Sep 10, 2014 Press Releases

Utah Lacrosse AssociationFor Immediate Release – Utah Lacrosse Association

ULA Reorganizes Chapter and League Operations

Salt Lake City, UT, September 9, 2014– A year in the works, the Utah Lacrosse Association (ULA) Board of Directors ratified the reorganization of the ULA governance model making distinct organizations and directorships that separate the ULA League Operations from the administration of the Utah Chapter of US Lacrosse (USL).

Necessary due diligence such as legal consultation, financial reviews and or audits, and USL consultation is underway to ensure compliance with state, local, and federal laws, imposed on 501(c)3 entities along with Utah employers and USL. Read More

Aug 21, 2014 Press Releases

The 2014 Northern Utah Fall Lax Fest has been announced and will take place on Tuesday and Thursday in September and October. Girls will have the option of doing just Tuesday (training) or just Thursday (games) or both to keep their stick skills fresh and develop crucial skills. More information can be found below or at Read More

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Aug 13, 2014 Press Releases

212 Lacrosse LogoFor Immediate Release – 212 Lacrosse

212 Lacrosse of Park City, Utah participated in the Adrenaline San Jose Tournament this past weekend, just a short drive from the beautiful shores of Santa Cruz, California.

212 traveled with two teams, High School and U13 Boys. The weekend proved again to be another outstanding showing for the club led by former UNC Tarheel, Mike Acee. The U13 boys took second place with 54 goals and 19 against, losing a hard-fought battle for the championship (7-5) to a strong 8th grade team out of Northern California, Booth Indians 2019. Read More

Aug 13, 2014 Press Releases

Westminster Griffins LacrosseFor Immediate Release – Westminster Lacrosse

SALT LAKE CITY – The Westminster men’s lacrosse team is set to welcome thirteen student-athletes for the 2014-2015 academic year.

The class of the 2018 features one All-American, six multi-year team captains, five state champions, six all-state honorees, eleven all-conference performers, four multi-sport athletes, five scholar-athlete award recipients and a total of eleven earned academic honors during their high school careers.

Here is a list of the incoming student-athletes:

NAME                            POS     HOMETOWN / HIGH SCHOOL
Noah Blumenfeld           DEF     San Marcos, Calif. / San Marcos
Blake Bruner                  ATT      Parker, Colo. / Ponderosa
Christian Camp              ATT      Temecula, Calif. / Poway
Alex Dooley                   DEF      Riverton, Utah / Riverton
Tanner Duryea               DEF     North Logan, Utah / Sky View
Karter Ferrin                  MID      West Linn, Ore. / West Linn
Bridger Fisher                MID      Salt Lake City, Utah / Olympus
Brandon Hill                   LSM     San Diego, Calif. / Westview
Connor McFarlane         GOAL   Pleasanton, Calif. / Foothill
Thomas Sarjeant           ATT      Carlsbad, Calif. / San Marcos
Zack Shorts                   ATT      Westlake Village, Calif. / Oak Park
Troy Vance                    ATT      Meridian, Idaho / Mountain View
Daniel Young-Miller       MID      Phoenix, AZ / Brophy Prep
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Aug 1, 2014 Press Releases
Utah Elite U17

For Immediate Release – Utah Elite Lacrosse

The newly formed Utah Elite (UE) lacrosse recently competed at the World Championships at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Denver Colorado July 10-15. UE placed a team in each of the 4 divisions (U11, U13, U15, and U17) offered at the World Lacrosse Festival. This was a once in a lifetime opportunity for most of the players as the world only comes together once every 4 years to compete on the lacrosse field and the next event is scheduled for 2018 in England. It is safe to say all of the team’s understood this opportunity and played some of the best lacrosse of their lives, especial the U17’s who were crowned World Champions.

Utah Elite was created specifically to play at this tournament by club coaches Mike Isbell (Blackhawks), Brandon Horoba (Blackhawks), Marty Wescott (Advantage), Mike Calvert (Top Guns/Utah Starz) and Jason Matheny (Patriot Starz). UE’s mission was simple: Put Utah lacrosse and Utah lacrosse players on the National map. To do this, UE reached out to several players they had on their radar and all of the club teams in state, asking them to send their top players to the tryouts in February. When the tryouts were over 4 teams had emerged with players from Advantage, Blackhawks, Chaos, NRG, Patriot Starz, Top Gunz, Utah Starz, Venom, Wasatch LC, and they were all ready to take on the world. What was to be a one and done, has turned into something more. After the success of the teams and the enthusiasm displayed by the players, coaches, and parents, Utah Elite is here to stay. With September 1st re-setting all age groups for tournaments the next U11, U13, U15, and U17 teams will look very different, but UE is confident the results will be even stronger as more clubs have pledged to send their top players to the tryouts to be part of next years 3 prestigous tournament schedule. Read More

