PREP LACROSSE SPOTLIGHT: Mount Si lacrosse midfielder Jake Smith scoring touchdowns on gridiron for 2-0 Wildcats

The Prep Lacrosse Spotlight is a weekly series focusing on Washington state high school lacrosse players excelling in their other sports.

SNOQUALMIE, Wash. – Mount Si High School senior lacrosse midfielder Jake Smith put his athleticism to work on Friday, Sept. 13, pulling down a big reception for a touchdown to help the Wildcats football squad to a 28-20 comeback victory at Issaquah High School.


Mount Si lacrosse midfielder Jake Smith pulled down a touchdown pass last Friday to help his Wildcats football team advance to 2-0 with a win over Issaquah. (Photo: Jake Smith)

On the lacrosse field last spring, Smith had five points (4g, 1a) and 11 ground balls in seven games before his Wildcats lacrosse squad fell to the eventual Div. II champion Nathan Hale in the Washington state quarterfinals.

A football player since the third grade, Smith is focused on athletic opportunities in the NCAA.  “I love contact and am a physical player,” he stated in a recruiting profile.  “Lacrosse keeps up my conditioning and my love for a good hit.”

With Friday’s win, the 5-11, 165 pounder who has a 4.78 40-yard-dash and a 25.5-inch vertical leap, helped his #5 KingCo 3A Wildcats football squad advance to 2-0 on the season.

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 or follow us at  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

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