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wrote on April 27, 2017 at 7:26 pm:
Three more local players are making an impact at IL #8 Denison (Div III).

Will Donohue (Latin, Class of 2013), is a senior attackman and captain of the Denison squad, playing this weekend for the conference championship. Will scored career goal 100 last weekend placing him top 15 of all time.

Owen Armstrong, Latin Class of 2015 (sophomore), is a first line midfielder at Denison having a strong season with 22 goals and 6 assists. Peter Pittroff, Charlotte Country Day class of 2016 (freshman) has 10 goals and 9 assists.

Denison is ranked #8th in DIII. Good luck in the NCAAs.
James from Charlotte wrote on April 26, 2017 at 12:28 pm:
Nice to see local players making an impact in the college ranks, congratulations to the following players for making the first team All SAC team in D2.

Drew Thompson, Providence High/Wingate
Shane Gottberg, Lake Norman/Lenior Rhyne
Daniel Godwin, Grimsley/Wingate
Eric Dickinson, Myers Park/Lenior Rhyne
Colin Lett, Northwest Guilford/Lenor Rhyne

Dickinson won freshman of the year, Godwin had won it the previous year.
CoastLax wrote on April 26, 2017 at 12:13 pm:
I watched Hoggard win another conference title and if there is two better attackman than Gunner Philipp (Army) and Luke Frankeny (Mount St Mary's) I look forward to watching them play. These are two very special players that can take over a game.
Jeff Spear from Raleigh, NC wrote on April 25, 2017 at 4:16 am:
Bull City All-Stars~Cullen Classic for Cancer

Reminder: Our nomination deadline is this Friday, Apr 28

Please nominate via this link: www.bullcityallstarlax.com/nominate

We look forward to hosting the Top 50 senior, female players and the Top 50 senior, male players from across the state.

Saturday, Jun 3, Koskinen Stadium, Duke University

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Mr. Lax wrote on April 25, 2017 at 2:11 am:
Week 9 Ranking
1. Gibbons
2. Middle Creek
3. Broughton
4. Apex
5. Hoggard
6. Leesville
7. Green Hope
8. Jordan
9. Heritage
10. New Hanover

Bad week for me last week as I went 6-9.

A HUGE week ahead.

Cap 8 Game of the Week
Broughton over Heritage by 2+

Cedar Ridge over Northwood by 6+
Chapel Hill over Orange by 2+
Middle Creek over Green Hope by 8+
New Hanover over Ashley by 6+
Heritage over Carrboro by 6+
Green Hope over Athens by 4+
Cedar Ridge over Chapel Hill by 3+

GAME OF THE WEEK
Middle Creek over Apex by 1+

Orange over Northwood by 6+
Durham Academy over Ravenscroft by 3+
Wakefield over Millbrook by 2+
Johnny LAX wrote on April 24, 2017 at 12:59 pm:
Not a good week last week going 4-9 with a lot of games being decided by 1-2 goals. Here are my rankings going into the last week of the regular season.

1. Gibbons
2. Middle Creek
3. Broughton
4. Hoggard
5. Apex - Won the second meeting.
6. GH - They need to prove that they can be consistent before they go into the top 5.
7. Leesville - Beat Heritage for the second time. Second best team in Conf. 4
8. Heritage - They are on the edge of jumping up a number of spots. Need to win the close games
9. Jordan - getting hot at the right time.
10. Millbrook - With the Holly Springs loss to PC last week this opens the door for Millbrook who played Heritage tight and has a huge rivalry game vs. Wakefield on Friday.

Games to watch:
Tuesday:
Broughton over Heritage by 4
Chapel Hill over Orange by 2
Middle Creek over GH by 7

Friday:
GH over Athens by 8
Cedar Ridge over Chapel Hill by 3
Middle Creek over Apex by 10
Millbrook over Wakefield by 3

A lot of playoff implications this week. Conf.4 & 5 have a lot of big games to see who gets in and seeding.
Conf. 3 will see their top 3 teams battle as MC plays GH and Apex this week.
Triangle Lax wrote on April 24, 2017 at 12:41 pm:
If you are looking to keep track of playoff scenarios check out our site that has everything broken down.

We will be updating as the week goes along.

Trianglelax.com
Mike from CLT from Charlotte wrote on April 24, 2017 at 2:15 am:
Lake Norman went up to Long Island for spring break. They went undefeated and showed out up North. Brugger has the Wildcats on another state championship run. I'm excited for another run by the boys on the lake. They have the hardest schedule in North Carolina and it shows in the playoffs
wrote on April 22, 2017 at 6:49 pm:
Great game between Heritage and Leesville last night. While Heritage lost 10-9 (OT), they are still in the hunt to be co-conference champs if they can beat Broughton next week. Here's the current Conf 4 standings, based on the actual 9-game conf games which count

Broughton 6-0
Leesville 6-1
Heritage 6-1
Wakefield 4-3
Millbrook 4-3
Garner 3-4
Enloe 3-4
Sanderson 1-6
Wake Forest 1-6
Rolesville 0-7

Regardless of who ends up conf champions, it looks like Conf 4 will get at least 5 teams in the state playoffs. Garner probably won't make it, but has really improved their program this year!
TimmyLax wrote on April 21, 2017 at 2:56 pm:
Leesville vs. Heritage, I think Heritage beats Leesville by 3+ goals tonight
from Clt wrote on April 20, 2017 at 8:55 pm:
In the new playoff system do watuaga and porter ridge get automatic berths and high seeds?
LAx god wrote on April 20, 2017 at 2:44 pm:
Weddington vs AK Summary

Weddington seemed ready to go this game. It was a close game till the end then weddington began to take over led by Leonard (Furman) and Shipley (U Penn). Ardrey Kell just didnt have what it took to get past weddingtons powerful offense
Warrior All-American Tryouts from Mellville, NY wrote on April 20, 2017 at 12:11 am:
Just a reminder the Warrior All- America Games South Region tryouts are being held this Sunday, April 23rd at Duke University. Click on the link above for more details, only the best of the best will be selected to represent the south region!
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from Clt wrote on April 19, 2017 at 6:16 pm:
Under the new system, seemingly minor changes make a big difference. For example, if Butler squeaks in to the playoffs than Mt Tabor is in the Midwest, otherwise they are playing all of the Charlotte teams in the West. There is the same issue in Raleigh where the exact dividing line moves with who makes the playoffs.
wrote on April 19, 2017 at 2:03 pm:
In new playoff system, only the actual conference champion matters - tier 1 seed. If a conference has a tournmanent, and that champion is different than the regular season champion - then they are a tier 2 seed.

