Boys high school lacrosse state tournament underway Friday in Washington

Editor’s Note:  This is an updated version of the story with the new state championships date, Sunday, May 31 and venue, Starfire Sports in Tukwila included.

 

SEATTLE – The Washington Lacrosse Boys State Championship Tournament gets underway Friday with the first three of 16 opening round games in Division I & II play.

The Washington state high school teams are vying for the right to compete for the 37th Washington State Boys Lacrosse Championship, Sunday, May 31 at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila.

Division I – Opening Round

In Division I play on Friday, Woodinville, the No. 5 seed in the KingCo Conference with a 10-6-0 record takes on Emerald Ridge, the No. 2 SPSL seed with a 10-3-0 record, in a 7:30 p.m. start at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup.

Three-time defending boys state lacrosse champion Bellevue High School and last year’s state runner up Issaquah are back in the Washington Lacrosse Boys State Championship Tournament in 2015. (Photo: Michael Jardine)

Three-time defending state champion Bellevue High School, the No. 1 KingCo seed with a16-4-0 record, has an opening round bye. Bellevue’s bid for a fourth consecutive state title gets underway Thursday, May 21 as the Wolverines face the winner of Bainbridge, the Metro No. 3 seed with a 10-9-0 record, and Kamiak, the Wesco/NW No. 2 seed with a 11-1-0 record, in quarterfinal action beginning at 7 p.m. at Bellevue High School.

Kamiak is one of three one-loss teams in Washington state lacrosse play this spring. Mercer Island, the No. 2 seed in the Division I KingCo Conference with an 18-1-0 record, and Providence, the No. 2 seed in the Division II Metro Conference with an 11-1-0 record, are the others.

Issaquah, the 2014 state runner-up and No. 3 KingCo seed with a 16-3-0 record, opens its post-season play on Tuesday, May 19 when it faces Gig Harbor, the No. 1 seed from the Narrows Conference with a 10-2-0 record. The winner will face Eastside Catholic, the No. 1 Metro seed with a 15-2-0 record. The Crusaders, which also have an opening round bye, open with quarterfinal action, Thursday, May 19 in a 7 p.m. start at the Eastside Catholic School in Sammamish.

On Tuesday, May 19, Tahoma, the No. 1 seed in the Division I SPSL Conference with a 15-5-0 record faces off against the winner of the Friday, May 15 Lakeside (Metro No. 5), Stanwood (Wesco/NW No. 3) contest, in a 7 p.m. start at Tahoma High School in Covington.

Division II – Opening Round

Also on Friday, Division II post-season play gets under way as White River, the No. 2 SPSL seed with a 10-6-0 record, faces Monroe, the No. 1 Wesco/NW seed with a 6-7-0 record, in a 7 p.m. start at Monroe High School. The second Division II game between Lynden, the No. 2 Wesco/NW seed with a 5-8-0 record, and Lake Washington, the No. 1 KingCo seed with a 10-6-0 record, kicks off at 8 p.m. at Lake Washington High School in Kirkland.

2014 Boys Division II state champion Seattle Academy elevated to Division I play in 2015. The Metro No. 2 seeded Cardinals, which boasted a 7-4-0 record in their first year of Division I play, again earned a post-season berth. The second-year program will take on Skyline, the No. 4 KingCo Conference seed with a 13-3-0 record, on Tuesday, May 19 in a 5 p.m. start at Upper Genesee Park in Seattle.

2014 Boys Division II state runner-up Columbia River (6-10-0), which played as King’s Way last season, finished third in the Central South Conference and did not advance to the post season this spring.

SeattleAcademy

Seattle Academy senior defender Zeke Robinson (center) holds off the attack of Seattle Prep during a Washington state high school lacrosse contest in 2014. After winning the Washington state Division II title in 2014, the school’s first year of play, the Cardinals have returned to the post season, this time in the highly competitive Division I. (Photo: Michael Jardine)

On Saturday, May 16, other Division II conference leaders to begin post-season play include Union, the No. 1 seed in the Division II Central South Conference with an 11-4-0 record, which takes Meadowdale, the Wesco/NW No. 2 seed with a 6-8-0 record, in a 4:30 p.m. start at Camas High School. Wenatchee, the No. 1 seed in the Division II Eastern Conference with a 13-4-0 record, takes on Providence, the Metro No. 2 seed with an 11-1-0 record) in a 1 p.m. start at Wenatchee Valley College. Vashon Island, the No. 1 seed in the Olympic Conference with a 9-3-0 record takes on first-year Juanita, the KingCo No. 2 seed with a 7-9-0 record in a 2 p.m. start at Vashon Island High School. Sumner, the No. 1 SPSL seed with an 11-2-0 record takes on Klahowya, the Olympic Conference No. 2 seed with an 11-4-0 record in a 7 p.m. start at Sumner High School.

