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High School Team At A Glance: Lone Peak Knights

The third program in our high school team “At A Glance” series is the maroon and gold Lone Peak Knights.
Head Coach: Eric Koford (2nd year)
2015 record: 9-7
2015 playoffs: Class A quarterfinals (lost to Brighton)
Who on your team do you expect to be a stand out player this coming season?
I expect that Josh Stout will have a stellar senior season. He has a lot of lacrosse still in his future, but he is very focused on making the most out of this year.
D-pole Isaac Schirmer is one of the best close defenders that I have seen in the state. He is very athletic, great in zone or man, and leads our defense.
We expect Davis Pulsipher to have a breakout season at LSM. He is a junior and this is his first high school season at the position. However, he plays it like he has been doing it for years.
Jacob Busby, senior middie, is one of the most natural dodgers that I have ever seen. Teams will have a difficult time matching up with him. His speed and shooting ability really set him apart.
Who is returning to the team that fans may not know but should? 
Knight LogoWe lost 18 seniors off of last year’s team, so almost our whole team are new players.
Who are your team captains/leaders on and off the field? Why were they chosen?
Position leaders: At Lone Peak we have position leaders. They are the best players and leaders of the position for our whole program. The lead in time outs, halftime, practices, etc. We lean on them to keep all the players at their position in line and ready to play. Instead of us having to keep all of the players in line as a coaching staff, we utilize our position leaders. The boys respond well to their peers.
Attack Josh Stout and Wyatt Holbrook. Both are very competitive and lead the attack position for us.
Defense: Isaac Schirmer- he is the best at the position and knows the defenses better than any other player.
Goalie: Nate Brimley- second most competitive player in the program. He runs and the goalies and together with Isaac, run the defense.
Midfield- Jacob Busby- he makes the adjustments, helps determine lines, and keeps his teammates doing what we want.
What is your strongest position on the field?
I really am impressed with our man defense this season. We have some really athletic kids that have the ability to lock off on good offensive players.
We have a lot of quality players at attack, close d and midfield.
What is the difference between this years team and last years team?
Our team last year was comprised of almost all seniors. We have to replace almost all positions. This year we start with a whole new team.
What is the biggest challenge you will face in conference play this year?
I feel like the tide is rising for every team in our conference. I just hope that we are able to raise our program too. Every team has improved and each game will be a cage match. Surviving our schedule will be key.
What single thing are you looking forward to the most this season?
Our seniors having a wonderful season. I really want these boys to feel like they left it all on the field. A season with no regrets and the feeling of accomplishment.
At the end of the season, which team will be holding the Championship trophy?
Too tough to say. There are so many good coaches and excellent players, that I expect that each year the level of play gets a little better.
 
 

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