2013 Washington Lacrosse Boys State Tournament action is underway as high school teams throughout Washington state look to advance to the Division I and II State Championship Games on Saturday, June 1 at Memorial Stadium in Seattle.
Boys Division I State Tournament
Boys Division II Tournament
In the Boys Division I state title game, Bellevue High School takes on the Eastside Catholic School, while in the Boys Division II state title game, Snohomish takes on Garfield. The Boys Division II game gets underway at 3:30 p.m., while the boys Division I game gets underway at 6 p.m.
Both games are televised On Demand by Comcast. The On Demand telecast will be available to Comcast customers at no cost beginning in early June.
What: Washington Lacrosse Boys State Championships / Boys Division II Championship (Snohomish vs. Garfield) 3:30 p.m. / Boys Division I Championship (Bellevue vs. Eastside Catholic) 6:00 p.m.
When: Saturday, May 26, 2012
Where: Memorial Stadium, Seattle
Media: Working press area with power. Credentials available by request and at gate
Television: On Demand (Comcast)
Results: Game Summary available immediately following game. Captioned art, broadcast highlights available by request
2012 State Championship Media Guide: VIEW, DOWNLOAD, SHARE
Boys State Championship Day: Full Schedule
10:30 a.m. – 11:30a.m. Youth 5-6 Regional Honor Game
11:30 a.m. –12:30 p.m. Youth 7-8 Regional All-Star Game
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. High School All-Star Game
3:30 p.m. Boys Division II Finals
5:15 p.m. Awards Presentation
6:00 p.m. Boys Division I Finals
DIVISION I CHAMPIONSHIP (6 p.m.) Bellevue (19-2-0) vs. Eastside Catholic (14-3-0)
Bellevue High School “Wolverines”: Bellevue is a single-school club and one of the original programs to play high school lacrosse in the state. The Wolverines, 19-2-0 overall record (17-2-0 in regular season play), muscled their way back to the Washington Lacrosse Boys State Championship with an unlikely road semifinal win over defending state champion Mercer Island, Wednesday at Islander Stadium on Mercer Island.
The Bellevue playoff win, a decisive 13 – 2 blow that knocked the defending state champion Islanders from state title contention, put the Wolverines back into the Division I state title game for the first time since 2010. It’s just the Wolverines’ second state title appearance since 1992.
Under coach John Baumann (11th year at BHS with a 102-51-0 record), Bellevue has won 13 straight games to close-out the season including three straight victories over difficult New York opponents in an April East Coast road swing. The Wolverines’ last and only defeats came back-to-back, first at home on March 30 in overtime to Issaquah 7 – 6, and then on the road at the hands of Eastside Catholic 12 – 11 on April 3.
Who to Watch: The Wolverines are led on offense by junior attackman Cole Johnson. In 19 regular season games the #2 leading scorer in Boys Division I play has 47 goals and 23 assists. Johnson has seven goals and four assists in two playoff games.
Lax Shorts: Bellevue is among 16 eastside lacrosse programs… In the 34-year history of lacrosse play at Bellevue High School, the Wolverines’ Division I squad won it all in 2010, won three straight from 1989 to 1991 and four straight between 1983 and 1986. Bellevue’s boys Division II squad won it all in 1998 and 1995. For the girls, Bellevue appeared in the 1993 while the Wolverines’ Division II squad won it all in 2003 and was runner-up to Snohomish in 2008… Bellevue has played in a combined 17 boys Division I and II state championship games since beginning play in 1979. It’s the 20th overall state title appearance for the school.
Eastside Catholic “Crusaders”: Eastside Catholic, 14-3-0 (11-3-0 in the regular season), advanced to its first appearance in the boys Division I Washington state lacrosse title game with semifinal win over King’s Way, Wednesday on the campus of the Eastside Catholic School in Sammamish.
The Crusaders, winners of their last four straight, have chalked up victories in 13 of their last 14 games with their only loss in the period, an 18 – 2 beating by Mercer Island on May 8.
