THE WAY OF LACROSSE: BK’s Biggest Sport Takes Centerstage — Girls Win 5A State Championship, Boys Play on Saturday.
When the Bishop Kelly girls lacrosse team won the 2011 5A/4A State Championship last week, nobody really expected it to be the school’s only state championship in spring of 2011. So far the Knight’s 15-13 overtime win against Centennial at Thunder Stadium in Eagle stands alone as the school’s only state crown of the season.
But on Saturday the BK Boys lacrosse squad has a chance to match the accomplishment of the girls team and make it an all BK sweep in Idaho lacrosse. The Knights face the Gonzaga Prep Bullpups at Thunder Stadium on the campus of Eagle High School. Gametime is Noon for this all-Catholic school finale.
The boys earned their way into the State final with a big win over Centennial in the TVLL championship.
For the third year in a row, lacrosse has attracted more student-athlete participation than any other sport at the school. With an enrollment of 625, BK boasts an astounding 89 lacrosse athletes. With more BK students involved in the lacrosse program than in any other sport — and the high quality coaching staffs and on-field results — the future looks bright for the school’s overall enrollment.
Notes: Special thanks to Eagle High and the Eagle lacrosse club for arranging use of this outstanding venue for the 2011 girls and boys championship games…Gonzaga Prep of Spokane, Washington, competes in the North Idaho Lacrosse League of the Idaho Lacrosse Association. Since the Bullpups have no reasonable option or accessible opportunity available to them for league play in their home state, they compete across the border.
Here is a bonus highlight, the BK girls beating Eagle on the turf earlier this season. Enjoy!