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Islander earns lacrosse honor
Mercer Island native Catherine La Plant was recently named the WCLA Division II rookie of the year.
La Plant is a defender for Chapman University, and graduated from Mercer Island in 2010.
The team went on to win the tournament, beating Towson University, of Maryland, 9-8 in the championship to win the national title. Chapman was undefeated in its regular season.
The finals were held in Scottsdale, Ariz., where the team played three games in 100-degree weather to earn the title.