The Lacrosse Network to stream Washington state high school lacrosse
SEATTLE — The Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association and Washington Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association have partnered with The Lacrosse Network to stream local high school lacrosse games live on YouTube during the 2013 Washington state high school lacrosse season.
The partnership is the first of its kind for state high school lacrosse governing bodies and an international webcast provider. The Lacrosse Network provides live webcasting of the sports two professional leagues the National Lacrosse League and Major League lacrosse along with the LXM Pro Lacrosse Tour.
“We’re excited to be the first state in the U.S. to broadcast its high school games live on YouTube through The Lacrosse Network,” said Dave Low, president of the Washington State Chapter of US Lacrosse, which facilitated the relationship. “The quality and reputation of The Lacrosse Network is exceptional. Having Washington state high school games broadcast live is a significant step forward in making our state’s best lacrosse players visible around the U.S.”
With the relationship, The Lacrosse Network will broadcast a Washington State Lacrosse Game of the Week in each week of the Washington state prep season along with the boys and girls Washington Lacrosse High School State Championships. A total seven boys and six girls games will be streamed to an international audience on YouTube.
The Washington State High School Game of the Week on The Lacrosse Network broadcasts begin with Friday’s boys Seattle Prep vs. Sammamish-Newport High School. The game will be aired live at 7:15 p.m. PST on YouTube.com/TLN
Veteran lacrosse broadcaster’s Scott Ohsman and Steve Willits will handle play-by-play while, Washington state lacrosse Hall of Famer Tony Olney along with Talia Kline and Brittany Suszan providing color commentary.
“The Lacrosse Network is proud to present Washington State High School Lacrosse on a platform that is international, accessible and interactive,” said Samir Chaudry, President of The Lacrosse Network. “Our partnership with Washington State High School Lacrosse is a major step forward in our mission to grow the game of lacrosse through the power of media.”
Washington state high school lacrosse games on YouTube will also be available for mobile viewing live and on demand via iPad, iPhone and most Android devices.
Founded in 2005, YouTube has more than 800 million unique visitors each month, with the site receiving more than four billion views per day. Seventy percent (70%) of YouTube traffic comes from outside the United States.
2013 Washington State Lacrosse Game of the Week on The Lacrosse Network
|Fri., March 8||7:15 pm||Boys||Seattle Prep at Sammamish-Newport High Schools|
|Fri., March 15||8 pm||Girls||Overlake School at Snohomish High School|
|Tue., March 19||8 pm||Boys||Lake Washington High School at Snohomish High School|
|Mon., March 25||7:30 pm||Girls||Bainbridge High School at Eastside Catholic School|
|Thur., April 4||8 pm||Girls||Lake Sammamish Club at Bellevue High School|
|Tue., April 9||7 pm||Boys||Mercer Island High School at Bothell-Inglemoor High School|
|Wed., April 17||7:45 pm||Girls||Stadium High School at Eastside Catholic School|
|Wed., April 24||8 pm||Girls||Seattle Prep at Mercer Island High School|
|Fri., May 3||8 pm||Boys||Mercer Island High School at Bellevue High School|
|Tue., May 14||8 pm||Boys||Bainbridge High School at Eastlake High School|
|Fri., May 17||TBD||Girls||Washington Lacrosse Girls State Championship|
|Sat., June 1||TBD||Boys||Washington Lacrosse Boys State Championship (Div. I & II)|
About The Lacrosse Network
The Lacrosse Network (TLN) is a YouTube partner dedicated to growing the game of lacrosse through the power of media. Founded in 2011, TLN has quickly emerged as the premiere source of lacrosse media through its live broadcasts and slate of original programming. TLN broadcasts at the highest levels with TLN content appearing on ESPN’s SportsCenter Top Ten and SportsNation. For more information, visit www.youtube.com/tln.
About High School Lacrosse in Washington State
Lacrosse is the fastest growing sport in the US and in Washington state the sport has experienced double-digit annual growth throughout the past decade. In its fourth decade of play, 4,000 student-athletes attending over 200 schools across the state play high school lacrosse. 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 www.Facebook.com/uslacrossewashington and 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.
~ Mike McQuaid, Sports Information Director, US Lacrosse – Washington State Chapter