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The Lacrosse Network to live stream three Mercer Island games

March 8th, 2013 at Fri, 8th, 2013 at 9:18 am by Megan Managan

Below is a press release from the Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association and Washington Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association announcing that The Lacrosse Network will be live streaming the game of the week each week this season on it’s YouTube channel, including three Mercer Island matches.

See the press release below to learn more.

The Lacrosse Network to stream Washington state high school lacrosse

SEATTLE — The Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association and Washington Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association have partnered with The Lacrosse Network to stream local high school lacrosse games live on YouTube during the 2013 Washington state high school lacrosse season. 

The partnership is the first of its kind for state high school lacrosse governing bodies and an international webcast provider.  The Lacrosse Network provides live webcasting of the sports two professional leagues the National Lacrosse League and Major League lacrosse along with the LXM Pro Lacrosse Tour.

“We’re excited to be the first state in the U.S. to broadcast its high school games live on YouTube through The Lacrosse Network,” said Dave Low, president of the Washington State Chapter of US Lacrosse, which facilitated the relationship.  “The quality and reputation of The Lacrosse Network is exceptional.  Having Washington state high school games broadcast live is a significant step forward in making our state’s best lacrosse players visible around the U.S.”

With the relationship, The Lacrosse Network will broadcast a Washington State Lacrosse Game of the Week in each week of the Washington state prep season along with the boys and girls Washington Lacrosse High School State Championships.   A total seven boys and six girls games will be streamed to an international audience on YouTube.

The Washington State High School Game of the Week on The Lacrosse Network broadcasts begin with Friday’s boys Seattle Prep vs. Sammamish-Newport High School.  The game will be aired live at 7:15 p.m. PST on YouTube.com/TLN

Veteran lacrosse broadcaster’s Scott Ohsman and Steve Willits will handle play-by-play while, Washington state lacrosse Hall of Famer Tony Olney along with Talia Kline and Brittany Suszan providing color commentary.

“The Lacrosse Network is proud to present Washington State High School Lacrosse on a platform that is international, accessible and interactive,” said Samir Chaudry, President of The Lacrosse Network. “Our partnership with Washington State High School Lacrosse is a major step forward in our mission to grow the game of lacrosse through the power of media.” 

Washington state high school lacrosse games on YouTube will also be available for mobile viewing live and on demand via iPad, iPhone and most Android devices.

Founded in 2005, YouTube has more than 800 million unique visitors each month, with the site receiving more than four billion views per day. Seventy percent (70%) of YouTube traffic comes from outside the United States.

2013 Washington State Lacrosse Game of the Week on The Lacrosse Network

Date Time Gender Game
Fri., March 8 7:15 pm Boys Seattle Prep at Sammamish-Newport High Schools
Fri., March 15 8 pm Girls Overlake School at Snohomish High School
Tue., March 19 8 pm Boys Lake Washington High School at Snohomish High School
Mon., March 25 7:30 pm Girls Bainbridge High School at Eastside Catholic School
Thur., April 4 8 pm Girls Lake Sammamish Club at Bellevue High School
Tue., April 9 7 pm Boys Mercer Island High School at Bothell-Inglemoor High School
Wed., April 17 7:45 pm Girls Stadium High School at Eastside Catholic School
Wed., April 24 8 pm Girls Seattle Prep at Mercer Island High School
Fri., May 3 8 pm Boys Mercer Island High School at Bellevue High School
Tue., May 14 8 pm Boys Bainbridge High School at Eastlake High School
Fri., May 17 TBD Girls Washington Lacrosse Girls State Championship
Sat., June 1 TBD Boys Washington Lacrosse Boys State Championship (Div. I & II)

About The Lacrosse Network

The Lacrosse Network (TLN) is a YouTube partner dedicated to growing the game of lacrosse through the power of media. Founded in 2011, TLN has quickly emerged as the premiere source of lacrosse media through its live broadcasts and slate of original programming. TLN broadcasts at the highest levels with TLN content appearing on ESPN’s SportsCenter Top Ten and SportsNation. For more information, visit www.youtube.com/tln.

 

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