December 24, 2013
The Issaquah lacrosse team fell to Claremont Secondary School, 10-4, in the title game of the 2013 Space Needle Shootout Dec. 8.
Despite applying strong pressure of its own with All-State faceoff specialist and Georgetown commit Mikey Giannopulos winning 90 percent of his draws and two of four Issaquah goals coming on transition, the Eagles had trouble containing a powerful Claremont squad that was in top form at the midpoint of its field lacrosse season.
“Claremont is a very well-rounded team. They dodge and dump to the crease all day,” said Issaquah team coach Mason Smith, an assistant under high school head coach Brandon Fortier during the spring.
More than 1,400 youth, middle and high school-aged lacrosse players from Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia competed in the 10th annual Space Needle Shootout at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila.
October 1, 2013
Following his inclusion in the Sept. 23 StudentSports.com regional high school lacrosse watch list, Issaquah junior Mikey Giannopulos was added to the online scholastic sports magazine’s Top 200 national list of NCAA prospects and players to watch in the class of 2015.
He’s the first student-athlete from Washington state to be named to the list.
Giannopulos, who platoons for the Eagles as a midfielder and a faceoff specialist, finished the 2013 season with 196 ground balls, making him the top sophomore in the state and ranking third among Division I boys players.