OUR MISSION...Foster the sport of lacrosse in a safe, fun, enthusiastic, and competitive environment to all interested boys grades 3-12 in the footprint serving Sammamish and Interlake High Schools.

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Matthew Turbak, Head Varsity Coach/Program Director

 

Coach Turbak is a native of Bellevue and played attack for the Bellevue High School Wolverines from 1983-86. During his years as a varsity player at BHS, the team went undefeated (57 wins, 0 losses) and won four state championships.

 

 

In 1987 Coach Turbak became the Bellevue High School Division 1 Boys Varsity Lacrosse coach and led the Wolverines to three Washington State D1 Championships.

 

 

Coach Turbak played lacrosse as an attackman for a total of 17 years and holds the current Record in Division 1 High School Varsity Lacrosse Single Season Goals Scored with 83 goals in his 1986 senior season at BHS. He was a founding member of the very first youth lacrosse program in Washington State in 1985 for Bellevue area boys youth.

 

In 1990, while Turbak was still the BHS D1 Boys Varsity Head Lacrosse Coach, he was also a founding member of the first ever Bellevue High School Girls Lacrosse Team. In 1993 the BHS Girls Lacrosse Team won the Division 2 Girls Lacrosse State Championship.

 

Turbak returned to coaching Lacrosse in 2015 coaching the Newport-Sammamish-Interlake 7th/8th grade Red Dogs to a winning season with a record of 7-3, an impressive change from their previous season record of 0-10.

 

In 2016 Matthew Turbak, with two of his business partners, founded the highly successful first ever K-12 “indoor lacrosse” fall season club lacrosse league on the eastside, in the KingCo area. Company name: I-90 Indoor Lacrosse Inc.

 

 

Turbak Coaching Philosophy:

 

Unity+Trust+Communication+Creativity

"Coaching From The Inside Out"


Coach Brian Headland, High School Assistant Head Coach
 

12 years playing experience

NSI Middle School Head Coach

High School:

  • 3- Time Division II Washington 1st team All-Conference Attackman
  • SLC Varsity Attackman Freshman-Senior years (Captain Sophomore-Senior years)
  • Division II Washington State High School Championship Participant
  • 2-Time Elite 80 camp Attendee
  • Seattle Starz

College:

  • Washington State University
  • Western Washington University 

Coach Alex Cornell, High School Assistant Coach
 
 

Coach Bobby Henry, 7/8 Head Coach
  • Newport High School JV Coach - 3 years
  • Played at Oakton High School in Virginia

 
 Coach Elizabeth Soffey, K-4 Head Coach
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


Coach Stephanie Main, K-4 Assistant Coach
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Coach Zach Crites, K-4 Assistant Coach
 
Zach is a student at Sammamish High School and has been playing lacrosse since 6th grade. "I can remember the first practice when I didn't know how to throw or catch or anything... it takes a lot of hard work, and lacrosse is worth it!" Zach has spent time playing each position (including goalie!) but finds the most enjoyment in attack. He truly loves the sport of lacrosse and working with younger players to help them discover how much fun it can be. When he isn't practicing or stringing sticks, Zach can be found drawing, listening to music, playing NHL17, or throwing tennis balls for his ball-crazy dog, Bella (using a lacrosse stick, of course!).