebration of women’s lacrosse and continues to represent the heartbeat of the game. Tournament highlights include division championships, a U.S. Team exhibition, an annual high school all-star game and a premier recruiting opportunity for high school players. The school girls division features high school aged players representing the US Lacrosse region in which they live and play. Approximately 60 teams will compete with the Valerie Walchak Trophy awarded to the winning team in Division I.

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 34-year local history, 157 individual boys and girls high school teams are available to students attending nearly 200 WIAA schools 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 the spring season and 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 www.WashingtonHSLAX.com or follow us on Facebook or Twitter @WashingtonHSLAX. 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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