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Islander earns lacrosse honor

Catherine La Plant looks for a teammate during Chapman University’s second round Division II game against the University of Utah.  - Cecil Copeland/Contributed Photo
Catherine La Plant looks for a teammate during Chapman University’s second round Division II game against the University of Utah.
— image credit: Cecil Copeland/Contributed Photo

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.

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