Leaders unchanged, Eastern Washington schools advance in ScoreCzar weekly prep lacrosse poll

CAMAS, Wash. – For the second consecutive week Issaquah and Wenatchee held court as the top boys lacrosse teams in Washington state, while the Lake Sammamish Lacrosse Club remained the top girls squad in the weekly ScoreCzar prep lacrosse poll released on Sunday.

score_czarIn the state-wide OPR ranking determined only by games against Washington state opponents, the top Boys Division I teams remained constant from Week 2 with Issaquah, Mercer Island, Eastside Catholic and Bellevue, which all won their games, occupying the top four positions while Tahoma, also a winner, moved up a spot to No. 5. Auburn Riverside, Curtis, Sehome-Bellingham, Kamiak and Emerald Ridge-Puyallup round-out the top 10.

In Boys Division II play, Seattle Academy, previously ranked No. 4, moved into second spot with a win over Meadowdale and a narrow loss to Division I Bainbridge, behind Wenatchee, which won its instate contest over Gonzaga Prep, followed by Shorecrest, which retained its No. 3 spot from the previous week despite dropping contests to Division I Snohomish and Everett.

The No. 4 position found a new resident this week with Spokane’s University-Central Valley moving to No. 4 while King’s Way remained stagnant at No. 5 and Stanwood moved up a spot to No. 6.

The Boys Division II poll is rounded-out by Spokane’s Gonzaga Prep, Union, Vashon Island and Southridge High Schools, which were all previously ranked below the top 10, moving into the next four positions.


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On the girls side, following the idle Lake Sammamish Club, Bainbridge, which dropped its game to Snohomish, and Issaquah, with a pair of wins, retain their No. 2 and No. 3 slots while Eastside Catholic with a win moved into the No. 4 position. The next five are occupied by Snohomish-Glacier Peak, which slipped a spot despite upsetting Bainbridge, Lakeside and Mercer Island, which were previously not ranked in the top 10, followed by Lake Tapps, Puyallup and Bellevue East.

The state-wide weekly electronic ranking for prep lacrosse is based on a team’s Overall Power Rating or “OPR” which is an objective calculation of a team’s offensive output, defense and ongoing strength of schedule.

To view full state-wide prep lacrosse rankings and national polls visit Washington State Prep Lacrosse Polls

To listen to the ScoreCzar’s weekly lacrosse podcast visit ScoreCzar Washington State Lacrosse Podcast #3

In Washington state, the Camas-based ScoreCzar ranking service provides regular electronic rankings for high school football, boys and girls basketball, baseball and lacrosse along with rankings for a variety of professional, collegiate and prep sports nation wide.  To learn more or to view the polls updated in real-time visit http://www.ScoreCzar.org


Washington State High School Lacrosse

Boys Division I Lacrosse (ScoreCzar Top 10 / Mon. April 21, 2014)

Rank High School Record OPR  Prev.
 1. Issaquah 10-2-0 .53  1.
 2. Mercer Island 13-1-0 .63  2.
 3. Eastside Catholic 11-0-0 .64  3.
 4. Bellevue 12-1-0 .87  4.
 5. Tahoma 6-4-0 1.26  6.
 6. Auburn Riverside 5-2-0 1.40  5.
 7. Curtis 5-0-0 1.98  9.
 8. Sehome-Bellingham 6-0-0 2.00  8.
 9. Kamiak 4-2-0 2.01 NR
 10. Emerald Ridge-Puyallup 5-3-0 2.27  10.


Boys Division II Lacrosse (ScoreCzar Top 10 / Mon. April 21, 2014)

Rank High School Record OPR  Prev.
 1. Wenatchee 6-2-0 1.47  1.
 2. Seattle Academy 5-2-0 2.52  4.
 3. Shorecrest 5-4-0 2.58  3.
 4. University-Central Valley 6-2-0 3.40  6.
 5. King’s Way 5-4-0 3.53  5.
 6. Stanwood 3-2-0 3.60  7.
 7. Gonzaga Prep 4-3-0 3.67 NR
 8. Union 3-3-0 4.69 NR
 9. Vashon Island 2-3-0 4.97 NR
 10. Southridge 6-5-0 5.04 NR


Girls Varsity Lacrosse (ScoreCzar Top 10 / Mon. April 21, 2014)

Rank High School Record OPR  Prev.
 1. Lake Sammamish (club) 7-1-0 .65  1.
 2. Bainbridge 4-1-1 .86  2.
 3. Issaquah 7-2-1 1.02  3.
 4. Eastside Catholic 7-1-1 1.09  6.
 5. Snohomish-Glacier Peak 6-1-0 1.21  4.
 6. Lakeside 6-1-1 1.28 NR
 7. Mercer Island 3-4-0 2.02 NR
 8. Lake Tapps (club) 5-2-0 2.03  7.
 9. Puyallup (club) 7-1-0 2.09  10.
 10. Bellevue East (club) 4-3-1 2.10  9.


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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