Utah Lacrosse Survey, Preseason Rankings Continued, News & Notes

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2021 Boys High School Preseason Region Rankings

I previewed regions 6, 7 and 11 last week. You can see those here.

Region 1

I think Region 1 will be one of the most competitive regions in the state. The region will play home/away which means the Fremont @ Davis game on May 7 may decide the region champ.

2021 Region 1 Preseason Rankings

  1. Fremont (4)

  2. Davis (3)

  3. Northridge (1)

  4. Roy

  5. Weber

  6. Syracuse

  7. Layton

  8. Clearfield

Region 1 Players to Watch1
Luke Johnson (Davis), Rhett Rice (Davis), Andrew Barker (Davis), Ryan Finlinson (Northridge), Devon Lowry (Northridge), Drew Tate (Northridge), Sam Kennedy (Roy), Hunter Ashby (Roy), Jayden Lloyd (Roy), Ace Nichols (Weber), Corbin Alvord (Weber), Landon Funk (Weber), Logan Haney (Clearfield), Brad Howell (Clearfield), Hudson Dugger (Clearfield), Davis Mayfield (Layton), John Becker (Layton), Tate Craig (Syracuse), Aiden Hall (Syracuse), Gabe Hansen (Syracuse).

Region 10

File photo from the archives

Region 10 has the most championships of any region so the you can be sure the competition on the field will be fierce. Judge beat Waterford in the 2019 UHSLL Class C championship while Juan Diego took home the UHSLL Class A title in 2017.

2021 Region 10 Preseason Rankings

  • 1. Juan Diego (3)

  • T-2. Judge Memorial (1)

  • T-2. Waterford (1)

  • T-4. Cedar Valley

  • T-5. Utah Military Academy

Region 10 Players to Watch
Kyle Ebner (Juan Diego), Donovan Fox (Juan Diego), Colin Cameron (Juan Diego), Oliver Liston (Judge Memorial), Isaac Evanoff (Judge Memorial), Nate Hill (Judge Memorial), Mikey Osborn (Waterford), Jacob Osborn (Waterford), Jack Meyer (Waterford), Sam ‘Woody’ Woodruff (Cedar Valley), Caden Anderson (Cedar Valley) Brayden Gifford (Cedar Valley), Hunter Keller (UMA), Cooper Williams (UMA), Griffin Bird (UMA).

Region 8

Cole Ward, c/o of Steve Currie

It’s no secret that Park City is the favorite in Region 8. Wasatch and potentially Spanish Fork will be the true tests for the Miners in-region. Park City opens March 9 with an away contest at Lone Peak. On March 23 the Miners will host Corner Canyon.

2021 Region 8 Preseason Rankings

  1. Park City (8)

  2. Wasatch

  3. Spanish Fork

  4. Springville

  5. Provo

  6. Salem Hills

  7. Maple Mountain

  8. Payson

Region 8 Players to Watch
Cole Ward (Park City), Keller Hopkins (Park City), Tyler Vendetti (Park City), Gabe King (Wasatch), Brody McGuiness (Wasatch), Josh Nokes (Wasatch), Cameron Ottley (Springville), Preston Roberts (Springville), Karson Norman (Springville), Zack Mitchell (Springville), Jackson Rapier (Springville), Tait Ising (Salem Hills), Christian Shuler (Salem Hills), Landon Buttars (Salem Hills), Caden Rowley (Payson), Tanner Moss (Payson), Jeff Durrant (Payson).

2021 Girls High School Preseason Region Rankings

Region 4

This could be one of the more competitive girls regions with Lone Peak leading the charge.

2021 Region 4 Preseason Rankings

  1. Lone Peak (5)

  2. Corner Canyon (1)

  3. American Fork

  4. Skyridge

  5. Pleasant Grove

  6. Westlake

Region 4 Players to Watch
Addie (Adelaide) Smith (Lone Peak), Camryn McCune (Lone Peak), Maddie Potvin (Lone Peak), Ella Cheminant (Corner Canyon), Simone Parker (Corner Canyon), Maggie Peo (Corner Canyon), Kellani Walker (American Fork), Kat Ledkin (American Fork), Bekah Sheperd (American Fork), River Buechner (Skyridge), Haven Buechner (Skyridge), Kaeley Thompson (Skyridge), Mackenzie Sulz (Pleasant Grove), Katelyn Sperry (Pleasant Grove), Mariela Perez (Pleasant Grove).

Region 8

Park City is clearly the favorite after collecting all eight first place votes. The Miners will look to make a deep playoff run.

2021 Region 8 Preseason Rankings

  1. Park City (8)

  2. Wasatch

  3. Springville

  4. Provo

  5. Spanish Fork

  6. Payson

  7. Maple Mountain

  8. Salem Hills

Region 8 Players to Watch
Kendall Keblish (Park City), Amelia Livingston (Park City), Kathrin Nixon (Park City), Sara Livingstone (Wasatch), Kaitlin McGuire (Wasatch), Olivia Ottley (Springville), Molly Hunter (Springville), Fielding Adams (Provo), Hannah Jorgenson (Provo), Ellee Scott (Provo), Kate Yost (Payson), Sydney Knight (Payson), Ellie Smith (Payson).

Region 10

The Ravens are led by one of the best, if not the best, players in the state in Senior midfielder Jaimeson Meyer and will look to win Region 10 en route to a top seed in the playoffs.

2021 Region 10 Preseason Rankings

  1. Waterford (4)

  2. Juan Diego (1)

  3. Judge Memorial

  4. Cedar Valley

  5. Utah Military Academy

Region 10 Players to Watch
Jaime Meyer (Waterford), Sarah Child (Waterford), Kate Parker (Waterford), Nola Christensen (Juan Diego), Kyra Hoffman (Juan Diego), Gracie Bathurst (Juan Diego), Emery Lloyd (Judge Memorial), Madden Clark (Judge Memorial).

News & Notes

  • Utah heads to Colorado to take on Air Force on Saturday at Noon. This game is quickly becoming a great rivalry as the away team has one each contest (Utah in 19’, Air Force in 20’) by one goal. Starting in 2022, this will be an ASUN conference game.

  • You can catch the Utah Lacrosse weekly catch up on YouTube, Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

  • I’ll be releasing the rest of the girls preseason rankings this week on Instagram. I’ll publish the results in next weeks newsletter.

  • Congrats to Mountain Ridge defenseman Dallin Tanner for committing to Utah.

  • Tornadic Lacrosse is hosting two clinics in Farmington. 9th-12th graders will be on February 20th and can sign up here. 4th-8th graders will be on February 27th and can sign up here.

Please send any questions or comments to tim@timhaslam.com. Thanks again for reading. If you’ve made it this far, please forward to a lacrosse loving friend.
- Tim Haslam

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In the cases where players aren’t listed, the coach didn’t submit players for consideration or I couldn’t find a reliable roster.