US Lacrosse Washington Players of the Week (Week 1): Bellevue, Woodinville, Holy Names, Northwest School players named

SEATTLE – Student-athletes from Bellevue, Woodinville, Holy Names and the Northwest School have been named US Lacrosse Washington High School Players of the Week for week 1 (March 10 – 16) of the 2014 high school lacrosse season.

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Bellevue High School senior attackman Hank Bethke (right) was named US Lacrosse Washington state Offensive Player of the Week for week 1 of the 2014 prep lacrosse season. (Photo: Molly Piper)

For the boys, senior attackman Hank Bethke of Bellevue High School was named Offensive Player of the Week while senior goaltender Thomas Cast of Woodinville High School was selected as Defensive Player of the Week.

For the girls, junior midfielder Wendy Donier of the Holy Names Academy in Seattle was named Offensive Player of the Week while junior midfielder Ella van Cleve of the Northwest School in Seattle who plays for Garfield High School was named Defensive Player of the Week.

Bethke, a 2014 Pre-Season All-KingCo Conference First Team selection who has signed a National Letter of Intent to play lacrosse for NCAA D1 Ohio State next year, scored four goals and two assists while grabbing seven ground balls in the two-time defending state champion Wolverines 10–3 season-opening win over Bainbridge High School on March 14.

 

Cast, a senior goaltender recorded eight saves on 16 shots and grabbed two ground balls in 36 minutes of play in Woodinville’s season-opening 13-12 victory over Snohomish-Glacier Peak on March 14.

Donier recorded six goals and an assist while grabbing four ground balls along with 16 draw controls and three caused turnovers in the Cougars’ 14-7 season-opening road win over Mukilteo on March 12.

Van Cleve grabbed four ground balls and had three caused turnovers along with recording five balls and eight draw controls in the Bulldogs’ 20-10 season opening win over Nathan Hale on March 13.

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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Holy Names Academy junior Wendy Donier was named US Lacrosse Washington Offensive Player of the Week for Week 1 of the 2014 prep lacrosse season. (Photo: Holy Names Academy)

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Northwest School junior Ella van Cleve (center), who plays for Garfield, was named US Lacrosse Washington state Defensive Player of the Week for week 1 of the 2014 pre lacrosse season. (Photo: Roosevelt High School Lacrosse)

Thomas Cast

Thomas Cast (left) was named US Lacrosse Washington Defensive Player of the Week for week 2 of the 2014 prep lacrosse season. (Photo: Woodinville High School Lacrosse)

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