Utah held their fan fest on Saturday night and head men’s lacrosse coach Brian Holman was one of the coaches that were interviewed. Coach Holman unveiled many things like his expectations, what the fall would be like, and how recruiting was easy and he thought it would remain fairly easy. Some of the biggest news that he dropped in this interview was that Utah will play their second ever lacrosse game at home against the Mercer Bears on February 9th. Their first ever game has already been announced as they will play Vermont at home on February 1st. Holman said that the rest of the schedule will be released in September and he would like to release it before Labor Day.
As far as fall ball goes, Holman revealed that Utah would scrimmage UMBC on October 20th in Baltimore at US Lacrosse HQ on Tierney Field. He also said that they would practice up until that scrimmage against UMBC and then tapper off as October comes to a close.
You can watch the full interview with Utah head coach Brian Holman here.
It has been announced that Denver and Notre Dame will square off on the left coast in the 2019 Pacific Coast Shootout on March, 9th. This will be the second time these two programs have played each other in the event as Denver vs Notre Dame was the inaugural Pacific Coast Shootout game in 2014. This is Notre Dame’s third time playing in this event as they played Maryland in 2016.
This should be another great game out west as these two teams have been at top of college lacrosse for the better part of decade. This matchup, Notre Dame vs Denver, has always been one of the best games of the year as multiple times it has decided who will be ranked number one the next week.