After finishing with a 3-13-0 record in 2010, Eastside Catholic advanced to their first Boys Division I state championship game under first-year coach Lewis Ratcliff, since the school’s inaugural boys year in 2007. The championship appearance is the third in school history. The boys dropped the 2009 Division II championship to Overlake before advancing to the senior division the following year. In 2010, the Eastside Catholic girls defeated Kennedy to win the Division II state championship.
In their only matchup this season, Bellevue fell to the Crusaders 12-11 April 3 at the Eastside Catholic School.
Who to Watch: Eastside Catholic is led by sophomore attackman Collin MacIlvennie. In 14 regular season games, the #4 leading scorer in the league has 46 goals and 11 assists. In two playoff games he has six goals and three assists.
Lax Shorts: The Crusaders are coached by Washington Stealth forward Lewis Ratcliff… Eastside Catholic is among eight Catholic High Schools in Washington state to field lacrosse teams; Eastside Catholic, Seattle Prep, Bishop Blanchet, Holy Names, Forest Ridge, Bellarmine Prep, Kennedy Catholic, and Gonzaga Prep in Spokane.
The Road to the Division I State Championships
DIVISION II CHAMPIONSHIP (3:30 p.m.) Snohomish (18-1-0) vs. Garfield (13-6-0)
Snohomish: Snohomish is a multi-school club drawing from five Snohomish, Skagit and Island County high schools. Snohomish, 18-1-0 overall (15-1-0 in the regular season), advanced to its first boys state lacrosse title game with a 10 – 8 Division II semifinal win over Nathan Hale, Wednesday at Glacier Peak High School.
Led by head coach Chris Cote, the state title berth is the first boys state title appearance for Snohomish and its third overall since the program’s inaugural year in 2002. Snohomish won the girls Division II state title in 2008 and 2005.
The win sets in place a repeat matchup for Snohomish coach Chris Cote over Garfield, who eliminated them in the first round of the 2011 playoffs.
Who to Watch: Snohomish is led by Glacier Peak High School sophomore Gabe Girgus. In 16 regular-season games, the #9 scorer in Boys Division II play has 47 goals and 15 assists. In three playoff appearances, Girgus has five goals and two assists.
Lax Shorts: Snohomish has won its last 15 straight games on the way to the state title game. They last lost on the road to Division I Lake Washington 17 – 10 on March 22. The loss to the Kangs is their only blemish this season… Snohomish is comprised of students from five Snohomish County High Schools; Snohomish High School, Glacier Peak High School, Archbishop Murphy High School, Lake Stevens High School, and Cavalero Middle School… Snohomish is among six Snohomish, Skagit and Island County lacrosse programs drawing from area high schools; Snohomish, Everett, Monroe, Skagit Valley, Stanwood, and San Juan.
Garfield High School “Bulldogs”: Garfield is a multi-school club associated primarily with Garfield High School, but drawing from a total of 10 Seattle-area high schools. The Bulldogs, 13-6-0 (11-6-0 in the regular season), advanced to their first berth in the boys lacrosse state championships with a decisive 15 – 1 semifinal win over rival Seattle Prep, Wednesday at Seattle’s Lower Woodland Park.
Led by head coach Ryan Kelly in his 11th year at Garfield (95-55-0),the Bulldogs, the #3 seed in the conference, which had to down three #1 seeds; Gig Harbor, Overlake and now Prep to get to the state title game, have won seven of their past eight games. Garfield lost only to Vashon 19 – 3 on the final day of the regular season.
Who to Watch: The Bulldogs are led by Seattle Academy junior attackman Cedric Rhodes. In 15 regular season games, the Boys Division II #4 scorer has 50 goals and 20 assists. In three post season appearances, Rhodes has 10 goals and seven assists.
Lax Shorts: Founded in 2002, Garfield is comprised of students from O’Dea High School, The Bush School, Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences, Northwest School, Center School and Chrysalis School… Garfield is among 10 Seattle-area high school lacrosse programs; Garfield, Ballard, Nathan Hale, Roosevelt, Seattle Prep, Blanchet, Lakeside and Holy Names all field varsity squads. Franklin fields a JV lacrosse squad.
