The girls and boys lacrosse start off their season this fall and with the girls becoming a sanctioned sport at the beginning of the 2020 season, there’s a lot more competition going on between the two teams.
The top competitors for the girls team are Davis and Syracuse. The head coach for the girls team is Seth Jones and he talks about why they are their biggest competition.
He says, “Davis has been a top-ranked team for years and have a long history of lacrosse. They have a large program and have the benefit of local youth leagues feeding their program. Syracuse, overall, is not a very strong team. They do, however, have one solid player…It is difficult to maintain team dynamics and play a team sport when playing a single player oriented team like that.”
The main competitor for the boys team is also Davis. Their head coach, Brad Searle, discusses why Davis is also one of their biggest competitions.
He says, “…They have some very talented and athletic players with a coaching staff that has been in place down there for 10 plus years.”
So far, the girls and the boys are ranked 3rd in the 6A region. Both teams are still setting expectations, making goals, and preparing for challenges for the season as well.
Sara Barker is a senior and plays defense for Fremont’s girls team and she mentions the team’s expectations saying, “…I want our team to trust one another, to love each other, to support each-other, and most importantly to win with each-other and lose with each other.”
One of the toughest games they’ve had so far was against a state ranked team, Herriman High. They won by one point with the end score being 11-10.
Another senior player for the girls team, Brinley Huddleston, who’s also a captain and plays the attacker position, talks about her personal expectations for the season.
She says, “My personal expectations for this season are being able to improve myself for my team…I want to be able to end this season knowing I gave my best the whole time and not have any regrets.”
As for the boys team, they held a 6 win streak in mid April setting up a good start to the season, placing them in the top 3 spots in the 6A division, and towards a potential championship victory.
Corbin Platt, a senior and defender for the boys team, tells us about the team’s overall plan for the season by saying, “Reaching our team goals and to grow as athletes…and beat our tougher rivals and work together as a team to get the job done.
Coach Searle adds onto that plan explaining, “Lacrosse is the fastest growing sport right now in the country and it is exciting to see so many new high school teams starting up in the state of Utah. We are excited to see some boys from other sports cross over in their off season to play lacrosse and hope for more in the upcoming years.”
The season will come to an end in late May for both teams, so we wish them the best of luck.