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Welcome to the home of the Skyline Spartans Lacrosse Club.

SkylineLax.com has the latest news, information, schedules, results and more about Skyline Spartans Lacrosse.

NEW TO LACROSSE? We welcome new players grades 1 through 8, and invite you to find out more about the fastest growing youth sport in America. Each new player in grades 1-4 qualifies for free rental equipment from the club. If you have questions, please feel welcome to contact the club using info skylinelax.com or join our email list to get periodic updates. Visit us on Facebook Twitter or Instagram.

STRONG4SAM Online Store Now Open
STRONG4SAM Online Store Now Open
Go to http://skylinelax.com and click on STRONG4SAM (top right) to order your STRONG4SAM shirts today. Shirts are black with grey printing — the color of support for brain cancer. Shirts are $10 each, with 100% of proceeds going directly to Fred Hutch and Project Violet to find cures for childhood cancer.
Order today as the online store closes April 1st at 11:00pm.
Teams: Order 10+ shirts and get a $2 off on each shirt. Place your orders directly with Julie Spieker (Julie.spieker@comcast.net) or order online.
You can pick up your shirts at Hop Jacks on Tuesday, April 14 5:00 - 8:00pm. Hop Jacks will donate 20% of your food purchase proceeds to Project Violet on this night too!
Thank you for your support.
Skyline Spartans Lacrosse Club 

by posted 03/25/2015

View the new STRONG4SAM Video on SkylineLax.com


Strong4Sam from Cameron Crisp on Vimeo.

by posted 03/25/2015
Over 100 already going to Strong4Sam - how about you?


Players and Parents:

We've had a great outpouring of support for the event on April 17th, STRONG4SAM 2.0, with over 400 people in our community already invited from the Facebook event page (and over 100 people committed to going already!) 

We've included this STRONG4SAM 2.0 flyer today to make it easier to learn more, print and share.

If you have not already done so, please go to the April 17th event page on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/350516681803187/ to tell the world you will stand with Sam and the scientists at Fred Hutch -- and encourage your friends, family and neighbors to do so as well.

Thanks to many of you, we have already reached over 8,200 in our community.

With your support and outreach, we can reach 15,000 and get 400 people to come out and support the event!


As always, thank you for your support.

Skyline Spartans Lacrosse Club




by posted 03/23/2015
Three requests of our LAX parents, players & families
Sam Taylor - Strong4Sam 2.0 - Skyline HS April 17th
Important Strong4Sam Update on SkylineLax.com  -- three requests of our players, parents and family members
We hope you’ll be able to join us for what we consider to be our most important event of the spring lacrosse season - STRONG4SAM 2.0.  Information about the event is provided below. 

STRONG4SAM 2.0 Night is a great opportunity for us to show our support for Sam and the Taylor family, to provide the opportunity to donate to a great charitable organization (Project Violet) and to come together as a lacrosse family and showcase our passion for this cause, and our sport, to the community.
Help us pack the stands in three simple steps:
1. Plan to go and bring your entire family.
2. Add this event to your calendar 
http://ate.so/?OpJYsf8 (Outlook, Apple, Google and more supported)
3. Go to the STRONG4SAM 2.0 Night Event invitation on Facebook.  Join the event and INVITE all your local friends and family to the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/350516681803187/ 
Want to help even more?
Many of you are already asking how you can help. For those who would like to do a little more,  please consider becoming a STRONG4SAM T-shirt Benefactor, donating concession items or volunteering to help.  Please contact   fit you'd like to help or for questions about the event.

We’ll have more information out in the next few days about the chance to pre-order the brand-new STRONG4SAM T-shirts, so stay tuned to www.skylinelax.com for more details as the event draws closer.
Strong4Sam 2.0 Invite flyer
As always, thank you for your support.
Skyline Spartans Lacrosse Club

by posted 03/18/2015
Important 2015 Lacrosse Season update
visit skylinelax.com view update on the web
Parents and Players,
The 2015 lacrosse season is in full swing with all of your youth and high school teams having played at least one game. Last night, our varsity team started their season with a 13-7 victory over the Eastlake Wolves. Both JV teams beat their opponents.  It was a great start to the season!
There is a lot of information in this email so please read through carefully to the end.

