HS BOYS

Seattle Starz HS Boys teams are for players and families seeking the highest level of lacrosse competition, coaching, and recruiting support. Our teams bring together some of the best HS lacrosse players in our region under the strong leadership of former NCAA lacrosse players turned working professionals. Each season, our teams dive into individual skill development and college-level team concepts at practice to prepare for competition against some of the most elite club teams in the country at nationally respected events in front of college recruiters. All the while, we provide players with 1:1 support and recruiting resources to ensure that each player is equipped with the tools they need to succeed in the college recruiting process. This comprehensive approach reflects our program’s commitment to the following three objectives, in order of importance:

  1. Instilling life lessons through sport
  2. Developing elite lacrosse athletes
  3. Showcasing and advising potential college recruits

Read on to learn more about our current teams, coaches, schedule, national team partnerships, and upcoming tryouts!

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Seattle Starz is a  USA Lacrosse member organization and as such we require that all players and coaches who join our club and participate with our programs, be current USAL members for the duration of the season that they are participating in.  Membership is verified during the registration process for all of our programs.

SUMMER 2024 TEAMS

2025 AA TEAM

2026 AA TEAM

2025/26 A TEAM

2027 AA

SUMMER 2024 TENTATIVE TOURNAMENTS

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PRIME TIME SUMMER CHAMPIONSHIP

JUNE 15 -16 | YALE - CT
 2026 AA

Rivalry

AMERICAS FINEST

JUNE 15 -16 | CA
25/26 A TEAM

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INSIDE LACROSSE Summer Cup

JULY 9 -10 | MD
AA TEAMS

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WEST COAST SHOWDOWN

JULY 20 - 21 | CA
AA TEAMS      |    25/26 A TEAM

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LEGENDS FAST BREAK

JUNE 15 -16 | DE
 2025 & 2027 AA TEAMS

SUMMER 2024 TRYOUTS

2025 | 2026 | 2027

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Tryout Times

(2023/24 School Year)

2025 (Juniors)

  • Check In & Warm Up-12:30 pm
  • Parent Q&A- 12:45 pm
  • Tryout 1:00-2:30 pm

2026 (Sophomores)

  • Check In & Warm Up- 2:00 pm
  • Parent Q&A- 2:35 pm
  • Tryout 2:45 pm - 4:45 pm

2027 (Freshmen)

  • Check In & Warm Up- 4:00 pm
    Parent Q&A- 4:50 pm
    Tryout 5:00 - 7:00 pm

HIGH SCHOOL MAKE UP TRYOUTS ARE SCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10TH.  PLEASE CONTACT HS DIRECTOR HENRY SCHOONMAKER TO SCHEDULE:  henry@seattlestarzlax.com

 

HS BOYS COACHES

DYLAN HUMMEL - HS BOYS DIRECTOR, played NCAA D3 lacrosse for Rosemont College where he was a 2 year captain. The Wenatchee, WA native was an assistant coach with Wenatchee and Newport High School before becoming the head coach of Snohomish. Hummel is currently the head coach for Skyline High School. Dylan has been a Starz coach at both the youth and high school level and held various roles within the organization since 2016.

JACK PRUITT - HS RECRUITING DIRECTOR, Starz ’12, played NCAA D1 lacrosse at the University of Denver under Hall of Fame Coach Bill Tierney. The defensive midfielder was a member of the 2015 NCAA National Championship team and received the NCAA Elite 89 award that same year in recognition of his academic achievements. After graduating in 2016, Jack has remained connected to the game in various coaching and leadership roles, serving as Seattle Starz HS Boys Director and Defensive Coordinator for MCLA programs at both the University of Washington and Cal Berkeley.

HENRY SCHOONMAKER - HS BOYS ADVISOR  played NCAA D1 lacrosse for Syracuse University where he was a two-time All American and team captain his senior year.  The midfielder had a career high 5 goals against Albany and scored twice in the 2015 NCAA quarter-final against John Hopkins. After graduating from Syracuse, Henry was picked 16th overall in the 2015 MLL draft by the Chesapeake Bayhawks.  He played professional lacrosse for both the Bayhawks and Atlanta Blaze.

