The moment you’ve all been waiting for is finally here. Utah Lacrosse News, in partnership with Prodigy Network and the Utah Lacrosse Association, bring you the 2012 Prodigy Play of the Year Nominees. The nominees include all nine Prodigy Play of the Week winners and three wild-card plays chosen by the ULN, Prodigy and ULA staffs. The team of the winner will receive $1,000 in Prodigy services and a $500 general scholarship from the ULA. Only 5 votes per day, per IP Address. Voting will end on Friday night and the winner will be announced in between the Boys D-I & Boys D-II Championship games.
No. 1 – Michael Perry – Pleasant Grove
The first Prodigy Play of the Week award goes to Pleasant Grove Attackmen Michael Perry. In the play, Perry gets a pass from near the top of the box, takes a few steps looking to rip it but pulls his stick in, dodges the defender and scores on a behind-the-back shot for the great goal.
No. 2 – Winston Farley – Timpanogos
The second Prodigy Play of the Week award goes to Timpanogos Attackmen Winston Farley. In the play, after a uncontrolled save by Copper Hills, Farley scoops up the loose ball in front of the crease, dives and shoots for the goal.
No. 3 – Johnston to Carpenter – Brighton
The third Prodigy Play of the Week award goes to the Brighton Girls, specifically Amy Johnston and Ellie Carpenter. In the play, Johnston drives from behind the goal, drawing the defense. She then finds Carpenter wide open for the great goal.
No. 4 – Noelle Misewicz – Brighton
The fourth Prodigy Play of the Week award goes to the Brighton Girls for the second straight week. In the play, Noelle Misewicz gets the ball and ducks under two defenders sticks, drives to the goal and shoots over the goalies shoulder for the Brighton goal.
No. 5 – Zach Pierce – Jordan
The fifth Prodigy Play of the Week award goes to Jordan Attackmen Zach Pierce. In the play, Pierce takes the ball from X and sneaks from behind, slotting it past the Skyline goalie.
No. 6 – Zach Pierce – Jordan
The sixth Prodigy Play of the Week award goes to Jordan Attackmen Zach Pierce for the second straight week. In the play, Pierce gets a great feed on a fast break, thinks fast and quick-sticks it in for the goal.
No. 7 – Juan Diego Transition
Winning by one vote, the seventh Prodigy Play of the Week award goes to Juan Diego for their great transition goal. In the play, Juan Diego Long Pole Matt Jungemann gets the ball and starts to clear. The Copper Hills ride forces him to switch hands behind his back. Jungemann then finds midfielder Tyler Buck who starts a clinical fast-break. Buck finds Luke Graney who finds Tommy Maddox for the great goal.
No. 8 – Copper Hills OT Winner
The eighth Prodigy Play of the Week award goes to Copper Hills for their overtime goal. In the play, Copper Hills Midfielder Sam Taylor passes it to Austin Rekouits but the Jordan goalie comes out of the crease and nudges Rekouits just enough to cause the ball to deflect off his stick and into the goal for the game winner in overtime.
No. 9 – Chris Severson – Bingham
The ninth and final Prodigy Play of the Week award goes to Bingham Attackmen Chris Severson. In the play, Bingham Midfielder Jeff Hunsaker takes the ball down the field and finds Severson who shoots behind-the-back for the great goal.
No. 10 – Elias Fairman – Brighton
Brighton Midfielder Elias Fairman dodges, spins, drives, cuts through two defenders and backhands the ball for what turned out to be the game-winning goal.
No. 11 – Spencer Merrifield – Pleasant Grove
Pleasant Grove Attackmen Spencer Merrifield takes the ball on the left side of the cage, fakes a pass to the top, plants his feet and rips a top-shelf shot over his defender.
No. 12 – Chris Severson – Bingham
Bingham Attackmen Zach Kidd finds Chris Severson cutting to the crease. Severson pulls in the pass with one hand then shoots for the great goal.
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