Bellevue High School’s Riley Gulrajani to play lacrosse at NCAA D3 quarterfinalist Dickinson College

BELLEVUE, Wash. – Bellevue High School senior Riley Gulrajani has committed to play collegiate lacrosse for NCAA Division III Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa.

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Bellevue High School senior Riley Gulrajani has committed to play lacrosse at NCAA Division III Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa. He’s one of three Wolvernines to commit to NCAA schools this fall. (Photo: Michael Jardine)

Gulrajani, a co-captain of the 2013 Washington state champion Wolverines squad, finished the spring with 44 ground balls in 23 games.

“(Dickinson) will not only provide a great education, but it has a great lacrosse program and the team is an awesome group of guys,” Gulrajani said on the Bellevue High School Boys Lacrosse Facebook page.  “Some goals are to take advantage of the progressive education so that I can excel when I leave college and of course, win a Division III championship.”

Gulrajani, a defender, is one of three Bellevue High School student-athletes to commit to play NCAA lacrosse so far this fall.  Senior midfielder Eric Haehl has committed to the University of Richmond, while senior attackman Hank Bethke has committed to The Ohio State University .  Both are NCAA Division I lacrosse schools.

Following graduation, Gulrajani is expected to become the only west coast player on a Red Devils squad that advanced to the NCAA Div. III men’s lacrosse quarterfinals in 2013.  Dickinson, which finished with a perfect 8-0 conference record, finished the season 18-1.

The Red Devils, who placed seven players on the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association All-American list in 2013, were ranked number-two in the nation for almost the entire season. They advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA National Championship twice in the past four seasons, capturing three consecutive Centennial Conference Championships. Its 2013 senior class posted a record of 65-10 over four seasons.

About Lacrosse in Washington State

Lacrosse has over 100 years of history in Washington state with clubs playing in the early 1900s and high schools now in their fourth decade of state competition.  With Native American origins, lacrosse is one of the oldest organized sports on the continent and today is considered the fastest growing sport in America.  In Washington state, some 4,000 student-athletes attending over 200 high schools play prep lacrosse, while another 6,000 play lacrosse at the youth, adult and collegiate club levels throughout the state.  For more information on high school lacrosse in Washington state visit http://www.WashingtonHSLAX.com.

 

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