Jul 29, 2014 Utah Lacrosse Association
Neal-Dibello-Shooting-Clinic-Summer-2014

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 utahlax.org 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
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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

Jul 23, 2014 Press Releases

For Immediate Release – Herriman Lacrosse

Herriman Lacrosse is looking for a new Varsity Head Coach and Coaching staff. We are looking for a talented, positive, and energetic individual. The Candidate should embody the philosophy of our mission statement. Candidates must possess the leadership skills to direct other coaches and work with the young men that make up our high school teams. Candidate will need good communication skills and be willing to work with/through the board.

Herriman Lacrosse Mission Statement:

“The purposes of the Herriman Lacrosse Organization are to (i) promote interest and activity and develop participation in the sport of lacrosse for the youth of Herriman, Utah, educate the youth and broaden public awareness of amateur lacrosse, and encourage academic, athletic and personal achievement, sportsmanship, and leadership in the community and Herriman High School through lacrosse programs, events and tournaments”. Read More

Jul 23, 2014 Press Releases

For Immediate Release – 212 Lacrosse

212 SelectThe 212 Select team of Park City, participated in the World Lacrosse Championships this past week at the pristine fields of Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Denver, Colorado.

The team was very impressive. After cruising through their first 5 games with 59 goals for and 4 against, 212 entered the playoffs as the #2 seed out of 31 teams. The boys’ in black and carolina blue cruised into the semi-final round of the playoffs, outscoring their opponents 60 to 5. On the bottom of their bracket, Utah Elite, fell in their second playoff game to the #19 seed ADVNC out of Northern California. Madlax Nationals beat a tough 3D Select 2018 team and then routed ADVNC, setting up a showdown between Madlax Nationals and 212 in the semi-finals. Read More

Jul 22, 2014 Press Releases

For Immediate Release – East Meets West Lacrosse

jeremy-SievertsCurrent Denver Outlaw midfielder Jeremy Sieverts has been added to the East Meets West camp staff and will join Drew Searl (Syracuse/Judge HS), Adam Borcz (Bayhawks/Navy), Sean McCarthy (Outlaws/Hofstra), Patrick Dowling (Bayhawks/Delaware), Todd Faiella (Park City HS Asst. Coach/Virginia), John Carrozza (Machine/Syracuse), Rick Kladis (Univ. of Utah Head Coach/Gonzaga), Walker Bateman (Olympus HS Head Coach/BYU) and Stephen Dunn Jr. (Colorado Mesa/Juan Diego). Read More

Jul 21, 2014 Press Releases

For Immediate Release – Select Lacrosse

utah-select-logoSelect Lacrosse is excited to announce dates for the 2014 Select Lacrosse High School Fall Ball season. In its ninth consecutive season, Select Fall Ball is back again with weekly games for boys and girls high school teams at the Salt Lake County Equestrian Park in South Jordan.

“Fall Ball has become a staple in the Utah lacrosse community,” said event director Steve Gray. “It is much more relaxed than spring so it’s a great way for high school teams to work on fundamentals. The girls division, in particular, is more popular than ever and we expect to double the number of teams this season.” Read More

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Jul 15, 2014 Press Releases

Wasatch LCDay Six – Heading to the fields, our team knew it was going to be a long day. Our first match up was against New Jersey Diesel. We had beaten them last year in Tri-State, and the game was not close so we were not sure what to expect. This was a very different team than the team we faced previously. Both teams were very evenly matched, and the game was a constant battle. Our face off man, Zach Wentz (St. Johns College HS/2017), played scrappy, and he really helped the team gain a majority of the possessions. After finding ourselves down 3-4 with under two minutes remaining, Payton Kimber (Spanish Fork HS/2015) was able to beat his man from behind the goal, and put one in to tie it up. After causing a turnover, Ryan Baker (Juan Diego HS/2017) drew a penalty while clearing the ball right before time had expired. Starting the overtime period with a man up, our offense took advantage early on when Payton Kimber found Joe Lambert (Bingham HS/2015) up top for a nice low to high shot into the top right corner. Final Score: Wasatch LC-5 NJ Diesel-4 (OT).
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