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Three Mercer Islanders Named Lacrosse All-Americans

Mercer Island and Bainbridge Island had three athletes each among the 14 recognized by the Washington State Chapter of US Lacrosse

The Washington State Chapter of US Lacrosse announced today that 14 high school student-athletes in Washington state have been named to the 2012 US Lacrosse All-American team.  

The selections mark the first time since the awards were first made in Washington state in 1987 that as many as 14 local student-athletes have been named All-American or All-American Honorable Mention in a single year.

Local selections include three athletes who call Mercer Island home, Boys Lacrosse midfielder Connor Bernal and Girls Lacrosse attacker Elena Skouras, and Lakeside School midfielder Natalie Fox.

Other honorees include three players from Girls Varsity state champion Bainbridge High School (Kelsey Mackin, Grace Deery-Schmitt, Madeline Stevenson), two each from Boys Division I state champion Bellevue High School (Sam Leggett, Austin Boyd), Issaquah High School (Ben Director, Kole Lindor), and the Lakeside School's Makayla DeJong along with single selections from Archbishop Murphy High School (Mahealani Wong), Lake Washington High School (Cody Bernstein) and Redmond High School (Claire Monsaas).

Leggett, one of two Bellevue Wolverines honored in 2012, is the seventh student-athlete in state history to be named to the US Lacrosse High School All-American team for the second consecutive year.  He is the ninth student-athlete in Bellevue school history to receive the lacrosse award.

Student-athletes named to the US Lacrosse All-American Team are considered the best high school lacrosse players in the United States.  To be honored, student-athletes must be an All-State selection, must be in good standing at his or her school and must exhibit sportsmanship on and off the field.

Washington recipients are selected by a state committee made up of varsity coaches from eastern and western Washington as assigned by US Lacrosse.

Since 1987, a total of 90 student-athletes from Washington state (58 boys and 32 girls) have been named All-American or All-American Honorable Mention by US Lacrosse.

To view an historical list of All-American selections in Washington state please visit:  http://www.washingtonhslax.com/history/awards-and-records

 

2012 US Lacrosse Boys All-Americans

Washington State Selections

Position           Name                           Year     School (Team – if different from school)

Attack               Cody Bernstein            Sr         Lake Washington High School  

Midfield            Connor Bernal              Sr         Mercer Island High School

Midfield            Ben Director                 Sr         Issaquah High School

LS Midfield       Kole Lindor                  Sr         Issaquah High School

Defense            Sam Leggett                Sr         Bellevue High School

Goal                 Austin Boyd                  Sr         Bellevue High School

 

2012 US Lacrosse Girls All-Americans

Washington State Selections

Position           Name                           Year     School (Team – if different from school)

Midfield            Kelsey Mackin               Sr         Bainbridge High School

Midfield            Grace Deery-Schmitt     Sr         Bainbridge High School

Midfield            Claire Monsaas             Jr         Redmond High School (Lake Sammamish)

Midfield            Mahealani Wong            Sr         Archbishop Murphy High School (Snohomish)

Defense            Makayla DeJong           Sr         Lakeside School

 

2012 US Lacrosse All-American Honorable Mention

Washington State Selections

Position           Name                           Year     School (Team – if different from school)

Attack               Elena Skouras               Sr         Mercer Island High School

Midfield            Natalie Fox                   Jr         Lakeside School

Goal                 Madeline Stevenson      Jr         Bainbridge High School

Kendall Watson June 07, 2012 at 04:18 PM
Congrats, Mercer Island All-Americans!

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