US Lacrosse Washington High School Players of the Week (Week 1): Columbia River, Woodinville, Southridge, Seattle Prep seniors named

SEATTLE – Columbia River senior Clayton Frank, Woodinville senior Trevor Brown, Southridge senior Vaughn Ostler and Seattle Prep senior Sam Kopf were named by US Lacrosse as Washington High School Players of the Week for Week 1 (March 5-12) of the Washington state high school lacrosse season.

USLPOW-200x200-SmallFrank, who plays for King’s Way Christian in Vancouver, and Brown were named to the offensive and defensive player awards in Boys Division I, while Ostler, who plays for Richland High School, and Kopf were named to the offensive and defensive awards in Boys Division II.

The US Lacrosse Washington High School Player of the Week awards in boys and girls varsity lacrosse are selected for their exceptional performance and sportsmanship on the field of play by the Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association and the Washington Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association.

Recipients are recognized each week by the Washington State Chapter of US Lacrosse and acknowledged on the Washington State High School Lacrosse Game of the Week on The Lacrosse Network at www.YouTube.com/TLN.

 

Boys Varsity Division I

Offensive Player of the Week

Clayton Frank, Columbia River High School (Plays for King’s Way Lacrosse)

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Columbia River senior Clayton Frank plays for King’s Way (Photo: King’s Way Christian School)

Columbia River High School senior midfielder Clayton Frank was named US Lacrosse Washington High School Player of the Week for Week 1 (March 4 – 10) of the Washington State High School Lacrosse season.

Frank, who plays for neighboring King’s Way Christian School in Vancouver, Wash., scored four goals, five assists and six ground balls as King’s Way (1-0-0) won their season opener 16-11, Saturday on the road at Curtis High School (0-1-0) in University Place.  His performance included an end-to-end run that resulted in a goal along with a 100 percent win-rate on face-offs.

A two-sport standout in football and lacrosse, the 2012 first-team All-State lacrosse selection at midfield and 3A GSHL football first-team All-League and Offensive Player of the Year at quarterback, has committed to play NCAA Division I lacrosse at New York’s Marist College in the fall.

In the classroom, Frank is an honor student at Columbia River High School where he maintains a 3.60 GPA.

Beyond the classroom, Frank is a 2013 General George C. Marshall Youth Leadership Award nominee and is fluent in American Sign Language, which he selected to fulfill his high school foreign language requirements.

As a part of his community service, Frank works closely with orally impaired youth at Vancouver’s Harmony Elementary where he teaches simple signing skills.  He also talks with fifth-grade students helping them rise above bullying in the school.  In college, Frank plans to study international business in college.

A lacrosse player since the sixth grade, Frank earned a spot on the U16 Washington / Oregon Lacrosse Squad that won a silver at the 2010 U16 World Championships in Manchester, England.

 

Defensive Player of the Week

Trevor Brown, Woodinville High School

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Woodinville senior Trevor Brown (Photo: Woodinville High School)

Woodinville senior LSM defender Trevor Brown (9gb) grabbed nine ground balls and five takeaways in the Falcon’s (1-0-0) season opening 7-6 home win over Tahoma on Friday night.

A former youth basketball and soccer player, Brown has played lacrosse since the fifth grade.  At Woodinville, he was named the Falcons Player of the Year as a junior in 2012.

In the classroom, Brown is preparing to study business in college and is preparing through a challenging senior-level course load that includes classes in pre-calculus and business law.

When he’s not playing lacrosse, Brown volunteers his time coaching third and fourth grade lacrosse players in Woodinville.  Just last week he joined his Falcon team-mates in serving 80 spaghetti and meat balls dinners at a Kirkland homeless shelter.  And last December, Brown helped raise over $500 to support the annual Mr. Woodinville pageant in the community.

 

Boys Varsity Division II

Offensive Player of the Week 

Sam Kopf, Seattle Preparatory Academy

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Seattle Prep senior Sam Kopf (left) (Photo: Seattle Preparatory School)

Sophomore midfielder Sam Kopf led the team with seven ground balls along with two goals and an assist for three points and won 75 percent of his face-offs as Seattle Prep (1-0-0) opened the 2013 season with a 6-3 road win over Division I Sammamish-Newport (0-1-0) on Friday night.

A two-sport athlete at Seattle Prep, Kopf is a running back and corner back on the Panther football squad in the fall.

With a course-load that includes all the majors; biology, geometry, history and the sciences Kopf maintains a 3.871 GPA while staying active with school activities.

As a member of the Seattle Prep Choir, Kopf is a bass singer and has performed before audiences at Benaroya Hall in Seattle.

Active in the community he has taken on a “Birthday Dreams” service project where he and his Prep classmates organize birthday parties for homeless youth in the Seattle area.

Following graduation, Kopf aspires to an appointment at the U.S. Naval Academy.

 

Defensive Player of the Week

Vaughn Ostler, Southridge High School (Plays for Richland High School)

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Southridge senior Vaughn Ostler (Photo: Richland High School)

Defender Vaughn Ostler, a senior at Southridge High School, netted a goal and 14 ground balls in Richland High School’s (1-0-0) non-league season opening win over Sandpoint High School (Idaho) (0-1-0) on Sunday.

Ostler, a former outside linebacker in football for Southridge, was a Washington State Lacrosse Division II All-Conference selection in 2012.

In the classroom, Ostler is a solid B-average student taking advanced placement statistics and engineering classes.  Following graduation in the spring he plans to study mechanical engineering in college.

As a part of his senior Culminating Project at Southridge, Ostler is designing and building a go-cark from a basic lawn mower.

In the community, he is active designing lacrosse camps to help area youth better learn and participate in the game of lacrosse.

 

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. 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 at www.Facebook.com/uslacrossewashington  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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~ Mike McQuaid, Sports Information Director, US Lacrosse – Washington State Chapter

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