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