Issaquah lacrosse senior Matt Thomas named Washington recipient of national Bob Scott Award

ISSAQUAH, Wash. – Issaquah High School senior Matt Thomas has been named the Washington state recipient of the prestigious US Lacrosse Bob Scott Award.

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Issaquah senior midfielder Matt Thomas (left) drives on a Bellevue player during the 2014 Washington Lacrosse Boys State Championship game in Seattle. (Photo: Michael Jardine)

Thomas is the first Issaquah recipient of the annual character-based award presented annually to a senior high school student-athlete in each of the US Lacrosse national areas who goes above and beyond in service to his team, school and community and exemplifies the fundamentals of lacrosse, works hard to improve his game and demonstrates leadership both on and off the field.

On the field, the team captain and four-year Eagles player finished the 2014 campaign as Issaquah’s second leading scorer with 53 points (35 goals, 18 assists) and 25 ground balls as the Eagles advanced to the 2014 Washington Lacrosse Boys State Championship Game for the first time since 2009 with a 17-3-0 regular-season record and post-season wins over Emerald Ridge-Puyallup and Tahoma.

Off the field, Thomas maintains a 3.114 GPA, volunteers for the Issaquah Schools Foundation and contributes his time coaching third and fourth grade youth in the Issaquah community, all while maintaining a part-time job with a local sporting goods retailer.

First awarded on a national basis in 2013, the Bob Scott Award honors the character and ideals of National Lacrosse Hall of Famer, author, former Johns Hopkins athletic director and national champion men’s lacrosse coach Bob Scott.

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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