Claudio Reyna is a retired American soccer player and the current director of football operations for New York City FC. He was the captain of the United States men's national team before retiring from international soccer following the U. S.'s exit from the 2006 FIFA World Cup. He is considered one of the greatest players the United States has produced. Reyna last played for New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer. Reyna's father Miguel moved to the United States in 1968 from Argentina, where he had gone through the youth system of Independiente and played professionally with Los Andes, he settled in Springfield Township, Union County, New Jersey in the 1950s, married a Portuguese American woman, Maria Silva, raised a family. Reyna was born in New Jersey, where he learned the game from his father. In New Jersey, Reyna would go on to become a youth player at Saint Benedict's Preparatory School, as a teammate of Gregg Berhalter, he graduated from St. Benedict's in 1991. During Reyna's three years with the team, St Benedict's went undefeated while Reyna was named as the only two-time Parade Magazine's national high school Player of the Year and the Gatorade National Player of the Year.
In 1999, he was named by The Star-Ledger as one of the top ten New Jersey high school soccer players of the 1990s. Recruited out of high school, Reyna elected to attend the University of Virginia from 1991–1993 on a full-ride scholarship. While at Virginia, he spent three seasons on the men's soccer team, coached by future U. S. national team coach Bruce Arena. The Cavaliers would go on to win the NCAA championship each of his three seasons. On an individual level, Reyna won the Hermann Trophy in 1993 and the MAC Award in 1992 and 1993. In 2000, the magazine placed him on its Team of the Century and named him the male player of the century. On August 8, 1994, Reyna signed with German Bundesliga club Bayer 04 Leverkusen after playing in the 1994 FIFA World Cup, he had difficulty finding playing time with the Leverkusen first team. Leverkusen loaned Reyna to fellow Bundesliga side VfL Wolfsburg in July 1997, he established himself in Wolfsburg's first team where he became the first American to captain a European club.
He was half way through his second year with Wolfsburg when Scottish Premier League club Rangers expressed an interest in Reyna. On April 1, 1999, Rangers paid $826,400 to $2.76 million to Leverkusen for Reyna. Reyna would remain with Rangers until December 2001. Despite building his reputation in Germany and on the national team as a creative midfielder, he spent most of his years at Rangers playing right midfield, he scored ten goals for the Ibrox club, one of the most notable was a strike that proved decisive over Italian club Parma for qualification for the 1999–2000 UEFA Champions League. From Rangers, he transferred to Premier League side Sunderland, who paid £2.85 million for his services. In October 2002, he injured the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee, keeping him out of action for the rest of the 2002–03 season. Reyna joined Manchester City on August 29, 2003 for £2.5 million after a move on the same fee to Fulham collapsed. Reyna's time at City was punctuated by injury, restricting him to thirty appearances in his first season with the club, causing him to miss six months of the 2004–05 season.
In three and a half seasons at the City of Manchester Stadium, Reyna made 87 appearances, scoring four goals and was a popular player with City supporters. On January 11, 2007, Manchester City manager Stuart Pearce announced that the club had agreed to terminate Reyna's contract with a view to a move to Major League Soccer for family reasons; this was finalized on January 23, 2007. On January 24, 2007, Reyna signed with New York Red Bulls, where he rejoined his former University of Virginia and U. S. national team head coach Bruce Arena. However, much like his years in Britain, Reyna was constantly bothered by injuries, he only played in twenty-seven games during two years with New York and only six games in 2008 as he rehabilitated a herniated disc. Reyna announced his professional retirement on July 16, 2008; as a U. S. national player, Reyna got his first cap against Norway on January 15, 1994. He did not play due to injury. Reyna did play in the 2002 and 2006 FIFA World Cups. In 2002, despite sitting out the opening 3–2 upset win over Portugal due to injury, he was a key contributor in the next three U.
