PROSPER — Hayden Stout has been a successful midfielder for the Prosper Eagles lacrosse team during his high school career. Stout signed his Letter of Intent with Colorado Mesa University where he will hope to help keep the winning tradition and enjoy the beautiful view of the Colorado mountains.

Stout fell in love with the game of lacrosse at a young age, joining the Prosper youth league 8 years ago while in the fourth grade. Stout and his parents knew next to nothing about how the game was played or what skills were required to exceed in the sport. However, with help from good intentioned neighbors who provided the Stouts with equipment and suggestions for private coaching. Stout eventually found his way into playing for Frisco Lacrosse for the first 4 years of his career, there he developed the fundamentals of the game.

Continuing his growth, Stout moved to playing for the Prosper teams during eighth grade, preparing him for the high school grind.

Excelling at the high school level, Stout found himself being voted team captain in 2018, a phenomenal season for Stout — scoring 17 goals, picking up 29 assists and causing 49 ground balls on the defensive side of things.

This all culminated into Stout helping lead his team to a State Championship appearance and earned him an All-State player award.

Stout also gained valuable experience as a member of a number of club teams — Stickstar, Chaos, Sentry, 3D Select, and C2C.

Now headed to the frosted mountains of Colorado, Stout will be joining the ranks of a well established and competitive Colorado Mesa University Mavericks program. The Mavericks went 17-3 overall with an undefeated 8-0 conference record and a NCAA Tournament appearance.

There he will hope to contribute on the field as well as the class room with aspirations to major in exercise science and then move on to a Physical Therapy school for his undergrad work.

“I really love the atmosphere there,” Stout said of Colorado Mesa, “the culture of the team is great there as well.”

Stout also had words of thanks for those who pushed him on his road to this accomplishment: “I just want to thank John Morano (Former Prosper head coach), and all the coaches who have helped me through this process, I really appreciate all the help. Also would like to thank my parents for supporting me through all of this.”