What Your Board is Up To

It has been a very busy few weeks and each board member has played an important part in getting the season started.  Fields have been reserved, last minute registrations accommodated, practice schedules juggled, team books assembled, uniforms and equipment handed out.  Thank you to all the parents that have helped in the last couple of weeks as well as the parents that have agreed to serve as team managers, spotters, scorekeepers and timers.  It is really appreciated.
Following up on what we presented at our parent meeting, our 2013 tax return and 2013-2014 profit and loss statement is available on our website as well as the 2014-2015 estimated budget.  Later this year I will be proposing to the board that we change our bylaws to require all future boards to provide similar financial documents each year.  On fields and field costs, we have a parent that has had an initial meeting with the school, an initial step to our long term goal of getting the cost of the fields reduced. 
We again have athletic trainers from Children’s hospital that will be on the sideline during all home high school games.  If your player needs something taped up prior to the game, be sure and see the trainer.

Board Position Open

We have a board position that is open and are looking for someone to fill the vacancy.  Most on the board have players at the high school level, so candidates with players at the youth level are strongly encouraged to apply.  Send an email to  if you would like to know more.

National Signing Day

We currently have three Senior Skyline boys lacrosse players officially committed to play NCAA lacrosse next season.  Jeffrey Harris and Tyler Johnston (pictured below in green) have verbally committed to play lacrosse at the University of Indianapolis.  Charlie Kurtenbach (pictured below in white) recently committed to play at Saint Leo University in Saint Leo, FL.  Both schools compete at the NCAA Division II level. 
Skyline’s National Signing Day ceremony is on April 15, 2015
Skyline’s National Signing Day ceremony is on April 15, 2015 at 4:00 in the Skyline Black Box Theatre.  These boys will join their Skyline student-athlete peers on signing day.  Congratulations to all the boys and their families and very special thank you to Gregg Harris who worked to convince the administration that lacrosse should be included again this year.
Add this event to your calendar (Outlook, Apple, Google and more supported)

April 17, 2015 Will be Special with Your Help

Many of you already know that Sam Taylor, one of our 6th grade players, was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor.  I had the privilege to coach Sam last year—he is a special player and special young man.  His older brother Alex is on the varsity team this year and the entire Taylor family are a big part of Skyline Lacrosse. (Sam is writing a blog about his experience)  
Strong4Sam 2.0 Night at Skyline HS StadiumTo show our support for Sam and his family, Skyline Lacrosse is honored to host STRONG4SAM 2.0 during the Varsity game against Issaquah on Friday, April 17, 2015 at 7:30 pm
We hope our entire lacrosse community, along with all of your friends and family in the area, will join us for this special event. The event will include the opportunity to purchase STRONG4SAM t-shirts and donate to Project Violet, an amazing charity Sam is supporting that is dedicated to developing new classes of drugs to cure what are currently considered incurable diseases.  100% of the proceeds from the event will be donated to Project Violet.   
This is the same night our varsity team will play one of the toughest teams all year and it should be a great game.  Our goals are simple:  Fill each and every home side seat with supporters and sell as many T shirts — and concessions, thanks to some great support from Skyline Booster Club — as possible.   100% of the proceeds from the event will be donated to Project Violet   Help us make it happen and get your friends and family to show up, support Sam and watch a great game
Add this event to your calendar  (Outlook, Apple, Google and more supported)
Watch your email for more information and get updates on the event and how you can help at www.skylinelax.comhttps://www.facebook.com/Strong4Sam or RSVP for the event at https://www.facebook.com/events/350516681803187/ 
Thanks for your support.  We are looking forward to an exciting lacrosse season!
Rene Cespedes
Skyline Lacrosse

by posted 03/17/2015
16 Life Lessons I Learned from Lacrosse
16 Life Lessons I Learned from Lacrosse:
Life really is just one big lacrosse game, and if you grow up playing this sport and learning it’s lessons, then you’re on your way to navigating the great big world out there. This could apply to almost any youth athletics, and should be the focus of parents, coaches, administrators and players – using sports to become confident, socialized, prepared adults who are ready for the gauntlet of obstacles and choices that lay ahead when they go out on their own. There’s more than 16 lessons I learned from sports, but these are the most important. What lessons have you learned?
  1. Life is a series of cuts – it’s all about making choices, changes of speed, and changes of direction. When we stop moving and stand still, progress is stalled and we can’t protect the ball.
  2. We need awareness at all times, to know what the people who are with us are doing, to know what the people who are competing against us are doing, and how to work with both of them for the best outcome.
  3.  Integrity and sportsmanship make the game more fun to play, but aren’t always easy when the other team doesn’t have them. Keeping those qualities despite what others are doing builds character and feels pretty good at the end of the day.
  4. Anticipating is always better than reacting.
  5. The first one off the line has the opportunity to get the prize, but the person who is in the best position usually comes up with it.  Attacking goals smarter- not just faster, and with the best effort pays off.
  6. Falling down is inevitable, failure to get back up stops the game.
  7. Injuries and health problems happen, rest and recovery is essential, but prevention makes for a much better season/life.
  8. Mistakes and failures teach us the best lessons, and those lessons stick the longest.
  9. Consistently watching film/reviewing our habits can show us what we are doing right and where we need to improve.

by posted 03/02/2015
Kurtenbach is the latest College Lacrosse Commit

Charlie Kurtenbach has committed to play collegiately at St. Leo University in St. Leo, Florida.

