Sunday, May 31, 2009

LAX Alert: Beaver Lake Park Master Plan Public Meeting #2

LAX Alert! This coming Wednesday is the second public meeting held by the City of Sammamish on the proposed Beaver Lake Master Plan. Please plan on attending and speaking up for improved multi-use athletic fields and lighting to allow for lacrosse, soccer and other youth sports in addition to baseball.

You can find out more about the Beaver Lake Park Master Plan on the City of Samm web site including the results of the recent public survey. Please get informed and get involved!! Our kids and your lacrosse community need your help to make new turf multi-use fields a reality.

Public meeting #2 is this Wednesday, 3rd June and will be held at the Beaver Lake Lodge in the park starting at 6:30 PM. Come early, bring the family and have a picnic by the lake before coming into the lodge and making your presence count for our youth sporting community!

Issaquah LAX Club Wins Second State Championship!

The Eagles held off a late challenge by Mercer Island to win their second consecutive State Championship title. Issaquah started the game strong with senior Jordan Goldstein scoring four goals and the Jakes combining for another 6 - Jake Fritz nets 4 and Jake Director nets 2. Connor McLain was again a dominating defensive presence and Issy goalie Cameron Danforth stopped the last second MI shot at the end of regulation with a key save.

Overall this was a great team effort and a full team victory! Congratulations to the 2009 Washington State Champions!!

If you want more info be sure to check out both the Washington Chapter of US Lacrosse and West Side Lacrosse for more game info.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Issaquah Rides 5-4 OT Semi-Final Win into Championship Game!

Issaquah High School rides a dramatic overtime 5-4 win over Bainbridge Island into the Washington State Division I Championship game.

The High School Boys Lacrosse Championship will be held 7:30 PM this Saturday, May 30th at Memorial Stadium in Seattle. Make your plans to be there and include the 5:00 PM Division II match-up between Eastside Catholic and Overlake for an exciting evening of great HS lacrosse!!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Tonight!! Issaquah v Bainbridge in WA State Division I Semi-finals

Turn off the tube and turn on to Washington State Division I play-off lacrosse tonight @ Issaquah Highschool stadium!!! Make sure you pack the stands and cheer on the Purple & Gold in this key post-season matchup.

7 PM Start @ Issaquah HS - DI Semi-final Game

Be Early, Be there!!!

Issaquah LAX Club standout Jordan Goldstein selected to play in US Lacrosse National Senior Showcase

ILC standout midfielder Jordan Goldstein has been selected to play for the West squad in the 2009 US Lacrosse National Senior Showcase game held on June 20th at Bryant University.
Jordan, who started laxing with IYL in the 7th grade, is one of the 96 high school senior lacrosse players from the US selected from a pool of 595 student-athletes. Jordan is joined by fellow 2009 Washington All-State attackman Sam Snow from Bainbridge making Washington one of only 19 states with more than one representative selected to play in the game.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Issaquah HS Girls Championship Game Featured in this weeks Issy/Samm Reporter

Check out this week's Issaquah/Sammamish Reporter for a great story by Kevin Endejan on our IYL Girls big game!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Issaquah Girls Championship Game Featured on Issaquah Press Online!

The Issaquah Girls championship game garners more local coverage via a great gallery of game-action photos in a Issaquah Press Online Gallery.

Check it out!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Issaquah Press Features ISD Girls Division II Championship Game

This weeks Issaquah Press features a front page story on our Girls WA State Division II playoff game against Mercer Island. Pick up a copy and check it out All-State midfielder Brittany Hogan terrorizing the MI goalie. The article is also running in the Issaquah Press online.

In addition to making the Division II Championship game in just their second season of play, three players were selected for the Washington Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association All-State team:

Teagan Cameron, goalie. Teagan came into the playoffs with the highest save percentage among the championship contenders - an amazing 70%!

Katie Mincin, attack. Katie is the leagues second leading scorer averaging 6 goals per game during the regular season.

Brittany Hogan, midfield. Brittany scooped a whopping 67 ground balls during the regular season to lead all players in the championship games.

Congratulations again to the team on their remarkable season and the three All-State honorees!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Issaquah HS Girls Lacrosse Team Ends Season a Winner!

Our Issaquah HS Girls Lacrosse Team faced Mercer Island Saturday in the 2009 Washington HS Lacrosse State Championships. While Mercer Island won the Div II tournament this year, the Issaquah Team left the stadium winners.

