The Lions kicked off their first spring season since spring 2019, and student-athletes and coaches wasted no time getting back into the swing of things. Boys and girls tennis took home the Metro League, Sea-King District 2, and Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) 3A state championship trophies, marking the first time in program history both boys and girls have accomplished all three feats.
Boys soccer also took home the Metro League trophy, then won 2-1 in dramatic, overtime fashion in the state semifinal game against O’Dea on May 27. They finished their season as WIAA state runners-up.
Members of the boys and girls crew will take the national stage at the USRowing Youth National Regatta in Sarasota, FL from June 10-13. The boys 4+, 2-, and the girls U16 4+ will represent the Lions at the regatta.
Senior boys soccer player Charlie H. was named the Metro League Most Valuable Player, making him the fourth Lions student-athlete to earn that award this school year: girls soccer goalkeeper Hannah D., volleyball outside hitter Rebecca D., and girls basketball guard Claire O. were also named Metro League MVPs in their respective seasons. Senior midfielder Cate L. was named to the Washington Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association All-State team. Junior Sebastian D. was named to the first team All-Metro baseball team; Charlie H., Kai O., Casey M., and Johnny V. were named to the first team All-Metro boys soccer team; and Hannah D., Cate L., and Josie A. were named to the Washington Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association Independent Conference Team.
Other spring, winter, and fall teams and individual athletes were honored at the annual Lakeside Versus assembly, held on Wednesday, May 25. Director of Athletics Chris Hartley announced on that Carmay Jones-Isaac, assistant athletic trainer, has received the 2022 Harry Swetnam Award. “For more than just her incredible skills as an athletic trainer,” Hartley said, “we are all grateful for the investment Carmay made in supporting our teams and coaches and in genuinely caring for the well-being of every athlete.”
Six Lakeside seniors were recognized as outstanding scholar athletes (a version of this recognition by the Metro League has happened in previous years): Arin J., Hannah D., Charlie H., Cate L., Mackenzie M., and Holden N. Students were nominated by their coaches for their outstanding leadership, unwavering good judgment as role models, their service to our community, and their strong performance in the classroom.
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