Two Cedar High athletes and one from Canyon View High have signed National Letters of Intent to attend school and compete in intercollegiate lacrosse.  Cedar High's Kai Gowen signed to compete at Utah Tech University; Max Pallet at Southern Utah University.  Grayson Breinholt of Canyon View has also signed to compete at SUU (pictured below, on the left).

(Courtesy: Canyon View Lacrosse Facebook page).
(Courtesy: Canyon View Lacrosse Facebook page).

Lacrosse as a college sport has prospered in the U.S. Northeast and Pacific Coast.  Now, the sport is making inroads in the Intermountain West.

The Trailblazers compete as a Men's College Lacrosse Associate (MCLA) Division I team; SUU is a MCLA Division II program.

SUU Lacrosse coach Nik Johnson says the program has nothing but growth ahead.  The program has made a commitment to developing local high school teams.  Coach Johnson also coaches the team at Canyon View.  Coach Joshua Hill, a former coordinator at SUU coaches the team at Cedar High School.

The Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA), the governing body for high school sports programs in Utah, is set to recognize lacrosse as a sanctioned sport for the first time, starting next year.  Teams from high schools in both Iron and Washington Counties are set to compete.

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