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State runners-up a year ago, Titans are back in action

Mar 08, 2023 12:45PM ● By Travis Barton

The Olympus High boys lacrosse team finished as state finalists a year ago, losing to Park City in the championship game. 

It was the sport’s second year sanctioned in Utah high school athletics and the Titans almost went coast-to-coast on the season going 19-0 before losing a heartbreaker in the finals 10-9 to the Miners. 

Olympus was so dominant that it only had two close games all year: a 14-12 victory over Park City in midseason that would effectively wrap up the region championship and the state title game. Its next closest game was a 13-8 win at East. The Titans average score was 16-5 which included a 21-goal win in the first round of playoffs. 

The Titans return this year without leader Hutton Murphy, the senior graduated last year leading the team in goals (79) and assists (71). He was voted the 5A player of the year. Also graduating were key players including midfielder Camden Rossi and defenders Tommy Barrus and Jack Wall. 

But talented contributors such as Sam Smith, Charlie Droitsch and Gage Phippen (pictured) return along with coach Nick Merrell. 

Olympus opens its season at home March 9 against Timpview before going on the road to face Bingham March 14. The Titans preseason also features a mouthwatering clash at Corner Canyon on April 14, the two-time defending 6A champs. 

Region play starts April 21 at home to Skyline with senior night set for May 5 against Brighton. Olympus chance at revenge will have to wait until May 3 for a trip to Park City.

2023 Schedule

March 9 vs Timpview

March 14 @ Bingham

March 17 vs Lone Peak

March 21 @ Bountiful

March 23 @ Davis

April 6 @ Riverton

April 11 @ Herriman

April 14 @ Corner Canyon

April 19 vs Spanish Fork

April 21 vs Skyline

April 25 @ Highland

April 28 vs East

May 3 @ Park City

May 5 vs Brighton