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Originally published Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 12:00 AM

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National Lacrosse League's San Jose Stealth will move to Everett

After six seasons in San Jose, the team will begin play in 2010 at Everett's Comcast Arena.

After six seasons in San Jose, Calif., the Stealth professional indoor lacrosse team has announced its plans to relocate to Everett.

The Stealth, a member of the National Lacrosse League, is coming off a 2009 campaign in which it advanced to the West Division finals before being ousted by eventual NLL Champion, the Calgary Roughnecks.

The franchise will play at the Comcast Arena in Everett. The 8,300-seat arena is also home to the Western Hockey League's Everett Silvertips. The team's new name will be announced at a formal news conference in Everett next week.

"We are very excited about our move to the Comcast Arena at Everett and to introduce the region to the thrilling and fast-paced sport of professional indoor lacrosse," said Stealth owner Denise Watkins. "It is a wonderful opportunity for the franchise. There is a strong lacrosse community already present in Everett and the greater Seattle area. We look forward to becoming an active partner and helping to continue the growth of lacrosse with local high schools and clubs."

The National Lacrosse League is the premier professional league in the sport of lacrosse, and features the world's best lacrosse players. The 2010 season will begin in January, and will mark the league's 24th year of pro indoor lacrosse.

Notes

• Highline's Ryan Brett has been named a first-team high-school All-American by Louisville Slugger and also was honored on the all-state team selected by the Washington State Baseball Coaches Association.

Chris Marangon of Tahoma in Maple Valley was named the Player of the Year in Class 4A, and Matt Boyd of Eastside Catholic and Eric Peterson of Liberty shared the 3A honor as chosen by the Washington State Baseball Coaches Association.

Andrea Geubelle of Curtis High School in University Place is the Gatorade Washington Athlete of the Year for girls track and field.

• Top seed Ashley Anderson of Lynnwood breezed past Sheehan Trippel of Mercer Island, 6-0, 6-1, in the Seattle City Open tennis tournament.

Michele Lyons of Walla Walla Community College kept the overall lead in breakaway roping during the third round of the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo.

Compiled from team reports and other sources.

Copyright © 2009 The Seattle Times Company

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