2016 Fall Youth Box Lacrosse League Flyer

Registration for the Utah Box Lacrosse Academy Fall Box League is now open. The season begins on August 26, 2016. All games will take place at the Salt Lake Indoor Soccer Arena in Murray.

Cost: $95 per player which includes 8 games and 4 training sessions with Academy coaches.

For more information and to register, please visit UTBoxLacrosse.com

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Wednesday, August 17th, from 5:30-8:30 PM at Oak Canyon Jr. High, the lacrosse community has an opportunity to honor one of their fallen brothers, Carson Mooney.  Carson, 18, passed away little over a week ago after suffering irreparable, accident-induced brain trauma.

His family described Carson as a “compassionate brother, quiet hero, gentle giant, fire-filled musician, barefoot braveheart, and fiercely loyal friend.”  It is these qualities the lacrosse community hopes to honor and celebrate during the inaugural Barefoot LAXin event.  This event was inspired by the stories shared about Carson, his free-spirit, and desire to do things because he loved them not because others thought he should.  This included lacrosse, music, and always serving others.

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Wasatch LC EvalWasatch Lacrosse Club is holding two evaluation days in Salt Lake City on Saturday, August 20th and Saturday August 27th, for all prospective players who are interested in trying to join our team for this fall. Players who can attend are those who are currently in 9th-12th grade. Cost is $5.

We have limited spots open for our team that will be attending the Las Vegas Showcase, and we are looking for players who want to represent the state of Utah on a national level and compete in the most prestigious tournaments that any club from Utah attends. We will be playing in the High School Elite Division.

From 2012 – present our record is 39-27-1, which includes victories over teams from New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ohio, Minnesota, Florida, California, Indiana, Colorado, Nevada, Wisconsin, Texas, Missouri, Kentucky, and Nebraska. So far in 2016, Wasatch LC competed in two tournaments, played 13 games, faced teams from 10 different states, and beat national powerhouse Duke’s Lacrosse Club from Pennsylvania. To watch highlight videos from every game we have every played in go to: www.repetitionlacrosse.com/WasatchLC/media.asp.

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adam-ghitelmanFor Immediate Release – Utah Men’s Lacrosse

SALT LAKE CITY – The University of Utah Men’s Lacrosse team announced today that Adam Ghitelman has been added to the coaching staff and will serve as the Defensive Coordinator.

Ghitelman joins the staff after a brief stint at USC where he was the Head Coach. Ghitelman led the Trojans to their first ever SLC tournament appearance in program history. Before moving to Southern California, Ghitelman was the Co-Defensive Coordinator, Goaltender Coach, and Recruiting Coordinator at Harvard University. Ghitelman helped lead the team to a regular season Ivy League Championship in 2015 and mentored multiple All-Americans.

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Coach HolmanUnless you’ve been living under a rock (or, in today’s world, vacationing on the beach with your phone turned off), you’re well aware that the lacrosse wheels are turning at the University of Utah in a move toward NCAA D-I. The biggest indicator is the hiring of a new coaching staff, led by Coach Brian Holman who is coming off a national championship as an assistant with the North Carolina Tarheels.

This is definitely the biggest lacrosse news in the University’s history — perhaps in the state’s history, as well. So, I sat down with Coach Holman with the hope of letting the Utah lacrosse community get to know him, asked him about a million questions, and he graciously took the time to answer.

The first thing you’ll notice when you meet Brian Holman is an understated confidence, and the first thing you’ll notice when you talk to him (at least about lacrosse) is an infectious energy — the man got this UVU alum and BYU fan excited about Ute Lacrosse, which is saying something.

Steve Nelson

logo_fullsizeThe local 3d Lacrosse affiliate, the Utah Warriors Lacrosse Club, have opened registration for players to play on a Warriors Club team for the 2016-17 Winter Session.

This Wednesday and Thursday (7/20 & 7/21 from 6-7:30 p.m. @ Sunnyside Park (650 S. 1500 E. in SLC, UT) are open evaluation opportunities designed for players and parents to attend a practice session and see if the Warriors Club is the right fit for them.