CHRIS CARTER grew up in San Diego, where he played for the Torrey Pines high school lacrosse program. Also a West Coast Starz player, US Lacrosse Academic All-American, All-CIF First Team defenseman, and ADRLN All-American, Chris joined the Notre Dame Fighting Irish lacrosse program in 2014 where he would contribute as a defensive midfielder and close defenseman for the next 4 years. Chris earned his accounting degree from Notre Dame in 2017 and now works as a Financial Analyst at Microsoft.

JACK CERCHIARA JC played attack and midfield for NCAA D3 Kenyon College from 2002 to 2006. JC has been the head coach of the University of Washington Men’s Lacrosse team since 2012 after spending 4 years as the team’s Offensive Coordinator, earning PNCLL Coach of the Year honors in both 2018 and 2019. JC has a PHD from the UW and studies penguins.

STEVE DURAS grew up playing lacrosse in University Place, WA where he was a 3-time team captain and state runner up at Curtis high school. He went on to play NCAA D3 lacrosse at Whittier College before transferring to the University of Washington where he was a 2-time captain and president of the UW lacrosse team. After graduation he was a teacher for 5 years before switching careers and is currently the Director of Business Development at Edge Delta. Steve currently plays lacrosse with the Seattle Lacrosse Club in the PNLA Men's A League.

BEN FUJINAGA - Starz '17, grew up in Bellevue, Washington and played at the Overlake School, where he was twice selected to first team all-league and was named a 2017 US Lacrosse Academic All-American. He then went on to play NCAA D3 lacrosse at Haverford College, where he was named to the Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll three times. During the fall of his Junior year, Ben studied abroad in Tokyo, where he won the All-Japan National Championship with the Falcons Lacrosse Club. He captained the Haverford team as a senior, and graduated with a degree in economics in 2021.

AUSTIN GAISS recently graduated from Notre Dame and was a four year member of the men’s lacrosse program.The midfielder was part of a Fighting Irish class who won the ACC Championship in 2018, took the ACC regular season title in 2015 and were NCAA Finalists the year prior. Gaiss moved to Seattle this summer and works as a Financial Analyst for Microsoft.

GAVIN HAINES grew up in Salt Lake City, UT and was a State Champion, varsity captain, and 2x All-Conference close defenseman at Juan Diego high school. He decided he wanted to pursue lacrosse throughout college while also focusing on his academics, leading him to choose the University of Washington. A starting close defenseman for the Huskies, Haines has also contributed as the team's travel coordinator and president.

JAKE HARDY grew up in Colorado where he was a two-time 4A All-State player as well as an Academic All-American at Windsor High School. He also won a 5A State Championship in football (2015). He then went on to play NCAA D1 lacrosse at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY. At Canisius, Jake helped the Golden Griffins win a MAAC conference championship and make an appearance in the NCAA tournament (2018). He also served as an assistant captain and received three All-MAAC academic awards. Jake graduated from Canisius with a B.S. in Computer Science and now works in Seattle as a software engineer.

CAELIN LEWIS is a Skyline HS graduate, and junior at the University of Massachusetts.  He was recruited to Syracuse and played two seasons before transferring to UMass last year where he is an outstanding midfielder.

TY MAURER grew up playing lacrosse in Kirkland, WA at Juanita high school. During that same time, he played on Seattle Starz 2018 Elite. He went on to play lacrosse at NCAA D3 McDaniel College in the Centennial Conference, where he will graduate in 2022 with a criminal justice degree.

NICK MORGAN grew up playing lacrosse in Issaquah, WA where he was a 2017 State Champion at Eastside Catholic high school. Following Eastside Catholic, he did a post graduate year at Trinity-Pawling school where he earned All-New England West First Team honors. He is now a close defenseman at Hampden-Sydney college where he was a USILA honorable mention All-American in 2021.

GARRETT SORENSON grew up in Bellingham, WA. As a high school player, he was a 3 time varsity captain and led the team to their first state championship appearance in program history. He then joined the University of Washington lacrosse team where he played midfield and was an All-Conference Defensive Midfielder and captain for the Dawgs. Garrett recently graduated from UW with a degree in Biochemistry and works for Summit Surgical Inc.