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Parrott Lacrosse from Kinston wrote on October 19, 2017 at 3:40 pm:
Any place to get honest reviews of lacrosse gear? All the websites I see offering reviews of gear are selling that gear and are obviously trying to sell the stuff they are reviewing because every review tells how great everything is.
Early Read wrote on October 17, 2017 at 2:17 pm:
We had a good time at the beach again this year. Great weather, fun tournament. Lake Norman, Middle Creek, Cardinal Gibbons (missing some big guns on defense) all look good. LN won the championship beating MC. It is exactly what you would expect from fall ball. Some really good plays and some sloppy plays. I would not be shocked to see MC and LN play in another State championship game this year. Obviously, many teams missing some players in fall sports. Regardless, it is always a fun event.
wrote on October 16, 2017 at 3:01 pm:
With some fall ball taking place who is looking good? Usual suspects? Any surprises? Favorites for each group east/west?
Ctklacrosse from Huntersville wrote on October 16, 2017 at 2:52 pm:
There is an open coaching spot for Christ The King Catholic High School in Huntersville, NC. Located near Charlotte, the schools address is 2011 Crusader Way Huntersville NC 28078. The team is very young, having graduated no seniors last year and having strong athleticism from Sophomore Captain LSM Jimmy Edmiston, a 4 sport athlete, and Freshman Shortsticks with talent and drive. Competing in the NCISAA 2 conference, the crusaders will return with more experience and strong athleticism.
Jeff Spear from Raleigh wrote on October 16, 2017 at 6:48 am:
Clarification: 2nd Annaul "Bull City All Star Games ~ Cullen Classic for Cancer" will be held on Sat, June 2, 2018
Jeff Spear from Raleigh wrote on October 12, 2017 at 1:33 am:
Great weekend with Duke Lax alumni, especially Gray Devils who provided outstanding support in our inaugural year.

We are now ready to officially announce the 2nd annual "Bull City All-Star Games ~ Cullen Classic for Cancer" will be held on Saturday, Jun 2018 at Koskinen Stadium, Duke University

We look forward to making both the men's & women's games bigger and better than last year
Raleigh LaxFest from Raleigh wrote on October 10, 2017 at 1:14 pm:
2017 Raleigh LaxFest will take place November 11th & 12th.
The event has grown from 50 teams in 2016 to over 90 for 2017.

The official registration deadline has passed, however to round out certain divisions we can accept 1 Team in each
of the following Divisions:

15U\2021 Boys
12U\2025 Boys
12U Girls

If your organization is interested in joining one of these divisions please email Directors@RaleighLaxFest.com
Jeff Spear from Raleigh wrote on October 4, 2017 at 3:32 am:
Great weekend with Duke Lacrosse Alumni in the Bull City --- especially Duke Gray Devils. Thanked them again for their outstanding support in our inaugural year.

We are please to announce the 2nd Annual, "Bull City All Star Games ~ Cullen Classic for Cancer" will be held on Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 in Koskinen Stadium at Duke University.

We hope to make this years games even bigger and better.
I was hoping but it was not to be wrote on October 3, 2017 at 8:25 pm:
Sorry for the 'makes no sense at all' posting of the conferences, I was hoping that they would be posted by conference in the translation between computers.

Here's the link to the proposed conferences, I doubt there will be any changes in the triangle area teams with any new changes of conference alignment.

