Before he was drafted 4th round by the Toronto Blue Jays, and before playing professional baseball for three years, Ryan Bundy, Class of 1995, created new standards for athletic and academic excellence at LSHS. He is among the most highly-celebrated football and baseball athletes in our school’s history. In football, Ryan was an All-Area linebacker, WESCO AA defensive player of the year, and, after leading the league in scoring, League MVP. His team voted him Most Inspirational, and the Seattle Times named him to its All-State team as a linebacker. As a sophomore and a junior baseball player, he was team MVP of Mr. Baseball, as a junior, first team WESCO and second team All-Area catcher, and as a senior, Ryan was All-WESCO, All-Area, and All-State. In addition, Ryan was a Seattle Times “Star Times” catcher. Graduating from Lake with a 3.9 GPA, Ryan earned a baseball scholarship to the University of Washington, where he started at catcher, led the team in hitting as a freshman, was selected All-Regional in 1998, earned the Golden Glove Award for the UW’s top defensive player, was named the second best defensive player in the U.S., and helped the UW Huskies win PAC-10 championships in 1997 and 1998. After that, Toronto. Ryan Bundy’s outstanding performances and his devotion to excellence as a multi-sport athlete exemplify a most laudable Viking.
Inducted October 28, 2016