Charlie (#25, right) is a two time Captain for the Skyline Spartans and led his team in points as a junior attack man. Charlie is extremely excited to continue his career at the next level. 

St. Leo University is a 10 year Division 2 program.

Coach Brad Jorgensen, St. Leo University, will be extremely lucky to have versatile left handed attack man!

Best of luck Charlie!!!

Skyline Spartans Lacrosse Club

by posted 02/28/2015
Spartan Middy Jeffrey Harris Commits to UIndy

Spartan Middy Jeffrey Harris Commits to UIndy

Spartan Middy Jeffrey Harris Commits to UIndy

Skyline senior mid-fielder Jeffrey Harris has committed to play NCAA DII lacrosse at the University of Indianapolis.

Jeffrey chose Indianapolis for its size, location, academic offerings and commitment to student-athletics.

The UIndy Greyhounds announced the addition of men’s and women’s varsity lacrosse programs starting in 2015-16 as part of a $50M university development plan.

The Greyhounds will compete as the newest member of the ECAC DII Lacrosse Conference with coach Greg Stocks at the helm who spent the last six years successfully building the Lake Erie program from scratch.  Jeffrey will join Skyline teammate Tyler Johnston who committed to UIndy in December ensuring that Spartan power will be well represented in Indianapolis.

Way to go Jeffrey!

Skyline Spartans Lacrosse Club

by posted 01/28/2015
DICKS Sporting Goods - new coupons

DICKS Sporting Goods renewed their sponsorship of Skyline Spartans lacrosse Club for 2015 thanks to the massive support our families provided them after their grand opening. When you shop at DICKS, please use the following coupons (which credit our club). Click on the image to view coupons.

DICKS Sporting Goods coupons for Skyline LAX    

by posted 01/05/2015
Senior attackman Tyler Johnston to play at UIndy
Tyler Johnston Skyline LAXSenior attackman Tyler Johnston has committed to play at the University of Indianapolis, an NCAA DII school that will be competing in the ECAC conference starting Spring 2016. 
The University of Indianapolis, was founded in 1902 and is also known as UIndy, located on nearly 50 acres just minutes from downtown Indianapolis.
The Greyhounds have strong sports programs, but are also well known for their academics. 
UIndy has an Academic Success Rate (graduation rate) of 74 percent for all student-athletes, which is higher than the national average.
The Greyhounds are led by head coach Greg Stocks. Coach Stocks began recruiting Tyler after seeing him play this past summer in the Philly Showcase.
Congrats Tyler!
Skyline Spartans Lacrosse Club

by posted 12/15/2014
Parents & Players Guide to the Skyline Lax Website

Parents & Players - here is what you need to get started using your Skyline Lacrosse website, your information resource for the 2011 Lacrosse season.

The SLC website is the communication hub for all league information, game & practice schedules, critical event updates, as well as general regional lacrosse news.  The website will send out automatic reminders of all games & practices and will automatically notify you of any changes to your players schedule.  Key to having this information at your fingertips is your membership contact information.

Step One: Update your membership information.  Make sure all adults responsible for your players schedule and  transportation are listed and have email addresses & phone numbers updated.  Log in using the "Edit My Account" tab under "Spartans"  on the main menu bar or Click Here.  You will need the eMail address and password you used to register.

Tip: if you need help at any point, look for the little blue & white question mark buttons.

Your Team Page:  Every SLC team has a team page that is managed by the coaches and managers of your team.  On it you will find Team Headlines, Team Bulletins from your Coaches and team Managers, your Coaches contact information, and a listing of your team's next 10 events.  To find your players team page click on the "Team" tab on the main menu bar.  You will then have the option to use a drop-down menu bar to select the "Season" (should be "2010 - Spring"), select your players "Team" (Varsity, JV, JVC).  Your players Team Page should display.

Tip: if "team" choices do not appear in the drop-down menu this may be due to cookie handling - try changing the "Team" menu choice once, then try "Team" again.  If that does not work, click the ? button for help.

