Goodhand Retires at Westminster, Bob Scott & Blake Strebel Awards, Coaching Openings, Clinics and Link Roundup

Issue 35

Good afternoon lacrosse fans! I hope you’re doing well and thank you for spending some time with the Utah Lacrosse Report. Just a reminder, you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Mason Goodhand Retires at Westminster

This newsletter aims to service every type of lacrosse fan so I’m going to give a little bit of a history lesson when it comes to Mason Goodhand. ‘Mase’ is considered one of the founding fathers of lacrosse in Utah and has been a staple on the sidelines since the beginning. From the Eagle Lacrosse Club, which led to a program at Juan Diego, to coaching at the University of Utah to starting a program at Westminster, Goodhand has had some role, usually many, each season since at least 1994. Goodhand has also served in basically every position in every association dealing with lacrosse at some point.

From the press release from the school:

"The time at Westminster went very fast and I am appreciative of the young men, families, coaches and staff that made the 14 years go by so fast," Coach Goodhand said. "We are poised to bring recognition to the West, and I am very confident that in the next few years appearances at the national tournament will be part of our seasons."

I couldn’t agree more, the last 14 years have gone fast! I couldn’t believe it had actually been that long since Goodhand began the program. From MCLA D-II semi-finalists in 2007, MCLA D-II champions in 2008, MCLA D-I tournament participants, to the NCAA D-II level, Goodhand has been at the helm the whole time. Joe Kerwin will take over for Goodhand.

I’d be curious to know your favorite ‘Mase Moment’ - Leave it in the comments below or reply to this email.

2020 US Lacrosse Bob Scott Award

Congrats to Zach Meyer (M/Corner Canyon) and Jacob ‘Jakey’ Green (A/Spanish Fork) for being awarded the Bob Scott award.

2020 Utah Blake Strebel Award

The Blake Strebel Memorial Award is given by the Utah High School Boys Head Coaches to a deserving senior who has demonstrated academic excellence in the classroom, leadership abilities, school and community involvement over and above the lacrosse field and overall superior personal characteristics. Easton Wilkey, part of the long line of Timpanogos ‘Wilkey’ goalies, was this years winner.

Coaching Openings

A loyal reader pointed out that there are still several coaching openings, especially at the new UHSAA programs. Click below to be taken to the career/jobs page for each district. If there are other openings, please let me know.

Clinics

Faceoff Training with Tim McDermott

All Sessions are 75 Minutes Each. Open to any and all players entering 9th Grade and younger until 9/1/20.

Upcoming Group Dates: 75 Minute Sessions.

  • Thursday (7/2): 2:30PM

  • Monday (7/6): 2:30PM

  • Thursday (7/9): 2:30PM

*Upcoming VIP Dates: 75 Minute Sessions.

  • Tuesday (6/30): 2:30PM

  • Tuesday (7/7): 2:30PM

Location: Sunnyside Park, Salt Lake City, UT

Prices: Group Cost: 45$ per Player *VIP Session Cost: 60$ per Player

How to Signup: Venmo @Tim-McDermott with

  • Name

  • Grade

  • Session Date(s) Attending

  • Parent/Guardian E-Mail

  • No Venmo? Email: mcdermott@uteslacrosse.com and/or Pay Cash.

Goalie Training with Adam Ghitelman

Upcoming Group Dates: 75 Minute Sessions.

  • Tuesday (6/30): 1PM (SOLD OUT)

  • Friday (7/3): 1PM

  • Tuesday (7/6): 1PM

  • Friday (7/10): 1PM

Upcoming VIP Dates: 75 Minute Sessions

  • Wednesday (7/1): 1PM (SOLD OUT!)

  • Wednesday (7/8): 1PM (OPEN!)

Location: Sunnyside Park, Salt Lake City, UT

Prices: Group Cost: 50$ per Player *VIP Session Cost: 75$ per Player

How to Signup: Venmo @adam8taylor with

  • Name

  • Grade

  • Session Date(s) Attending

  • Parent/Guardian E-Mail

  • No Venmo? Email: adam@uteslacrosse.com and/or Pay Cash

Link Roundup

The Deseret News published a high level article about all 777 (previously 747) high school scholarship recipients. It includes a graph that states lacrosse had 314 participants on the boys side and 207 on the girls side. These are UHSAA numbers (no IMLAX teams). Out of those players, 8 boys/14 girls received scholarships. Here is the complete list. If we look at the lacrosse only ones, we are left with:

  • Aiden Shaw, Herriman, boys lacrosse (Belmont Abbey, North Carolina)

  • Andrew Pederson, Park City, boys lacrosse (Princeton, New Jersey)

  • Audrey Buchanan, Park City, girls lacrosse (Hartford, Connecticut)

  • Brady Baumann, Park City, boys lacrosse (Marist, New York)

  • Caeden Miller, Bear River, boys lacrosse (William Penn, Iowa)

  • Cosette Charles, Skyline, girls lacrosse (Westminster)

  • Dylan Bauer, Park City, boys lacrosse (Johns Hopkins, Maryland)

  • Dylan Checketts, Herriman, boys lacrosse (Colorado Mesa)

  • Easton Butterfield, Bingham, boys lacrosse (Belmont Abbey, North Carolina)

  • Hannah GeBauer, Brighton, girls lacrosse (Westminster)

  • Hannah Kelleher, Herriman, girls lacrosse (Westminster)

  • Jaimeson Meyer, Waterford, girls lacrosse (Navy)

  • Lillian Guzman, Hurricane, girls lacrosse (Southern Virginia)

  • Lauren Pederson, Park City, girls lacrosse (Virginia)

  • Logan Eldredge, Herriman, girls lacrosse (Fresno State)

  • Luke McCall, Park City, boys lacrosse (Washington & Lee, Virginia)

  • Maddie Kelleher, Herriman, girls lacrosse (Westminster)

  • Marley Strasters, Herriman, girls lacrosse (Colorado Mesa)

  • Paige Sieverts, Brighton, girls lacrosse (Southern Virginia)

  • Richelle Chukong, Herriman, girls lacrosse (Southern Virginia)

  • Samantha Heugly, Brighton, girls lacrosse (Westminster)

  • Tyler John, Brighton, girls lacrosse (Southern Virginia)

This doesn’t include any IMLAX players or those going on to play in the MCLA/WCLA. Congrats to all these players on your accomplishments.

Spence Checketts, who played lacrosse in high school in Connecticut, spoke with Marcus Holman:

The Daily Herald profiled the Lone Peak team:

That’s it for this week. Stay safe out there!

— Tim Haslam