In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Metro League has joined other leagues within the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) to move all fall sports seasons to the spring, according to options proposed in the adjusted the 2020-2021 athletics calendar released a few weeks ago.
The move means that the first sports season for Lakeside and other Metro League teams will be winter, when boys and girls basketball, wrestling, and boys swim and dive start practices December 28.
Lakeside’s sports offerings will compete in the 2020-2021 WIAA calendar as such (newly adjusted sports seasons are in italics):
WIAA Season 2: (January 4 – March 7)
Boys Swim & Dive
WIAA Season 3: (March 1 – May 2)
Girls Swim and Dive
Football (February 22 – May 9)
WIAA Season 4: (April 26 – June 27)
Track & Field
For boys and girls lacrosse teams, which are not affiliated with the WIAA, efforts are being made to align seasons with the WIAA’s Season 4 timeline.
Crew teams must continue to wait until Phase 3 of Governor Inslee’s Safe Start plan to begin practices.
Director of Athletics Chris Hartley is in continuing conversation with the WIAA, the Metro League, and Lakeside School leadership to further understand how this information will be applied at Lakeside.
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