Tribal West

It’s Wednesday evening, the day before a game. While most teams will use the night for a walk through, extra long practice, or a team dinner, the Olympus boys volunteered their time to serve the community.

Drew Bicker

There are a variety of different ways to communicate. When most of us think about communication we think about someone talking and the other listening. On the lacrosse field it might be someone yelling for one more pass, or letting a defender know about a pick coming. Although communication is incredibly important (I might say one of the most important factor to a team’s success), there are a lot of different ways to communicate on the field. For Kennedy Flavin, the most important tools to communicate are her eyes and hands. Kennedy is deaf, but that hasn’t stopped her from being a successful attacker for the University of Utah women’s lacrosse team. I was able to email a few questions to Kennedy who unfortunately suffered a concussion and is unable to play until cleared. I appreciate her insight and candor about what it is like to be deaf and playing a team sport.

Drew Bicker

When I heard about a girl from Utah who is committed to play at the University of North Carolina and is not playing for her high school team this spring, I had to reach out and find out a little more about her story. Kimber Hower has committed to UNC and by request of her college coaches, she is loading up her class schedule with AP and online courses so she can graduate a year early, which leaves basically no time for spring lacrosse.  Instead, to keep her skills sharp, she trains on the weekends with Mike Acee and some of the 212 boys. In between her hectic schedule Kimber graciously took the time to answer a few questions.

Drew Bicker

Playing in the FIL World Lacrosse Championships is an experience not many people get to have in their life, but did you know that we have some players here from Utah who will get to compete at the highest level of international lacrosse this summer?

Drew Bicker

For the second time our spotlight focuses on an entire program. This time we’re highlighting the Park City Boys Lacrosse team’s relationship with Jakob Satterfield. Jakob is now an 11-year-old who is battling a rare form of a cancerous brain tumor called atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor, ATRT for short. Jakob was introduced to the Park City program by Casey Powell through the Casey Powell World Lacrosse Foundation, which reaches out to sick and injured lacrosse players.

Drew Bicker

This week’s profile is an entire team. The East High School boys lacrosse team has been involved with an organization called Circles Salt Lake that assists Utah families in poverty. Read more about their story here.

Drew Bicker

Bicker is back!

My name is Drew Bicker. For those new to the Utah lacrosse community, or who I haven’t met yet, I’d like it introduce myself.

I was introduced to lacrosse by the great Judge Memorial High School coach, Dave Allen, around 7th grade. I played my high school lacrosse for Skyline and graduated in 2005.

Drew Bicker