Wednesday, December 29, 2010

2011 Regular Season Registration Deadline is January 8th!

Open registration for the 2011 regular season ends on January 8th, 2011.

Time is slipping away and on January 8th so will a bit more money as open registration closes and late registration fees kick in.

Don't wait - Register Now!

Friday, July 9, 2010

The Reporter Newspapers Feature Spread on 5th Annual SSO!

This weeks Sammamish Reporter features a great spread on the 5th Annual Sammamish Shoot-Out in the printed edition and a pic of the Senior Division Championship Game with Issaquah Gold player Josh Bean shooting on goal in the online article.

Make sure you pick up a copy of this weeks Sammamish and Issaquah Reporter newspapers for the full story!

Issaquah Press & Sammamish Review Cover SSO!

The Sammamish Review features reporter Christopher Huber's photos & story on the 5th Annual Sammamish Shoot-Out. Check it out online and pick up your copy of the Review this week!

The article which features Katie Mincin of team IssMish, the Girls HS Championship upperclasswomen winner also appears in this weeks Issaquah Press.

Monday, July 5, 2010

The 5th Annual Sammamish Shoot-Out Results

The 5th Annual Sammamish Shoot-Out

Saturday July 3, 2010

Division Championship Matches & Winners

Girls Divisions

Lightning 3/4: MI-5 - 7, Thunder Stix 2
MI-5: Maeve Akins, Claire Underwood, Tessa Guerra, Allie Myers, Sophie Finch

Seniors 7/8: Triple Shot 10, Scorin' Hippies 3
Triple Shot: Megan Davis, Madison Bahner, Hanna Dalrymple, Kayla Petz, Hailey Nyquist

HS Underclasswomen 9/10: Furious Five 6, Left Coast Ladies 5
Furious 5: Claire Monsaas, Meg Chapman, Katelyn Chirichigno, Anna Bernard, Sierra Nolan

HS Upperclasswomen 11/12: IssNish 5, Dangerousss Dragonsss 4
IssNish: Katie Mincin, Emily Mincin, Haley Mincin, Robin Ringman, Meagan Hess

Boys Divisions

Lightning 3/4: Golden Stix 12, Outlaws 7
Golden Stix: Blake Lees, Erik Lindon, Nathan Brandt, Joey Matte, Will Carson

Juniors 5/6: Plateau Legend 9, Stix 5
Plateau Legend: Bennett Lees, Spence Boyer, Sam Taffe, Brandon Soldano, PJ Cox

Seniors 7/8: Issaquah Gold 8, Buckeyes 6
Issaquah Gold: Josh Bean, Spencer Noonan, Chris Egland, Julian Ritchie, Michael Cowin

HS Underclassmen 9/10: Prophesy 13, Doom-Shrooms 6
Prophesy: Ben Director, O'Neil Hughes, Jack Pruitt, Austin Richer, Kole Lindor

HS Upperclassmen 11/12: Bubbles 9, ECO Lax 4
Bubbles: Jake Fritz, Matt O'Neil, Sam Leggett, Tyler Lucas (James Lucas, CFO)

HS Champion (Underclass v Upperclass): Prophesy 9, Bubbles 8 (OT)

Press Writers Choice - Coolest Team Names

Girls: Purple Santa Squishing Ninjas
Runners Up: Chix 'n Stix, Scorin' Hippies, Dangerousss Dragonsss

Boys: Chill Laxin
Runners Up: Doom-Shrooms, Bubbles, Gorillaz

Press Photographers Choice - Coolest Team Jerseys

Girls: Tie Dyed Terminators
Runner up: IssNish

Boys: Bubbles
Runner Up: Bepser

Friday, July 2, 2010

5th Annual Sammamish Shoot-Out 3V3 Lax July 3rd!

Lightning fast 3v3 lacrosse action comes to Sammamish this weekend as the annual Sammamish Shoot-Out gets underway on the grass fields at Pine Lake Middle School. Teams from WA, OR and BC compete in 4 girls divisions and 5 boys divisions starting with 3/4 grade through 11/12 High School JV & Varsity stars. Play begins at 9:00 AM and runs through the championship matches at 4:00 PM.

Never watched 3v3 Chumash lax before? Spectators welcome & you can learn more on the Sammamish Shoot-Out blog site.

The Sammamish Reporter features the Shoot-Out in this weeks issue of regional sports happenings. Check it out and check into the action this Saturday!!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Battle of Bothell 2010 Begins!!!

The Annual Battle of Bothell begins Friday 18th June and runs through Sunday, 20th.

Come up to the North Creek complex, enjoy some great Lacrosse and cheer on your IYL teams as they play for Championships in Lightning, Junior and Senior divisions!!

You can find Directions Here and Tournament Schedule Here!**

Make it a laxin weekend and make it to the Battle!

**Remember, schedule subject to change

Saturday, May 29, 2010

2010 Washington State Boy's Championships

Washington Boy's State Championship games are today!

