Contacts

Athletic DirectorAthletics Coordinator
Danielle ZelinskiJanine Menezes
425-837-4807425-837-4806
  
Athletic Trainer 
Morten Orren 
425-837-4914 


Ticketing Information


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$7.00 - Adults/Students without ASB cards

$5.00 - Visiting students with ASB cards; Grades K-8

Free - Home Students with ASB card

Free - Seniors over the age of 65

Athletics

LHS ATHLETICS UPDATE:  February 22, 2021

Hello Patriots! Sports are just around the corner with Season 1 (Fall Sports) starting March 1.  Football begins Feb 24th.  In order to be eligible to participate in sports, you must register in Final Forms. Registration deadline for Season 1 (Fall Sports) is Feb 23 for football, Feb 26 for the rest of fall/season 1 sports.

2020-2021 (Season 1) Fall Sports Schedule


Please refer to the new 2020-21 KingCo Sports Season Guidelines document for information regarding season layout, protocols, policies, and safety measures.


Season 1 (Fall Sports) -  1st DAY INFO/TURNOUTS 

FOOTBALL
Tues, Feb 23, 7:30 PM - Parent Zoom (invite link will be sent through Final Forms)
Wed, Feb 24, 3:30 - 6:00 PM - practice at Liberty on the football field.

Temp Check/Attestation at the ticket booth by the back parking lot
Sanitize hands after entering
Wear masks
Maintain 6' social distancing
Bring your own water bottle
Dress: Helmets only, practice jerseys, shorts/sweats, cleats

GIRLS SOCCER

March 1st   3:30pm - 5:30pm
Meet @ Maywood Middle School  - Please meet at the field. We will have check-in setup by the bleachers on the south side of the field. We will be checking in student athletes starting at 3:10pm through 3:30pm. (Note: if you live close to Maywood and it's possible to arrive between 3:10pm and 3:20pm, that will help us out with screening as we are expecting 45- 50 athletes to try out.) Please bring cleats, shin guards, your own water bottle, at least one mask, and clothing appropriate for the weather.

CROSS COUNTRY
March 1st    3:30pm - 5:00pm
Meet @ LHS Baseball Field
What to bring:  Masks, no entry to LHS without a mask, bring your own water bottle, no locker room use, follow the attestation and COVID safety rules.
Liberty Patriots Cross Country

GIRLS SWIM
The swim team will be broken into two training groups.  Group rosters will be sent to the team using the Final Forms roster by Friday, February 26th. 

The blue group will practice at Boehm Pool in Issaquah 4:15-6pm on Monday, March 1st.  Please meet Ms. Daughters outside the front entrance. 

The green group will practice at Hazen Pool at Hazen High School 7:45-9pm on Monday, March 1st.  Please meet Coach Gabby and Ms. Daughters outside the front entrance of the pool.  

All athletes will need to arrive with swimsuit already on and have cap, goggles, towel and warm clothing (to put on after practice).  We will not be using the locker room. All athletes must be wearing a mask before entering the pool and immediately after getting out of the pool.  

Questions?  Email Kris Daughters at daughtersk@issaquah.wednet.edu.


BOYS TENNIS

  1. Meet at court at 3:15- Rain or shine on Monday March 1
  2. Practices will be 90 minutes to start.
  3. Discuss rules, expectations,
  4. Stretch and condition.
  5. Bring own food, water
  6. Wear masks
  7. Drive own car or parents drop them off. Please no carpool.
  8. If wanting to compete for a Varsity spot-we will have a 12 pt. tiebreaker tournament-rankings will be established based on round-robin 12 pt. tiebreaker matches.
  9. If wanting to compete for a JV spot-we will have a 12 pt. tiebreaker tournament-rankings will be established based on round-robin 12 pt. tiebreaker matches.
  10. Bring own tennis balls if practical.
  11. Wear tennis appropriate clothing and shoes.
  12. The goal is not to cut anyone but need to keep numbers at 30- 12 varsity-18 JV. 