The Road to the Division II State Championships
Download: 2013 Washington Lacrosse Girls State Championship Media Guide
The 2013 Washington Lacrosse Girls State Championship Game features a matchup of one of the state’s most recent success stories, Lake Sammamish Lacrosse Club and perennial state power The Lakeside School.
Lake Sammamish, which draws Eastside student-athletes from Lake Washington, Eastlake, Juanita, Redmond, Bothell, Inglemoor and Woodinville High Schools along with the International School, is the new kid on the block beginning lacrosse play in just 2004.
Led by third-year coach and 2013 Girls Coach of the Year Tony D’Alessio, the club finished the regular season 14-2-0 losing only to Bainbridge High School and Oregon’s West Linn High School.
In the post-season, last year’s state runner-up went on to down Overlake and Puyallup in the early playoff rounds before knocking Bainbridge out of its first state championship game in the last decade to earn a berth in Friday night’s final.
The Lakeside School, one of the inaugural girls lacrosse programs in the state of Washington and 11-time state champion, finished its season 14-1-0. The Lions only loss coming in an 8-7 road defeat on April 1 at the hands of Lake Sammamish.
In the post-season, coach Jamie Asaka’s Lions dispatched Issaquah, Snohomish and finally Mercer Island to earn a berth in their 15th state championship games since 1987.
The 2013 Washington Lacrosse Girls State Championship Game is webcast live on The Lacrosse Network at www.YouTube.com/TLN and available On Demand to Comcast customers in Washington state through Xfinity TV.
The Road to the 2013 Washington Lacrosse Girls State Championship Game
Boys State Championship History
The Washington Lacrosse Boys State Championships take place over Memorial Day weekend. The annual tournament matches the best high school teams from throughout eastern and western Washington in a single elimination format.
Seattle Memorial Stadium: 6 years – 2012 – ‘09 (boys only), ‘08, ‘07, ‘06
CenturyLink Field: 05, 04, 03
Mercer Island High School: 9 years – 02, 01, 00, 99, 98, 97, 96, 95, 94, 93
Home Field of Top Ranked Team: 1979 – 1992
Boys Division I State Tournament
2012 Champion - Bellevue (defeated Eastside Catholic 13 – 4)
All-Time State Title Leader - Bainbridge Island (11); 07, 03, 02, 00, 99, 98, 97, 96, 95, 94, 92
Consecutive State Titles - Bainbridge Island (7); 00, 99, 98, 97, 96, 95, 94, 93, 92
All-Time Participation in Title Game - Lakeside School (18); 00, 99, 98, 97, 94, 93, 90, 89, 88, 87, 86, 85, 84, 83, 82, 81, 80, 79
First State Title - Lakeside; 1979
Division I Historical State Champions
YR Champion (Runner-Up)
2012 Bellevue (Eastside Catholic)
2011 Mercer Island (Bainbridge)
2010 Bellevue (Mercer Island)
2009 Issaquah (Mercer Island)
2008 Issaquah (Bainbridge)
2007 Bainbridge (Mercer Island)
2006 Mercer Island (Issaquah)
2005 Mercer Island (Issaquah)
2004 Mercer Island (Bainbridge)
2003 Bainbridge (Mercer Island)
2002 Bainbridge (Mercer Island)
2001 Mercer Island (Bainbridge)
2000 Bainbridge (Lakeside)
1999 Bainbridge (Lakeside)
1998 Bainbridge (Lakeside)
1997 Bainbridge (Lakeside)
1996 Bainbridge (Eastside)
1995 Bainbridge (Eastside)
1994 Bainbridge (Lakeside)
1993 Lakeside (Bainbridge)
1992 Bainbridge (Bellevue)
1991 Bellevue (Bainbridge)
1990 Bellevue (Lakeside)
1989 Bellevue (Lakeside)
1988 Lakeside (Bellevue)