In just their second season as a team these talented players raised their game from a sub 500 initial 2008 season to challanging for the Div II State Championship. This is a remarkable accomplishment for which we should all congratulate the players and coaches!

If you love lacrosse make sure you add the Issaquah Girls 2010 schedule to your calendar next season and cheer them on in their run for the title!! You will find it here the moment it's published.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

IYL's Girls Undefeated 3/4 Team Carry Out the Flag @ WA State Girls Championship

Members of IYL's 3/4 Girls dream team carried out the flag to open the 2009 Washington State Girls Lacrosse Championship and stayed to watch their favorite ISD players battle Mercer Island in the Division II match.

Issaquah Rising Freshmen LAX Players Introduced at Eagles Senior Night

The Issaquah rising freshmen who will play for Issaquah HS Lacrosse Club were introduced at IHS Senior Night this last Friday. Players, family & friends stayed to watch an exciting evening of lacrosse as the Issaquah Varisty played Skyline.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Issy HS Girls Going to Washington State Championships!!

Our Girls Issaquah High Schools Lacrosse team won a decisive 13-9 victory today over Lakeside to secure a place in Saturday's Washington State Division II Championship Game! ISD is going to the big show and so should you! If you have not had the pleasure of watching women's lacrosse you owe yourself an opportunity to watch the closest thing to extreme ballet in sports.

The Division II Championship Game is this Saturday, May 16th at 11:00 AM in the Eastside Catholic High School Stadium. Come support our High School girls and treat yourself to something amazing....

"It's Not a Tea Party Ladies"

Well, perhaps it is! Congratulations to our IYL 3/4 Girls team who just netted a perfect season - closing out undefeated at 16-0. Before you think that this might just be happy coincidence - under coaches Roger Jacobsen and Greg Chapman the ladies are now 26-2 over the last two years.

So drop everything and rush out for a copy of this week's Issaquah/Sammamish Reporter where the team is featured in a great story by Vicki Hahn. In addition to the team portrait there is a sweet lead photo taken by Rich Gagliardo tracking Elise Folkman as she out-hustles Snohomish to scoop a key ground ball. This is a great read and you will also learn the mini-story behind our "Tea Party" title....

Skyline Rising Freshmen LAX Players Introduced at Spartans Senior Night

The IYL Rising Freshmen who will attend and play for Skyline High School Lacrosse Club were introduced to the coaches and crowd at Senior Night this last week. A great crowd was on hand to welcome the latest group of IYL graduates, congratulate the Skyline Varsity Seniors and watch a great win over Vashon.

IYL Week 9 Gallery Live @ Issaquah Press Online!

Check out Henry Jarvis ripping a scoring shot on Overlake and other great photo highlights from this weekend's LAX play now live in the new Week 9 IYL Gallery at Issaquah Press online. While you are there, be sure to comment on how much you appreciate their support of youth lacrosse!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Peyton, Brady & Nick in this week's Sammamish-Issaquah Reporter

Check out the Lacrosse Scoreboard in this week's Issaquah-Sammamish Reporter!
The feature photo has Silver middie Peyton Pelluer gunning on Gold goalie Brady Hahn. Brady is making one of his game high 18 saves; and yes, Peyton eventually slipped one by the Human Shield later in the match. That's Nick Mauzy sitting on the crease with a front-row seat watching the duel.

IYL Week 8 Gallery Live on Issaquah Press Website now!

Check out this last week's highlights in the new Issaquah Press IYL Web Gallery!!
Be sure to let them know how much you appreciate their support of youth lacrosse while you are visiting the Gallery.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

WA Girls High School State Championships Two Weeks Away!!

The Washington State Girls High School Championship game is two weeks away!! This is a great opportunity to see what all The Buzz around regional girls lacrosse is about.

Here are the game schedules:

Washington Girls' High School State Championships

Saturday - May 16, 2009Eastside Catholic High School

7/8 Exhibition Game - 9 AM
Division II High School Championship - 11 AM
Division I High School Championship - 2 PM

If you are interested in learning more about girls youth lacrosse check out the Washington Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association web site today!

WA State High School Championships, Honors & All-Star Games Coming May 30th

The Washington State High School Championships, Honors Game and All-Star Game will be held on May 30th at Seattle Center's Memorial Stadium. This is the culminating event for the Washington State High School lacrosse season.

This is a great opportunity for all youth players to come out and watch some great high school lacrosse after the Honor and All-Star games are complete.