S. games — a tie against South Korea, a loss to Poland, a win over CONCACAF rival Mexico. In the quarterfinals, the U. S. lost to eventual runner-up Germany. He became only the third American named to the World Cup all-tournament team. In 2006, Reyna again captained the U. S. at the World Cup in Germany. Trailing 1–0 in the opener against the Czech Republic, Reyna fired a 30-yard shot that bounced off the post, the best American chance in the game. In the final group game against Ghana, Reyna suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament when he lost the ball to Haminu Draman who dribbled in alone and scored Ghana's first goal. On June 23, 2006, the day after the U. S. was eliminated from the World Cup, Reyna announced his retirement from the national team. He ended his international career with eight goals. Reyna represented his country at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona and the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. In Britain, he was referred to as Captain America because of his status as captain of the U.
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Jordan Harvey is an American soccer player who plays for Los Angeles FC in Major League Soccer. Harvey started playing club soccer with Strikers FC. Upon high school graduation he played college soccer at the University of California, Los Angeles for four years from 2002 to 2005 where he appeared in 69 games scoring 7 goals and notching 9 assists. During his college years he played with Orange County Blue Star in the USL Premier Development League. Harvey was drafted in the first round, 9th overall, in the 2006 MLS Supplemental Draft by the Colorado Rapids, remained with the club for a number of years, he was his team's the leader in minutes having played – 2,613 – in the 2009 MLS seasonHe was selected by Philadelphia Union in the 2009 MLS Expansion Draft on November 25, 2009. Harvey scored his first goal for the Union off a header on April 15, 2010, in a 2–1 loss to Toronto FC. On July 7, 2011, Harvey was traded to the Vancouver Whitecaps FC in exchange for allocation money. Harvey established himself as one of the starting left backs during the 2012 season when Alain Rochat moved to defensive midfield towards the end of the season.
Harvey played 2 matches for the United States U-17 national team in the 2001 FIFA U-17 World Cup and one match for the United States U-20 national team in the 2003 FIFA U-20 World Cup. As of match played on March 10, 2019. Vancouver Whitecaps FC Canadian Championship: 2015Individual Vancouver Whitecaps FC Player of the Year: 2016 Jordan Harvey at Major League Soccer
Redmond is a city in King County, United States, located 16 miles east of Seattle. The population was 64,291 in a 2017 census estimate. Redmond is recognized as the home of Microsoft and Nintendo of America. With an annual bike race on city streets and the state's only velodrome, Redmond is known as the "Bicycle Capital of the Northwest". Native Americans have lived in the Redmond area for over 10,000 years, based on artifacts discovered at the Redmond Town Center archaeological site and Marymoor Prehistoric Indian Site; the first European settlers arrived in the 1870s. Luke McRedmond filed a Homestead Act claim for land next to the Sammamish Slough on September 9, 1870, the following year Warren Perrigo took up land adjacent to him; the rivers and streams had so many salmon that the settlement was named Salmonberg. More settlers came, with the establishment of the first post office in 1881, the name of the community was changed to Melrose; the new name was derived from Melrose House, which upset McRedmond.
After becoming postmaster, he petitioned to have the name changed to Redmond in 1883. The abundant forests and fish of Redmond provided jobs for loggers and fishermen and with those jobs came demand for goods and services, bringing in merchants; the logging industry expanded in 1889 when Seattle Lake Shore & Eastern Railway built a station in the center of town. The first plat for Redmond was filed on May 11, 1891, encompassing much of the area now known as downtown. After reaching the necessary population of 300, Redmond was incorporated on December 31, 1912. Redmond experienced an economic downturn in the 1920s. Prohibition forced saloons to close; the forests were declining after heavy logging. The deforested land was suitable for farming. Agriculture became Redmond's primary business; when the U. S. entered shipyard jobs and other wartime work came to Redmond. After the war, Redmond's expansion began in earnest; the city expanded over thirty times larger in area through annexations between 1951 and 1967.
