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Published: Monday, June 27 2011 6:10 p.m. MDT

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altahoops
Provo, UT

Thanks for publishing this list. Very informative.

watchfuleye
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Sorry, didn't read far enough. My bad.

WHAT NOW?
Saint George, UT

Congratulations to all those students, in Region 9, who earned athletic schloarships!

XelaDave
Salem, UT

Well girls lost overall scholarship battle but owned the boys in DI numbers- 57 to 83- congrats to all

altahoops
Provo, UT

Wow! on girl's soccer DI scholarships. I guess the moral of the story is have your girls play soccer. The odds of getting a DI scholarship are much higher than if they play basketball or softball or volleyball.

On second thought, I think I'd rather just pay for her college education than have to sit through 4 years of soccer games and then 4 more years at the college level. "Hey, here comes the ball this way. Oops! Nope. Going back the other way. Hmmm back this way. Ugh. The other way. Why did she pass it right to the opposing player? Here it comes again. There it goes. Man, wasn't that a great match? Our team creamed them 1 - 0. An hour and a half of back and forth and 10 seconds of sheer excitement!"

bigsoccer
Syracuse, UT

altahoops | 2:01 p.m. June 28, 2011
Provo, UT
Then don't watch soccer!

plyxply
SLC, UT

altahoops, I agree with you....and laughed at your comment, it's worth the money not to have to suffer through that many soccer games, not to mention the racket of playing club soccer and paying the mini-coaches who charge parents to have their kids play. Frankly the amount of money these youth and club coaches charge parents is likely more than you'll pay for your child to go to college in the first place.

Ldsfan
South Jordan, UT

Nice job kids. As a Bingham family, we love seeing so many kids continuing their education through sports.

Timp
South Jordan, UT

Need a Title X to help even out the % of boys who get scholarships compared to girls..

eagle
Provo, UT

Perhaps Utah's best sport is wrestling but thanks to Title IX wrestling programs across the nation and in Utah have been gutted. With only one school inside the state with a program, this has been devastating. Some of our most elite do go to schools like Iowa, Boise State, Penn State, Purdue and Northwestern but it would be great if more opportunities existe here at home for these athletes and also across the nation.

cedarpost
Washington, Utah

Thanks for the excellent work in publishing the stats. While not wanting to dash any young person's dreams I would hope that more high school players and their parents would step back and take a realistic look at how difficult it is to be a Divison I athlete. There is so much hype about D-I. The percentage of those who play D-I is very low. Most of the dedicated coaches in the high school ranks are desperately trying to have a program for all of the kids, not just those who may or may not be able to play beyond the high school level. What amazes me is how many kids and their parents take the bate hook, line, and sinker as soon as any college expresses any interest at all. They immediately think that they have a real chance at being a D-I player and in reality most have no clue about the process. I just wish that more kids would relax and enjoy their high school experience because that is all that the vast majority are ever going to have. It's ok not to get an athletic scholarship. You can still be successful.

plyxply
SLC, UT

remember this name, Harrison Handley, he will be the next top D1 recruit from Utah. He's a 6'5 200 lb wr from Alta that will be an impact player and BYU and Utah would be smart to grab him even though he's just going into his junior season.

tcsoccer
layton, utah

Well I am a big soccer fan and glad to see so many soccer players going on to college from this state. Alta hoops do you really have nothing better to do then come on here and put down the world's number one sport? The truth is that girls can excel in soccer and in fact it is a sport they can play the rest of the their life. In a society where most kids sit on their computer all day I for one don't mind sitting through a few boring games every once in while when the reward will be a son or daughter that can have something they enjoy doing and are good out for years to come. Congrats to all. And for those that did not go join a good adult league in your sport and enjoy playing it for as long as you can.

Adam
Salt Lake City, UT

From what I read Alta, Bingham, Riverton, and Taylorsville have a combined two baseball players receiving scholarships. There's no way that can be right. These schools either didn't report their scholarship kids or the coaches don't promote their kids after high school. Someone please enlighten me on this, because this would be just mind blowing. Bingham was the 5A state champ with one scholarship kid?

HSFAN
Salt Lake City, UT

tcsoccer....world's number one sport??? Here in the USA, it is not where near the top. In fact, the kids who play soccer are the kids who were cut from football, baseball, basketball, tennis, swimming, track, golf, ping pong, pool, croquet, lawn darts and badminton. I am not anti-soccer. In fact, I think it is an extremely important activity. (Not really a sport). If it gets Junior off the couch and away from the X-Box, I am 100% behind it.

Bench
Salt Lake City, UT

Adam- There is not than much D1 baseball talent in Utah to begin with. Some of the super league dads that are coaching some 11U team dream of their son playing for ASU or BYU, but in reality there are not that many that go on and play. Your comment on Bingham is valid. They were likely one of the better teams in the country, but they had 3 excellent pitchers. One is going to BYU, one is going to Utah, but I think he is a Junior. The other is Cantwell, who I am sure had some offers, but from what I hear wanted to play football. The rest of the team was solid top to bottom, but just that. Great Utah HS baseball players, not college level. If you went back and looked those schools you mentioned likely have 1 or 2 a year at the most that go on to play D1. There was a team from Jordan a few years ago that had 3, which is NOT typical in Utah.

Draperite
Draper, UT

HS Fan= I hope you are joking about soccer kids cut from other sports. Many soccer players play football,basketball, and other sports. Their conditioning far out weighs those in other sports. When you are running several miles in practice and during games, you know how fit they are. Why would you say this is not a sport? Perhaps you should research which sport in the USA is growing in participation. There are people in Utah at ages over 60 still playing in the adult leagues. Is this happening in football or other sports you mentioned.

HSFAN
Salt Lake City, UT

Sorry Draperite.....been hearing that same song for decades about how it is growing in USA, but only the Soccer people care about soccer. Kind of like your own little cult. I love the way soccer people use the word 'convert' when they talk about how people are converted to their 'sport'.

Great activity. Not a sport. Bike riding is great for conditioning, so is hiking, climbing and many other activities. Still not sports.

HSFAN
Salt Lake City, UT

Hey thepinkjersey. Nice try. So because some soccer game was on ESPN3, which is online only, you claim Soccer is all over ESPN. LOL. Is the other game you mentioned on ESPN8 the ocho? How was that online game with all the rebufferin? Did it end up 0-0?

tcsoccer
layton, utah

I cant make you like soccer and I will not try. However you can't make me not like soccer. I do want to make sure you understand one thing though. Soccer is not for second tier atheletes. I have a son that played comp baseball, basketball, and soccer. The football coaches were begging him to come play football. My son has a whole comp soccer team full of players that would excel at any sport they chose. My son chose soccer becuase he loves it. Is that ok with you? Soccer is not a threat to you or your way of living. Football, Basketball, and Baseball will not go away because soccer gets more and more popular. For those that live in Utah and love our High School Atheletes you can take a lot of pride in how many great boy and girls soccer players this state is producing. The next big step will be when we go and watch Real Salt Lake and some of those players were raised right here in Utah. And by the way I love watching football, basketball, and many other sports as well. Is that ok HSFAN?

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