Dec 17, 2014 Press Releases

On Friday, December 19, the East Meets West crew will head to Logan for an Offense and Defense clinic.

Offense Only Dodging and Shooting Clinic

East Meets WestAttackman are the brains and midfielders are the workhorses but a common talent both positions must possess is the ability to become a scoring threat at any time against a defense. Therefore the focus of this clinic is to provide in-depth higher level offensive instruction on two specific skill sets: Dodging and shooting. This clinic is geared for attackmen and offensive midfielders only. This is not a beginner’s clinic. Participants will be taught the key concepts behind how and where to effectively dodge in order to become an offensive threat. The second part covers the development of power & accuracy in a shot so as to capitalize on a good dodge by goal scoring. Many aspects will be covered including offensive communication, key spots, fakes, shot placement, goalie manipulation, defensive manipulation, space creation/dodge initiation, when to shoot/when not to shoot, power development, plus much more. Participants will work directly with Syracuse University midfielder Drew Searl who played 4 years for the Orangeman on a team that appeared in 4 Semi-Final games and a National Championship. Space is limited to only 25 participants for this clinic so register early, 1st come, 1st enrolled. Read More

Dec 12, 2014 Tim Haslam

Dylan BinghamDylan Richard Bingham died on December 10, 2014. Dylan was 17 years old. Dylan was born on October 11, 1997 in Salt Lake City, Utah to his parents Aaron Bingham & Amy Bingham-Velarde. He attended Hayden Peak Elementary, Copper Canyon Elementary, West Hills Middle School and Copper Hills High School. Dylan had a love for the outdoors, sports, his family and friends. He was loyal to everyone in his life and cared for them deeply. Dylan is survived by his father Aaron Bingham (Megan), mother Amy Bingham-Velarde (Jeramie), siblings Camille Dean, Landon Velarde and a sister on the way. Services will be held on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 11:00 am at Copperhills Church, 5349 West 9000 South, West Jordan, Utah. Viewings will be held on Friday, December 12, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Copper Hills High School, 5445 West New Bingham Highway, West Jordan, Utah and on Saturday from 9:30-10:30 am at the church. (courtesy of Deseret News) Read More

Dec 12, 2014 Press Releases

For Immediate Release – 212 Lacrosse

Jackson BurtonPARK CITY, Utah (December 13, 2014) — Jackson Burton, junior midfielder for 212 Lacrosse and PCHS has committed to play division 1 lacrosse at Fairfield University.  Last season he took 493 face-offs and won 75.5 % (Second in state to Jace Thomas at 83% who committed to the Air Force Academy). Jackson is well deserving of this big news.

Burton has also starred off the field, in the classroom.  Jackson is number one in his class with straight A’s and is taking 6 AP classes this year. He will have 10 AP classes done by end of his junior year. He was an AP scholar with honors at end of his sophomore year and is expected to be a national merit semifinalist based on his PSAT score just received. Read More

Dec 9, 2014 Press Releases

For Immediate Release – BYU Men’s Lacrosse

PROVO, UT— The BYU Lacrosse team has announced two captains for the 2015 season. Senior Mike Fabrizio and sophomore Harrison Wardle will be leading the cougars.

Mike FabrizioMike Fabrizio is a senior from Bountiful, Utah. Fabrizio, a two-time MCLA All-American (2013 and 2014) was a MCLA 2nd Team All-American Attack player and a MCLA Scholar Athlete in the 2014 season. Fabrizio averages 3.06 points per game and has scored 94 goals during his career.

“I am committed to doing anything it takes to help us win,” said Fabrizio. “At the end of the day, I don’t think there is anyone on our team from coaches to players who doesn’t honestly believe that we have what it take this year.” Read More

Dec 8, 2014 Press Releases

For Immediate Release – Utah Lacrosse Association

Utah Lacrosse AssociationThe Utah Lacrosse Association is announcing the departure of a long-time presence in the Utah lacrosse community. Lisa Schmidt has accepted a position as Manager of the new Salt Lake Regional Athletic Facility and will be leaving the ULA Chapter. Lisa will be greatly missed by not only the Utah lacrosse population but also by the US Lacrosse community. Over the past 15 years Lisa’s involvement with lacrosse progressed from watching her husband, Dan Schmidt, play in college to running the Utah Lacrosse Association, which will be receiving an award and recognition at the 2015 US Lacrosse Convention for being a pilot Chapter for their Gold Stick program last year.