http://nchsaa.org/sports/lacrosse
1st draft of conferences is out... wrote on October 3, 2017 at 5:24 pm:
2018 Women's Lacrosse Conferences (DRAFT) 10/2/17 Conference 1 Conference 5 Conference 9 Ashley Apex Atkins Hoggard Apex Friendship Mount Tabor Laney Fuquay-Varina North Davidson New Hanover Garner Southwest Guilford South Brunswick Holly Springs Western Guilford Topsail Jack Britt West Brunswick Middle Creek Conference 10 Terry Sanford Hickory Conference 2 Hough First Flight Conference 6 Lake Norman Havelock Athens Drive Lake Norman Charter J.H. Rose Cary Mooresville Jacksonville Green Hope St. Stephens New Bern Jordan Watauga Northside - Jax Panther Creek Pinecrest Conference 11 Conference 3 Riverside Charlotte Catholic Carrboro Concord Chapel Hill Conference 7 Cuthbertson East Chapel Hill Grimsley Marvin Ridge Heritage High Point Central Parkwood Rolesville Northwest Guilford Sun Valley Southern Vance Northern Guilford Weddington Wake Forest Southeast Guilford Wakefield Page Conference 12 Ragsdale Ardrey Kell Conference 4 Butler Broughton Conference 8 Independence Cardinal Gibbons Davie Myers Park Enloe East Forsyth Porter Ridge Leesville Road Glenn Providence Millbrook R.J. Reynolds South Mecklenburg Sanderson Reagan West Forsyth
1st draft of conferences is out... wrote on October 3, 2017 at 5:23 pm:
2018 Men's Lacrosse Conferences (DRAFT) 10/2/17 Conference 1 Conference 7 Conference 13 Ashley Cedar Ridge Community School of Davidson Hoggard Chapel Hill Hough Laney East Chapel Hill Lake Norman New Hanover Northern Durham Lake Norman Charter South Brunswick Northwood Mooresville Topsail Orange Pine Lake Preparatory West Brunswick Southern Durham Queen's Grant Union Pines Conference 2 Conference 14 Croatan Conference 8 Charlotte Catholic First Flight Carrboro Cuthbertson Havelock Northern Vance Marvin Ridge J.H. Rose Roxboro Community Parkwood Jacksonville Voyager Academy Sun Valley New Bern Webb Weddington Northside - Jax West Carteret Conference 9 Conference 15 Asheboro Ardrey Kell Conference 3 Eastern Alamance Butler Corinth Holders Eastern Guilford Independence Heritage Northern Guilford Myers Park Rolesville Southeast Guilford Porter Ridge Wake Forest Southern Alamance Providence Wakefield Western Alamance South Mecklenburg Williams Conference 4 Conference 16 Broughton Conference 10 Freedom Cardinal Gibbons Grimsley Hickory Enloe High Point Central Patton Leesville Road Northwest Guilford St. Stephens Millbrook Page Watauga Sanderson Ragsdale Southeast Raleigh Conference 11 Conference 5 Davie Apex East Forsyth Apex Friendship Glenn Fuquay-Varina R.J. Reynolds Garner Reagan Holly Springs West Forsyth Jack Britt Middle Creek Conference 12 Atkins Conference 6 Bishop McGuinness Athens Drive Mount Tabor Cary North Davidson Green Hope Parkland Jordan Southwest Guilford Panther Creek West Stokes Pinecrest Western Guilford Riverside
1st draft of conferences is out... wrote on October 3, 2017 at 5:22 pm:
This is a first draft but I expect few if any changes with this draft. Conferences are much smaller this year and reflect for the most part their conference affiliation in other sports.
Boys' side increased by 6 teams to 106, new teams at Union Pines, Corinth Holders, Queen's Grant and Pine Lake Prep in the Charlotte area, Parkwood just east of Charlotte, Parkland in W-S; girls' side increased to 80 with Fuquay, Garner, Davie Co., W-S Atkins, Mooresville and Parkwood adding girls.
Heather from Cary wrote on September 29, 2017 at 12:16 am:
Hello Triangle Lax! I'm trying to help a local HS find a new head varsity coach...if you, or anyone you know is interested please send me an email!
wrote on September 28, 2017 at 10:06 pm:
I think cedar ridge will be replaced by ech as they just moved down and lose less depth
Danny Burch from Raleigh wrote on September 28, 2017 at 4:13 pm:
Does any one have any info on the Southwestern Wake men's lacrosse schedule for 2018?
Kerri Bishop from Wilmington wrote on September 28, 2017 at 2:34 pm:
The Wilmington Fall Lacrosse Tournament has one spot left in both A and B Varsity Divisions!! Tournament is being held Oct 14 & 15th with a few new teams participating this year! Contact me immediately if interested!!
Lax bro wrote on September 28, 2017 at 12:42 pm:
3A predictions:
State champ will be a rematch between Weddington and Cedar Ridge led by a Strong Weddington win I believe they will win again making it back to back. Led by Leonard (Furman) on the offense and Cheek (Utah) in cage.
Remembering Charlie Adams... wrote on September 23, 2017 at 3:53 pm:
Charlie Adams, former Executive Director of the NCHSAA, passed away on Sunday September 17. So why is this being posted? Charlie was the instrumental person who was able to get lacrosse recognized by the NCHSAA even though the number of participating schools did not yet meet the NCHSAA criteria for sanctioning a sport. Although there was resistance from some, Charlie was able to get the NCHSAA Board of Directors to sanction lacrosse. Charlie had the foresight to recognize that the sport was growing and that it was better for the NCHSAA to start handling it sooner rather than later. The number of schools playing lacrosse has grown from the high 50s before the NCHSAA sanctioned it to over 100 schools now with more to come.
Thanks Charlie for your foresight, the lacrosse community in NC greatly appreciates it.
For more about Charlie Adams, go to www.nchsaa.org.
Trey Ennis Lacrosse for Leukemia Memorial Tournament from Durham wrote on September 20, 2017 at 4:25 pm:
1st Annual Trey Ennis Lacrosse for Leukemia Memorial Tournament
Hosted By 919 Lacrosse at Jordan High School

