Park City rode hot goaltending, a brilliant effort by Championship-MVP Shaye Henderson and championship experience to their fifth-straight Division I girls championship by a score of 10-7.
Shaye Henderson had three goals and an assist on the day and dazzled fans with her speed and agility, creating havoc for the Herriman defense.
“Shaye can take over the game if she wants to, which she has at times during the season,” said Park City head coach Zach Sadoff. “In my opinion, what she’s done different than every other player is do everything we’ve asked her to all season. She doesn’t ask why, she just does it, executes it and generally doesn’t make the same mistake twice. Her God-given talent only takes her so far, but the work she puts in on the wall, in the gym and really making the most of the time she has with her coaches gets her better and better.”
Miner goalie Courtney Kaufman was huge during the championship game, and even had a diving save across the crease to keep the Herriman shot out of the goal.
“We decided to push Courtney in different ways towards the middle of the season. We kind of saw some complacency and she knew it, too. Once we started challenging her she put it on herself and started challenging herself to become a complete goalie. She started to become a leader towards the end of the season which is something you can’t plan on, but she did her job and stepped-up,” said Sadoff.
This was Sadoff’s first year at the helm for the Park City juggernaut who had previously won four straight championships. Sadoff talked about the pressure that comes with being a powerhouse in girls high school.
“We put pressure on these girls all year long to make them realize there’s a target on their back. That target gets bigger and our preparation gets more and moe important. We want more pressure, we want to raise the level of play in the state by giving them the best game of the year,” Sadoff said.
Park City will look to compete for their sixth-straight championship next season.