Issaquah lacrosse midfielders named to All-American team
June 19, 2012
The Washington State Chapter of U.S. Lacrosse announced June 6 that 14 high school student-athletes, including lacrosse players from Issaquah High School, in Washington have been named to the 2012 U.S. Lacrosse All-American team.
The selections mark the first time since the awards were first given in Washington in 1987 that so many student-athletes have been named All-American or All-American Honorable Mention in a single year.
Local selections include senior midfielders Ben Director and Kole Lindor, from Issaquah High, as well as student athletes from girls varsity state champion Bainbridge High School, Boys Division I state champion Bellevue High School, Mercer Island High School and the Lakeside School. Schools with one player selected include Archbishop Murphy High School, Lake Washington High School and Redmond High School.
Student-athletes named to the U.S. Lacrosse All-American Team are considered the best high school lacrosse players in the United States.
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View a historical list of All-American selections in Washington at www.washingtonhslax.com/history/awards-and-records. Learn more about lacrosse in Washington at www.washingtonhslax.com.
To be honored, student-athletes must be an All-State selection, must be in good standing at his or her school and must exhibit sportsmanship on and off the field.
Washington recipients are selected by a state committee made up of varsity coaches from the state as assigned by U.S. Lacrosse.
Since 1987, 90 student-athletes from Washington state (58 boys and 32 girls) have been named All-American or All-American Honorable Mention by U.S. Lacrosse.
Washington has experienced double-digit annual growth throughout the past decade, according to the Washington state chapter of U.S. Lacrosse.
With a 34-year local history, 157 individual boys and girls high school teams are available to students attending nearly 200 WIAA schools across the state.
Governed by the Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association and the Washington Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association, the sport is played during the spring season and capped by annual boys and girls state championships in late May.