Eastside, Bainbridge preps named lacrosse All-Americans in Washington state

Eastside, Bainbridge preps named lacrosse All-Americans in Washington state

SEATTLE – Nine lacrosse student-athletes from the Eastside and Bainbridge Island in Washington state have been named US Lacrosse High School All-Americans in Washington state for the 2016 season.

compete-with-class-transState champion Bellevue High School leads the way with three selections, while Issaquah has two, followed by Eastside Catholic, Skyline, Mercer Island and Bainbridge each with one.

Bellevue’s selections include seniors Joseph Bethke, Jack Albrecht and Michael Medzegian.

Bethke, who finished the season with 65 regular-season points (38g, 27a) along with 18 ground balls and 17 points (10g, 7a) and 4 ground balls in the state tournament, was honored at the attack position.

Albrecht, who finished the regular season with 20 points (15g, 5a) and 41 ground balls along with 2 points (1g, 1a) and 5 ground balls in the state tournament was honored at the long-stick midfield position and Medzegian, who had 5 points (4g, 1a) and 43 ground balls in the regular season along with 6 ground balls in the state tournament, at defense.

State semifinalist Issaquah has two student-athletes on the team; seniors Ryan Egland at attack and Jake Lindahl at midfield. Egland had 64 points (37g, 27a) and 17 ground balls in the regular season along with 8 points (5g, 3a) and 5 ground balls in the state tournament. Lindahl recorded 61 points (45g, 16a) and 15 ground balls in the regular season. In the state tournament he had 11 points (10g, 1a) and 7 ground balls.

Others Washington state All-American selections include Mercer Island goaltender Ezra Tillinger, who logged 0.66 save percentage and 4.00 goals against average; Eastside Catholic attackman Bryce Atwater, who had 71 points (32g, 39a) and 16 ground balls in the regular season along with 19 points (8g, 11a) and 4 ground balls in the state tournament; Skyline defenseman PJ Cox, who recorded 4 points (2g, 2a) and 51 ground balls in the regular season along with 1 ground ball in the state tournament; and Bainbridge attackman Jack Frickleton who had 44 points (31g, 14a) in the regular season.

In recent years Washington state high school lacrosse student-athletes have increasingly been recognized on the national stage with 16 state preps tapped for All-America honors in 1015, 17 in 2014, 15 in 2013 and 14 selected in 2012.

Historically, a total of 90 boys and 56 girls from Washington state high schools have been named US Lacrosse All Americans.

2016 Washington State Boys All Americans

Position Name Year School (Team – if different from school)
Attack Ryan Egland Sr Issaquah High School
Attack Joseph Bethke Sr Bellevue High School
Attack Bryce Atwater Sr Eastside Catholic School
Attack Jack Frickleton Sr Bainbridge High School
Midfield Jake Lindahl Sr Issaquah High School
LSM Jack Albrecht Sr Bellevue High School
Defense Michael Medzegian Sr Bellevue High School
Defense PJ Cox Sr Skyline High School
Goal Ezra Tillinger Sr Mercer Island High School

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, 4,500 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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