Here’s the release:
University Place, Wash. – Junior, Goaltender, Curtis High School
Junior goaltender Mitchell Homeyer is the first goaltender to receive the US Lacrosse – Washington High School Player of the Week honor. In the second week of the season, the 6-0, 160-pound Homeyer helped Curtis secure 2 wins to reside alone on top of the Boys Division I Southwest Conference with an undefeated record.
On Monday, Homeyer faced 27 shots, making 20 saves in his school’s 13 – 7 win over Tacoma. On Wednesday, Homeyer again was stellar in goal making 14 saves on 27 shots in Curtis’ 4-0 shutout of Seattle Prep. With 167 minutes of playing time, Homeyer is a perfect 4-0-0 on the season with a 5.0 goals-against-average and a 0.75 save percentage. In addition to being a two-year letter-winner in lacrosse, he also has won two letters for the Vikings in wrestling. As a grappler he earned a 2009 trip to the Washington state tournament as an alternate at the 160-pound weight class.
In the classroom, Homeyer maintains a 3.2 GPA and also plays an active role in the community. As a part of his team’s community service activities, Homeyer rolled up his sleeves at nearby Holmsted Park, clearing brush to make way for the addition of the planting of new trees. He is also involved in Operation Hand’s On, which was originally founded to help victims of Hurricane Katrina, but now serves local home fire victims and others in need.