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King of Spring dates wrote on September 28, 2016 at 7:49 pm:
The 2017 KoS dates are Fri Mar 10-Sun Mar 13. Great teams coming from out of state, 9 reigning state champions from Md, GA, NC, TN, VA and other states are in the mix, should be a lot of fun to watch.
Coach Lantzy from Durham, NC wrote on September 28, 2016 at 4:18 pm:
King of the Spring will indeed be played March 10-12 this spring. We have a ton of great programs hailing from 7 states and Canada making the trip to the Triangle. Should be some great high school lacrosse action.
Mark Florio from Wake Forest wrote on September 28, 2016 at 2:46 pm:
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2017 King of Spring will.... wrote on September 27, 2016 at 9:33 pm:
2017 KOS likely will be played March 10-12, usually the second weekend of the regular season. Couldn't find anything definite but last year it was the second weekend of March.

Southern Durham has a coach but don't know his name. Neal MS, which just started its program last year, will feed SDurham.

The triangle again has over 1/3 of all NCHSAA teams, 34 of 101 and 37 of 101 if you count the 3 Cumberland and Moore County teams. Have heard rumblings that there will be several more next year from down there. I look to growth in Johnston County soon, they can't hold out forever, can they?
Raleigh LaxFest from Triangle wrote on September 27, 2016 at 4:43 pm:
Still spaces open for the Raleigh LaxFest on November 12th and 13th. Event is held in Holly Springs, just south of Raleigh at excellent turf facilities.

Youth divisions at this time are on a waitlist adding teams in pairs. High School divisions for 2020, and 2019 teams are close to filling, and still a few spots for High School Travel(10-12th grade teams) and High School Clubs(School based teams, any grade) available.

Visit www.RaleighLaxFest.com for info and registration. Should be a great event, perfect for local high school teams, club teams, and travel teams!

Good luck to all teams this fall!
Kerri Bishop from Wilmington wrote on September 26, 2016 at 5:28 pm:
Wilmington Fall Lacrosse Tournament is looking for 1 more JV team to fill in the bracket to allow a Championship format.
Contact information is on the Website:
October 15-16,2016 Boys full field
10 v 10 tournament.
wrote on September 26, 2016 at 5:39 am:
Anyone know which weekend in Mar the King of Spring will be held?
Who's been invited?
Outside teams?
NC teams?
Triad Pumpkin Classic from Greensboro, NC wrote on September 22, 2016 at 5:50 pm:
Join us in the beautiful Triad region of North Carolina for the inaugural Triad Pumpkin Classic.

October 22nd & 23rd

Youth Divisions - Championship Format
High School Divisions - Team Showcase

Five games guaranteed plus HS All-Star game

Cost: $1200/team (discounts available for multiple teams from the same program)

Register Online

Contact us: info@triadpumpkinclassic.com
wrote on September 16, 2016 at 7:49 pm:
So who's coaching the brand new Southern Durham team?

Did they have a club team last year?

Do they have any middle school feeder programs?
wrote on September 16, 2016 at 7:46 pm:
Didn't expect the NCHSAA to use the new 2017-2018 realigned conferences yet, but by moving some existing teams around they were showing limited change is possible, even if it lasts just one year

Given that, they missed a great opportunity to divide the 19 remaining teams in conferences 3 & 4 into three smaller 6-7 team conferences

Now these schools must be constrained again by playing a very limited non-Conf schedules if their ADs want to stick with their traditional home & away format against Conf opponents

2017-2018 can't get here soon enough
Forgot Voyager Academy... wrote on September 16, 2016 at 5:32 pm:
VA goes from club to Varsity and SDurham starts from scratch as a Varsity, they are in Conference 6, making that a 10 team conference.

On the distaff side, girls' grew from 69 last year according to LaxPower to 75 this year in the NCHSAA so good growth there as well.
Conference draft is posted wrote on September 16, 2016 at 3:32 pm:
While this may likely be the final setup, the first/last draft of conferences is posted. https://www.nchsaa.org/sites/default/files/2016-7MensLaxConf.pdf

Lots of travel ahead for Conf 5 with new teams Jack Britt and Union Pines going there along wih Pinecrest moving from Conf 3 to Conf 5. They will join Gibbons, ECH, Jordan, Northern and Riverside.

Conf 3 and 4 are still log jammed with 9 and 10 teams respectively, next year's realignment will alleviate this, too bad it wasn't this year for the realignment.

