Interview w/ PJ Martin, Director of True Utah

  
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UPDATE: The previous audio file had been cut off early, my apologies. The new version is above. TH

Good afternoon lax fans! Thank you for spending time with the Utah Lax Report.

PJ Martin - Director of True Utah

The latest podcast (available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify or listen above) features an interview with PJ Martin who is the state director for True Utah. Martin has a long list of accolades and hails from New Jersey. I’d never met Martin before so I was stoked for this episode and I think it turned out great. Martin loves the game and you can tell by the passion he portrays in this interview as well as his involvement in field and box lacrosse.

Mountain West Showcase

True Utah is hosting the Mountain West Showcase on June 8-9 of 2021. The event will feature a wide variety of college coaches and is a great way to get seen without having to travel far. You can get an early bird discount by entering the code PRIME50 at checkout. More info can be found here.

True Utah Maryland/Delaware Trip

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True Utah traveled to Maryland and Delaware this weekend to play in the Fall Lax Showdown and FLG in 3D events. True Utah 23 went 3-0 on Saturday and 1-1 on Sunday. True Utah 24 went 1-2 on Saturday and 3-0 on Sunday while True Utah 25 went 0-3 on Saturday and 2-1 on Sunday. Martin said, “2025 did as well with a huge win over PA powerhouses Mesa lacrosse and Fusion, along with a close loss to PA Rough Riders.” Martin also offered praise for a few standouts: In the 2023 class, Jacob Osborne (Waterford), Gavin Gann (Mountain Ridge) and Berkley Horoba (Alta) played very well. On the 2024 team, Spencer Reagan (Judge Memorial) was 90%+ on the entire weekend facing off with 8 goals as well. Carson Isaacson (Fremont) was excellent on attack. The 2025 took some lumps but proved they belong. Grant Rice (Timpview) was a monster on defense, Henry Cunningham (Rowland Hall) was 80% or better on face-offs and Kaydin Berry (Fremont) on played well on attack.

News & Notes

Despite it being early November, it was a wild week in the local and national lacrosse world.

Garrett Haas Commits to Ohio State

If you haven’t heard this name already, get to know it: Garrett Haas. Haas transferred to Lone Peak from Texas and committed to Ohio State.

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Lacrosse Mustache Madness

It’s that time of year again where mustaches begin to flow for a good cause. For those who don’t know, here’s what Lacrosse Mustache Madness is in a nutshell:

Lacrosse Mustache Madness is an interactive online fundraiser encouraging student-athletes to TOSS their razors, GROW their mustaches, go HEAD to HEAD against teams country and RAISE money to HELP families.  Lax Stache Madness was created by former professional lacrosse player Ken Clausen while attending the University of Virginia. Marketed around his signature mustache, he believed that growing facial hair was a great way to make a difference while paying tribute to HEADstrong founder Nicholas Colleluori.

If you’re interested in helping out the University of Utah’s efforts, click here.

Inside Lacrosse Fall Ball Check-in: Utah Utes

Speaking of Utah, Inside Lacrosse caught up with the team to talk about Fall ball and the future. You can view the article here.

Olympic Update: 6 v. 6 Rules Announced

World Lacrosse announced the rules for 6 v. 6 and Lax Sports Network breaks it down well. This is the form of lacrosse that will likely be played as a demonstration sport in the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles. I personally am on the side of having lacrosse in the Olympics, even if it’s a ‘different’ game but I understand the opposing view as well. How do you see it? Leave a comment below.

Eli Manning = Lax Dad

What began as a mild Sunday morning along the Wasatch Front quickly turned into chaos as everyone’s fourth favorite Manning (Archie, Peyton, Arch, Eli) tweeted that he was on his way to a ‘lax’ game. Of course, lacrosse twitter reacted and retweeted like crazy.

Poetry on the Field

It’s beautiful.


Please send any questions or comments to tim@timhaslam.com. Don’t be a jerk to refs and thanks again for reading. If you’ve made it this far, please forward to a lacrosse loving friend.

- Tim Haslam