Lake Tapps, Bellevue lacrosse coaches win top honors
Lake Tapps coach Louis Lucchesi and Bellevue assistant Chris O'Dougherty and volunteer Kathi Lucchesi of Lake Tapps were recognized by the state lacrosse association.
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Lake Tapps coach Louis Lucchesi and Bellevue assistant Chris O'Dougherty have been named coach and assistant coach of the year, respectively, by the Washington State chapter of US Lacrosse.
Volunteer Kathi Lucchesi of Lake Tapps was named person of the year.
In only his second season, Louis Lucchesi led Lake Tapps to an 11-3-0 regular-season record and the Division I state quarterfinals. It was the second consecutive postseason appearance and fourth in eight years for the program, made up of players from Auburn Riverside, Bonney Lake, Enumclaw, Sumner and White River high schools.
O'Dougherty, a defenseman with the National Lacrosse League's Washington Stealth, coached the defense for Division I state champion Bellevue, which held opponents to fewer than seven goals per game. The Wolverines defeated rival Eastside Catholic 13-4 for the school's 11th boys state title, finishing 20-2-0.
Kathi Lucchesi co-founded the Lake Tapps club in 2002 and has since served as league secretary, club secretary and varsity team manager.