Midseason All-American Prospect List, Coaches Poll, Weekly Games Recap and College Lacrosse
Girls Utah Lacrosse Report
Midseason Girls All-American Prospect List
The 2023 Midseason Girls All-American Prospect List is a list of players, nominated by their coaches, who exhibit the work ethic, drive, dedication and talent as the very top girls lacrosse players in the state. This list does not guarantee or even suggest anything when it comes to All-American voting, it is merely a way for coaches and fans to gather information and evaluate players. The coaches will have the ultimate say at the end of the season as to who the 10 All-Americans will be..
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No. 1 Park City - Game Recap: Miners trump once more. Park City faced strong competition in California this past week. Saturday (4/8) went into OT with No. 40 (Cali. Rankings) La Costa Canyon (Carlsbad) losing by only one goal,11-12. Monday (4/10) with No. 21 (Cali. Rankings) Torrey Pines (San Diego) falling to them 2-13. Tuesday (4/11) against No. 30 (Cali. Rankings) San Marcos, 10-11.
No. 2 Olympus - Game Recap: Titians hold their undefeated record, (6-0) as they battled against No. 7 Riverton Monday (4/10), 23-11 and Bingham Tuesday (4/11), 23-9.
No. 3 Lone Peak - Game Recap: Knights kept their wining record going. Tuesday (4/11) against Pleasant Grove, 17-9. Thursday (4/13) against Westlake, 19-3. Friday (4/14) against No. 5 Brighton, 14-3.
No. 4 Corner Canyon - Game Recap: Chargers kept the W’s rolling in. Wednesday (4/12) at Skyridge, 10-5. Thursday (4/13) at American Fork, 20-1.
No. 5 Brighton - Game Recap: The Bengals return to play after nearly a month off, due to weather and spring break. First, Tuesday (4/11) at Alta, 7-2. Second, Friday (4/14) at No. 3 Lone Peak, 3-14.
No. 6 Mountain Ridge - Game Recap: Sentinels up their game with two wins! Tuesday (4/11) against Herriman, 16-3. Thursday (4/13) against No. 7 Riverton, 12-5.
No. 7 Riverton - Game Recap: Silverwolves evened out their week with 2W-2L. Monday (4/11) at No. 2 Olympus, 11-23. Tuesday against Jordan, 20-7. Thursday (4/13) at No. 5 Mountain Ridge, 5-12. Saturday (4/15) against Spanish Fork, 21-1.
No. 8 Herriman - Game Recap: Mustangs faced their first L for the season, leaving their week 1W-1L. Tuesday (4/11) at No. 5 Mountain Ridge, 3-16. Thursday (4/13) against Cedar Valley, 17-4.
No. 9 Bear River - Game Recap: Bears stomped away with 3 more wins this last week. Monday (4/10) at Bonneville, 20-2. Wednesday (4/12) at Green Canyon, 19-2. Friday (4/14) against Mountain Crest, 22-3.
No. 10 Skyridge - Game Recap: Falcons played an intense games this past week, 1W-1L. Wednesday (4/12) against Corner Canyon, 5-10. Thursday (4/13) at Pleasant Grove, 9-8.
Weekly Game Recap
Provo - The Bulldogs faced off with Copper Hills Wednesday (4/12). The Bulldogs lead with 5 goals as they defeated the Grizzles, 13-9. Provo recognizes Sr. Kate Lunt as their MVP against Copper Hills. Coach Jensen “Kate dominated the midfield and it showed in her stats - 18 ground balls, 6 draw controls, and 1 goal.” Statement from Coach Jensen on their game against Copper Hills “We came into this game with a strong focus on ground balls, and we succeeded! As a team we won 51 of the 79 contested ground balls. We learned that if we put our minds to it we can improve on any specific skill we want to. We also are very proud that 10 of our 13 goals were assisted! We adjusted to their zone defense and learned that moving the ball quickly and shooting off of passes is more effective than running it in.” The Bulldogs left Fridays game against Bountiful with a 10 goal lead, 15-5. Provo recognizes Jr. Olivia Kelemen as their MVP against Bountiful, Coach Jensen” Olivia had a great game in the midfield - 5 draw controls, 5 ground balls, and 5 goals! She played with poise and confidence.” Statement from Coach Jensen on their game against Bountiful, “Great things happened during this game. We played great defensive all over the field and caused 14 turnovers! Some standout players were Olivia Kelemen (5 GB, 5 DC, 5 G), Ellee Scott (1 G, 2 A, 4 CT), Kate Lunt (2 DC, 12 GB, 1 G), Lauren Bauer (3 G, 1 CT, and BTB goal!), McKinley Jorgensen (3 G, 2 CT), and Hannah Lane in goal (8 Saves, 61% SV%).”