From 1956 to 1965, Redmond was bordered by the town of East Redmond, formed by rural homeowners and dissolved by the Washington Supreme Court. The completion of the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge across Lake Washington in 1963 allowed Redmond to flourish as a suburb of Seattle. In 1978, the U. S. Census Bureau proclaimed Redmond the fastest growing city in the state. Many technology companies made the city their home, the increasing population demanded more retail shops. Redmond underwent a commercial boom during the 1990s, culminating in 1997 with the opening of Redmond Town Center, a major regional shopping center on the site of a long-defunct golf course. In recent years the city has been experiencing growing pains as a result of its rapid expansion in the areas of urban sprawl and traffic congestion. During rush hour it can take upwards of 2 hours to travel from the beginning of SR-520 at Avondale Road to Downtown Seattle, a mere 18 miles away; these problems are being mitigated by the expansion of SR-520 and the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge, as well as the planned light rail service via the East Link Extension from Seattle to Redmond to open in 2023.
Redmond is bordered by Kirkland to the west, Bellevue to the southwest, Sammamish to the southeast. Unincorporated King County lies to the east; the city's urban downtown lies just north of Lake Sammamish. Overlake, the city's second urban center, is to the west of Lake Sammamish; the Sammamish River runs north from the lake along the west edge of the city's downtown. Redmond is located at 47°40′10″N 122°07′26″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 16.94 square miles, of which, 16.28 square miles is land and 0.66 square miles is water. Redmond, like most of the Pacific Northwest, has a mild climate for its latitude, but still gets all four seasons. Summers tend to be warm and dry, with low rainfall and sunny or sunny from June to September. Winters tend to be wet, with November being the rainiest month. Snowfall is uncommon, with the most common cold air being in a form of a high pressure system, driving out the rains from the area. However, snowfall is not as rare as in other cities like Seattle near the moderating effects of Puget Sound.
The average warmest month is August. The highest recorded temperature was 105 °F on July 29, 2009. On average, the coolest month is January; the lowest recorded temperature was −7 °F in January 1950. The maximum average precipitation occurs in December. According to a 2015 estimate, the annual median income for a household in the city was $99,586; the average home value in 2014 was $649,000. As of the census of 2010, there were 54,144 people, 22,550 households, 13,890 families residing in the city; the population density was 3,325.8 inhabitants per square mile. There were 24,177 housing units at an average density of 1,485.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 65.2% White, 1.7% African American, 0.4% Native American, 25.4% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 3.2% from other races, 4.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.8% of the population. There were 22,550 households of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.4% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.3% had a male householder with no wife present, 38.4% were non-families.
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Seattle Sounders (1994–2008)
Seattle Sounders was an American professional soccer team founded in 1994 as a member of the American Professional Soccer League. In 1997, the team became a member of the USL First Division, the second tier of the United States soccer pyramid, until 2008, after which the majority of the team's staff and resources were directed to the new Major League Soccer franchise, Seattle Sounders FC, they played their last season at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, having played for many years at Qwest Field. The team was last coached by Brian Schmetzer; the team's colors were white. The team had a sister organization, the Seattle Sounders Women, who played in the women's USL W-League; the club was founded in 1994 and named after the original Seattle Sounders soccer team, which played from 1974 to 1983 in the North American Soccer League. The A-League/USL-1 Sounders have four championships to their credit, winning the league cup in 1995, 1996, 2005, 2007. Seattle finished with the best regular season record in the league in 1994, 2002, 2007.
The Sounders have numerous division titles and advanced to the league finals in both 2004 and 2005. In 2004 the Sounders lost the championship 2–0 at Montreal. In 2005 Seattle drew the Richmond Kickers 1–1 at Qwest Field before claiming the championship 4–3 in penalty kicks. In 2007, the Sounders defeated the Atlanta Silverbacks 4–0 to claim their fourth championship title; the Sounders formed a partnership with the German side Werder Bremen in 1998 due to Sounders USL-PDL player Andrew Dallman's involvement with the German side via US indoor soccer legends Fernando Clavijo, Raffaele Ruotolo, Jean Willrich. The Sounders formed a partnership with English side Cambridge United in 2006 due to Adrian Hanauer's involvement with both clubs. In 2006, the Sounders considered a move to the Kitsap County Faigrounds in Bremerton, one of Seattle's western suburbs in Kitsap County, at a new soccer-specific stadium that would be smaller than Qwest Field. A 6,500-seat stadium was proposed again in 2007 as the home of a possible Major League Soccer franchise.