Jul 29, 2014 Utah Lacrosse Association

The ULA has teamed up with former Princeton goalie Neal DiBello, a NCAA Division I three-time National Champion. He is going to be running a Goalie & Shooting Clinic with Mike Calvert and other shooting coaches to teach you to be a better goalie & a better shooter. He will be sharing the perspective of a goalie and teach goalies how to become better shot blockers and shooters what goalies are thinking and different ways to beat one.  Players and goalies will be learning technique and then facing each other to see what they have learned and what they need to work on. Only 12 spots available for goalies and 15 spots available for shooters.

Both camps will be on August 9. Register today at Read More

Jul 24, 2014 Tim Haslam

Daulton WhatcottEditor’s Note: Daulton Whatcott and brother Jaxson Whatcott were killed in a plane crash on Sunday night. Daulton was a former Syracuse Titan Attackman. I received an email from Syracuse Head Coach Jay Meyer that he sent to players and parents which is posted below.

Parents and Players, its with a heavy heart and mixed emotions that I send this note.  As many of you know, Daulton Whatcott died in a plane crash on Sunday night.

Daulton was such a great young man and an absolute joy to coach.  He was a leader on and off the field and came to every practice ready to work and most importantly, ready to have fun.  He was an accomplished basked ball player and brought his court IQ to the lacrosse field and excelled faster than almost any other athlete on the field.  Lacrosse was a sport Daulton only played his junior and senior year, but because of his natural athletic ability excelled and truly loved the sport.  I remember him telling me it was his favorite sport, but I’m sure he told all his coaches that.  Connor [Meyer] on several occasions commented that if he had started a couple years earlier he would have been “crazy good.” Daulton helped the team make it to the State finals in 2013 as a starting Attack scoring goals in all the playoff games. I vividly remember after Daulton scored in the Herriman game he swung his stick in a circle several times celebrating.  I remember thinking, “good for Daulton, that’s a shot he’ll remember for a lifetime.” As a coach it was so fulfilling to see Daulton so happy playing the game, its moments like these and boys like Daulton that make coaching worth it.  Read More

Jul 23, 2014 Tim Haslam

Grady Clemons

When Grady Clemons was just 8 years old, he was excited to go with his uncle and dad to Tribal West Lacrosse and picked out his first stick. Grady, who plays for Utah Elite, Venom, Patriot Starz, Boise United and Bountiful, like many of us, picked out a head, custom mesh, stylish shooting strings and slick sidewalls. The end result was perfect, except for the end of the stick. With just a simple black endcap, Grady was disappointed to find out there weren’t many options to customize the endcaps.

“I asked my dad if we could make our own,” said Grady.

Allen, Grady’s dad, researched making their own but deemed it too expensive to create traditional endcaps. However, after some more thought, the Clemons clan thought of making two-piece endcaps. Enter ‘LAXtag’. Read More

Jul 23, 2014 Press Releases

wasatchlcDay Seven – Due to our team going 5-0 in pool play on Friday and Saturday, we were awarded the #1 seed going into the playoffs on Sunday. Receiving a first-round bye gave us the game at 10:15am, which helped our team catch up on some much needed sleep. After eating breakfast at the hotel, the team piled into the vans and we headed over to Mercer County Park for our quarterfinal game against Eastport South Manor (NY).

Coming off our a game yesterday against Team ESM, a 7-2 win for Wasatch, we knew that the odds were in our favor to win this re-match. But ESM had different plans and came out strong in the first half. A few early penalties by Wasatch gave the advantage to ESM and they capitalized by putting up three quick goals. Before Wasatch knew what hit them they were trailing 0-5 at halftime.

Having had to comeback in the second half to win four of our five games already in the tournament, our team knew that we had what it takes to rally back for the win. Zach Wentz (St. Johns College HS, MD/2017) took control of the faceoff X to begin the second half, which turned into a quick goal on the crease by Bailey Pope (Brighton HS/2015). After a few huge saves by Caelahn Bullen (Trinity Pawling HS, NY/2016), our team responded with another goal when Alex Croyle (Bonneville HS/2015) placed a shot into the bottom right corner. Wasatch LC captain, Carter Bean (Desert Hills HS/2015), dug deep after we let ESM score one more by scoring three straight goals of his own. However, it was just not enough as our team took a few shots at the end that went just wide. ESM ended up with the 6-5 victory, and ended Wasatch LC’s tournament with a quarterfinal loss. Although the team was disappointed with the loss, there was a lot to gain for the players and coaches from this amazing experience. Read More