November 18-19th 2017

Tournament Details:

Entrance fee will be $850
Deadline to register with payment is 9/29
Tournament format will be Round Robin on Saturday and seeded championship play on Sunday
Games will be 2ร—20 minute halves with 5minute half time- sudden death 5-minute OT if needed
We will use 2 ref crews throughout
Games will start at 9:00 and run every hour, See Rules of play for more details
Minimum of 4 games
Food on Site
Raffles for Equipment and Prizes with all proceeds going to UNC/Duke Cancer Center
Onsite Trainer
re: goalie performance wrote on September 15, 2017 at 4:31 pm:
Save percentage is probably the better of the two, but they both tell meaningful info on each goalie and their team.

Example: a goalie with a spectacular defense may have a lower number of saves and higher save percentage due to the defense limiting the number of quality shots on him or her. However, a very good goalie can have a high save percentage regardless of defensive skill in front of him or her. On the flip side, goalies with huge numbers of saves may not have the best defense in front of them (lots of shots allowed). That can also be paired with a lower save percentage in some cases if better quality shots are allowed (not all high-save performances are the same. Was it a zone defense allowing popcorn long range shots? Or was it just a porous defensive line getting beat on every dodge?).

It's hard to get a perfect read on a goalie with just those two stats. Other stats to consider are Goals Against Average (some great communicating goalies can have lower GAAs simply by their leading of the defense, knowing when to call slides, etc), Clearing Percentage (teams with poor clearing percentages allow more offensive opportunities, more offensive opportunities lead to more goals, so a good clearing goalie can help in that department), Defensive Efficiency (if you're able to track this, total goals / total defensive sets gives your pure, raw efficiency; a higher defensive efficiency is a good overall measure of your defense as a unit. Consider a team that allows 5 goals on 10 defensive sets, or allows 6 goals on 18 sets. You'd not think the 5 was better than 6 simply looking at a box score without realizing the second scenario had a 67% efficiency rate at 12 stops in 18 chances vs. 50% at 5 stops in 10 chances), and Rebounds/backups/Clean Saves allowed/made (some teams track this but seldom do; tracking number of clean saves a goalie makes vs. loose ball-causing saves, i.e. kicking it, dome shot, body save, etc where the ball is now loose, while also tracking the number of shots backed up by the defense).

If you've only got a box score to go by, use Save Percentage, Saves, Goals Against Average, and Clearing Percentage. That'd give you a better idea without diving into crazy stat tracking.
Coach Kaznowski wrote on September 13, 2017 at 8:44 pm:
Green Hope High School is looking for a JV lacrosse coach. This is a paid position. All practices are right after school (3pm). Please reach out to Chase Kaznowski at chasekaznowski@gmail.com if you are interested or have any questions.
Kerri from Wilmington wrote on September 13, 2017 at 4:57 pm:
There are spots available in all divisions of the Wilmington Fall Lacrosse Tournament being held on Oct 14 & 15th! Please see www.wilmingtonlacrossefestival.com for details. Registration form can be found on website as well. Contact me at kerribish@aol.com with any questions
Parrott Lacrosse from Kinston wrote on September 5, 2017 at 1:28 pm:
What do you think is a better assessment of a goalie's performance; saves or save percentage? Further is there a better way to assess goalie performance than those two data points?
NCLA from Raleigh wrote on August 28, 2017 at 11:35 pm:
Triangle Fall Lacrosse
Triangle HS Boys get your team together and compete in Raleigh Sunday mornings.
Who will take home the Champions Cup this year?
To register and for further information go to www.nclaxacademy.com
wrote on August 24, 2017 at 1:07 am:
https://laxallstars.com/play-college-lacrosse-how-hard-is-it-to/amp/

Great read and maybe a reality check