On November 13, 2007, Major League Soccer announced that it had selected Seattle as the recipient of an expansion team that would begin play at Qwest Field in 2009. USL Sounders owner Adrian Hanauer would become one of the team's owners, along with Drew Carey, Paul Allen and majority owner Joe Roth; the team's name, Seattle Sounders FC, was unveiled on April 7, 2008, continuing the Sounders name into MLS. The USL team would play their last season in 2008. League Championship Winner: 1995, 1996, 2005, 2007 Runner-up: 2004Commissioner's Cup Winner: 1994, 2002, 2007Pacific Division Champion Winner: 2000, 2002, 2003 Runner-up: 1997, 1998Western Conference Champion Winner: 2004Cascadia Cup Winner: 2006, 2007 MVP 1995 – Peter Hattrup 1998 – Mark Baena 2002 – Leighton O'BrienLeading scorer 1995 – Peter Hattrup 1998 – Mark Baena 1999 – Niall Thompson 2006 – Cam WeaverGoalkeeper of the Year 1994 – Marcus Hahnemann 1995 – Marcus Hahnemann 1997 – Dusty HudockDefender of the Year 2005 – Taylor GrahamCoach of the Year 1994 – Alan Hinton 2000 – Neil Megson 2002 – Brian SchmetzerRookie of the Year 1994 – Jason Dunn 2000 – Greg Howes 2006 – Cam WeaverFirst team All Star 1994 – Marcus Hahnemann, Neil Megson, Shawn Medved, Chance Fry 1995 – Marcus Hahnemann, Peter Hattrup 1996 – Wade Webber 1997 – Dusty Hudock, Mark Watson 1998 – Mark Baena 1999 – Mark Baena 2000 – Darren Sawatzky 2001 – Leighton O'Brien 2002 – Andrew Gregor, Leighton O'Brien, Brian Ching 2003 – Danny Jackson, Andrew Gregor 2005 – Taylor Graham 2008 – Taylor Graham Alan Hinton Neil Megson Bernie James Brian Schmetzer Memorial Stadium, Washington Renton Memorial Stadium, Washington Memorial Stadium, Washington Qwest Field, Washington Starfire Sports Complex, Washington The Sounders had played at Qwest Field full-time since 2003.
The Sounders played the first-ever sporting event at the stadium on July 28, 2002 before 25,515 fans. Before this facility was built, the team played at Memorial Stadium; when the second generation Sounders first formed in 1994, they played a few home matches at the Tacoma Dome. After opening the 2008 season May 10 at Qwest Field, the Sounders played their remaining 14 league home contests at Starfire Sports Complex; the Seattle Sounders had two bitter rivals – the Portland Timbers to the south and the Vancouver Whitecaps to the north. These three teams competed in the yearly Cascadia Cup, now contested by the teams' MLS successors; the Sounders won the trophy in 2006 and 2007. The original Seattle Sounders were supported by the Seattle Sounders Booster Club in the 1970s and early 1980s; when the second club was formed in 1994, another supporters group started called "The Pod", honoring the club's Orca whale mascot. In 2005, after the earlier group went moribund, the Emerald City Supporters were born.
