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Mercer Island, Bellevue High School ink regional lacrosse ranking

March 6th, 2014 at Thu, 6th, 2014 at 11:44 am by Joseph Livarchik

Bellevue High School, which has appeared in several national and regional prep lacrosse rankings this spring, has caught the attention of another prominent national online lacrosse magazine. But this time, the Wolverines aren’t the only boys high school lacrosse team from Washington state on the list.

In its first regional ranking of the 2014 season, Inside Lacrosse ranks both the two-time defending state champion and rival Mercer Island High School among the top 10 boys high school programs in the West among its Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse Regional Rankings for Week 1 of the high school lacrosse season.

The early-season ranking lists Mercer Island as No. 10 behind No 6. Regis Jesuit (Aurora, Colo.), 7. Kent Denver High School (Englewood, Colo.), 8. Cathedral Catholic (San Diego, Calif.) and 9. Bishop’s School (La Jolla, Calif.)

Bellevue, which beat Mercer Island 14-11 in last spring’s Washington State Division I boys title game to capture its second consecutive state championship, ranks No. 5 behind top-ranked St. Ignatius Prep (San Francisco, Calif.), 2. Cheery Creek High School (Greenwood Village, Colo.), 3. Arapahoe High School (Centennial, Colo.) and 4. Torrey Pines High School (San Diego, Calif.).

Mercer Island opens its 2014 season against Lakeside, Friday, March 14 in an 8 p.m. home start at Islander Stadium on Mercer Island.

Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse West Regional Rankings: Week 1

1. St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.), 1-0
2. Cherry Creek (Colo.)
3. Arapahoe (Colo.)
4. Torrey Pines (Calif.)
5. Bellevue (Wash.)
6. Regis Jesuit (Colo.)
7. Kent Denver (Colo.)
8. Cathedral Catholic (Calif.)
9. Bishop’s School (Calif.)
10. Mercer Island (Wash.)

Read the full Inside Lacrosse story at Under Armour/Inside Lacrosse West Regional Rankings: Week 1

My name is Joseph Livarchik and I cover sports for the Mercer Island Reporter community newspaper. On this blog, you’ll find extra news items to complement our coverage in the print edition of our newspaper. Feel free to send me questions on Twitter (@MIRsports) or send me an email.

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