Cooper Isaacs , a rising senior long-stick midfielder at Agoura High School, announced this month that he will attend and play lacrosse at NCAA Division I University of Utah.
“I felt the University of Utah was a perfect fit for me,” Isaacs said via email. “Their reputation for academics is strong, offering two areas of study — Speech & Hearing Sciences and Entrepreneurship — that I am very interested in. The University of Utah also offers a big-school environment in a beautiful city.”
I'm proud to announce my commitment to play D1 lacrosse at The University of Utah. Go Utes! pic.twitter.com/4MZJB9zxhx
— Cooper Isaacs (@cooperisaacs22) July 2, 2017
As a freshmen entering the school in the fall of 2018, Isaacs will be a member of Utah’s first NCAA team. The Utes announced recently that they will convert from an MCLA club program to full NCAA Division I status for the 2019 season.
“As a player, the opportunity to play for Coach Brian Holman, Coach Adam Ghitelman, Coach Marcus Holman and Coach Will Manny sealed the deal,” Isaacs wrote. “I’m honored to be a part of something so meaningful for West Coast lacrosse.”
A three-year varsity player, Isaacs was named first-team All-Marmonte League for the Chargers last spring after causing 39 turnovers and collecting 103 ground balls in 19 games. He also scored two goals and had five assists. He was second-team all-league as a sophomore after causing 48 turnovers and collecting 79 ground balls.
“Cooper’s goal when he started playing lacrosse as a 10-year-old was to play Division I,” Agoura coach Sean Lindsay said. “He has a tremendous motor and is very athletic on the field. He will be a great asset to Utah as they work to be a premier Division I program.”
Isaacs, a member of the LA Mavs and LB3 National club teams, follows former Agoura defensive teammates Taylor Dankenbring (2017/Providence), Keagan Gauthier (2016/Maryville) and Jonah Swigart (2015/Syracuse) to the NCAA ranks.
Isaacs said he also considered Drexel, Jacksonville and Providence before committing to the Utes.