They drafted the motto No Equal. In 2007, a social group called. Seattle Sounders FC on HistoryLink
Missouri Athletic Club
The Missouri Athletic Club, founded in 1903, is a private city and athletic club with two locations. The Downtown Clubhouse is in Downtown St. Louis, Missouri, USA and the West Clubhouse is located in St. Louis County a suburb of Town and Country; the MAC awards the annual Hermann Trophy, the highest award in American college soccer, the Jack Buck Award. Notable members have included President Harry S. Truman, Stan Musial, Alan Shepard; the American Legion was organized there in 1919. The Missouri Athletic Club opened its doors on Sept. 13, 1903. The original Clubhouse was located in the Boatman's Bank Building at 4th Street and Washington Ave. in downtown St. Louis; the catalyst for establishing the Club was Charles Henry Genslinger who had opened clubs in New Orleans and New York prior. A fire destroyed the original clubhouse in March 1914. Within two weeks after the fire, a committee was appointed to design and erect a new and more elaborate clubhouse on the same location. A special committee funded the project with bonds sold to prominent St. Louis businessmen like August A. Busch.
The present-day Downtown Clubhouse opened its doors on March 1, 1916 with a gala celebration attended by 5,000 people. The new clubhouse, a 10-story facility, was grander than the original; the clubhouse was designed by William B. Ittner and contains two restaurants, a ballroom, a barber shop, numerous private meeting rooms, a reading room, a billiard parlor, a rooftop deck, more than 75 guest rooms, full-service athletic facilities; the athletic facilities include weight training, a pro shop, tanning beds, trainers, pros, a masseuse, squash courts, racquetball courts, handball courts. In 1995, the Missouri Athletic Club purchased the Town and Country Racquet Club, built in 1975, opened it as the MAC's West Clubhouse on June 16, 1995; the Missouri Athletic Club has renovated and expanded its West Clubhouse numerous times over the years. Some of the largest projects took place in 1998, 2004, 2016; the sprawling West Clubhouse has more than 178,000 square feet of space. It features a 25-meter outdoor swim and dive pool, two restaurants and bars, private event spaces, eight indoor tennis courts, squash courts, racquetball courts, a basketball court and gymnasium, a fitness center.
In 1903, during the lead-up to the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition, having organized amateur athletic and social clubs in New York City and New Orleans, entrepreneur Charles Henry Genslinger came to St. Louis and persuaded local prominent citizens to fund a similar club. Boatmen’s Bank donated a seven-story building at Fourth Street and Washington Avenue to the Club, which adopted “Missouri Athletic Club” as its name. More than 3,200 members enrolled prior to the Club’s opening in September 1903. Upon its founding, the MAC joined the Amateur Athletic Union, which allowed members to participate in the 1904 Summer Olympics held in St. Louis; as part of the AAU, the MAC formed basketball, track, boxing, wrestling and billiards teams, which competed throughout the United States. In 1914, the MAC's clubhouse was destroyed by a fire, which killed 30 members and staff; the club decided to construct a new building in its place, which opened in 1916. This has been the clubhouse since. From 1916-1939, the MAC was renamed the Missouri Athletic Association.
In 1987, the MAC began awarding the Hermann Trophy to the United States's top male and female college soccer players. This is the highest player's award in college soccer, equivalent to the Heisman Trophy for college football. In 1988, the Club’s membership voted overwhelmingly to admit female members. Before that, membership had been restricted only to men. In 1995, the MAC bought the Country Racquet Club in West St. Louis County. After investing $2 million in upgrading the facilities, it reopened as the Missouri Athletic Club's West Clubhouse; the West Clubhouse was re-renovated for $8 million in 2003. Glendy B. Arnold, St. Louis judge Jack Buck, St. Louis Cardinals sportscaster Jimmy Dunn, American soccer player Gwynne Evans, American Olympic athlete Joseph Forshaw, Olympic marathon runner Augustus Goessling, American Olympic athlete Charles F. Haanel, American businessman and author Sidney Hatch, American Olympic athlete Charles Lindbergh, pioneer aviator John Meyers, American Olympic athlete Stan Musial, St. Louis Cardinals baseball player, Baseball Hall of Fame inductee William Orthwein, American Olympic athlete Marquard Schwarz, American Olympic athlete Alan Shepard, first American in space Harry A. Slattery, United States Deputy Secretary of the Interior, author of the Slattery Report Manfred Toeppen, American Olympic athlete Harry S. Truman, 33rd President of the United States Jackie Joyner-Kersee, American Olympic athlete Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Trophy Missouri Athletic Club
Major League Soccer
Major League Soccer is a men's professional soccer league sanctioned by the United States Soccer Federation which represents the sport's highest level in the United States. The league comprises 24 teams—21 in the U. S. and 3 in Canada and constitutes one of the major professional sports leagues in both countries. The regular season runs from March with each team playing 34 games. Fourteen teams compete in the postseason MLS Cup Playoffs through October and November, culminating in the championship game, the MLS Cup. MLS teams play in domestic competitions against teams from other divisions in the U. S. Open in the Canadian Championship. MLS teams compete against continental rivals in the CONCACAF Champions League. Major League Soccer was founded in 1993 as part of the United States' successful bid to host the 1994 FIFA World Cup; the first season took place in 1996 with ten teams. MLS experienced financial and operational struggles in its first few years: the league lost millions of dollars, teams played in empty American football stadiums, two teams folded in 2002.
