Corner Canyon’s Mason Quick, the Deseret News’ Mr. Lacrosse for 2022, poses for a portrait at Corner Canyon High School in Draper on Monday, June 13, 2022.
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
There’s a beauty in the creativity that lacrosse affords its players, and it’s something Mason Quick has been drawn to his whole life.
Since he was old enough to start playing youth sports in Draper, lacrosse was a regular part of his sports repertoire along with football, soccer and track. One by one though, he started ditching those other sports until his true love, lacrosse, occupied most of his free time the past couple years.
“I’m out there every day playing wall ball and working on shooting, or even just watching lacrosse. I just think my love of the game is a lot more than the other kids,” said Quick. “It’s just something I love so much and am so passionate about. Besides my family and my faith, honestly, lacrosse is my No. 1 thing.”
With a goal and a bounce back in his back yard, at times he’d get 2,000 shots a day in fine tuning his craft and working on all the different angles to shoot and pass with both hands.
As a middle schooler, his shots started getting more and more powerful, and he even broke a couple windows in his backyard with errant ricochets off the pipe. The mishaps were the result of an unrelenting work ethic to get better and better and better and eventually elevated him to the status of best lacrosse player in Utah as he’s been named the Deseret News’ second …read more
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