An Independent School • Grades 5-12
Fall athletics postseason update
Fall athletics postseason update

by Chris Hartley, director of athletics

Our fall teams have had an incredible run! Please take the time to check out updates for each team.

Let's start with a few Lion-size achievements.

  • The Middle School boys 7th grade soccer team won the CYO Championship this weekend. Congratulations to the team.
  • The athletics office is currently housing four Metro Championship trophies and two District Championship trophies. Congratulations to Boys Cross Country (Metro and District), Boys Golf (Metro and District), Girls Soccer (Metro), and Girls Swim & Dive (Metro).

Here are your team updates:

CREW: Though the racing was limited at the Portland Regatta due to poor weather, both programs competed well. The varsity girls will not compete again until the spring season. The varsity boys were on the water this weekend competing in the Head of the Lake. And, our novice rowers were at the Greenlake Frostbite regatta. All of these regattas are preparation for the spring season when our teams compete for placing into Nationals.

CROSS COUNTRY: The boys team followed up its brilliant performance in the Metro meet by winning the District meet. The top three finishers for Lakeside were all in the top 10 overall: Sanjay R. '19 (second), Declan O. '19 (fourth), and Fred L. '20 (eighth).  Seniors Sebastian A. and AbdurRahman B. rounded out the team's performance with strong races, and the boys team qualified for the State meet. 

Though the girls team did not qualify for State, Esther R. '19 ran a great race, finishing 18th and therefore qualifying for the State meet.

In Pasco for the State meet, our runners were outstanding. Esther finished in the top third of all runners in her race, over 150. The boys made it to the podium for the medal presentation, finishing fifth overall. The seven-man team – the five district runners plus Charlie H. '20 and Xander U. '19 – ran well. Our top finishers were Sanjay (ninth), Declan (27th), and Fred (39th).

GOLF: The District and State tournaments for the girls are in May. We will look forward to those updates when it is sunny and warm.

The boys team participated in the one-day District tournament Oct. 23. Led by a two-under par round of 70 from Danny T. '19, the team tied for the District championship. Their State championship tournament is in May as well.

FOOTBALL: The football team earned a spot in the Metro playoffs, playing Ballard Saturday, Oct. 27. In a competitive game, Lakeside was edged out, 22-23, ending their postseason play. They continued to show off their offensive prowess in their week 10 game against Marysville-Pilchuk. They scored 34 but lost the game.

GIRLS SOCCER: The team is rolling through the playoffs. Three straight shutouts in the Metro tournament (Bainbridge, 4-0; Roosevelt, 2-0; and Holy Names, 1-0), put the Lions in the Metro Championship match against Seattle Prep. Two goals in the second half, and a second half shutout gave the team a 2-1 victory over Prep and the Metro championship.

With one of the top seeds in the State tournament, the Lions will be the home team for the round of 16 match this Wednesday, Nov. 7. The Lions face Edmonds-Woodway at 7:30 at Chief Sealth.

GIRLS SWIM & DIVE: It has been an incredible two weeks for this team. They dominated at the Metro meet, winning by over 100 points. Nathalie V. '20 was named Swimmer of the Meet because she won four events (200 Free: 1:50.99; 100 Free: 52.06; 200 Free Relay anchor leg; 400 Free Relay anchor leg). 

The team headed to Mercer Island last Friday and Saturday to compete in the District meet. They had another great showing, taking second place in the meet, setting up an exciting competition this coming weekend at the State meet. Congratulations to the 200 Medley Relay team (Isabel C. '19, Allison S. '21, Mackenzie M. '22, and Insley C. '21). They scorched the district record swimming the race in 1:45.81. This time qualifies them for All-American Consideration.

The State finals are Saturday, Nov. 10 at King County Aquatic Center. The meet starts at 2:10 p.m.

VOLLEYBALL: The Metro tournament began last week, and the team had two strong wins to put them in the semifinals. They beat Ingraham Oct. 30 and Holy Names Nov. 1. The Lions faced Seattle Prep in the semifinal match Saturday and lost a close game in five sets. They then played Eastside Catholic in the consolation match. Losing in four sets, the Lions finished in a very respectable fourth place in Metro. 

That high finish means that they move on to compete in the District tournament. They will play Nathan Hale Thursday, Nov. 8 at Sammamish High School at 5:30 p.m. A positive outcome in that match has them facing off against Prep at 7:30 p.m. A victory over Prep guarantees a trip to the State tournament. The final matches of the District tournament will be held at Lakeside Saturday, Nov. 10.

BOYS ULTIMATE: Program director Eleanor Long shares that Boys Varsity Ultimate made it to the quarterfinals last week. It was a great game, with both teams playing with heart and skill. Unfortunately, Lakeside lost 10 – 11.

Please take the time to congratulate all of the athletes who competed this fall. They have represented our school in the best possible ways. For those teams still competing (Girls Soccer, Girls Swim & Dive, and Volleyball), please make plans to go to their next events and cheer them on! Please note that admission is charged for all of these postseason contests. If you need financial support, please see Chris Hartley in the athletics office.