2022 Lacrosse Fandom Survey, Interview w/ Bailee Noorda (Clearfield)
Issue 76 - ASUN Preseason Polls, Coaching Vacancies and a Wasatch LC Spotlight
Good morning lacrosse fans! One of my favorite things is to poll the lacrosse community to get a pulse for what is happening so I’ve created a survey as we enter this new year. Please take a moment to fill it out and send it to your teammates!
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One of the benefits of being in a conference is yearly/monthly/weekly recognition for the student-athletes. Two Utah players earned 2022 ASUN Men’s Lacrosse Preseason All-Conference Team nods last week with Samuel Cambere and Tyler Bradbury being named to the list. Utah also received 31 points in the preseason coaches poll, which is a tie with Air Force. The Falcons earned one more 1st place vote. The other thing that caught my eye with the preseason team was the diversity of locations the players came from. Three from Texas, four from Ontario, one from Indiana, Maryland, South Carolina, Michigan and California.
Upcoming Men’s Schedule
Feb. 5 - Denver @ Utah - 1pm - Rice-Eccle Stadium - 12 and under get in free
Feb. 5 - Utah Club @ UVU - 1pm - UVU
Feb. 10/11/12 - BYU v. Boise State, Washington State, Simon Fraser - Boise, Idaho
Feb. 12 - Utah Club @ Utah State - 6pm
Feb. 12 - UVU @ Utah State - 1pm
We caught up with Coach Jorgy from UVU regarding the Prospect Night last week.
Prospect night was designed for future college athletes to get on the field as Wolverine for the night and show what they’ve learned throughout high school.
“Prospect Night was amazing,” said Coach Jorgy.
The team was only expecting 3-4 players. That didn’t happen. They had 16 fantastic athletes from Ogden to Payson. It’s exciting to see these Universities bloom and give these opportunities to high school girls lacrosse players. This shows how coaches, league directors, social media and players are working together to grow Utah Girls Lacrosse. Utah Valley University coaches, players and fans are ready for a great spring season.
“We are ready! We are excited! We are VALLEY,” said Coach Jorgy.
There are still a handful of coaching vacancies out there. If you know anyone who wants to coach, send them this list! These are the email addresses for who to contact.
West Girls Lacrosse - Rachel Townsend (email@example.com)
Woods Cross Boys Lacrosse - David Simond (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Woods Cross has somebody that will step up this year, but is hoping to find somebody as a more long-term solution.
Interview w/ Bailee Noorda, Clearfield Girls Head Coach
As Clearfield girls lacrosse prepares for the new spring season they also welcome a new head coach, Coach Bailee Noorda. Coach Noorda is the former Fremont high school girls lacrosse coach. Clearfield is thrilled to have Coach Noorda join their team. She brings her knowledge and skills of playing and coaching to the Falcons lacrosse field. Speaking with Coach Noorda, her No.1 priority is to build a confident and true lacrosse team at Clearfield. To build a confident and true lacrosse team her practice plans are focused on the fundamentals of girls lacrosse. Coach Noorda plans on elevating her coaching techniques this season. Every team and every season has taught her something new. She’s ready to take this knowledge to the next leave with Clearfield. Coach Noorda's playing experience started at Fremont high school, from there she attended Utah State University where she played on their women's team. After playing on the Utah State women's team she found herself loving coaching and wanting to make an impact in Northern Utah Lacrosse. Clearfield girls lacrosse is lined up for greatness this season!
→ Summit LC Girls Lacrosse Elite Winter Training
This 11-Week indoor training program is the best opportunity to grow your Stickwork, Footwork, Speed/Agility, Lacrosse IQ Development, Shooting/Scoring, Off-Ball Play, Transition Offense/Defense, and much more! This program offers the FULL 11 weeks of training or 1 session at a time.
Starts: January 16th
Ends: March 27th
Location: Sports City Draper
More info: saltlakesummitlc.com
→ Wasatch LC HS Tryouts
Date: February 5th 4pm - 5:30
Location: Basin Recreation Fieldhouse, Park City.
More info: wasatchlc.com
→ Force Lacrosse Tryouts
Date: February 5th
Time: 10am - Noon
Location: Sport City Draper
Ages: 2023 to 2029
More info: Force lacrosse website
→ Alex Aust & Marcus Holman Clinic
Date: February 6th
Girls Training - 5-6pm (All ages)
U11 Boys Training - 5-6pm
U13 & U15 Boys Training - 6-7pm
Location: Sports City Draper
→ Summit LC Lynx Tryouts
Utah Summit is thrilled to host our 1st ever Girl's Lacrosse Team Tryouts! This summer we will be training and competing with elite girls' lacrosse teams. The Summit LC Lynx is Utah's newest premier girls lacrosse program.
Season: Summer 2022
Starts: February 18th & 19th at 7:00 PM
Location: Spence Eccles Fieldhouse
High School Girls Tryouts: February 18th & 19th from 7-9PM for 2023 - 2025.
Middle School Girls Tryouts: February 18th & 19th from 7-9PM for 2026 - 2029.
Club Spotlight: Wasatch LC
Submitted by Wasatch LC: Wasatch Lacrosse Club is for elite boys and girls high school players (9-12 grades) who want to play lacrosse in college. We give our players national exposure by traveling from coast to coast, playing in high-level recruiting tournaments, competing against the best club teams in the country, and posting game highlights and photos to our social media (10k+ followers on Instagram). We currently have 28 college commits in the class of 2022; 18 boys and 10 girls. Our tryouts for this summer are on Saturday, February 5th from 4:00pm-7:00pm (Girls from 4pm-5:30pm; Boys from 5:30pm-7pm) at Basin Recreation Fieldhouse in Park City. We will start practicing on Mondays/Wednesdays after the high school season ends this spring.
In 2021, our club participated in some of the nation's best and most well-known tournaments: Sweetlax Invitational (NY), Inside Lacrosse Invitational (MD), NXT All-American (DE), Fall Lacrosse Showdown (MD), Fall Premier Showcase (MD), FLG in 3d Shootout (DE), Madlax East Coast Invitational (VA), U19 Vail Shootout (CO), and Legends National Cup (CA). We hosted our own tournament in October, the Wasatch Invitational, in Draper, UT. Our 2024/2025 team won the Open division, while our Yellow girl’s team won the Girls division. In 2022, our club is going to be participating in the following tournaments: Sweetlax Invitational (NY), IWCLA Champions Cup (MD), Inside Lacrosse Invitational (MD), Pinnacle Lacrosse Summer Championships (MD), U19 Vail Shootout (CO), IWCLA Capital Cup (VA), and Legends Western Invitational (UT).
The best contact is Danny Larkin or Ricky Larkin, and we can be reached at email@example.com if anyone has any questions.
That’s it for this week, stay safe out there and see you on the sidelines!
— TH & KC