Introducing Woodinville Lacrosse
Woodinville Lacrosse was formed in the summer of 2009, as a split from the Northshore Lacrosse Club. The Woodinville Lacrosse Club was established with the leadership of Andy Farrington and a group of dedicated volunteers from the High School feeder pattern.
Gavin Molitor, an English teacher at Woodinville High School, expressed his interest to coach a Varsity team based at Woodinville High. With Northshore's support, a team of Woodinville-based parents created a new lacrosse program for Woodinville High and the youth teams who live in the areas that feed up to Woodinville High School. Spring 2010 was our inaugural season. In the 2011 Season the Varsity team was undefeated, winning the Division II State Championship. Currently, the Woodinville High team competes at the Class 4A Division I level.
The club also has a flourishing youth program that reaches kids from 1st through 8th grades that serves over 200 players within the Woodinville High School service area.
In 2014 the Club started the Lady Falcons girls program with grades K through 6th. In the 2016 Spring, the Lady Falcons grew to K - 8th grades and a Junior Varisty team was added in 2017. This program currently has over 150 players. Please visit www.woodinvillegirlslax.com for more information on our Girls program.
History of High School Lacrosse in Washington State
High school lacrosse clubs formed in the Puget Sound area in the 1970s with a handful of teams, loosely based around local public and private high schools. The first east side team was Bellevue, formed in 1979. Unlike the recent juggernaut of Issaquah, Mercer Island and Bainbridge, the 1980s were dominated by Lakeside and Bellevue (for details see http://www.whsbla.org/archives.htm ).
From 1989 through 2003 there was only one high school lacrosse team for all of the Lake Washington and Northshore School Districts (first called Lake Washington, changing its name to Eastside Ravens in 1993). The first split came with formation of Eastlake on the plateau in 2004. Northshore split in 2007. There are now a total of 7 teams from these 2 districts with Woodinville, Bothell,, Lake Washington,Juanita, Redmond and Eastlake.
The WHSBLA program is gaining momentum with 90 plus teams across the state this year. Always difficult for teams and old friends to split, the tradeoff is the opportunity to grow interest in the sport with the goal of establishing a team at each high school and a long range goal of being recognized as WIAA sanctioned sport.