E-mail Coach Crowley

VOLLEYBALL

Volleyball will meet in the Main Gym 

Tryouts on March 1st and 2nd

3:45-5:15pm

Arrive 5-10 minutes early if possible for court set-up.

There is no locker room access, so be ready to play.

Bring your own water.

 

BOYS GOLF 

Liberty Golf's 1st day of tryouts will be Monday 3-1-21 at 3:30pm at Maplewood Golf Course (4050 Maple Valley Rd, Renton, WA. 98058).  Once we’ve gone through the COVID attestations and temperature checks we will be hitting balls on the driving range.  Meet in front of the driving range on the grass.  You must have your own clubs and be wearing a mask at all times while practicing social distancing and hand sanitation.  More to come schedule wise through FinalForms emails soon. 



COVID-19 RULES: 
Please maintain social distancing when not partaking in drills.
Practice is limited to players and coaches only.
Bathroom access (TBD) 
There will be no locker room access.


WIAA COVID Rate Tracking

LHS ATHLETICS UPDATE:  February 4, 2021

Dear Liberty Community, please refer to our KingCo league message below. This lays out the  2020-21 Sports Season structure as of today. Fall Sports (“Season 1”) will start on March 1, 2021, with the exception of football’s start date of Feb 24, 2021. Please find the Registration link below as well to Final Forms. To be eligible for conditioning and/or sports season, you must complete all forms on Final Forms. This includes uploading a current physical (good for 2 years). 

As of 2.1.21, we have moved to Phase 2, which has opened up athletic opportunities! Please refer to the Return to Participation Plan, RTP 3.0, for details on where we are at,  what we are allowed to do according to phase, and of course, protocols and state/DOH guidelines. Because of moving to Phase 2,  indoor use is permitted, and will be available for athletic programs Monday Feb 8. Additionally, programs can now expand their workouts according to guidelines. The following programs (with coach contact information) have been or will be starting open workouts/practice: 

Football -  Steve Valach
Girls Soccer- Ryan Johnson
Boys Soccer (early April)- Darren Tremblay
Drill – Audra Foster
Cheer – Camille Wright
Baseball- Kevin Frey
Girls Basketball (new) –Jamie Prescott
Boys Basketball (new) - Omar Parker
Volleyball (new) –Andy Fickert 
Wrestling - 
Chris Harlin

There could be more programs joining, so please check the LHS Athletics website for  updates, or contact the coach of the program you are interested in.

This could be subject to change, but fingers crossed that we keep moving in the right direction! 

Danielle Zelinski, LHS Athletic Director zelinskid@issaquah.wednet.edu



LHS ATHLETICS UPDATE:  February 2, 2021
The KingCo Conference recently appealed to the WIAA regarding the order of athletic seasons, when those seasons will start, and the length of the seasons. The WIAA has approved KingCo’s appeal. With an interest in protecting spring sports due to their lost season last year, KingCo will offer the following seasons:

  • March 1 – April 3:  Fall Sports – Boys Golf, Boys Tennis, Cheer*, Cross Country, Drill/Dance*, Football (Feb 24 start), Girls Soccer, Girls Swim and Dive, and Volleyball 
  • April 5 – May 8:  Winter Sports – Boys Basketball, Boys Swim & Dive, Cheer* Girls Basketball, Drill/Dance*, Gymnastics (Mar 29 start), and Wrestling
  • May 3 – June 12:  Spring Sports – Baseball, Boys Soccer, Fastpitch Softball, Girls Golf, Girls Tennis, and Track & Field

*Cheer and Drill/Dance are activities that span the Fall & Winter Sports seasons.

The KingCo Athletic Directors, in concert with the KingCo Principals and KingCo Board of Directors, are in the process of developing a plan for schedules and agreed upon health and safety measures to be implemented as conditions and regional metrics allow.

