In December 2011, shortly after the new Corner Canyon High School was announced, the Corner Canyon Lacrosse Club was formed and is eager to compete in the Spring of 2014.
The first step for the team after organization is to find a head coach. The board will interview and keep the candidates confidential.
“We anticipate announcing a head coach in late October 2012,” said Brian Barnhill, a member on the Corner Canyon Board of Directors and Coach Selection Committee. “This will allow the new coach an opportunity to plan and prepare for the inaugural season. The selected coach will be a critical piece in determining the type of program Corner Canyon High School Lacrosse will be, including establishing traditions for the schools future varsity high school teams. As the announcement of opening indicates, the program is looking for a person who is more than just a coach, but someone who is principled and committed to guiding young men in a direction whereby they will excel in life and ultimately be able to give back to the game.”
Currently, the Alta Lacrosse board and the Corner Canyon Lacrosse board meet jointly in an effort to make an easy transition and separation once Corner Canyon High School opens. Because the new school will largely take from Alta’s current boundaries, the boards of directors are excited that the result will be that from largely the same pool of students the number of varsity positions will increase from the 25-30 (Alta currently) to 55-60 between the two schools. This will give more students an opportunity to play varsity lacrosse.
“At Alta tryouts for the 2012 season there were 150 students trying out for one of Alta’s lacrosse teams,” said Barnhill. “Both Alta and Corner Canyon will remain in Division I based on the strength of their current pool of players as well as the youth lacrosse program in the area and the quality of coaching they are receiving. We expect both schools to be competitive for conference and state championships.”
The school field is completed and has both boys and girls lacrosse lines.
“The principal has good information on the quality of the field that she is very excited about,” said Barnhill. “She also told me that she hopes the school can host the state championships at some point in the future to showcase the field and bring students out to visit the school.”
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Photos courtesy of Brian Barnhill