Make your way to Seattle's Memorial Stadium for an exciting evening of Lacrosse starting with the the Division II Championship at 5:00 PM and Division I Championship beginning at 7:30 PM.

If this is not enough Lacrosse you can fire up ESPN2 and start your day with the NCAA College Lacrosse semifinal matchups starting at 1:00 PM.

Stuck in Fargo - follow the games on the Walax Twitter feed.

Friday, May 7, 2010

ISD Girls Varsity hand Lakeside (10-1) a 18-5 Loss - Undefeated!

The ISD Girls Varsity closed out the regular season tonight undefeated!!

The Issy Lady Laxers handed (10-1) Lakeside Varsity a 18-5 drubbing on Senior Night to close out the season with a perfect 12-0 record; best in the Division II conference. Next on the agenda: a reprise trip to the Washington State Championship game with winning as the goal.

The road to the championship will be published on the IYL website shortly - be sure to mark your calendars and make the games! Show your support for our team and cheer them on to the WA State title!!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Join Stealth Asst Captain & IYL Coach Sorenson At The Key!!

A message from Kyle Sorenson and Kyle Hartzell of your Washington Stealth...

IYL Players, Parents and Friends

We've had an amazing season! In our first year in Washington, we won our division and earned the #1 seed in the NLL playoffs. We beat the Minnesota Swarm in the first round on Saturday, and now we're getting ready to take on Edmonton in the semi-finals. As players, we feed off of the energy you've been giving us all year by your awesome support at Comcast Arena. And this Saturday, our game comes to KEY ARENA in Seattle for the first-ever professional lacrosse game at The Key!

Making this year even better for us has been the close relationship we have developed with Issaquah Youth Lacrosse and Skyline Lacrosse Club. We have truly enjoyed working with the players, coaches and parents of these great programs this year. We thank you for your support and hospitality, and we really appreciate that we have had the chance to work along side the coaches to help build lacrosse in the greater Issaquah area this season.

We would love to see all of you at The Key this Saturday. Plan to come and cheer us on to victory and the NLL finals! Pack The Key on Saturday and make it ROCK!

Tickets: Go to or call 1-822-MY-75-TIX

Thank you!

Kyle Hartzell #18
Kyle Sorensen #11

P.S. From IYL: Be sure to identify yourselves as part of IYL when you buy your tickets! There are also some great offers that come with Saturday's tickets. For one, you get 25% off at Breakaway Sports through May 15 with your ticket stub from Saturday's game. Think about it: The discount on a head or shaft will pay for your ticket!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

IYL Laxers - this Friday night, April 9th, is IYL Night as the Issaquah Lacrosse HS team takes on Mercer Island for a repeat of the 2009 Washington State Championship game! Varsity game time is 8:00 PM. The winner will emerge as the front-runner for the top seed in the 2010 playoffs.

Love great Lacrosse? You do not want to miss this game, and do not miss the chance to show your IYL pride at school and at the game by wearing your IYL game Jersey. This is one of the few times each year when you can wear your game jersey at a non-game event; so get it on and get in the game!!

The Issaquah High School club has designated this Friday as their annual "IYL Night" to recognize all the up-an-coming lacrosse players in the entire IYL system, both young men and women, and no matter what High School they may ultimately attend.

Want more Friday night Lax action? The Issaquah Lacrosse JV takes on the Mercer Island JV just ahead of the Varsity game: 6:00 PM @ IHS Stadium. Make it a double-header Lax evening!!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Parents & Players --

Tomorrow marks the first week of regular season games for the 2010 Lacrosse season. Good luck to all!

Our players have the privilege of playing lacrosse on excellent turf (synthetic) fields for many of their games, both home and away. Our teams' have home games at the City of Sammamish Skyline Community Fields, and at Issaquah Central Park in the Highlands. We must take care of these fields and treat them well, or we could lose our access to them. The rules for turf fields are very similar among all the facilities in our region, and these rules or their equivalent are posted at each field:

* No food or drink of any kind allowed on the turf, except water. This means no coffee, sports drinks, energy bars, fruit, etc. Water only.

* No animals on the field ever.

* Rubber cleats only. No metal cleats.

* Carry off what you carry on. Do not leave any water bottles, paper, clothing, etc.
Never walk on the field occupied by another group.

In addition, the City of Issaquah has an additional rule which we must strictly enforce for all games at Central Park:

* Spectators are not allowed on the turf before, during or after the game. Only players, coaches, and officials (including timers, spotters and scorekeepers) are allowed inside the fenced area. The spectator area for Central Park #5 (boys field) is at the far south end of turfed area along the low chain-link fence.

While these rules may cause you some slight inconvenience in the moment, losing access to the fields would be even worse and could be the consequence of our collective failure to honor the rules. So please do your part.

Good luck Saturday. Honor the Game!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Everett Hearld Online Poll - Should WIAA Sanction Lacrosse?

The Everett Hearld's online site HearldNet is conducting an online poll and the topic is dear to Washington laxer's hearts: Should the WIAA add Lacrosse as a Sanctioned Sport?