LHS ATHLETICS UPDATE: January 20, 2021
Please see the MESSAGE from the Athletic Department and UPDATE to current conditioning workout offerings

LHS ATHLETICS UPDATE: November 22, 2020:  LHS will be offering in-person conditioning in a small group format.  Conditioning may start  as early as December 2, 2020.  Please see the most recent November 22nd Athletics Announcement E-news for details.

The following  programs will be offering in-person conditioning at LHS:

Cheer
Girls Soccer
Football
Wrestling

Additional updates and important information:

ISD Return to Participation Plan (RTP) 2020

WIAA

Athletics Update, November 17, 2020
Issaquah School District High School Athletics Update

  
Athletics Update, November 10, 2020
In light of the rapidly increasing COVID-19 case rates in our county (176 cases per 100,000 residents as of Monday, November 9), we are pausing our plans to bring in small groups of athletic conditioning pods to our facilities at this time. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate these changing conditions.

Athletics Update, October 1, 2020 

In accordance with the Department of Health decision-making tree, we are not planning to access optional out of season athletics at this time.  The DOH recommends no extra-curricular activities until all students have some level of in-person learning and/or the cases fall to 25 per 100,000 or lower.  WIAA has since affirmed their alignment with this stance.  You can read more at https://www.wiaa.com/News.aspx?ID=1730&Mon=9&Yr=2020. Last week the case numbers in King County were 55 per 100,000 so we are seeing a trend in the right direction.  We will keep you up to date as local circumstances are continuing to change and as we continue to monitor guidance from the DOH, the WIAA and other governing authorities. 


Athletics Update Fall 2020 
Together with our fellow King Co member schools and districts and following the Board’s July 30th decision to start the school year in a fully remote way, we have made the decision to offer athletics beginning in Season 2 and continuing in Season 3 and 4 this year provided that the conditions are safe enough to do so.  There will be no athletics offered in Season 1.  Instead, Season 1 sports have been moved into other seasons per the current WIAA guidance.  The WIAA has made its alternative calendars publicly available and you can read them at wiaa.com.  The start date for Season 2 is December 28th.  We have yet to determine whether or not we can offer the out of season athletics opportunities that could be allowed beginning September 28th.  This decision will largely depend on the input and guidance we receive from our local department of health as well as the infection rates and phasing provided by our Governor.  Please stay tuned for more on that.  I also want to say thank you to the staff, students and parents who volunteered their time to serve as representatives of their sports on the Athletics and Activities Work Group.  I look forward to working with you again as we approach and prepare for Season 2. 

Sincerely,
Donna Hood, Executive Director of HS Education  

Signing Day: Congratulations to LHS Class of 2020 Student Athletes!

Congratulations to these Seniors who have committed to compete in collegiate athletics next year! Thank you for the excitement and hard work during the last 4 years at LHS. We are proud of you!

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(From Left to Right, Top to Bottom)

Sam Brown, U of Redlands (Football): Sam was captain and 3-year starter at QB. He led the team to a 26-8 overall record, 3 trips to the playoffs, including semi-final and quarter final finishes. Due to injuries, Sam stepped in and started at middle linebacker (as well as QB) the last three games of his senior season. Voted 1st Team Kingco 2A/3A in 2018. – Coach Valach

Nikayla Copenhaver, U of Wyoming (Soccer): I am excited to follow Nikayla's soccer career at the University of Wyoming. She will be a great asset to their program as she brings a competitive winning mentality and can create and score goals. I have really enjoyed coaching Nikayla and wish her all the best! She is a leader and a great person as well! Here are her stats to give you an idea of just how impactful she is as a player-

State Championship - 2017 and 2018

Team Captain - 2019

Kingco - Offensive MVP 2019, Kingco - 1st team (2018) 2nd Team (2017)

