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Skyline Lacrosse Week in Review (May 2, 2016)

Skyline Lacrosse at Issaquah Friday May 6 2016
 
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vs Mount Si; Won 10-3 in a very physical game. Groundballs were crucial and Skyline swarmed these opportunities, by using their very large bench of 23 players. Kendi Berndt continues to play well in cage, which was been a huge highlight over the last few weeks! We are still looking to improve spacing and finding our open man.
 
56 Silver
 
vs. Bothel; Won 7-2. Silver had a great game Saturday, a very strong defensive outing propelled strong good ball numbers. Crisp ball movement helped the Spartans find open shooters throughout the game. Great job Silver!
 
5/6 White
 
vs Ingelmoor; Won 9-3. 56 White got out to a bit of a slow start, but found a grove in the second quarter behind a huge game from Aiden Grace and Joe Vermuelen. Ethan Morrissey ran up and down the field, and was all over ground balls. Great win White!
 
JV
 
vs Bellevue; Loss 9-2. The JV had quite the test against a very talented and mature Bellevue squad. At the start of the game, these two teams were deadlocked and neither offense seemed to find a rhythm. At halftime Skyline trailed 0-3. Bellevue came out on fire in the second half, by controlling the ball and capitalizing on their opportunities. Tough loss for our Spartans. Well get them next time!
 
Varsity
 
vs Bellevue; Loss 14-8. Varsity came out on fire on the 2015 State Runner-Ups with a 2-0 lead. The fire and passion continued throughout the game, but the speed and experience of Bellevue proved to outmatch the Spartans, especially in the 3rd quarter where Bellevue created its largest lead of the game. The Spartans likely will see this team again in the playoffs and will look to avenge this tough loss.
 
vs. Inglemoor. Win 19-3. Senior night was an absolute blast! The entire community came out to see our Senior Spartans off in the biggest way possible. This group of PJ Cox, Chris Bechtel, Cam DeWeirdt, Spence Boyer, Sam Taaffe, Blake Carpenter, Dalen Wuehler and Ricky Dua has set an incredible example for our community. I could not be prouder and wish them the absolute best! Congratulations Seniors!
 
Upcoming Games:
5/2 Varsity @ Juanita
5/4 78 Silver @ Bellevue
5/5 78 Green @ Juanita
5/6 JV @ Issaquah
5/6 Varsity @ Issaquah
5/7 34 vs Eastlake
5/7 56 Silver vs Liberty
5/7 56 White vs Sammamish
5/7 78 Silver vs Tahoma
5/7 78 Green vs Tahoma 

by posted 05/02/2016
WA State needs to catch up with popularity in lacrosse

Well Said! Bravo!

Washington State needs to catch up with popularity in lacrosse

 
By Sam Kenyon   Mar 10, 2016
Published on EastofSeattlenews.com as Opinion
 
In 1973, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association added soccer to its list of sanctioned school sports. Imagine all the matches played since then and the tradition of youth soccer in Washington and the rest of the country. Now imagine if that never happened and soccer was relegated to a private club sport instead of one that athletes play while proudly displaying their high school colors.
 
That’s what’s happening right now, but it’s not soccer being left out, it’s lacrosse. Lacrosse is one of the fastest-growing sports in America and it’s time to let it into the schools. For decades, lacrosse was a highly regional sport, found only in the Northeast. But it has since exploded on the West Coast, and now there are club teams in King County that deserve to be represented. In fact, the Pacific Northwest is an area with especially high lacrosse growth.
 
The Issaquah Lacrosse Club started the push for lacrosse in the area east of Seattle, and from that club sprung many others like it, including the Mount Si lacrosse club, now in its seventh season.
 
It’s time for the WIAA to recognize lacrosse and bring it into the fold as the newest spring sport in which high schools can compete. There is no reason why high school athletes shouldn’t be able to get their letter in lacrosse. In fact, the local club teams like the Mount Si lacrosse club are already aligning themselves with the various local high schools in anticipation of becoming a sanctioned sport.
 
According to the Washington chapter of U.S. Lacrosse, there are 4,000 youth athletes playing lacrosse in this state. But in 2011, the WIAA voted not to sanction the sport.
 
The reasons against sanctioning lacrosse have some limited logic to them, but I don’t find them convincing. The first concern is logistical: Is there enough field space? Can schools afford the equipment? The second concern is far weaker: Lacrosse might cannibalize other spring sports.
 
I respect the logistical concerns, even if I disagree with them. First, in terms of field space, the teams are already in existence. They have clearly already found adequate field space and they did it on their own, without any help from the school system. That argument also applies to the cost of equipment. Clearly the athletes and teams have found a way to self-finance, because they are playing right now. I argue the fact that they found funding and field time in an environment where the WIAA says there isn’t enough of either proves they deserve a chance.
 
By the way, that’s all this would be, a chance. If the WIAA allowed lacrosse, it wouldn’t compel schools to create teams if there wasn’t enough interest. It would simply allow them to create a lacrosse team if there was.
 
As to the second argument against lacrosse, that it will cannibalize other spring sports, I find this a disappointing line of reasoning by the WIAA. If a sport is cannibalized by another sport, doesn’t that mean that it should have been? Why is the WIAA forcing certain spring sports when, if given the chance, the athletes would rather play something else? Why does the WIAA get to decide what spring sports are worthy? That decision should be up to the players on the field.
 
Lacrosse is already huge. It’s time for the WIAA to simply catch up to reality.
 
and share from there on Facebook, Twitter, Insta, etc. 
 

by posted 03/24/2016
We Want Your LAX Photos!

Skyline Lacrosse on SmugMug

Skyline Lax has a SmugMug Site to share pictures club-wide.

https://skylinelax.smugmug.com/2016-Skyline-Lacrosse      

We need your help getting some of your best shots uploaded!

Uploading pictures to this site is super simple and we would really like to get the pictures you have taken of your favorite team uploaded to the site!  

To UPLOAD you favorite photos to your team's gallery, go to:

Varsity
 
JV
 
7/8 Green
 
7/8 Silver
 
5/6 White
 
5/6 Silver
 
3/4 Silver

 

For shots from 2014 and 2015, go to http://skylinelax.smugmug.com


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Skyline Spartans Lacrosse Club


by posted 03/01/2016
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