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Utes Lacrosse 2016 Prospect Day

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (December 14, 2015) – On January 22, 2016, the Utah Men’s Lacrosse team will host the first annual “Open Invitation Prospect Day” on campus at the University of Utah.UTES_LAX_LOGO_FINAL_vectorized
The event offers a fantastic opportunity for any current high school Junior or Senior interested in playing college lacrosse to get an in-depth experience of what it is like to be a student-athlete at the University of Utah.
When asked about adding the event each year, the Utes Head Coach, Rick Kladis said, “Since Utah joined the Pac 12, everything has changed [at the University] and not many people realize it yet – they are shocked when they come up here.   Our players now have access to better facilities, equipment, and resources than many NCAA D1 teams even, and it is something that all our players and staff take great pride in.   Days like this give us the chance to show it off a little bit and of course it’s always great to get to know some players who may be joining us in the near future!”

The day will begin with a full campus tour and each attending player/family will be able to meet with Admissions Counselors.  Following the general campus tour, all prospects will get a feel for “on-campus living” as current Utes players will take them through a few residence halls and then to dinner in one of the on-campus dining halls.
utes38Afterward, the Utes coaching staff will meet with all prospects and families to go over in great detail everything they need to know about playing lacrosse at Utah and lead a tour through many of the amazing facilities the Utes use on a regular basis including the team’s outdoor practice fields, meeting & film rooms, conditioning gyms, the training room, and weight room.
The facilities tour will conclude at the Utah Indoor Practice facility where all prospects will be able to play in a prospect scrimmage to showcase their talents prior to being able to watch the current Utes team practice.
Even local players who are looking to play somewhere other than Utah are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity not just to evaluate the University of Utah, but also to use the experience to have something to compare other schools to and learn more about what to look for as they evaluate schools through their college search.
“We absolutely welcome local players who have plans to attend another school somewhere to attend,” said Utes Head Coach, Rick Kladis.  “The more schools players look at, the better decision they will be able to make, and at the end of the day players finding the school that is the right fit should be the most important.  We just want to be sure all players know what is available here at Utah.”
Any player who is a Junior or Senior in high school, (or who has already graduated high school) is welcome to register and attend, but space is limited.   Players can register online at www.utelacrosse.net and can contact Utes Recruiting Coordinator, Matt Duke-Rosati at duke@utelacrosse.net with any questions.

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