Started EVERY game in high school career

72 goals - 2nd in school history

52 assists - 1st in school history

196 points - 1st in school history

Career Team Record: 64-14-8

-Coach Tami Nguyen

Kayla Austin, U of Charleston (Soccer): Kayla was a 4-year member in our program and was always seen with a smile on her face and working hard to improve. She was always willing to do whatever was asked of her and she had such a positive attitude. -Coach Tami Nguyen

Connor Davis, PLU (Football): Connor was a 2-year starter at kicker and was selected 1st Team Kingco 2A/3A both his junior and senior year. -Coach Steve Valach

Emma Morgenthaler, Sacramento State (Gymnastics)

Elaine Kooiker, Stevens Institute of Technology (Soccer): Elaine was a 4 year member in our program and spent 1 year as the manager with a torn ACL. She showed great determination to return from her injury her senior season. She was a great player to have in our program and was always pushing herself. -Coach Tami Nguyen

Cameron Gardner, Whitworth (Soccer): Cameron has been such an instrumental part of our soccer program! He has been a tremendous player at the central midfield position, earning all-Kingco honors last year and surely would have been voted in again this year. Cameron has also been a tremendous leader that the players and I truly respect. He was an integral part of our leadership team and he was always a guy I could turn to. Cameron is also a 4-year letter winner and has done well in the classroom carrying a cumulative 3.2 GPA. -Coach Darren Tremblay

Brooke Ury, Brown U (Track & Field): Brooke was a 3-sport athlete with her best events being sprints/hurdles in Track. For Brooke, Cross Country was a way to get in shape for Gymnastics and Track but over her 4 years, she decided she really wanted to race at State by her Senior year. Despite having a full-time summer job last year, Brooke managed to get in the mileage and race at State by sheer determination. Brooke was an inspiration to the team and a fierce competitor for us and look forward to hearing back from her @ Brown. -Coach Mike Smith

Amaya Martin, Concordia Chicacgo (Basketball):  Amaya faced some incredible adversity before and during the season, but her resilience and perseverance emerged as two of her greatest strengths. I was so impressed with Amaya’s growth both as a person and a player from our first games in June to the tail end of our season. Amaya is a competitor who is willing to battle on the boards, scrap on the floor, and find a way to get to the rim. Her tenacity and strength provided challenging match-ups, often with players taller than she, as her physical domination is a force to be reckoned with! Amaya found ways to acknowledge and appreciate her teammates for great passes and looks without drawing attention to herself; this quiet recognition had a significant positive impact on her teammates. I admire Amaya’s perseverance and appreciate the effort she demonstrated for both her own improvement and that of her team this year. It was a pleasure to coach Amaya and I am excited to see what her future holds as she continues her basketball career in college!

Harmony Hunter, Corbon College (Volleyball): Harmony was a fierce competitor focused on playing hard with both body and mind. Congrats and good luck to your next four years! – Coach John Kim

Warren Briggs, U of Pittsburgh (Swim): Warren Briggs is the most accomplished male swimmer I have ever coached. He has been a top 8 state competitor in two events for four years, he is a three-time state champion, he broke two 2A state records this year, achieved automatic All-American status, and was voted swimmer of the meet at State. His work ethic and passion for distance swimming is extraordinary, and he is an inspirational and influential team leader. -Coach Kris Daughters

Seth Kobata, Saint Martins U (Soccer): Seth is our other 4-year letter winner. Seth was brought up early during his freshmen year and ended up scoring in his first varsity game. He started every game after that, on his way to becoming one of the top players in Kingco. Seth is a true competitor who did things the right way on and off the field. He was named to the All-Kingco 1st team last year as the anchor of our defense and he was named captain of the team this season. He plans on majoring in Exercise Science at St. Martins. Seth is a great role model, leader, and his inspiration and work ethic was contagious to those around him. He finishes Liberty with a 3.76 cumulative GPA. -Coach Darren Tremblay

Anna Bartholet, Northeastern U (Rowing)