Good afternoon lax fans and thank you for spending some time reading the Utah Lax Report.
I’m really excited about this podcast with Mason Goodhand. Goodhand has been part of the Utah lacrosse scene from the beginning and there are some great tidbits in this episode for any level of lacrosse fan. Please give it a listen! Just a reminder, you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
As a spoiler, Goodhand mentions that he was part of the Vail shootout when it was in Aspen. Inside Lacrosse & ESPN analyst Quint Kessenich wrote about the Vail lacrosse shootout ‘When Vail Was King’. It’s a great read and provides a little insight into the tournament and lacrosse in the West. Goodhand was one of the first to create a ‘club/travel’ team called Team Utah and the only tournament they would go to was the Vail shootout.
Goodhand also mentions when Westminster beat BYU in 2015. It was the first in-state loss that BYU had ever had. You can read the recap here. I was there and it was a great game. One of my favorite lacrosse pictures I’ve ever taken came from that game as well. BYU attackman Mike Fabrizio loved to creep around the crease from X in this shot he did so but Westminster was up the task with Trent Herbert and Dalton Tuor defending the play.
Fairman Family Lacrosse Camp
Editors Note: This is from an email from the Fairman brothers. Please support this camp if you are able! - With so many tournaments and camps being canceled in Utah and around the country this summer due to the COVID-19 virus, we are excited to announce that the 2nd Annual “Fairman Family Lacrosse Camp” will take place on July 13-17 with the help of Corner Canyon Lacrosse. After consulting US Lacrosse, IMLax and the High School league we feel confident that we can run this camp in full accordance with state and local health department guidelines.
This year’s camp will build upon the amazing groundwork we established in 2019 as we have decided to do a more intensive 1-week camp where we build upon the new skills we learn and perfect each day.
It’s time to give back to the next generation of Utah lacrosse athletes the only way we know how and help them achieve the next level in their path and continue to grow the game. This is our commitment.
We will also be ending the five-day session with a talk about recruiting and playing at all NCAA levels.
Elias Fairman - Utah native, Brighton High School Alum and All-American, Westminster graduate, and Utah High School Coach
Collin Madsen - Utah native, Olympus High School Alum and All-American, Westminster graduate, and Utah High School Coach
Luke Fairman - Utah native, Brighton High School Alum and All-American, Onondaga CC, and Utah High School Coach
Bubba Fairman - Utah native, Brighton High School Alum and All-American, Current University of Maryland Midfielder and Team Captain
Garrett Bullett - Utah native, Corner Canyon High School Alum and All-American, Current Rutgers University Defenseman and Team Captain
2020 Fairman Family Lacrosse Camp Details:
Who: Players entering grades 8th - 12th
Where: Draper Park Middle School
When: July 13th - July 17th; 6:00-8:00 pm
Price: $200 if registered before July 8th, $250 after July 9th. We can accept Venmo, Cash, or Check
To register for camp, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kyle Hartzell Clinic
Kyle Hartzell, who I spoke to last month, is back in town and doing clinics for defensive players.
Group Session Dates - (Limited to 25 Players)
Tuesday (7/7), 1PM
Friday (7/10), 1PM
Tuesday (7/14), 1PM
Location: Sunnyside Park, Salt Lake City, UT
Group Session Cost: 50$ per Player
VIP Session Dates - (Limited to 10 Players)
Wednesday (7/8), 1PM
Wednesday (7/15), 1PM
VIP SESSION COST: 75$ per Player
How to Signup: Venmo @Kyle-Hartzell with:
No Venmo? E-MailKHartzell@premierlacrosseleague.com and/or pay cash.
Pro Lacrosse Coverage
The MLL announced that it will play a one week tournament at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium from July 18 - 26. Utah native Garrett Michaeli (Corner Canyon/Rutgers) will suit up for the Denver Outlaws while former University of Utah attackman Colin Burke will play for the New York Lizards.
The PLL season is getting closer and their content team continues to deliver.
The rosters for the PLL teams were also released last week:
I’d also recommend taking a moment to read this from US Lacrosse Magazine:
That’s it for this week! Thanks for reading.
— Tim Haslam