The Lacrosse Network to stream Friday’s Washington girls state championship

tlnSEATTLE – Friday’s Washington Lacrosse Girls State Championship Game between Lake Sammamish and the Lakeside School will be streamed live on The Lacrosse Network.

The girls varsity game, which gets underway at 7:30 p.m. PDT, Friday, May 17 from Mercer Island High School, is the 11th of a 13-game prep schedule in Washington state to be streamed live on YouTube via The Lacrosse Network.

The State Championship Game features a matchup of one of the state’s most recent success stories, Lake Sammamish Lacrosse Club and perennial state power the Lakeside School.


Lake Sammamish coach Tony D’Alessio (Photo: Michael Jardine)

Lake Sammamish, which draws Eastside student-athletes from Lake Washington, Eastlake, Juanita, Redmond, Bothell, Inglemoor and Woodinville High Schools along with the International School, is the new kid on the block beginning lacrosse play in just 2004.  Led by third-year coach and 2013 Girls Coach of the Year Tony D’Alessio, the club finished the regular season 14-2-0 losing only to Bainbridge High School and Oregon’s West Linn High School.  In the post-season, last year’s state runner-up went on to down Overlake and Puyallup in the early playoff rounds before knocking Bainbridge out of its first state championship game in the last decade to earn a berth in Friday night’s final.

The Lakeside School, one of the inaugural girls lacrosse programs in the state of Washington and 11-time state champion, finished its season 14-1-0.  The Lions’ only loss coming in an 8-7 road defeat on April 1 at the hands of Lake Sammamish.   In the post-season, coach Jamie Asaka’s Lions dispatched Issaquah, Snohomish and finally Mercer Island to earn a berth in their 15th state championship games since 1987.

Veteran lacrosse broadcaster Scott Ohsman will handle the play-by-play with Emily Durban at his side as the color analyst.


Lakeside coach Jamie Asaka (Photo: Michael Jardine)

Catch all of the action on The Lacrosse Network at or at .

The webcast is a produced by the Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association and Washington Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association through a partnership with The Lacrosse Network to stream local high school lacrosse games live on YouTube during the 2013 Washington state high school lacrosse season.

The relationship 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.

A total of seven boys and six girls games will be streamed to an international audience on YouTube.

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

Date Time Gender Game
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

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 or follow us on 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

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