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Skyline Lax Rallies to Topple Eastlake
by posted 04/18/2014

WALAX.com report on Friday, April 18, 2014

It was a tale of two halves last night on the Plateau. Coach Chris O'Dougherty and the Eastlake Wolves absolutely owned the first half, building a 5-2 lead by halftime.  Eastlake's shots were finding net, their offense was consistently creating chances, they were fierce on ground balls and transition, and their defense made Skyline look anemic on offense.  Going in to halftime, they had to feel good.

The Spartans then responded with a great half of their own, shutting the Wolves out and scoring 4 straight to pull out a one goal victory.  Eastlake's Coach O'Dougherty noted "their D had a solid second half, starting in net. We couldn't get anything going"  A big part of Skyline's rally was converting on 3 of 6 extra man opportunities.  Skyline's Andy Hutchings registered a hat trick on these tallies.  Eastlake didn't go away in the second half, but the Spartans gave them more than they could handle. 

Coach Sam Hutson felt that the difference at halftime was "our experience over spring break, where we finally learned how to win.  At halftime we knew if we kept playing our game, and stayed calm, cool, and collected, we would be there in the end."

Coach O'Dougherty felt "It was a great game for the rivalry between the two schools, and one I'm looking forward to for years to come.  Hats off to Skyline, I expect them to make a strong push this post season!"

It was a night that saw strong play all over the field, from all positions, from both teams.  Both goalies stood tall in net, absolutely robbing shooters on several occasions.  Please enjoy the highlights on walax.com and follow WA Lax on twitter @walax

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ISD Rules: Players/Coaches only inside fence at PLMS
by posted 03/24/2014

Parents, Grandparents, Friends and Siblings must remain outside the fenced area, outside the track, or we are at risk of losing PLMS as a field. Since it's brand new, quality and the lowest-cost turf field we have available to the club, this is obviously something we want to avoid.

The same goes for Skyline Stadium - and any other Issaquah School District Turf Facility.

We appreciate your help in enforcing these rules. Please see the attached PDF (also shown below) which we plan to display during practices and games.

As always, thank you for your support.

Skyline Spartans Lacrosse Club

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WA Boys Lacrosse 2014 Pre-Season All-Conference Teams Named
by posted 03/17/2014
Washington state boys lacrosse 2014 Pre-Season All-Conference Teams named

SEATTLE –The Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association has announced its 2014 Pre-Season All-Conference Teams for boys high school lacrosse including Skyline seniors Michael Cowin and Spencer Noonan (First Team, pictued right) and Skyline Junior Tyler Johnston (Second Team, pictured below, left).

Twenty-one NCAA lacrosse commits are among the 114 student-athletes from 58 state high schools on the first and second teams, which recognize expected top performers heading into the 2014 high school lacrosse season.

The lists include the largest state representation from Eastern Washington high schools with 13 student-athletes from eight high schools in Spokane, Wenatchee and the Tri Cities represented on the Pre-Season All-Conference teams.

In total, 66 seniors, 35 juniors and 13 sophomores were named to the 2014 boys Pre-Season All-Conference first and second teams from across Washington state.

On the Eastside, Eastside Catholic leads the way with seven selections on the pre-season list, Bellevue has five, Issaquah four and Skyline and Mercer Island each have three.  Overlake has two, while Lake Washington, Inglemoor, Interlake, Liberty, Sammamish and Eastlake each have single representatives on the 2014 first and second All-Conference teams.

NCAA lacrosse commits from the Eastside include Eastside Catholic’s Collin MacIlvennie (Maryland) and Arend Broekmate (Lafayette); Mercer Island High School’s Peter Mahony (Yale), Chase York (Loyola of Maryland) and Benji Rothenberg (Gettysburg); Bellevue High School’s Hank Bethke (Ohio State), Eric Haehl (Richmond) and Riley Gulrajani (Dickinson); Skyline High School’s Spencer Noonan (Fairfield) and Overlake’s Colton Umberger (Rollins). 

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Parents & Players Guide to the Skyline Lax Website
by posted 03/06/2010

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!

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Concussion Awareness & Resources
by CMz posted 09/24/2009

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....

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