Since MLS has expanded to 24 teams, soccer-specific stadiums have proliferated around the league, average attendance exceeds that of the National Hockey League and National Basketball Association, the Designated Player Rule allows teams to sign star players such as David Beckham, MLS secured national TV contracts, the league is now profitable. Instead of operating as an association of independently owned teams, MLS is a single entity in which each team is owned by the league and individually operated by the league's investors; the investor-operators control their teams as owners control teams in other leagues, are referred to as the team's owners. The league has a fixed membership like most sports leagues in the United States and Canada, which makes it one of the world's few soccer leagues that does not use promotion and relegation, a practice, uncommon in the two countries. MLS headquarters is located in New York City. Major League Soccer's regular season runs from March to October. Teams are geographically divided into the Eastern and Western Conferences, playing 34 games in a balanced schedule.
For 2019, with 24 teams, each team plays two games against teams in its conference and one game against each team from the opposite conference. Midway through the season, teams break for the annual All-Star Game, an exhibition game between the league's finest players and a major club from a different league. At the end of the regular season, the team with the highest point total is awarded the Supporters' Shield and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. Unlike most major soccer leagues around the world, but similar to other leagues in the Americas, the MLS regular season is followed by a postseason knockout tournament. Fourteen teams participate in the MLS Cup Playoffs in October, which concludes with the MLS Cup championship game in early November. Major League Soccer's spring-to-fall schedule results in scheduling conflicts with the FIFA calendar and with summertime international tournaments such as the World Cup and the Gold Cup, causing several players to miss some MLS matches. While MLS has looked into changing to a fall-to-spring format, there are no current plans to do so.
If the league were to change its schedule, a substantial winter break would still be necessary due to teams being located in harsh winter climates. It would have to compete with the popularity and media presence of the National Football League in the fall and winter as well as the National Basketball Association and National Hockey League, which both run on fall-to-spring schedules. MLS teams play in other international and domestic competitions; every year, five MLS teams — four from the U. S. and one from Canada — play in the CONCACAF Champions League against other clubs from the CONCACAF region. Two U. S.-based MLS teams qualify based on MLS regular-season results: the winner of the Western conference and the winner of the Eastern conference. The third U. S. team to qualify is the winner of the MLS Cup. A fourth U. S.-based MLS team can qualify via the U. S. Open Cup. If a team qualifies through multiple berths, or if any of the MLS berths are taken by a Canada-based MLS team, the berth is reallocated to the best U.
