Skyline High School’s Katie Bucy to play NCAA D2 lacrosse at Missouri’s Lindenwood University

SAMMAMISH, Wash. – Skyline High School senior Katie Bucy has signed a National Letter of Intent to play NCAA Division II lacrosse at Lindenwood University in Missouri.

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Skyline High School senior Katie Bucy (left) has signed a National Letter of Intent to play NCAA D2 lacrosse at Missouri’s Lindenwood University. (Photo: Bucy family)

Bucy is the second Skyline student-athlete this fall to commit to play NCAA lacrosse with senior Spencer Noonan signing a National Letter of Intent to play for Division I Fairfield University in Connecticut.

“l’m really excited to be a part of this incredible school,” said Bucy who will join a Lindenwood squad next fall that played to a historic 2013 season under third-year head coach Jack Cribbin.

“When I got the call from coach Cribbin, I was blown away.  It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience,” she said.   “Very incredible.”

In 2013, not only did the Lady Lions win their second straight Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (WILA) Championship with a 15-2 overall record (10-0 in WILA play), but they also broke into the NCAA Division II national rankings for the first time. Lindenwood was ranked No. 15 in the April 16 ranking and remained in that spot for the rest of the season.

“Coming from Washington it’s an eye opener to have an opportunity to play lacrosse for a great (program),” said Bucy who contributes her time as a youth lacrosse official in Washington state and was recently elected co-editor of the Skyline High School yearbook.

“I’ve been thinking about Lindenwood for a while now,” she said.  “It’s really exciting to be a part of the program.  I can’t wait to get onto campus.”

On the way to the Lindenwood offer, Bucy finished the 2013 season with the combined girls lacrosse team of student-athletes from Issaquah School District high schools as one of the top players in Washington state.

Ranked seventh in scoring with 55 points (35g, 20a), sixth in draw controls with 46 and grabbing 22 ground balls, Bucy helped power Issaquah to a 6-7-0 record in 2013 and a berth in the Washington Lacrosse Girls State Tournament.  Issaquah faced Lakeside in the first round, falling to a Lions squad which went on to win the 2013 state championship.

“Katie was an absolute natural from the beginning,” said Issaquah coach Penny Moss that has worked with Bucy on the lacrosse field since the sixth grade.  “Katie is a coach’s dream player with speed, stick skills and a shot on goal that is nearly impossible to stop.”

Bucy is the second high school student-athlete from Washington state to commit to Lindenwood University this year.  Bonney Lake High School senior Gordon Nelson will also play lacrosse for the St. Charles Missouri school.

For a list of student-athletes from Washington state high schools that have signed National Letters of Intent or that have made verbal commitments to play NCAA lacrosse visit 2013-14 NCAA Lacrosse Commitments from Washington State.   Last spring, a record 53 high school graduates from Washington state earned varsity lacrosse roster spots at NCAA Division I, II and III schools.

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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