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First Skyline lacrosse season a short but successful one

May 05, 2020 11:22AM ● By Kirk Bradford

Top Left Kimmy Curtis, Bridget Miller, Reagon Wolf, Liz Ruben. Bottom Left Amaya Roy, Arynn Maxon, Tessa Frey, Cosette Charles. Eight of the twelve seniors at Battle of the North in Logan, Utah Feb. 7. (Photo courtesy Skyline High School)

By Kirk Bradford | [email protected]

The Skyline High School’s girls lacrosse team accomplished as much as possible during 2020 while navigating the current pandemic. The year marked Utah’s first with lacrosse a school-sanctioned sport. 

Head coach McKenzie Christensen, aka “Coach Kenzie,” was new to the team this year with Joey Hughes returning to coach the junior varisty.  

Christiansen explained how the new sport provides these players additional benefits while attending school. 

“They now have access to workout rooms, indoor space to practice when there is bad weather, new equipment, better fields and the chance to host our own tournaments and much more,” she said.

Christiansen said the players had a “fantastic year.” The team traveled to Logan and competed in a northern Utah tournament called "Battle of the North" where they went undefeated throughout the competition.  

Following the northern matches, Skyline hosted their own two-day tournament called "Falling Feathers," where Christiansen said “the girls really showed their talents and skills they have been learning and practicing.”  

The athletes worked hard and did really well at supporting each other and cheering each other on all while keeping their grades up, Christensen said. “They really excelled on and off the field in making the coaches proud.” 

The team for 2020 had 12 seniors. They are Cosette Charles, Reagan Wolf, Tessa Frey, Liz Rubens, Arynn Maxon, Bridget Miller, Elle Neville, Kimmy Curtis, Lanie Cheatham, Julan Machado, and Karla Tapia. 

In conclusion of the season, Christiansen wanted to congratulate the seniors for all their hard work. “Skyline girls lacrosse loves and supports their seniors into their next chapters of their lives. Once an Eagle always an Eagle! Bring on 2021!”