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Another Successful ULA Youth Season Comes To A Close

PC JR D1 Champs

The Utah Lacrosse Association Youth League concluded their season on Saturday June 6th with the Junior DI Championship game at Juan Diego Stadium. This year marks the 21st season for the non-profit organization running both boys and girls youth leagues in Utah. The ULA youth league is the largest financial supporter of the Utah Chapter of US Lacrosse providing both monetary contributions as well as countless donated staff hours to ensure the success of the SkiTown ShootOut as well as all other Chapter initiatives.
The Youth Boys 2015 programs boasted almost 100 teams this season while pushing participation numbers close to 2,000 players. Those players range in grade levels from kindergarten to 8th grade and span the Wasatch Front including South Salt Lake County and North Salt Lake County through Davis County, Weber County, and Cache County all the way into Idaho.
The Boys 2015 spring season was highlighted by Thunder, Lightning, and Junior All-Star Games
In the Championship Divisions the following programs lifted the trophies.
Juniors DI – Park City defeated Juan Diego 8-5
Juniors DII – Northridge defeated Roy 8-7
Thunder DI – Herriman defeated Park City 8-7
Thunder DII – Northridge defeated Sky View 6-5
On the boys side: Idaho Falls joined the league this year and brought 1 Junior, 2 Thunder, and 1 Lightning teams to the league. By the numbers: the Storm level participation was up, Lightning numbers were even with 2014 , and the Thunder and Junior numbers were almost even with the ‘14 season.
The Youth Girls 2015 programs fielded 35 teams this season while their participation numbers reached 614 players. The girls participants included a Storm clinic for Kindergarten through 2nd grade players and additional teams from 3rd through 8th grade. The girls league covered Utah County through the Cache Valley with continued expansion already planned by multiple programs this fall.
The Girls 2015 spring season was highlighted by Thunder and Junior All-Star Games.
In the Junior Championship game Park City defeated Alta/Juan Diego 11-2 to win the title.
On the girls side: There was a slight increase in girls participation from 2014 with the highest increase occurring at the Lightning level.
The ULA would like to thank: the players for another great season, the parents for getting those players to practice and games, the fans for making the drive to the games and toughing it out during inclement weather, the referees for their professionalism and having the toughest job of all, and all the volunteers that without them none of this could have been possible.
The fall season will be here before you know it and the ULA can not wait to reveal some major changes coming to the leagues. Volunteer representatives will be reaching out shortly to every boys and girls program in Utah to discuss the new and exciting changes taking place for 2015-2016.

PC JR D1 Champs
PC JR D1 Champs
PC Girls JR Champs
PC Girls JR Champs
Northridge Thunder D2 Champs
Northridge Thunder D2 Champs
Northridge JR D2 Champs
Northridge JR D2 Champs
Herriman Thunder D1 Champs
Herriman Thunder D1 Champs
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