Skyline taps new lacrosse coach
October 8, 2013
Sam Hutson, a Maryland native and former assistant at Nathan Hale High School in Seattle, will be Skyline High School’s head boys lacrosse coach starting in the 2014 spring season.
Hutson spent the 2013 season at Nathan Hale, where the Raiders compiled a 17-4 record and won the program’s first state championship. He previously coached the boys junior varsity squad in 2009-10 at Heathwood Hall Episcopal School in Columbia, S.C.
“Lacrosse has a very bright future at Skyline High School. I’m extremely excited about this opportunity,” Hutson said in a news release. “We are going to do our very best to make (lacrosse) a highly competitive, rewarding experience for Skyline student-athletes.”
Hutson inherits a Skyline program with plenty of past success. The Spartans reached the state tournament in seven of their first nine years of existence, and have an overall record of 92-65.
Hutson grew up playing in the lacrosse hotbed of suburban Baltimore. In 2007, he helped Loyola Blakefield win the Maryland state title. He attended the University of South Carolina, where he played midfield for the school’s club team while studying sports management.
The coach spent time over the summer in Jamaica with about 20 lacrosse players with high-school, collegiate and professional rankings. The group helped teach the game to Jamaican children and fielded an under-19 squad for the nation’s first Friendship Games competition.
Issaquah hosts college lacrosse matchup
Issaquah High School will host the 2013 Seatown Classic, featuring a matchup between the University of Southern California and University of Oregon women’s lacrosse teams Oct. 13.
The NCAA Division I lacrosse game is the second to be played in Washington state.
“With the demand among youth and high school girls in Washington state to play lacrosse, it’s important that we continue to bring the highest level of the game to the state,” said Dave Low, president of the Washington State Chapter of U.S. Lacrosse. “We want our kids to experience first hand the best collegiate lacrosse players in America.”
The Trojans feature one local player in Alex Foreman, a Sammamish native and Eastside Catholic High School graduate. Foreman earned state and national honors for her play during her time as a Crusader.
Prior to the 1 p.m. match, Oregon and USC players will hold a 90-minute clinic for youth and high-school lacrosse players. Registration costs $5; the clinic begins at 10 a.m. Sign up at www.seatownclassic.org/clinics.
Tickets to the game cost $15 at the gate or $13 in advance when purchased at www.seatownclassic.org. Issaquah High School is at 700 Second Ave. S.E.