S.-based team in the Supporters' Shield table that has otherwise not qualified. Canadian MLS clubs play against other Canadian clubs in the Canadian Championship for the one CONCACAF Champions League spot allocated to Canada. No MLS club has won the Champions League since it began its current format in 2008, but MLS teams have reached the final three times: Real Salt Lake in 2011, Montreal Impact in 2015, Toronto FC in 2018. Since 2018, the previous year's MLS Cup champion plays in the Campeones Cup, a single game against the Campeón de Campeones from Liga MX, hosted by the MLS team in September; the inaugural edition saw Tigres UANL defeat Toronto FC 3–1 on September 19, 2018, at BMO Field in Toronto. MLS's 24 teams are divided between the Western Conferences; each club is allowed up to 28 players on its first team roster. All 28 players are eligible for selection to each 18-player game-day squad during the regular season and playoffs. MLS has expanded since the 2005 season; the league plans to expand to 27 teams with the addition of Inter Miami CF and Nashville SC in 2020 and Austin FC in 2021, with further plans to expand to 28 teams by 2022.
The league features numerous rivalry cups that are contested by two or more teams geographic rivals. Each trophy is awarded to the team with the better regular-season record in games involving the two teams
Eastlake High School (Sammamish, Washington)
Eastlake High School is a four-year public high school in Sammamish, Washington, a suburb east of Seattle. Opened in 1993, it is one of four traditional high schools in the Lake Washington School District, serving its eastern portion. Eastlake shares its campus with the Renaissance School of Reasoning, located in portables. Eastlake is one of three high schools on the Sammamish Plateau, all close in proximity along 228th Avenue. Skyline High School, in the Issaquah School District, opened in 1997 and is about 1-mile south of Eastlake. Between the two public high schools is Eastside Catholic, a private secondary school which relocated to Sammamish in 2008. In the fall of 2012, Lake Washington School District converted its four senior high schools to four-year schools, moving the freshman class for the first time from the Jr. High to the district's High School. In preparation for the expansion of Eastlake's student body, a new wing and gym was built during the summer of 2012; this shift of grades between schools subsequently resulted in the moving of most 6th Grade classes from the Elementary schools to the now Middle Schools.
Eastlake offers academic programs to prepare students for upper college level courses. 63 % of 2005 graduates attended 23 % attended 2-year colleges. Foreign languages offered at Eastlake High School include Spanish, French and American Sign Language. EHS is well known for its dominant football program, they share tradition in sports with Skyline High School and play for one of the most popular rivalry games in the state, the "Battle on the Plateau." They pride themselves for having a devoted and large fan-base, considered one of the best in the state. Eastlake High School competes in athletics in WIAA Class 4A in the KingCo 4A conference, has won many regional and state championships. Completed in January 2006, the school has a multi-purpose sports facility, it features two lighted synthetic surface fields operated by the city of Sammamish in cooperation with the school district. The 400-ft by 350-ft field accommodates baseball, Frisbee and soccer activities for adults and students year-round.
Students at Eastlake have earned a number of awards for activities not related to athletics. Eastlake students received Presidential Scholar awards in 2003, 2008, 2010. Eastlake High School has a number of clubs and student organizations; these include a number of honor societies such as National Honor Society, Math Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, as well as career and technical organizations like DECA and HOSA, whose chapters send a number of competitors to internationals every year. In the 2018-19 school year, 29 students competed at DECA's ICDC, while 25 students competed at HOSA's ILC. Eastlake has a Speech and Debate team, a Model UN club. Eastlake was the only school in the district to have its own FIRST Robotics Competition robotics team; the team known as Top Gun, was started in 2004 and has won many runner up awards at various regional events. In their 2014 season, they qualified for the first time to go to the World Championship, they competed to the quarterfinals of the Newton division in their 2017 season.
Eastlake's Drama Club has become notable ran under Director Kate Wold, they have been nominated and honorably mentioned for multiple 5th Avenue Awards. Including Lauren Drake being nominated for Outstanding Performance by A Supporting Actress for playing Sally in You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown; the Drama Program has been honorably mentioned for Outstanding Chorus two times out of the past three years. This past year, the orchestra was nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Orchestra for Mary Poppins, led by Music Director Chelsee Moe. Curtis Borchardt, professional basketball player Nick Downing, retired professional soccer player Blake Hawksworth, professional baseball player Chad Orvella, former MLB player Mick Vorhof, professional baseball player Ryan Lewis, professional football player Official website