Make sure this exciting day of lacrosse at Memorial Stadium is on your calendar! Here is the boy's schedule:

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 5-6 Honor Game
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 5-6 Honor Game
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 7-8 All-Star Game
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 7-8 All-Star Game
(all games 2/22 minute halves, running time)

5:00 p.m. Division II Finals
7:30 p.m. Division 1 Finals

Need to catch up on WA high school lacrosse? Check out the Washington State High School Lacrosse Association's great new online weekly The Sunday Stroll. The latest in HS lacrosse news plus updates on the playoff picture and guide to the coming week's key matchups.

Friday, May 1, 2009

IYL Annual Family BBQ & Picture Day is Saturday!!!

While celebs like "Mesh" Mahosky may be shy about showing their face at the most popular Spring BBQ on the Plateau, you should definitely plan on showing your face at Pine Lake Middle School this Saturday from 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM!!!

This annual event is a ton of fun! Beyond all the great BBQ, side dishes, and team pics there is a full day of great lacrosse with some showcase Jr matchups right at PLMS! Here is the full day's game schedule & field locations:

9:00am @ Skyline #1 - Sr Boys - Issaquah Blue vs. Issaquah Navy

10:00am @ Pine Lake Middle School - Jr Boys - Issaquah Navy vs. Issaquah Blue

10:30am @ Kirkland Jr High - Lightning Boys - Issaquah vs. Kirkland

11:00am @ Skyline #1 - Sr Boys - Issaquah vs. Kirkland White

11:00am @ Skyline #2 - Sr Girls - Issaquah vs. Puyallup

12:00pm @ Pine Lake Middle School - Jr Boys - Issaquah White vs. Issaquah Gold
12:00pm @ Eastlake Community Fields #2 - Jr Girls - Issaquah vs. Snohomish Red

2:00pm @ Pine Lake Middle School - Jr Boys - Kirkland vs. Issaquah Silver

3:00pm @ Skyline #1 - Sr Boys - Issaquah Silver vs. Issaquah Gold

And - if you still are hungry for some great lacrosse - cap your day by watching the Issaquah HS Varsity take on Eastside Catholic @ EC High School at 6:30 PM!!

Issy Sr Gold Attackman Keaton Johns Demos the Dodge

Senior Gold attackman Keaton Johns demonstrates the fine art of the dodge in this weeks Issy/Samm Reporter newspaper Lacrosse Scoreboard. Pick up a copy and check out the weeks stats update and enjoy the great shot of Keaton by IYL photographer Dave Block!

Swine Flu Prevention Tips & Info

IYL follows most of the policies of the Issaquah School District and we encourage everyone to follow their recomendations. If your young player is feeling sick, it is best to stay home from games, practices and league events. We will have hand sanitizing materials for everyone attending our annual IYL Family Picnic & BBQ this Saturday.

Here is the ISD mail from Dr. Rasmussen:

Dear Issaquah School District Community,

As you are aware, there have been confirmed cases of Swine Flu reported across the United States in the last few weeks. I want to reassure you that at the District and school level, we are working closely with local health agencies to make sure we are responding appropriately. We are in regular contact with health officials; school nurses have been advising staff and students about practices to stop the spread of viruses; as in all high-flu seasons, custodians are being extra vigilant about cleaning and sanitizing facilities thoroughly; administrators are reviewing pandemic illness procedures; and, in the event of any incidents of concern at a school building, we will immediately contact Seattle & King County Public Health and follow health experts’ advice about how to best proceed.
As a proactive measure, Seattle & King County Public Health has asked schools to distribute basic information and tips that will help community members act in an informed way in the midst of a frenzy of media stories and public concern. Swine Flu in people is characterized by fever (100° or more), sore throat, cough, body aches, headaches, chills, and fatigue. The illness may last up to seven days, but people are considered to be contagious as long as symptoms persist. Anyone with mild flu-like symptoms should monitor the situation and telephone a physician for consultation if necessary.
What you can do to prevent the spread of Swine Flu:
· Sneeze or cough into a tissue, elbow or sleeve. Throw the tissue in the trash after use.
· Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol based hand sanitizers are also effective.
· Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread can be spread that way.
· If you are sick, stay home.
Please remember that students should stay home when they have any of the above symptoms!
For more information on the Swine Flu, please visit:
Awareness and good health practices are the best ways to prevent Swine Flu and all of the other illnesses that can often spread in public venues. Thank you for your help as we continue to monitor the situation at the school and District levels.

Dr. Steve Rasmussen