US Lacrosse names 25 Washington state high school girls to U-19 regional team

SEATTLE – Twenty-five girls from high schools throughout Washington state have been named to the 2014 Washington State Under-19 Girls Regional Lacrosse Team that will play to defend its divisional title at the US Lacrosse Women’s National Tournament over Memorial Day weekend.

national-tournament-2014Representing 15 high schools in Eastern and Western Washington, the squad of 9th – 11th grade girls will travel to Bel Air, Maryland, NE of Baltimore for the May 24 and 25 competition that is recognized as one of the oldest and most prestigious lacrosse events in the country.

State high schools with student-athletes represented on the squad include Roosevelt High School (2), Northwest School (1), Lakeside School (3) and the Holy Names Academy (1) in Seattle; Mercer Island (3), Bellevue (1), Issaquah (2) and Woodinville (1) High Schools along with Overlake (1), Forest Ridge (1) and Eastside Catholic (1) Schools on the Eastside; Kennedy Catholic High School (1) in Burien, Glacier Peak High School (1) in the North Sound; along with Bainbridge High School (5) and Wenatchee High School (1).

Twelve student-athletes on the 2014 team along with head coach Tami Tommila of Bainbridge High School were a part of last year’s Washington State U-19 regional team that won its division at the national competition.

Sixty-five girls from high schools throughout the state competed for 20 active-roster spots and five alternate positions at tryouts March 23 at Marymoor Park in Redmond.

The US Lacrosse Women’s National Tournament was first contested in 1933 to showcase the best post-collegiate and club women’s lacrosse players in the U.S.  Since that time, the tournament has grown into one of the largest women’s lacrosse events in the nation.  The Schoolgirls’ Division is one of the top recruiting events in the nation.  In 2013, over 1,400 student-athletes representing 66 teams from 31 states competed at the 80th annual tournament.

US Lacrosse Women’s National Tournament – Schoolgirls Division
2014 Washington State Active Roster

Position Name Year School (Team if different than school)
Attack Katie Harris Jr Mercer Island HS
Attack Amanda Roper* Jr Lakeside School
Attack Sonia Olson* So Bainbridge HS
Attack Ella Van Cleve* Jr Northwest School (Garfield)
Midfield Casey Clarke* So Lakeside School
Midfield Wendy Donier* Jr Holy Names Academy
Midfield Hannah Paborsky* Jr Mercer Island HS
Midfield Holly Waggoner So Mercer Island HS
Midfield Lindsey Call* Jr Lakeside School
Midfield Emily Cohen So Roosevelt HS
Midfield Suzanne Emerson* Jr Issaquah HS
Midfield Allie Hill* So Overlake School
Midfield Hannah Meier Fr Forest Ridge School
Midfield Lauren Tudor* Jr Bellevue HS
Defense Ashley Blanton* Jr Eastside Catholic School
Defense Truman Flynn Jr Bainbridge HS
Defense Jordan Hepperle* Jr Issaquah HS
Defense Molly Mitchell Jr Woodinville HS (Lake Sammamish)
Defense Olivia Peloquin Jr Bainbridge HS
Goal Kelly Coffyn Jr Bainbridge HS


2014 Washington State Alternates

Position Name Year School (Team if different than school)
Attack Ellen Carptenter Jr Bainbridge HS
Midfield Kelsey Ruhl Jr Roosevelt HS
Midfield Nathalie Church Fr Glacier Peak HS (Snohomish)
Midfield Ashley Cusack So Kennedy Catholic HS
Goal Caitlyn Thomas Jr Wenatchee HS


2014 Washington State Coaching Staff

Position Name   School
Head Coach Tami Tommila* Bainbridge HS
Asst. Coach Lyndsey Gillis Seattle Prep

*Indicates returning members of the 2013 Washington State U-19 Girls Regional Lacrosse Team

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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