The Winter Session is just $125 (and goalies are 50% off) and includes indoor practices, full-field scrimmages, and a 5v5 league games and concludes with the 3d Oceanside Hustle tournament in California December 3rd & 4th.  Registration is open to all players, but space is limited on each team to 24 players.

For more information on the Warriors Lacrosse Club and the upcoming Winter Session or to register and join the team, please visit www.utahwarriors.org

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Utah Box Lacrosse Academy announces PLAYER REGISTRATION IS OPEN! for our Inaugural 2016 Summer Youth Box Lacrosse League. See attached Flyer for League information.

Box Lax Flyer

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Utah Utes LacrosseFor Immediate Release – Utah Men’s Lacrosse

SALT LAKE CITY – The University of Utah Men’s Lacrosse team announced today that Brian Holman has been hired as the head coach and will be taking the reigns effectively immediately. With the hire, the team moves into preparation mode in hopes of becoming the newest school to add men’s lacrosse at a Division I level.

Holman has spent the last 8 years as an assistant coach at North Carolina with varying responsibilities. Fresh off the heels of a National Championship, his most noted position was that of goalkeeper coach but also ran the substitution box and helped coordinate the offense with main offensive coordinator David Metzbower. Holman also oversaw all UNC camps & clinics which grew exponentially during his tenure.

“I’d like to thank Joe Breschi for allowing me be a part of the Carolina lacrosse family,” said Holman. “Honestly it was one of the greatest experiences in my life. It was an honor to coach at such a great institution and coaching great young men and will be an experience I will carry with me the rest of my life.”

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Utah Utes LacrosseThe last four days have been a firestorm of rumors and gossip surrounding the University of Utah men’s lacrosse program. Seemingly conflicting reports, speculation, and the unreliable nature of social media information has grabbed lacrosse fans’ attention across the nation and created a new buzz about the growth and direction of lacrosse in Utah and in the West.

While we want to be clear that it’s all just rumor and speculation at this point, we felt it was important to make sure that the Utah lacrosse community is up to speed on what’s being said as it could greatly change the landscape of lacrosse in our state. We’ve heard some rumors and confirmed some truths as well, but we want to wait until everything is official and everything announced. So, we’re going to try to walk you through what’s known and what’s been said up to this point:

The first piece to the puzzle came way back on June 6, when it looked like college lacrosse’s all-time winningest coach, Dom Starsia, was being let go by Virginia. In an interview in the Baltimore Sun he said “I look forward to seeing what the next great adventure will be.” Starsia mentioned that he recently entertained a job opportunity in Utah, which he discussed with his wife Krissy. “My wife said to me, ‘Hey, we’re not moving to Utah.’ I said, ‘Twenty-five years ago, you said we weren’t moving to Charlottesville.’”

Steve Nelson

212 2016 2212 Lacrosse, based out of Park City, participated in the Ski Town Shootout and the Warrior Vail Shootout during June. The tournaments attracted 200+ teams. 212 fielded Boys’ and Girls’ teams with players spanning grades 6-12. The weekends proved to be strong showings for the club led by Mike Acee (UNC), Fred Acee (Team USA), Laurel Van’t Hof (Adrian College), Cam Ziegler (Bryant), Ian Kadish (Amherst), Carson Dutkanych (Albany) and Christian Pompoco (Westminster).

At the Ski Town Shootout June 9-11, the 212 Select Girls’ and Boys’ teams finished the tournament with a perfect 10 win 0 loss record and 212’s 15th and 16th first place finishes. The teams totaled 102 goals for and 34 goals against.

In Vail, the 212 Select HS Boys’ team was strong throughout the tournament. The team scored 52 goals and surrendered 26. 212 HS beat FCA in the semi-finals 8-2 advancing to the finals against a tough Colorado team. They came up short 5-8 taking home 2nd place out of 22 teams.

Steve Nelson