Three Washington state prep lacrosse teams break into west top 10

BALTIMORE – Three-time defending Washington state boys champion Bellevue High School, 2014 state runner-up Issaquah and the Eastside Catholic School are named among the top 10 high school lacrosse programs in the western United States in a leading national lacrosse publication regional ranking.

laxmaglogoIn the NIKE/Lacrosse Magazine West Boys’ Top 10 weekly regional round-up released March 10, Bellevue High School is ranked fourth, Eastside Catholic is ranked eighth, while Issaquah holds down the No. 9 position.

The round-up lists the Wolverines’ Friday, March 13 Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association season opener at Bainbridge High School as one of the best boys games to watch in the west this week.

“These two powers in Washington collide in the season opener. Bellevue went 20-2 last season and won its fourth state championship in the past five years,” said the Lacrosse Magazine story.

Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.), at 3-0 this spring, is listed as the No. 1 boys program in the west, followed by Regis Jesuit (Colo.), which has yet to open its season, and No. 3 St. Ignatius (Calif.) at 2-0.

The list is rounded-out by No. 5 Cherry Creek (Colo.), No. 6 La Costa Canyon (Calif.), and No. 7 Torrey Pines (Calif.). Monte Vista-Danville (Calif.), with a 3-0 record this spring, is ranked 10th.

None of the Washington state schools were listed in the publication’s pre-season ranking released February 24.

To read the full story visit: NIKE/Lacrosse Magazine West Boys’ Top 10.

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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