Bellevue rises to No. 3 high school boys lacrosse program in West

BELLEVUE, Wash. – Three-time defending Washington state boys lacrosse champion Bellevue High School has risen to the No. 3 team in the West in the most recent Nike / US Lacrosse West Boys’ Region Report released this week.

nike_uslFlirting with a national ranking is several polls all spring, coach John Baumann’s Wolverines handily earned the ranking by defeating Issaquah 8 – 0 in Saturday’s Washington State Division I Boys state title game to win their 11th all-time boys state title.

After recording the first championship game shutout in Washington state history, Bellevue was recognized in the report published in Lacrosse Magazine as being “…the dominant lacrosse program in Washington state for the past decade and its reign continued this season.”

Bellevue was among three Washington state high schools named to the regional Top 10 list.

Issaquah High School was ranked No. 7, while the Eastside Catholic School, which held on to an undefeated record until the state semifinals, finished as the No. 9 team in the West.

California had five high school programs named to the list and Colorado was the other western state with representation by two programs.

The No. 2 program in the West, Regis Jesuit, although not ranked in the Nike / US Lcrosse National High School Boys Top 25, received consideration with 16 votes.

Washington is the only state with a US Lacrosse chapter of 10,000 or more members where its state high school activities association does not recognize lacrosse as a high school sport.

Nike/US Lacrosse West Boys’ Region Report — June 3, 2014

 

Rank High School Record
1 Foorthill-Santa Ana (Calif.) 21-1
2 Regis Jesuit (Colo.) 18-1
3 Bellevue High School (Wash.) 20-2
4 Cherry Creek (Colo.) 15-4
5 La Costa Canyon (Calif.) 16-6
6 St. Ignatius (Calif.) 15-5
7 Issaquah High School (Wash.) 19-4
8 Cathedral Catholic (Calif.) 19-3
9 Eastside Catholic School (Wash.) 17-1
10 Marin Catholic (Calif.) 16-7

 

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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