PREP LACROSSE SPOTLIGHT: Sammamish-Newport midfielder Michael Caliboso off to strong football start at Newport High

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

BELLEVUE, Wash. – Sammamish-Newport lacrosse midfielder Michael Caliboso is off to a strong start with the Newport High School football squad this fall.


Sammamish-Newport lacrosse midfielder Michael Caliboso (@MikeCalibroso) has eight tackles in two games for the Newport High football squad. (Photo: Newport High School)

A midfielder for the Sammamish-Newport lacrosse program, Caliboso, who finished the 2013 boys Div. I lacrosse season with 21 points (18g, 3a) and 28 ground balls in 19 games, is among the KingCo 4A Conference leaders in tackles for Newport High this season.

In the 7th-ranked Knights’ season-opening wins over Capital and South Kitsap, the 5-11, 180-pound safety/cornerback has eight tackles in both games.

Caliboso has an opportunity to build on his early season gridiron success when his Knights face Woodinville High (2-0) this Friday, Sept. 20 in a 7 p.m. home start at Bellevue’s Newport High School.

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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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