Eastlake High’s O’Dougherty named to coach at 2013 Champion All-American Showcase

Bainbridge, Camas, Redmond High School graduates selected to rosters

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Eastlake High School Boys Lacrosse Coach Chris O’Dougherty (Photo: Eastlake High School)

SAMMAMISH, Wash. — Eastlake High School lacrosse coach Chris O’Dougherty has been named by US Lacrosse to lead one of eight boys teams at its 2013 Champion All-American Showcase national prep all-star tournament taking place this week.

Featuring 200 of the top high school lacrosse players in the U.S., the annual event is a part of the 2013 Champion ESPN Games. The boys event takes place July 25-26 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

O’Dougherty, a stand-out defenseman in the National Lacrosse League and first-year head coach at Eastlake High School in Sammamish, was selected as one of the top 16 boys and girls prep coaches in the country by the US Lacrosse men’s game coaches subcommittee after being nominated by the national governing body’s area chair.

O’Dougherty is the only high school coach from Washington among coaches from 14 states selected to the honor.

High school coaches from the following states were selected to lead teams at the 2013 Champion All-American Showcase: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Texas, Wisconsin, Washington.

2013 Washington state high school graduates selected to play in the national tournament include Bainbridge High School’s Jacob Knostman (Fairfield Univ.), and Camas High School’s Jack Beall (Dominican Univ. of California).  Redmond High School’s Claire Monsaas (Gonzaga Univ. – club) was the only girl selected from Washington state.

The boys’ championship game will air live on ESPNU Friday, July 26 at 4 p.m. PT (7 p.m. ET)

To learn more about the Champion All-American Showcase, please visit;

2013 Coaches Announcement: http://www.uslacrosse.org/TopNav/NewsandMedia/PressReleases/2013ChampionAllAmericanShowcaseCoachesNamed.aspx

2013 Athlete Announcement:  http://www.uslacrosse.org/TopNav/NewsandMedia/PressReleases/AllAmericanShowcaseRostersNamed.aspx

Boys 2013 Champion All-American Showcase Coaches
Team Freedom – Coach Tim Reidy, Rockhurst Jesuit (Mo.)

Team Freedom – Coach Lou Corsetti, Riverwood (Ga.)

Team Liberty – Coach James Dock, Gould Academy (Maine)

Team Liberty – Coach Matthew Plitnick, Columbine (Colo.)

Team Pride – Coach Evan Whelchel, Westlake (Texas)

Team Pride – Coach Steven O’Donnell, LaSalle Academy (R.I.)

Team Spirit – Coach Alan Rotatori, Grafton (Mass.)

Team Spirit – Coach Christopher O’Dougherty, Eastlake (Wash.)

 

Girls 2013 Champion All-American Showcase Coaches
Team Freedom – Coach Andrew Reed, East Syracuse Minoa (N.Y.)

Team Freedom – Coach Juliet Mittlemann, Palisades Charter (Calif.)

Team Liberty – Coach Kayla Grieser, Neenah (Wis.)

Team Liberty – Coach Lisa Parsons, Loomis Chaffee (Ct.)

Team Pride – Coach Wiz Applegate, Tower Hill School (Del.)

Team Pride – Coach Nadia Harmsen, The Winchendon School (Mass.)

Team Spirit – Coach Carter Abbott, The Pingry School (N.J.)

Team Spirit – Coach Jay Watts, The Westminster Schools (Ga.)

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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