Salem Hills - The Skyhawks squared up against Wasatch Tuesday (4/11) where they fought the good fight with a 1 goal defeat. Salem Hills recognizes Sr. Myla Millet as their MVP against Wasatch. Coach Craner “ Myla is our goalie. She had a fantastic game with 20 saves.” Statement from Coach Craner “Hard work in practice pays off with a game well played.”
Alta - The Hawks challenged the Bengals in a close game Tuesday (4/11), 2-7. Coach Breur, “I’m giving MVP of this game to my whole defense, specifically Erica Lloyd , Josie Barlow, Chelsie Dibble, and Sam’s Smith. Brighton is always a strong and talented team, so my defense was faced with a challenge. I feel like they did their job and more. They heals their ground and played really, really well. Our defense crushed it.” Coach Breur statement on their game against Brighton, “This game was difficult mentally for our team. We’ve had to learn to trust each other and only worry about us and what we can control.” Altas second game of the week was against Orem on Thursday (4/13) were they won, 17-3. Alta recognizes Ella Engstrom as their MVP against Orem. Coach Breur “Ella is a Midfield. She was the ultimate all-around player in this game. She scored three goals and had an assist. She dominated on the draw circle and taking the draw. She was this first to every ground ball and hustled everywhere she went. Not to mentioned she played strong defense! We couldn’t have been more proud of the performance she put on!” Coach Breur statement on their game against Orem, “I felt like our team really bonded and grew this game! It was so much fun to see the girls having fun and enjoying lacrosse!”
Silverwolves met the Phoenixes at their battlefield, Tuesday April 10th. Through the back and forth goals, these two teams had us very entertained. The first goal was struck by No. 27 So. Alexandra MacAulay (Farmington). Watch KSL Sports Rewind for the full game
KSL Sports Rewind - Woods Cross @ Bountiful 7:00PM
We’re pleased to announce the newest addition to the Girls Utah Lacrosse Report team. You know her, you love her… Weslie Lundell!! Weslie let it slip to us that she was a Sports Writer in College. She is the Head Coach at Lone Peak High School and will be our new Women’s College Lacrosse Writer here at ULR. We’re all thrilled to have her on our team. Please welcome her with all your love and support!
WCLA REGIONAL D1 & D2 RECAP
BYU REGIONALS: After a successful season with a 9-4 record, BYU came into Regionals, on their home turf, hot off a big 20-15 win the week before against University of Colorado - Boulder. The Cougars started their weekend against the Buffalos again, but this time they fell 8-12. Saturday morning, the Cougars weren’t about to let another loss get under their belts. They came to play and took down the Aggies 17-7 ending their regular 22-23’ season with a big win.
USU REGIONALS: In preparation for Regionals this weekend, Utah State took on Colorado State University - Fort Collins on Thursday. Unfortunately, the Aggies fell to the Rams with a final score of 8-16. Riding into the weekend, the Aggies then lost to the Utah Utes on Friday with a final 14-20 deficit and then to BYU 7-17 on Saturday.
UTAH REGIONALS: Knowing they had some challenges up ahead, the Utes came into their Regionals weekend focused with solid confidence and clear minds. Starting off the weekend with a pretty 20-14 win against the Aggies, the Utes then faced the University of Colorado and battled hard but walked away from the field after an 11-12 loss. According to Wes Allen, assistant coach for the Utes, the team had a good idea of how the games might go so they kept their practices fun and simple. “We played Colorado earlier this season and only won by one point so we knew it was going to be a close game.” stated Coach Wes. “As far as the games ahead, we are definitely ready for anyone they put in front of us. These girls are hungry and took that one point loss to Colorado as a challenge!” The Utes will continue to practice while they wait to hear if they will receive a bid to Nationals.
UVU REGIONALS: Utah Valley powered through their Regionals competition this weekend bringing home two solid wins on their home turf as well. The first fight brought Air Force on Saturday and after some quick assists and swift deflections in goal, the Wolverines secured a 17-6 final score. Sunday morning found them in the championship matchup against Denver where The Valley reigned in their season with a big 16-8 final. With an outstanding record of 12-1, UVU will be heading to Nationals in just over three weeks.
The WCLA 2023 National tournament will take place in Virginia Beach, Virginia, May 9-12th.
WESTMINSTER GAMES: The Westminster Griffins found themselves dancing with some tough competition this week but were able to start with a breezy 18-7 win against Colorado State University - Pueblo on Friday. Lauren Shoughro led the team with six goals and goalie Ella Cheminant snagged eight crucial saves to help secure the win. On Sunday, the Griffins fell to Fort Lewis College. The two teams went back and forth well into the second quarter until Fort Lewis went on a seven goal run midway through the third quarter. Not only did Hunter Doyle play a big role in helping the Griffins stay alive with four goals, Cheminant herself had an outstanding 14 saves. But after battling hard to pull ahead 13-12, Fort Lewis finished things off with two final shots sending the Griffins home at 13-14.
Westminster looks to take on Regis University on 4/21 and University of Colorado at Colorado Springs on 4/23 both at home on the Dumke field.
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