Utah Lacrosse Heads To No. 17 Vermont
The University of Utah Lacrosse program will head 2,283 miles away from Salt Lake City this weekend as they take on the Vermont Catamounts on Saturday, Feb. 12 in Burlington, Vt. The game is set for a 10 a.m. MT start with a live stream provided by the America East Conference.
HOW TO WATCH
Fans can watch the game on AmericaEast.com with the link provided on the lacrosse schedule page on UtahUtes.com as well. Live stats for the East Coast battle will also be available at UtahUtes.com.
To get inside access to the Utah Lacrosse program including behind the scenes videos and photos, in-game updates, and much more, make sure to follow along on social media (Instagram: @UtahLacrosse | Twitter: @UtahLacrosse).
SALT LAX CITY TICKETS
Single-game tickets are on sale at www.UtahTickets.com for $10 each with three more opportunities to see the Utes this season at home. Tickets will also be available at the Ute Field ticket office prior to each game.
LAST TIME OUT
The Utes went toe-to-toe with the No. 12 Denver Pioneers on Saturday, Feb. 5 for their season opener with seven lead changes and six ties throughout the game, but fell 14-13. Jordan Hyde led the Utes in goals (4) and points (5) while Samuel Cambere contributed a team-high five ground balls and three caused turnovers along with a goal.
Prior to the 2022 season, the Utes selected three team captains in juniors Rylan Lemons, Samuel Cambere and sophomore Tyler Bradbury. Lemons and Cambere also served as team captains during the 2021 season.
In its first season in the Atlantic Sun Conference (ASUN), the Utah Lacrosse program was voted to tie for first in the preseason coaches poll, tying with Air Force for the top spot. Tyler Bradbury and Samuel Cambere were also named to the preseason all-conference team. Bradbury led the team in points (39) and assists (25) in 2021 while Cambere was the team-leader in caused turnovers (14).
Of the 49 players on the 2022 roster, 18 are sophomores and 18 are freshmen, giving the Utes 36 underclassmen. Of those 18 sophomores, 12 saw significant action in 2021 with all 12 playing in at least six of the 11 games.
The Utes have two seniors on the 2022 roster in program mainstay Josh Stout and newcomer Casey Wasserman. Stout makes his return to the field after starting all six games in 2020 as a team captain after leading the team in goals (43) in 2019, ranking 22nd nationally in goals per game (2.87). Wasserman joins his younger brother, Drew, on this year's roster after transferring from Towson University. At Towson, he played in 38 career games as a consistent threat for the Tigers' midfield presence.
POINTS ON THE BOARD
Utah has returned its top four goal scorers from the 2021 season in Tyler Bradbury, Jordan Hyde, MJ McMahon and Carson Moyer. Hyde led the Utes in goals with 20 in 2021, finishing second on the team in points (24 pts, 4 assists). Bradbury was Utah's assist leader with 25, adding 14 goals for a team-high 39 points. McMahon and Moyer contributed 11 goals each.
Utah Lacrosse has embraced the term "Road Warriors" over the years and this year will be no different. The Utes have eight road matches during its 12-game regular season slate with Utah set to travel close to 14,000 miles during the season, including 2,283 for its trip to Vermont.
HYDE CALLS FOUR
Jordan Hyde led the Utes with four goals in their season opener against Denver. His four goals is the second-most by an ASUN player and the fourth-most by anyone in Division I lacrosse this season, also ranking as the second-most in his career after scoring five against Robert Morris in the 2021 season finale. He also had a career-high eight shots against Denver while tying his career-best in shots on goal (6), giving him a career-high .667 shots on goal percentage.
Junior Samuel Cambere recorded a team-high five ground balls against Denver, his 14th career game with five-or-more ground balls in a game. He currently has a five-game streak with five-or-more ground balls, dating back to Utah's win over Boston University on April 3, 2021. He recorded a career-best eight ground balls against Detroit Mercy last season.
BRADBURY GOOD FOR TWO … OR MORE
Tyler Bradbury finished Utah's game against Denver second in goals with two, also scoring four points (2 assists). It gives him five multi-goal games in his career as a Ute with four coming during the 2021 season. His career-high in goals is three, which he scored three times last year (3 at Denver, 3 at Bellarmine, 3 at Boston).
The Utes finished the game against Denver with 10 assists, the sixth time in school history that Utah has had double-digit assists as a team in a game. The most assists in a game by the Utes since the program became a Division I team in 2019 is 14, recorded against Detroit Mercy on April 27, 2019.
GROUND BALLS ALL AROUND
Utah had three different players finish with five ground balls against Denver (Samuel Cambere, Cole Brams, Josh Rose) with the Utes combining for 30 as a team. It is the first time the Utes have had three different players record at least five ground balls in the same game since Utah's 15-11 win over Jacksonville on Feb. 29, 2020 (Cole Brams, 10, Seth Neeleman, 5, Samuel Cambere, 5).
Junior Samuel Cambere led the Utes against Denver in caused turnovers, recording three. Cambere has led the Utes in caused turnovers in every season the program has been a part of Division I lacrosse (2019, 20; 2020, 10; 2021, 14). He has five career games with three-or-more caused turnovers in a single-game.