PREP LACROSSE SPOTLIGHT: Mercer Island Rotary Club names Islander JV attacker Devina Kumar student of the month

MERCER ISLAND, Wash. – Mercer Island High School lacrosse attacker Devina Kumar has been named by the Mercer Island Rotary Club as a student of the month for November.


Mercer Island High School senior attacker Devina Kumar has been named by the Mercer Island Rotary Club as a November student of the month. (Photo: S. Galando / Mercer Island High School)

Kumar, a senior attacker who is also a runner for the Mercer Island cross country team, scored 5 points (4g, 1a) and grabbed 11 ground balls for the Islanders JV squad last spring.

Off the lacrosse field, Kumar is a member of the National Honor Society and founding co-president of the Islanders’ Knowledge Bowl team, founder for the school’s French Honor Society and features editor of The Islander, Mercer Island High School’s student newspaper.

A talented musician, Kumar is a violinist with the Mercer Island symphonic and chamber orchestras and is involved with Seattle Music Partners, a service group that provides music instruction to elementary-aged school children.

In the community she volunteers with the Mercer Island Youth and Family Services Thrift Shop and has been a member of the Seattle Foundation’s youth grant-making board.

Following graduation Kumar plans to attend a liberal arts college and pursue a career in either law, business or medicine.

One of two Islanders named to the November honor, Kumar joins Mercer Island High School ASB president, varsity basketball player and track and field athlete Peter Welch among those selected by the Mercer Island Rotary Club.

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

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