Liberty lacrosse loses close one to Mount Si

March 22, 2013

NEW — 1:40 p.m. March 22, 2013

The Liberty High School lacrosse team dropped an early halftime lead to Mount Si on the way to its second loss of the season, a narrow 7-4 defeat at the hands of the Wildcats, on March 16.

Mount Si overcame a 3-2 Liberty lead at the half with a 2-1 third quarter and a 3-0 fourth to pull ahead for the win.

Nate Jarvis had a pair of goals, while Colin Larson and Colin Ross each scored once for Liberty. Roland Deex had a single save for the Patriots.

 

 

Freshman duo carries on legacy of fallen teammate

September 11, 2012

Jake Fritz, Kevin Powers play in memory of Tyler Lucas

High school teammates Jake Fritz and Kevin Powers are making an impact as teammates at Dominican and are carrying on the memory of high school teammate Tyler Lucas, who died in an automobile accident. Contributed by Dominican University of California

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — When Jake Fritz and Kevin Powers, high school teammates and longtime friends, led a freshmen lacrosse class to Dominican University of California last academic year, they came with high expectations.

They aimed to play. They aimed to score. They aimed to please.

“We knew that there were no seniors graduating (from last year’s team) and we knew they had a few games where they were one or two goals short,” Powers said. “We knew with the contribution of our freshmen class we would be able to win some of those games.”

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Local lacrosse stars honored

June 26, 2012

Ben Director and Jack Pruitt have been named to the 2012 US Lacrosse High School All-Academic Team.

Director, a recent graduate of Issaquah High School, played midfield for his division 1 team. Pruitt, also a midfielder, graduated from Skyline High School this month.

Both athletes were among the 36 student-athletes from Washington that were honored for “exhibiting exemplary lacrosse skills, good sportsmanship on the field, and represent high standards of academic achievement in the classroom.”

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. Read more

Issaquah lacrosse team’s pursuit of perfection comes to stunning end

May 22, 2012

King’s Way cuts short Issaquah lacrosse’s state playoffs, 9-8

Julian Ritchie, Issaquah High School sophomore, sinks to his knees as King’s Way celebrates its 9-8 upset of the Eagles’ lacrosse team. By Greg Farrar

Perfection is often dreamed about, but rarely achieved.

Those dreams came to an abrupt end as Issaquah High School lacrosse lost its first round playoff game to King’s Way, 9-8, on May 19.

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Issaquah High School lacrosse closes out perfect 21-0 season

May 15, 2012

Matt O’Neill, Issaquah High School senior, fires the first goal of the lacrosse match May 11 as Eastlake junior Danny Keogh defends and Issaquah senior Cole Greer looks on. By Greg Farrar

The clock struck 7:48 in the first quarter and it was business as usual for the Issaquah High School boys lacrosse team. A spin, a juke and a furious goal from senior Matt O’Neill would be the first of many as Issaquah finished their perfect season by beating Eastlake, 13-4, May 11.

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Liberty lacrosse team falters in 11-3 loss to Mount Si

May 8, 2012

Anthony Mantz, Liberty High School midfielder, runs in to try a shot on the Mount Si goal in the third quarter as Zane Berhold defends during their May 2 lacrosse match. Mantz had an assist and a goal in the game. By Greg Farrar

Freshman Blake Picchena scored four goals to lead Mount Si High School’s lacrosse team to its ninth win of the season with an 11-3 defeat of the Liberty Patriots on May 2 at Liberty High School.

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Issaquah girls net 18-3 lacrosse win over Holy Names

April 3, 2012

NEW — 4:45 p.m. April 3, 2012

Haley Mincin connected for six goals to lead Issaquah to an 18 – 3 girls high school lacrosse win over Holy Names on April 2 Bellevue’s Robinswood Park. The win was the seventh of the season for the Issaquah girls, who lead the Snoqualmie Conference.

Mincin and her sister Emily combined for 10 of Issaquah’s 18 goals and three assists in the win. For Holy Names, Megan Chamberlin, Wendy Donier and Maddie Braman all scored solo goals.

Issaquah (7-1-0) next faces Lake Sammamish (3-1-0) at 6:30 p.m. April 18 at Marymoor Park in Redmond.

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Issaquah girls lacrosse dominates Forest Ridge

March 27, 2012

Haley Mincin hit eight goals to lead Issaquah to a 22-3 girls high school lacrosse win over Forest Ridge on March 22 at Eastlake Community Field in Sammamish.

The win elevated the Issaquah program, which draws students from across the Issaquah School District, to the best girls record in the state at 5-0.

Issaquah got out of the gates early with a 12-1 first-half lead and continued to pull away from Forest Ridge in the second half with 10 more goals.

Mincin, a Skyline High School junior, also had an assist and three ground balls in the win.  Issaquah freshman Suzie Emerson had four goals, and Skyline’s Jacqueline Marber and Robin Ringman each had a pair of goals.

Delly Brennan, Nicole Durham and Lindsay Stone all scored for Forest Ridge.

Issaquah (5-0-0) next faces Bellevue (3-0-0s) at 7 p.m. March 26 at Robinswood Park in Bellevue.

Issaquah girls best Forest Ridge, advance to 5-0 in lacrosse

March 23, 2012

NEW — 11:40 a.m. March 23, 2012

Haley Mincin hit eight goals to lead Issaquah to a 22-3 girls high school lacrosse win over Forest Ridge on Thursday at Eastlake Community Field in Sammamish. The win elevated the Issaquah program, which draws students from across the Issaquah School District, to the best girls record in the state at  5-0.

Isssaquah got out the gates early with a 12 – 1 first-half lead and continued to pull away from Forest Ridge in the second with 10 more goals.

Mincin, a Skyline High School junior, also had an assist and three ground balls in the win.  Issaquah freshman Suzie Emerson had four goals and Skyline’s Jacqueline Marber and Robin Ringman each had a pair of goals.

Delly Brennan, Nicole Durham and Lindsay Stone all scored for Forest Ridge.

Issaquah (5-0-0) next faces Bellevue (3-0-0s) at 7 p.m. March 26 at Robinswood Park in Bellevue.

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