101 total teams, only other new team is North Davidson.
Conferences! wrote on September 16, 2016 at 3:31 pm:
New conference draft is up. They put Jack Britt, Union Pines (and moved Pinecrest) to Conference 5
ECH is already 3A in numbers wrote on September 15, 2016 at 2:42 pm:
While a lot has changed since the last realignment, looking at the ADM numbers one can easily see that East CH should not be in the 4A ranks now. A look at next year's conferences ECH would only be the 5th largest school in their conference, near the middle of the pack for 3A schools. ADM numbers for ECH next year's conference members are:
1. Hillside- 1549 (does not field lax team)
2. Northern Durham- 1514
3. Chapel Hill- 1467
4. Southern Durham- 1428 (club/varsity this year?)
5. East CH- 1368
6. Northwood- 1339
7. Orange- 1324
8. Cedar Ridge- 1144

And it would not be unprecedented to have a mixed classification conference. Last year's conference 1 had a mixture of 3 and 4 A teams, conference 2 had 2, 3 and 4 A teams and local conference 6 has 1, 2 and 3 A teams.

But that's just my opinion.
919 Elite Lacrosse from Triangle wrote on September 14, 2016 at 3:30 pm:
919 Elite Lacrosse tryouts for high school players will be held this Saturday from 6-8PM at North Main Athletic Complex in Holly Springs.

Online registration is available at www.919Elite.com and is free and open to any players in high school graduating classes 2020-2017. Additional program information including tournament and practice schedule is available online as well.

Also the Kyle Harrison 919 Elite Pro Clinic has 2 high school spots left open. If interested in meeting and working with one of the best to ever play the game there are two high school spots remaining and a handful of spots for 3-8th graders. As a bonus we'll be auctioning off his signed back-up stick from this past season of play with the MLL Ohio Machine! That registration is also available at 919Elite.com as well.

Good luck to all players this season!
Conference schedules..... wrote on September 14, 2016 at 4:03 am:
Until the NCHSAA determines the conferences, it would likely be futile to do conference scheduling. While I would no doubt feel that some games have been penciled in on the calendar, I doubt anything has been etched in stone for most of the conferences due to the unknown makeup of several of the conferences. But in another week or so, we should see the first draft of conferences from the NCHSAA which should be pretty darn close to the final makeup.
Cameron Ferguson from Wake Forest wrote on September 13, 2016 at 4:23 pm:
Heritage High School in Wake Forest is seeking a Varsity Women's coach for the 2017 season. The school is still in the early stages of building a successful program but has a lot of support from the athletic department and parents, and around 25-30 girls were on the team last year with more expected this year. This position pays $2,389 for 0-4 years of experience in the county.

Contact Heritage HS AD Pat Kennedy at pkennedy@wcpss.net to apply and/or apply online at the Wake County Website.
wrote on September 13, 2016 at 4:01 pm:
So when will the NCHSSA bless us with the 2017 Lax conferences? Inquiring minds want to know. I don't think they will jump ahead and use the new, realigned conferences yet because some schools, like ECH will be 4A this year, but drop down to 3A next school year
It will be good to finally see some smaller conferences in Wake County. The current 10 team conferences just too big
wrote on September 13, 2016 at 2:46 am:
Any conference schedules out yet?

Which conferences will hold conference tournaments to decide their champion?

Is Conference 3 sticking with the same divisional format as last year?
LeAnn Squier from Charlotte wrote on September 12, 2016 at 4:31 pm:
Providence High School in Charlotte, NC is taking applications for a Men's Varsity Head Coach effective immediately. This is a coaching only position. Interested applicants can contact LeAnn Squier at Lwsquier@carolina.rr.com.
4 new teams wrote on September 12, 2016 at 1:31 pm:
Jack Britt, Union Pines, North Davidson, Southern Durham are all going to field teams this year. No drops.
Never mind my opinion but.... wrote on September 9, 2016 at 5:59 pm:
If I were the NCHSAA and looking at next year's conferences , I'd just go ahead and form the 2017 conferences as closely as they could along those lines. That would make it a lot easier to add the remote teams to a conference without making any conference too big. Here's the link to the 2017-18 conferences, https://www.nchsaa.org/sites/default/files/attachments/2017-21RealignmentFinalDraft.pdf
wrote on September 8, 2016 at 9:42 pm:
11-12 teams in one conference???

Way to big!!

Heck, the 10 team conferences are too big

Conferences should be capped at 6-7 teams max, so teams can play both a home & away conference schedule and 4-6 non-conference games at the level of their choice

The large conferences inhibit quality non-conference games, which are at the appropriate level for each program
Kathleen Efken from Charlotte wrote on September 8, 2016 at 2:32 pm:
Providence High School Women's Lacrosse is looking for a JV Coach for the 2017 spring season. This is a coaching-only position. If interested, please contact Kathleen Efken at jkefken@carolina.rr.com.
Declarations wrote on September 8, 2016 at 12:25 pm:
Declarations of intent to play were due yesterday. Will be interesting to see which clubs elevated and if any varsity programs backed out.

Hopefully they won't take too long to come out with the conferences including new schools, and hopefully they don't make any 11-12 team conferences either.