State Championships

2013 Boys State Tournament

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








2012 Boys State Tournament

The finals are set for the 34th Washington Lacrosse Boys State Championships, Saturday, May 26 at Memorial Stadium in Seattle.

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

2013 Girls State Tournament



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.

lakesidelogoThe 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 and available On Demand to Comcast customers in Washington state through Xfinity TV.


The Road to the 2013 Washington Lacrosse Girls State Championship Game

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 2013 State Tournament Bracket Link


Boys History

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.

Historical Venues

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

2013 Champion - Bellevue (defeated Mercer Island 14 – 11)

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)                      

2013 Bellevue (Mercer Island)
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

2013 Champion - Nathan Hale (defeated Garfield 7 – 6)
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)                           

2013 Nathan Hale (Garfield)
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 History

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.

Historical Venues

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)                      


2012  Div. 1 Champion                                      

Bainbridge (defeated Lake Sammamish 13-11)

All-Time State Title Leader

Lakeside    (9 – 2013, 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)

2013 Lakeside (Lake Sammamish)

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

1992       Greenwood

1991       Bainbridge

1990       Lakeside

1989       Lakeside

1988       Lakeside

1987       Bainbridge / Lakeside

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