The 2015 Boys Division I and II brackets are at the following links: 2015 Washington Lacrosse Boys State Championship Tournament — Division I Bracket & 2015 Washington Lacrosse Boys State Championship Tournament — Division II Bracket

The Washington Lacrosse Girls State Championship will be decided Friday, May 15 with No. 2 Bainbridge matching up with defending state champion No. 1 Issaquah. The game gets underway at 7 p.m. at Charlie Acosta Field on the campus of the Eastside Catholic School in Sammamish.

The boys regular season concluded Friday with Freshman Ben Lomas leading Mount Si with four goals as the Wildcats rallied with five fourth-quarter goals to down Auburn Riverside for their fourth win of the spring.

Washington State High School Lacrosse Schedule: Friday, May 15 – Saturday, May 30

Friday, May 15

Girls Games – Washington Lacrosse Girls State Championship Tournament – State Championship Game

2015 Washington Lacrosse Girls State Championship Tournament — Girls Bracket

No. 2 Bainbridge at No. 1 Issaquah (7 p.m. / Eastside Catholic School – Sammamish)

Boys Games — Washington Lacrosse Boys State Championship Tournament

2015 Washington Lacrosse Boys State Championship Tournament — Division I Bracket

2015 Washington Lacrosse Boys State Championship Tournament — Division II Bracket

Boys Division I – Opening Round
Woodinville (KingCo No. 5) at Emerald Ridge (SPSL No. 2) (7:30 p.m. / Sparks Stadium – Puyallup)

Boys Division II – Opening Round
White River (SPSL No. 2) at Monroe (Wesco/NW No. 1) (7 p.m. / Monroe HS – Monroe)
Lynden (Wesco/NW No. 2) at Lake Washington (KingCo No. 1) (8 p.m. / Lake Washington HS – Kirkland)

Saturday, May 16

Boys Division I – Opening Round
Lakeside (Metro No. 5) at Stanwood (Wesco/NW No. 3) (6 p.m. / Stanwood MS – Stanwood)

Boys Division II – Opening Round
Peninsula (SPSL No. 3) at Overlake (Metro No. 1) (1 p.m. / Overlake School – Redmond)
Providence (Metro No. 2) at Wenatchee (Eastern No. 1) (1 p.m. / Wenatchee Valley College – Wenatchee)
Gonzaga Prep (Eastern No. 2) at Camas (Central-South No. 2) (2 p.m. / Camas HS – Camas)
Juanita (KingCo No. 2) at Vashon Island (Olympic No. 1) (2 p.m. / Vashon Island HS – Vashon Island)
Meadowdale (Wesco/NW No. 2) at Union (KingCo No. 1) (4:30 p.m. / Camas HS – Camas)
Klahowya (Olympic No. 2) at Sumner (SPSL No. 1) 7 p.m. / Sumner HS – Sumner)

Sunday, May 17
No games scheduled

Monday, May 18
No games scheduled

Tuesday, May 19

Boys Division I — Opening Round
Skyline (KingCo No. 4) at Seattle Academy (Metro No. 2) (5 p.m. / Upper Genesee Park – Seattle)
Emerald Ridge (SPSL No. 2), Woodinville (KingCo No. 5) winner on May 14 at Sehome-Bellingham (Wesco/NW No. 1) (6 p.m. / Civic Stadium – Bellingham)
Bainbridge (Metro No. 3) at Kamiak (Wesco/NW No. 2) (7 p.m. / Kamiak HS – Mukilteo)
Seattle Prep (Metro No. 4) at Mercer Island (KingCo No. 2) (7 p.m. / Mercer Island HS – Mercer Island)
Lakeside (Metro No. 5), Stanwood (Wesco/NW No. 3) winner on May 15 at Tahoma (SPSL #1) (7 p.m. / Tahoma HS – Covington)
Issaquah (KingCo No. 3) at Gig Harbor (Narrows No. 1) (7:30 p.m. / Peninsula HS – Gig Harbor)
Bellevue (KingCo No. 1) – BYE
Eastside Catholic (Metro No. 1) — BYE

Wednesday, May 20
No games Scheduled

Thursday, May 21

Boys Division I – Quarterfinal Round
Bainbridge (Metro No. 3), Kamiak (Wesco/NW No. 2) winner on May 19 at Bellevue (KingCo #1) (7 p.m. / Bellevue HS – Bellevue)
Gig Harbor (Narrows No. 1), Issaquah (KingCo No. 3) winner on May 19 at Eastside Catholic (Metro #1) (7 p.m. / Eastside Catholic School – Sammamish)

Friday May 22, Saturday, May 23
Boys Division II – Quarterfinal Round

Wednesday, May 27
Boys Division I & II – Semifinal Rounds

Sunday, May 31
Boys Division I & II – Washington State Championship Games (Starfire Sports, Tukwila)

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.

 

www.WashingtonHSLAX.com

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