Another thrilling lacrosse season comes to an end

With the season now over, it is impossible not to thank all of those responsible for making it so successful.

It takes a lot of time and effort from parents, players, coaches, referees, board members, and volunteers to put on a lacrosse season, and with such a thrilling one now over, it is impossible not to thank them all for making it so successful.

The upcoming Clash on Vashon will end with a youth tournament including several regional teams, as well as food, goodies, prizes, and more, beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 20, at the high school. The island community is invited to celebrate the completion of another fantastic lacrosse season with everyone who helped make it great.

In the opening round of the state championship playoffs last weekend, the Vultures high school boys lacrosse team faced off against Bellingham, led by outstanding performances from junior midfield Davis Rice (captain), junior attackman Eamon Tegenfeldt-Pfohman, and junior defenseman and long stick middie (LMS), Nathan Davidson. All three were elected all-conference players this year.

The Vultures started the game strong with a powerful first quarter, but Bellingham surged ahead by a goal and won 10-9. It was the final game for senior attackman Ryan Noonan (captain), senior defensemen Maalik Miller and Aidan Green, and senior goalie Ben Larson (captain). The efforts of the team on and off the field were outstanding, and the Vultures deserve congratulations on an outstanding season.

Lila Cohen and Lily Wolny deserve special recognition for their coaching services to the Vashon Parks District’s youth girls lacrosse drop-in program. Lila and Lily, both juniors on the high school Valkyries team, have been members of the Vashon Lacrosse Club since sixth grade. Their expertise and enthusiasm for the game help nurture the next generation of girls to play lacrosse on Vashon. Thanks are also extended to senior Ninabelle Millins for her service as she leaves the Valkeryies.

Join Sticks Up Lacrosse drop-in sessions, from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at the high school, beginning June 13. Drop-in sessions are a fun, low-pressure way to try out lacrosse or practice for the next season. Equipment is provided for those in need. Email for more information and to stay connected.