Lynden High School grad named to Finnish national lacrosse team

HELSINKI – Lynden High School graduate Treven Salminen, a freshman on the Lees-McRae College NCAA Division II men’s lacrosse team, has been named to the 2014 Finnish National Lacrosse Team.


Lynden High School graduate and Lees-McRae College freshman Treven Salminen, shown here playing for Finland at the 2012 FIS U-19 World Championships, has been named to Finland’s senior national team for this summer’s World Championships near Denver. (Photo: North County Lacrosse)

With his selection, Salminen, who earned Washington state lacrosse All-Conference honors as a sophomore and senior playing for the Lions high school club, joins Team Finland’s 23-man roster for this summer’s 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse Men’s World Championship, July 10-19 in Commerce City, Colo.

Salminen, who is of Finnish heritage, previously competed on Finland’s U-19 National Team in 2012 where he was one of just two Americans to earn a spot on the national squad of players 19 years old and under.

This Salminen’s his first selection to the senior Finnish National Team.  He is just the third Washington state athlete to represent a country in international competition. Lakeside School graduate Sten Jernudd and Issaquah High School graduate Kevin Powers have both represented Sweden in international competition.

At North Carolina’s Lees-McRae, the 6-1, 165-pound Salminen is the only West Coast student-athlete on the men’s lacrosse roster.  The midfielder has seen action in all four Bobcats games this spring, starting in two.  He has a season total of three shots on goal and three ground balls.


Lynden High School graduate Treven Salminen winds up for a shot during the 2012 FIL U-19 World Lacrosse Championships. (Photo: North Country Lacrosse Club)

This summer, Finland will be playing in its third world championship after finishing ninth in 2006 and 12th in 2010. The roster includes five players that are currently playing at U.S. colleges, including Salminen.

To read the full announcement from Team Finland visit; Finland Names Roster for World Championships

To learn more about Lee-McRae men’s lacrosse please visit; Lees-McRae Men’s Lacrosse

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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