Student Sports Lacrosse, a national scholastic sports online magazine, just released its list of Washington and Oregon senior and junior boys lacrosse players to watch. SSL selected 65 players from 12 high schools in Division I based on their club performance and playing honors. Of those 65, seven were Spartans:
- Reed Dolese, Senior, Defense
- Ben LaRoche, Junior, Midfield
- Eric Nimb, Junior, Attack
- Casey Pabst, Junior,
- Michael Rose, Junior, Attack
- Max Wickline, Junior, Attack
- Reynolds Yarborough, Senior, Goal
State Champs Bellevue High School had 15 players on the list, and runner-up Mercer Island had 16. Eastside Catholic had 13, followed by Bainbridge, Issaquah with five, and Auburn Riverside with two. Inglemoor, Lake Washington, Newport, Skyline, Snohomish, and Sumner High Schools all had single athletes on the list.
Student Sports Lacrosse doesn’t issue a Lacrosse Watch List for girls. However, SSL’s Mike Loveday said that in a few weeks they will be releasing the 2014 player rankings for boys and girls.