Bellevue’s Cole Cansler named by Lacrosse Magazine as West Player of Week

BELLEVUE, Wash. – Bellevue High School goaltender Cole Cansler has been named by Lacrosse Magazine as its West Region Boys High School Player of the Week for the week ending June, 2, 2014.


Bellevue’s Cole Cansler (background, left) makes a save during the 2014 Washington Lacrosse Boys State Championship game in Seattle. Cansler earned West Player of the Week Honors by Lacrosse Magazine for his shutout in the game. (Photo: Michael Jardine)

The senior stopper was tapped with the honor after holding Issaquah High School scoreless in Saturday’s Washington state Division I championship game as his Bellevue Wolverines cruised to an 8 – 0 victory for their third consecutive and 11th all-time boys title. It was his third shutout of the season.

Cansler finished the 2014 season with 105 saves and .658 regular season save percentage and .714 post-season save percentage. He was 6-1-0 in regular-season play and 3-0-0 in the post-season.

Lacrosse Magazine also recognized Bellevue’s Hank Bethke for the NCAA Div. I Ohio State commit’s four-point, four ground ball state championship game performance and Eastside Catholic’s Colin MacIlvennie, for the NCAA Div. I Maryland commit’s four point, three ground ball performance in the Crusaders’ one-goal loss to the Wolverines in the state semifinals.

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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