From the Goal Line
A Mercer Island Sports Blog
After another week of play, the Washington high school lacrosse standings have been updated.
The Mercer Island boys are tied in first place in the Southwest Conference with King’s Way and Lake Tapps. All three have 6-1 league records. Mercer Island has the best overall record with 8-4, while King’s Way, which the Islanders beat last Saturday, are 6-3. Lake Tapps is 6-1 overall.
The boys scoring leaders have also been updated, through April 17. Mercer Island senior Connor Bernal is No. 5 with 24 goals scored and 5 assists. He averages 4.14 points in the seven games played. Cole Johnson of Bellevue is No. 1 with 27 goals scored and 18 assists.
On the girls side, Mercer Island holds the top spot in the Alki Conference with a 4-2-1 overall and league record. Ballard and Kennedy are tied for second with 4-4 records.
Mercer Island senior Elena Skouras is No. 8 on the scoring list with 32 goals and seven assists. She averages 5.57 points in seven games.
Earlier this year a state Legislator introduced a bill (Senate Bill 6383) that deals with how the WIAA deals with punishing schools and teams.
The bill came about after the King’s Way Christian volleyball team was denied entry to the 1B state tournament for playing one too many games during the regular season.
Doug Pacey, with the Tacoma News Tribune has more about the bill. It passed both houses earlier in the March and was signed by the governor on March 29.
The latest lacrosse standings are out for the boys and girls teams, for games through Monday, April 9.
The Mercer Island boys are currently in second place in the Division I Southwest Conference with a 6-4 overall record and 4-1 in league. King’s Way, a team out of Vancouver, Wash. is the No. 1 team in the conference with a 6-2 overall record and 6-0 in league. The Islanders will host King’s Way this Saturday, April 14 at MIHS in a 3 p.m. game.
On the girls side, the Mercer Island girls are tied for third place in the Alki Conference. The team is tied with Garfield with a 2-2-1 record (overall and conference).
Click on either standings box to view the larger version.
Bill Marsh, an assistant coach with the Mercer Island High School football program, has been announced as the head football coach at Archbishop Murphy.
Marsh was the head coach at Eastside Catholic until 2008. He joined the Islanders in 2010 as an assistant, coaching the wide receivers and special teams, while also serving as the freshman team head coach.
Mixed martial arts isn’t something I’ve written a lot about here on the Island, but I know there are fans out there so I wanted to pass along this press release.
Washington State Governor Christine Gregoire has signed House Bill 2301, extending licensing and medical requirements for amateur mixed martial artists.
It’s spring break this week for Mercer Island students but there are still some games being played.
KingCo baseball begins this week (and it looks like it will be semi-dry for Monday’s games).
Should there be any updates I’ll pass them along.
Monday, April 2
Varsity Baseball @ Juanita: Lee Johnson Field; 4:00 PM
JV Baseball vs. Juanita: Island Crest Park; 4:30 PM
Varsity Softball vs. Mount Si: South Mercer Playfield; 4:30 PM
Varsity Girls Water Polo vs. Newport: Mary Wayte Pool; 3:45 PM
Varsity Boys Lacrosse @ Ward Melville in New York: 7:00 PM
C Boys Soccer @ Sammamish: Sammamish HS Stadium; 6:00 PM
Tuesday, April 3
Varsity/JV Boys Soccer vs. Sammamish: MIHS Stadium; JV/5:30, Varsity/7:30 PM
Varsity Boys Lacrosse @ Comsewogue in New York: 7:00 PM
C Baseball @ Bellevue: Bellevue Ball fields; 4:00 PM
Wednesday, April 4
Varsity Baseball @ Mount Si: Mount Si HS Field; 4:30 PM
JV Baseball vs. Mount Si: Island Crest Park; 4:30 PM
JV Girls Golf @ Skyline Jamboree: Plateau Country Club; 4:00 PM
Thursday, April 5
NO athletic contests on this day
Friday, April 6
Varsity Baseball vs. Lake Washington: Island Crest Park; NEW TIME 7:00 PM
JV Baseball vs. Lake Washington: NEW Location Island Crest Park; NEW TIME 4:00 PM
Varsity/JV Boys Soccer @ Liberty: Liberty HS Stadium; JV/5:30 PM, Varsity/7:30 PM
Saturday, April 7
JV Girls Water Polo vs. Shorewood: Newport Hills Swim & Tennis Club; 8:30 AM
Monday, April 9
Varsity Baseball vs. Interlake: Island Crest Park; 6:00 PM
JV Baseball @ Interlake: Interlake HS Ballfield; 4:30 PM
Varsity Softball @ Bellevue: Bellevue HS Field; 4:30 PM
C Boys Soccer vs. Issaquah; MIHS JV Field: 3:45 PM
JV Boys Lacrosse @ Tahoma: Tahoma HS; 7:00 PM
A few updates on some matches for Mercer Island spring sports that were canceled/postponed this week due to weather.
The girls tennis match against Lake Washington, which was originally scheduled for this past Wednesday, has been reset for Wednesday, April 11 at 3:45 p.m. at MIHS.
The girls softball game which was scheduled for Monday, April 2 has been canceled due to spring break. It will be made up sometime after the break.
I’ll have the schedule for next week’s games up a little later on. The high school is on spring break all next week, but will continue to play a variety of games.
The Mercer Island boys lacrosse team has been ranked the No. 5 team in the western region by Lacrosse Magazine.
The list includes the top 10 boys teams across the Western United States as of March 28.
It says the Islanders are “The Islanders look primed for another state title. Mercer Island picked up a solid victory over Oregon rivals Lake Oswego and Lincoln in the Northwest Invitational over the weekend”.
Bellevue was ranked No. 6 on a list dominated by teams from California and Colorado.
The Islanders are on a road trip to New York for a three game swing starting this weekend.