“Soon after I met Lisa, it was easy to see that she is Utah lacrosse. Her was able organize and execute the State Championships and Ski Town Shootout each year and they were always very successful, and the staff and volunteers always enjoyed working together. I wish her the best in her new job and know she will always be a positive voice to help grow the game of lacrosse.” – Jim Brandon, ULA Board and Executive Committee member Read More

Dec 5, 2014 Press Releases

Girls lacrosse players in Utah will have an amazing opportunity on Saturday, December 20th (Utah Indoor Soccer in Woods Cross) as one of the most decorated NCAA players of all-time will be in town to instruct players on the draw control specialization. Rachel Ray of Draw Squad brings her advanced draw control training system to the girls of Utah. Players will benefit from an unparalleled quality of instruction on one of the sport’s most critical, yet under coached parts of the game … the draw. Read More

Dec 4, 2014 Press Releases
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After a wildly successful event this past October, the FaceOff Club (FOC) is coming back to Utah on December 20th 2014 at Utah Indoor Soccer in Woods Cross. Not only will the FOC be working with the state’s top faceoff athletes again, they are bringing along the goalie specific training of the Cage Club (CC) for the first time ever to the west coast to work with the keepers.

The FaceOff Club:
MLL All-Star John Ortolani and NCAA All American Nolan Godfrey are very excited to come back to the Beehive State to advance players’ skill sets even further. It is a fact, the FOC has trained every 1st Team All-State, and All American FaceOff Specialist player in Utah for the last 3 years and the legacy is now growing to the next generation of dominant FO talent in the state. Read More

Nov 13, 2014 Press Releases

The Brigham Young University Men’s Lacrosse team finished their fall ball preseason by defeating Cal Poly 7-4 to win The Las Vegas Showcase “Best of the West” College Lacrosse Tournament. In previous play on Friday and Saturday at the Kellog Zaher Sports Complex in Las Vegas, Nevada, BYU defeated Utah State, UNLV and UCLA to advance to the finals.

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Nov 12, 2014 Press Releases

East Meets WestOffense Only Dodging and Shooting Clinic – Dec 20th, 2014

Attackman are the brains and midfielders are the workhorses but a common talent both positions must possess is the ability to become a scoring threat at any time against a defense. Therefore the focus of this clinic is to provide in-depth higher level offensive instruction on two specific skill sets: Dodging and shooting. This clinic is geared for attackmen and offensive midfielders only. This is not a beginner’s clinic. Participants will be taught the key concepts behind how and where to effectively dodge in order to become an offensive threat. The second part covers the development of power & accuracy in a shot so as to capitalize on a good dodge by goal scoring. Many aspects will be covered including offensive communication, key spots, fakes, shot placement, goalie manipulation, defensive manipulation, space creation/dodge initiation, when to shoot/when not to shoot, power development, plus much more. Participants will work directly with Syracuse University midfielder Drew Searl who played 4 years for the Orangeman on a team that appeared in 4 Semi-Final games and a National Championship. Space is limited to only 25 participants for this clinic so register early, 1st come, 1st enrolled. Read More

Nov 6, 2014 Press Releases
FaceOff Club

To The Utah Lacrosse Community:

We can not thank you enough for welcoming us and the strong showing of support we received for our FaceOff Club event held on 10/20 in Park City. Coming to Utah for the first time we had no idea what to expect and looking back now, we could not be more pleased with how it turned out. Not only was the event a complete sellout, it was truly an excellent experience for all and is a strong indicator of the vast progress that Utah Lacrosse has made in such a short time. Your players are extremely coachable, thirsty to learn, made of high character, and have a gritty competitiveness that matches all lacrosse hotbeds.

One of the coolest (and completely unexpected) things to happen that night was the amount of club, high school, and youth coaches in attendance. Not only did they help promote the clinic, they showed up as students of the game taking notes and creating their own film work from their exposure to our curriculum. We hope that all coaches left with a greater appreciation and understanding of the faceoff part of the game. Read More