US Lacrosse names first-of-its-kind high school All-Community Team in Washington state

SEATTLE – The Washington State Chapter of US Lacrosse has named 66 lacrosse student-athletes from 17 high schools across the state to its inaugural All-Community Team.

USL_ALLCOMMUNITYThe first-of-its-kind award for Washington state high school student-athletes and only known prep All-Community Team in the nation, recognizes the most community-focused boys and girls lacrosse student-athletes in the State of Washington honoring community stewardship, academic excellence, leadership and creativity – all traits import to success in sport and life.

“The All-Community Team recognizes kids that are doing great work to make their communities a better place to live and that are inspiring their peers to also roll up their sleeves and help those in need,” said Dave Low, president of the Washington State Chapter of US Lacrosse who launched the program after receiving a letter from a Bellevue High School lacrosse player looking to inspire students to do more than just fulfill their high schools’ community service graduation requirements.

The 2014 honorees include top performing community volunteers Taylor Klein, a Roosevelt High School junior who contributed 270 hours to her community and O’Dea High School Sophomore Riley Adair, who contributed 216 hours. Two others contributed 200 or more hours; University Prep junior Emily DeWulf with 207 hours and Bellarmine Prep senior Chase Byrne with 200 hours.

A total of 16 seniors, 19 juniors, 24 sophomores and seven freshman playing lacrosse at 17 high schools in Seattle, the Eastside, North and South Sounds, and Eastern Washington were named to the 2014 US Lacrosse Washington State All-Community Team. The 66 recipients each contributed an average of 117.80 hours to their communities in 2013-14 for a total of 7,774.75 hours.

“It’s a way to honor the game of lacrosse,” said Cipoletti who has been recognized each of the past two years with Bellevue High’s Wolverine Guard Award for community service.

To be eligible, boys and girls playing lacrosse at the high school level are required to document 100 or more community service hours in the past calendar or academic year and demonstrate a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Following the season, Washington State All-Community Team members will submit essays presenting their community service projects to the Washington State Chapter of US Lacrosse. Two winners will each receive a $500 college scholarship.

US Lacrosse Washington State Chapter
2014 All-Community Team

Name School (Team if Diff) Year Hours
Chase Byrne Bellarmine Prep Sr 200
Kevin McCarthey Bellarmine Prep Sr 130
Morgan Maring Bellevue High School So 150
Thomas Penner Bellevue High School So 141
Gavin Jensen Bellevue High School So 133
Hailey Mowat Bellevue High School So 125.5
Madison Mead Bellevue High School So 120
Matthew Jensen Bellevue High School So 115
Julie Eldrenkamp Bellevue High School So 106.75
Grif Hawblitzel Bellevue High School Fr 105.5
Aiden Duncan Bellevue High School Fr 104
Brooke Chorlton Bellevue High School So 103
Gavin Cipoletti Bellevue High School Sr 103
Jack Almehleh Bellevue High School Jr 103
Mary Childress Bellevue High School So 103
Julia Clark Bellevue High School So 102
Riley McKay Bellevue High School So 102
Marta Johnson Bellevue High School So 101.5
Will Lungren Bellevue High School Jr 101
Elizabeth Kennedy Bellevue High School So 100.5
Adrian Tejeda Bishop Blanchet High School Sr 120
Nash Baker Bishop Blanchet High School Sr 110
Ehtan Egland Eastside Catholic School Fr 100.5
Ashley Blanton Eastside Catholic School Jr 100
Claire Miller Eastside Catholic School So 100
Claire Wright Eastside Catholic School So 100
Courtney Huston Eastside Catholic School So 100
Daria Frost Eastside Catholic School Fr 100
Giuliana Sercu Eastside Catholic School So 100
Grace Howland Eastside Catholic School Sr 100
Hannah Orem Eastside Catholic School So 100
Jess Elop Eastside Catholic School Fr 100
Justice Gilbert Eastside Catholic School Sr 100
Kate Christiansen Eastside Catholic School So 100
Marcela Santos Eastside Catholic School Sr 100
Meredith Troy Eastside Catholic School So 100
Tristana Liest Eastside Catholic School Jr 100
Valerie Vachris Eastside Catholic School Jr 100
Sam Zilly Emerald Ridge High School (Puyallup) Sr 151
Sandy Roscelli Emerald Ridge High School (Puyallup) Jr 150
Vivien McNett Emerald Ridge High School (Puyallup) So 117
Brynn Adams Emerald Ridge High School (Puyallup) Jr 110
Olivia Bean Emerald Ridge High School (Puyallup) Jr 108
Kaitlyn Stoll Glacier View Junior High School (Puyallup) Fr 117
Madison Rutledge Everett High School (Mukilteo) Sr 180
Emma Hennig Glacier Peak High School (Snohomish) Sr 177
John Stone Gonzaga Prep High School Sr 100
Jon Yake Gonzaga Prep High School Jr 100
Camille Sullivan Interlake High School (Bellevue East) Sr 115
Natalie Undi Issaquah High School Sr 120
Ella McMahan Issaquah High School Jr 109.5
Eryn Rogers Issaquah High School Jr 100
Beau McKelvey Kennedy Catholic High School So 126
Kianna Cooley Monroe High School (Snohomish) Jr 121
Riley Adair O’Dea High School So 216
Taylor Klein Roosevelt High School Jr 270
Caroline Painter Roosevelt High School Jr 100
Frannie Nelson Roosevelt High School Fr 100
Claire Calfo Seattle Preparatory School Sr 100
Gretta Richardson Seattle Preparatory School Jr 100
Kate Murphy Seattle Preparatory School So 100
Mia Campbell Seattle Preparatory School Jr 100
Monica Zunick Seattle Preparatory School Sr 100
Olivia Caflisch Seattle Preparatory School Jr 100
Taylor Van Hare Seattle Preparatory School Sr 100
Emily De Wulf University Prep (Bellevue East) Jr 207

 

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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