Washington Stealth lacrosse team honors Issaquah teenager
February 11, 2011
By Laura Geggel
NEW — 7 p.m. Feb. 11, 2011
On Saturday, the Washington lacrosse community will honor Tyler Lucas, an Issaquah teenager who died in a car accident on Interstate 405 on Feb. 1.
Lucas, an all-star defenseman respected by athletes and coaches alike, continued to play lacrosse even after doctors diagnosed him with diabetes.
Lacrosse players in the Washington Stealth game against the Edmonton Rush at the Comcast Arena in Everett can remember Lucus by purchasing decals featuring his initials and jersey number.
The 1-inch yellow and purple decals cost $50 for 25. Proceeds benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. By Wednesday, more than 35 teams had ordered decals, raising more than $5,000 for the foundation.
Saturday’s Stealth game will also feature a video celebration of Lucas’ life. The game starts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Lucas played lacrosse since elementary school, and played for Issaquah High School, the West Coast Starz, Seattle Starz, Team Washington, the Stealth Lacrosse Academy. He had also been accepted to play lacrosse at NCAA Division II Dominican University.