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Grow The Game Photos: High School Lacrosse In Utah

7 - Published April 14, 2011 by in High School

High School Lacrosse in Utah existing at all is pretty amazing, especially when you consider the state our sport was in just 15 years ago.  I remember being a middle and high school student whose parents might have to pull up stakes and move to another City for new work opportunities.  We only ended up living in Portland, ME and a bunch of different towns outside of Boston, MA, but New York City, California and a number of other places were brought up as potentialities.  I was never excited about the prospect of having to start over with friends, school, etc but I could deal with all that.

The thing I was worried about most was losing the opportunity to play lacrosse.

Mountain View West Jordan Utah Lacrosse lax

smooth.

If I were a kid today, I wouldn’t have to worry about that to nearly the same extent, because lacrosse is everywhere.  California is sending kids to big time D1 schools where they are starring (Roy Lang at Cornell is a good example), Florida has kids playing at every level of college lacrosse and will be the host state to FIVE NCAA Division 2 teams in 2012.  Texas has DIII teams popping up left and right and Utah and BYU (in Utah) have been storming the MCLA.

The best thing about BYU and Utah (and to a certain extent Texas and FL) is that they’re competing with some homegrown talent on their team.  These are kids who grew up playing lacrosse in Utah in high school, and maybe even middle school.  And to someone like myself, who was afraid to move to another part of the country because there might not be any lacrosse, this is the best thing that could ever happen to our sport.  There are now 42 varsity HS programs in Utah alone!  That’s growth.

Growing the Game at all levels!  Creating homegrown talent!  I love it all.

Victoria Harris of All American Shots sent over some shots from a recent West Jordan (1-6) vs. Mountain View (3-3) game and I just have to say, I like all the colored mesh, shooting strings and heads.  These guys are clearly having some fun with the game!

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Getting some attention!

West Jordan Mountain View Utah Lacrosse lax

Hugging the Pipe.

West Jordan Mountain View Utah Lacrosse lax

Keepers!

West Jordan Mountain View Utah Lacrosse lax

More colored heads: like.

West Jordan Mountain View Utah Lacrosse lax

Shooters...

West Jordan Mountain View Utah Lacrosse lax

Solid D.

West Jordan Mountain View Utah Lacrosse lax

The double deuces... always an attackman!

West Jordan Mountain View Utah Lacrosse lax

Love a little Lefty!

West Jordan Mountain View Utah Lacrosse lax

Future fogo? Or 2 way middie?

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