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Interview with Kenzie Christiansen
My podcast guest today is Kenzie Christiansen who is currently the director of Tornadic Lacrosse. She has been a coach, played high school lacrosse at Woods Cross, college lacrosse at the University of Utah and is also an official. We talked about her lacrosse experiences and then dove into the girls brackets.
Game Night Live Rewind
The second half of the podcast features the audio from the boys bracket recap show that I was a guest on with the fine folks at Game Night Live Rewind. You can also watch the show here:
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Leave a comment below with your picks to win it all!
Boys Division A
Boys Division B
Boys Division C
Girls Division A
Girls Division B
Girls Division C
Boys Division A Bracket
Before we begin, I’d invite you to join the Tribal West Lacrosse Bracket Challenge. The winner of the boys Division A bracket challenge will get their choice of a camp entry to the Tribe Camp this summer, a $50 gift card to Tribal West or a $25 gift card to Tribal West. The second-place winner will get to choose between whatever the winner doesn’t choose and the third place winner will get whatever is left.
First Round - May 18
No. 1 Corner Canyon (18-0) v. No. 16 Skyline (10-5)Corner Canyon - Jon King 95G 45A, Mason Quick 84G 30ASkyline - Max Parker 29G 24A, Joe Goodman 28G 24A
Corner Canyon Head Coach Aaron Ika said, “Coach Sanchez will have his team ready to battle and we know we will get their best game. We have a team made of of guys that step up game by game and week by week. King, Neilsen, Quick, DeGracie all lead statistically on offense but Franckowiak and Serrell are no slouches either. Santi, Hanks, Egan and White anchor a stingy aggressive defense. I am just excited for the playoffs and we know as a team that an undefeated season means nothing now that we are in the playoffs. The boys will not rest on what they did. They are ready to fight and compete for every play.”
Skyline Head Coach Joe Sanchez replied to my email with, “Have you ever seen the movie Miracle?” Of course I have coach!
No. 2 Park City (14-2) v. No. 15 Lone Peak (9-6)Previous Matchup: March 9, Park City won 21-18Park City - Connor Monson 49G 29A, Chase Beyer 44G 28ALone Peak - Garrett Haas 88G 38A, Luke Tucker 27G 31A
Park City Head Coach Michael Persky said, “Lone Peak has had one of th