1987 Lakeside (Bellevue)
1986 Bellevue (Lakeside)
1985 Bellevue (Lakeside)
1984 Bellevue (Lakeside)
1983 Bellevue (Lakeside)
1982 Lakeside (Bellevue)
1981 Lakeside (Bellevue)
1980 Lakeside (Bellevue)
1979 Lakeside (Bellevue)
Boys Division II State Tournament Records
2012 Champion - Snohomish (defeated Garfield 7 – 4)
All-Time State Title Leader - Bellevue (2); 1998, 1995 / Maple Valley (2); 2000, 1999
Consecutive State Titles - Maple Valley (2); 2000, 1999
First State Title - Curtis; 1994
Division II Historical State Champions
YR Champion (Runner-Up)
2012 Snohomish (Garfield)
2011 Woodinville (Sammamish)
2010 Lynnwood (San Juan)
2009 Overlake (Eastside Catholic)
2008 Northshore (Seattle Prep)
2007 Tacoma (Puyallup)
2006 Eastlake (Lynnwood)
2005 Vashon (Whatcom)
2004 Issaquah (Roosevelt)
2003 Eastside (Curtis)
2002 Seattle Prep (Bainbridge B)
2001 Port Angeles (Seattle Prep)
2000 Maple Valley (Nathan Hale)
1999 Maple Valley (Nathan Hale)
1998 Bellevue (Bainbridge B)
1997 Vashon (Nathan Hale)
1996 Mercer Island (Vashon)
1995 Bellevue (Mercer Island)
1994 Curtis (Vashon)
Girls State Championship History
The Washington Lacrosse Girls State Championships takes place over the second weekend of May. The annual tournament matches the best high school teams from throughout eastern and western Washington in a single elimination format.
Eastside Catholic School (3 years 2011 – 2009 – girls only)
Seattle Center Memorial Stadium (2008, 2007, 2006)
CenturyLink Field (2005, 2004, 2003)
Mercer Island High School (10 years; 2013, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993)
Home Field of Top Ranked Team (1979 – 1992)
GIRLS STATE TOURNAMENT RECORDS
Bainbridge (defeated Lake Sammamish 13-11)
All-Time State Title Leader
Lakeside (8 – 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2001, 1998, 1997)
Bainbridge (9 – 2012, 2011, 2005, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1996, 1995, 1994)
Consecutive State Titles
Lakeside (5 –2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006)
Bainbridge (3 – 1996, 1995, 1994)
Girls Historical State Champions – Washington Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association
To accommodate growth, the girls league expanded into two divisions in 2002. In 2012, to create a more competitive environment an expanded Div. 1 and Div. 2 have been consolidated into a single varsity category with additional teams playing in a JV category.
State Champion (Runner Up)
2012 Bainbridge (Lake Sammamish)
2011 Bainbridge (Lakeside) Div. 2 Bellevue East (Overlake)
2010 Lakeside (Bainbridge) Div. 2 Eastside Catholic (Kennedy)
2009 Lakeside (Bainbridge) Div. 2 Mercer Island (Issaquah)
2008 Lakeside (Bainbridge) Div. 2 Snohomish (Bellevue)
2007 Lakeside (Bainbridge) Div. 2 Tacoma (Lakeside)
2006 Lakeside (Bainbridge) Div. 2 Roosevelt (Tacoma)
2005 Bainbridge (Lakeside) Div. 2 Snohomish (Lake Sammamish)
2004 Bainbridge (Mercer Island) Div. 2 Kitsap (Bainbridge)
2003 Seattle Prep (Lakeside) Div. 2 Bellevue (Kitsap)
2002 Bainbridge (Overlake) Div. 2 Forest Ridge (Curtis)
2001 Lakeside (Overlake)
2000 Bainbridge (Overlake)
1999 Overlake (Bainbridge)
1998 Lakeside (Bainbridge)
1997 Lakeside (Overlake)
1996 Bainbridge (Holy Names)
1995 Bainbridge (Overlake)
1994 Bainbridge (Bellevue)
1993 Bellevue (Bainbridge)
Girls League Champions – Prior to the formal establishment of the WSLA in 1993
1987 Bainbridge / Lakeside