Let's get out the Lacrosse community and make our voices heard ! Click here to vote in the HearldNet Readers Poll.Lacrosse proponents have repeatedly brought WIAA sanctioning to a vote only to have the fastest growing sport in Washington (and America) shown the door. This year their are two Lacrosse proposals before the WIAA Representative Assembly. One to add Lacrosse for girls at the middle school and high school level, and a second to add Lacrosse for boys at these same levels. The WIAA Assembly will vote on these proposals when they meet on April 23.
Vote in the HearldNet Poll and help create a data exclamation point!

If you would like to learn more about Lacrosse and the WIAA, take a look at the excellent piece created by the Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association: Why Isn't Boy's Lacrosse a WIAA Sanctioned Sport?

Thursday, February 4, 2010

WSU Shutters Lax Program for 2010 - Huskies Now Playing CWU Wildcats

UW Huskies vs CWU Wildcats

The "Lax Apple Cup" match between the UW Huskies and WSU Cougars scheduled for February 20th has been replaced by a UW - Central Washington University Wildcats matchup. The Huskies/Wildcats matchup is same time/same place - Feb 20th at 7:00 PM at Eastside Catholic School.

We still have Dogs & Cats playing together and this should be some great regional college lacrosse! Be there!!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

IYL Senior Boy's Clinic and Skill Assessments

The 2010 annual Senior Boy's 3-day Skill Assessment and Clinic begins Friday, 5th February at Skyline Community Fields in Sammamish and continues on Saturday, 6th & Monday, 8th.

All eligible* Seniors participate in a series of drill stations, running and agility tests and scrimmages. This is a high-intensity beginning to the 2010 Spring season for all Seniors. The League also uses these sessions to select the two IYL "A" teams and assess the general skill level of all players so that regular team rosters can be assigned to create teams that are at rough parity for regular season play.

All eligible* registered Senior (7/8 Grades) Boys should attend all three clinics, and must attend at least two of the three clinics. The second clinic will be held on Saturday, 6th from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM and again on Monday, 8th from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. All clinics are held at Skyline Community Fields.

Note: Players should arrive with full gear and be dressed & game ready at the clinic start times. Registration opens at 5:00 PM on Friday and 5:30 PM on Saturday and Monday. Players & Parents must turn in a signed Concussion Awareness Form before joining the clinic drills.

*Eligibility Requirements: Players must be registered, have all IYL registration fees paid in full, have a valid US Lacrosse membership, and have provided a signed Concussion Awareness Form to league officials as required by Washington State law.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Apple Cup LAX in Sammamish: UW Huskies vs WSU Cougars

UW Huskies vs WSU Cougars

Put the Apple Cup of Lacrosse on your calendar!! The University of Washington Huskies face off against the Washington State Cougars @ 7:00 PM on the Eastside Catholic School stadium turf Feburary 20th.

This is a free event!! Do not miss this opportunity to watch some spirited college lacrosse!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Washington Stealth Inaugural Season Opener this Saturday!!

The Stealth open this Saturday against the Colorado Mammoth; come watch Stealth Captain Jason Bloom & his teammates rock the box at our Washington Stealth season opener this Saturday, 9th January!! The Stealth have brought professional lacrosse to the Pacific Northwest and it is our turn to step up and show our support by attending this inaugural season opener!!

Tickets can be purchased by calling 1-877-MY-75TIX. Directions to the arena and game info can be found on the Stealth Website.

Stealth General Manager Doug Locker has this message for all WA LAX fans:

"We need your help to make the first Professional Lacrosse Game in Washington a huge success! I am making a personal appeal to each of you to help spread the word and encourage those you know to attend the season opener this Saturday night at 7:30pm vs the Colorado Mammoth. As you know its important that we kick off the season with a huge bang and we need everyone to come out for this game to not only show our area that we can support lacrosse, but show the NLL that Washington lacrosse is behind their team."

Get your tickets and get in the game!!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Lacrosse Throw-Arounds Start for Junior & Senior Boys

Throw-arounds are optional practices designed to ease players back into the lacrosse season. They are run by the division's coaches, so players will get a chance to meet and work with many of the coaches that they will see this spring. Here are the details:

IYL Senior Boys (7/8 Grade)
  • What: IYL Boys Senior Division Throw-arounds

  • Who: Registered IYL Senior Division (7/8 grade) players ONLY

  • When: Wednesdays through February 3 -- January 6, 13, 20, 27 and February 3

  • Time: 6-7pm

  • Where: Skyline Community Field #1

IYL Junior Boys (5/6 Grade)
  • What: IYL Boys Junior Division Throw-arounds

  • Who: Registered IYL Junior Division (5/6 grade) players ONLY

  • When: Mondays through February 1 -- January 4, 11, 18, 25 and February 1

  • Time: 6-7pm

  • Where: Skyline Community Field #1

For more information check out the IYL website for the essential details!