Your Team Key Contacts:  You will find your teams key contacts on the team page.  This will display all of the information your Coach, Team Manager & Team Parents have made visible using the "Roster" setting on their membership page including eMail address & phone number.

Tip: If no key contact information is present yet, it is because the coaches & team volunteers are still updating their membership info and changing their contact settings from "Private"  to "Roster".  You can also remind your Coach that the team contact page needs updating.

Your Next 10 Events:  Look here for upcoming practices and games. Click the "Date" for detailed information and click the "Event/Field" for field information and a link to a map.  Practice information will typically be displayed for 3-4 weeks out and Games for 4-6 weeks out.  If there are changes, updates or additions the website will automatically notify you by eMail at the addresses you have in your membership profile.  Remember:  to not rely on the automatic updates to manage your players lacrosse experience - check this website and your team page often!

Tip: Practice & game schedules are still being loaded and team contact information is still being updated.  Please be patient as we continue our transition to this new league management system & SLC website.

Schedules:  Player practice & game schedules can be found in several ways.  You will always be able to find the latest info for your team on the team page's "Next 10 Events" list; but that is not the only resource.  There is the SLC "Master Schedule" which can be found under the "Spartans" tab on the main menu bar.  This will have all the updated information on practices, games, clinics, optional throw-arounds.  From the Master Schedule you can click on the Field to get directions & a map or the Team Name to jump to the Team Page.  Lastly, you can also select "Schedules" by team under the "Team" tab on the top menu bar.

Events:  There are always a ton of great Lacrosse activity in our region ranging from Boys & Girls Varsity, Junior Varsity & C  High School Games, special exhibition games between regional college powers and our own Washington Stealth professional indoor lacrosse to attend.  You can get the latest Event info from the "Events Calendar" found under the "Spartans" tab on the top menu bar or in the Upcoming Events box on the Skyline Lacrosse Homepage (Right column).

Game Results & Standings:  These pages will populate with information once the regular season begins.  Both can be found under the "Team" tab on the top menu bar.

League Documents:  You can find a ton of League forms, general Lacrosse information, and helpful resources in the "Documents" section found under the "Spartans" tab.  You will also find your player's single most important key to having a successful season here: "Wall Drills - the Essential Guide" - download, print and take your player to the nearest wall!

Get Laxin!

by posted 03/06/2010
Concussion Awareness & Resources

On July 26th, 2009 Washington State House Bill 1824 – also known as the Zackery Lystedt Law – went into effect.  As a result youth sports organizations state-wide are focusing attention and educational resources on the risk of  head injuries. This law directly affects Skyline Lacrosse Club, Spartan head injury policies and our 2010 player registration processes. 
All Washington lacrosse clubs and associations must now follow all steps outlined below to ensure they are compliant with the law.  The two requirements that directly affect our registration starting in 2010 processes include:
  • Annually require all players and the parent(s)/guardian(s) of those players to sign and return an informed consent form  relating to the nature and risk of concussion or head injury. This information sheet shall include the signs and symptoms of concussion/brain injury and will be available during Skyline registration.  
  • Ensuring that all coaches (paid or volunteer) are educated in the nature and risk of concussion or head injury prior to the first practice/competition. This education shall include signs and symptoms of concussion/brain injury. Resources for this education are available in both English and Spanish in the Documents section on this site. 
As a Spartan parent or athlete, the information resources on head injuries we are providing on this site [SLCC Documents] are important to review and understand.  Please read the Policy & Procedures document in addition to the player and parent information guides.  The new registration procedures coming into effect for our 2010 season are an important part of this effort.  The risks of concussion or other brain injury have not suddenly increased but  youth sports organizations, medical professionals and government policy-makers are making brain injury awareness and education a top priority for good reason.  As parents we invest a lot into our young athletes and as athletes we invest a lot into our sports - knowing the symptoms of sports and recreation related brain injury is an important part of that investment.

So dedicate 10 minutes to reviewing the Parents and Athletes Concussion Fact-sheets, print them out and tape on the fridge....

by CMz posted 09/24/2009
In the Online Store
STRONG4SAM Black T-shirt

Strong4Sam T-Shirt -- this time in black with grey printing, the color of support for brain cancer. 100% of t-shirt sale proceeds will be donated to Project Violet.
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Spartans Youth

Director, Youth:
Sam Hutson

Spartans High School

Director and Varsity Head Coach
Sam Hutson
JV Head Coach
Adam Kurtenbach
JV-2 Head Coach
Nick Riley

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Rene Cespedes

Board of Directors
David Carpenter
Stuart Carson
Bryan Hoke
Brad Lees
Julie Spieker
​Lloyd Tjom
Kevin West

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