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Success In 2014/15 For Utah Mamaci

Mamaci Elite at Presidents Cup
Mamaci Elite at Presidents Cup

For Immediate Release – Utah Mamaci Lacrosse
Utah Mamaci 2014/2015 year comes to a close with a strong finish at Sandstorm.  The Elite team finishes 4:1 with wins over GB Lax, West Coast Starz and Tenacity TX.  Their only loss was a hard fought match against Seattle Starz Elite, the eventual tournament champions in the Open division.   During the game Mamaci Elite held their own but unfortunately ended with a loss.  Sandstorm in Palm Springs has been a favorite tournament over the years for Mamaci.  The other high school Mamaci teams, White and Black came out of the tournament with some great wins as well.  The Black team when 2-1-1, and the White team finished 2-3.  The junior team, Risers, went 2-2 for the tournament.

Mamaci Elite at Presidents Cup
Mamaci Elite at Presidents Cup
Earlier in the year the Elite team had very impressive showing at the Presidents Cup in Orlando.  This tournament is a Premiere recruiting tournament with over 500 coaches present and over 3000 players in attendance.  After a red eye flight Thursday night, Elite hit the field Friday under the lights at ESPN Wide World of Sport Complex and shocked 3D New England with a definitive defeat.  Saturday marked 2 more wins over Braveheart SWF and East Coast Reds.  Riding high off their wins the team had some downtime at Universal Studios.  Sunday’s game against Texas Rangers started flat, but at half time the Elite girls regrouped and came back to dominate the 2nd half putting them neck and neck fighting for the win.  Unfortunately the battle ended with a loss.  The weekend was a success, impressing many college coaches watching from the sidelines.  Mamaci Elite coaches Amy Hafets and Sage Johnson were approached several times by coaches complimenting the Mamaci team and celebrating their play.  The Presidents Cup showed Utah as strong contenders and continued to put Utah on the map of Lax.
Ashely Tack rolling crease and getting ready to score
Ashely Tack rolling crease and getting ready to score
Mamaci as a whole had a great year with record number of girls trying out for the comp. teams and coming out for the development squads.  The Riser programs (6th-8th grade) have their own travel team and enjoyed the most successful year for Risers since that team has existed.  The Risers team and the development teams are very important not only to our Mamaci program but to help develop players and progress the sport of girl’s lacrosse in Utah; a motivation and passion for Soni Bartlett, founder and director of Utah Mamaci.
Olivia Andreini and Bergan Mcardle throwing down a defensive wall
Olivia Andreini and Bergan Mcardle throwing down a defensive wall
Try outs for the upcoming 2015/2016 year are approaching in a few weeks.  They will be held February 7th and February 14th from 1:30-4:00 at Utah Sports Lodge in Riverton.  Girls interested in playing on one of the High School comp. teams are invited to try out.  Go to the Registration Page to sign up for the try outs.  Registration for the Risers and development teams will occur later in the spring.
Mamaci Facts:

  • Many girls go on to play lacrosse with scholarships in college at various levels – DI, DII, DIII and Club.
  • A large number of players have GPA’s of 3.5 and greater and participate in honors & AP course work in high school.
  • Mamaci has also seen many High School players earn All State, All Conference and All American honors during their high school seasons.  In fact, of the thirty-five All-Americans selected from 2010 through 2014, thirty-four of the athletes were Mamaci players!
Shelby Madden burying a high low shot
Shelby Madden burying a high low shot

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