All other teams are tier 3 seeds, and only their overall winning percentage matters. Second place, third place, etc. in a conference no longer matter for playoff selection or playoff seeding.
wrote on April 19, 2017 at 2:00 pm:
Good recap of Apex win over GH. Apex goalie is good, but it was the GH goalie who really stood out. The kid had 6-8 big saves where Apex probably should have scored. He's the best goalie I've seen in Triangle this year.
wrote on April 19, 2017 at 1:58 pm:
The seeding process has changed. No more "Preliminary brackets". No more pre-determined slots for each conference. Yes, out-of-state opponent games count. All 17 games count.

Read more here: http://www.nchsaa.org/seeding-process

There's a video too!

It will be much harder to predict matchups the week prior, because the NCHSAA won't split teams by sub-region until the 20 qulifitying teams in each region (East & West) are determined.
WE TALKING PLAYOFFS?! wrote on April 19, 2017 at 12:35 pm:
When does NCHSAA generally release preliminary brackets (i.e., brackets showing how each conference will be slotted)? Also, some NC teams have played out-of-state opponents. Do those games get counted for seeding purposes?
NCLaxFan wrote on April 19, 2017 at 2:05 am:
Apex 11 - Green Hope 9. Great high school lacrosse game. Back and forth in 1st half, then GH opened 8-5 lead in 3Q before Apex went on 6 goal run. Apex #13 Lalicker was the player-of-game with 6 goals. GH didn't stop his left-hand alley dodge and never won a faceoff; that was the difference. The two goalies (Sasser-Apex, Ryan-GH) are the best in the area and put on a show. Apex and GH are now tied for second in SWAC.
Cats wrote on April 18, 2017 at 3:07 pm:
I would not go to sleep on New Hanover. Besides two early losses at AK and a loss at Hoggard when they were missing starters they have been very good. They had a dominant performance vs CFA winning 18-6. When healthy their defense is very good and have some talent on offense as well.
TriadLaxGuy wrote on April 17, 2017 at 4:58 pm:
Regarding the 4A final four question below, I think you have the best two teams from each of the East and West regions, but unless I've missed something the preliminary brackets have not come out yet so that we can see whether it's possible to have those 4 teams in the final four.
Johnny LAX wrote on April 17, 2017 at 4:13 pm:
A little late to the party last week but went 3-3
First rankings below
1. Gibbons - Strongest team until proven otherwise.
2. Middle Creek - If they played Gibbons it would be a great battle. A lot of their success is because of their offense and their f/o guy giving them those chances.
3. Broughton - Undefeated and earned this spot. Big gap between 2 & 3.
4. Hoggard - Their consistent play puts them here. They will roll the rest of their schedule. If GH can beat Apex tomorrow they will jump Hoggard.
5. Green Hope - Been inconsistent as of late and started really slow. Only 1 conference loss puts them here. Big game tomorrow.
6. Apex - Ok showing at Northwest. If that is a sign of an improved defense they could be really tough. A win tomorrow puts them back in the mix for the top 2 spots in Conf. 3
7. Heritage - These guys are for real. Nothing against Leesville or Jordan but Heritage can/will prove a lot this week.
8. Leesville - Will jump Heritage if they win this week.
9. Jordan - Really improved from last year. I don't think anyone wants to see them in the playoffs.
10. Holly Springs - A couple of silly losses but they are 4th best team in conf. 3 which puts them ahead of the rest.

Predictions this week:

Monday:
Carrboro over Orange by 4
Millbrook over Enloe by 8

Tuesday:
GOW - Green Hope over Apex by 1

Wednesday:
Heritage over Millbrook by 3

Friday:
Cedar Ridge over East CH by 2
Chapel Hill over Carrboro by 3
Holly Springs over Athens by 4
Hoggard over New Hanover by 10
Heritage over Leesville by 3

This week is huge for seeding in conf. 3 & 4. Will be interesting to see who comes off of Spring Break with the most fire.
Jeff Spear from Raleigh, NC wrote on April 17, 2017 at 1:42 pm:
NC Coaches & Seniors Planning to Play Lacrosse at a NC College

Nominations for the NCHSAA Tony Cullen Memorial Scholarship are still being accepted.

Deadline: Fri, April 21

The on-line
application is available at:
http://www.nchsaa.org/students-parents/nchsaa-endowed-fund-scholarships

Recommenders will have until April 28 to attach any requested information.

Any questions may be directed to: Mary Vrnak, Director Fundraising & Scholarships, 919-240-7371, mary@nchsaa.org

This scholarship fund, along with the Duke Cancer Institute, are the two beneficiaries of the "Bull City All-Star Game ~ Cullen Classic for Cancer". Saturday, Jan 3, Koskinen Stadium, Duke University.

To learn more, please visit: www.bullcityallstarlax.com

Please follow us on Twitter & Instagram: @bullcityallstar
Mr. Lax wrote on April 17, 2017 at 1:03 pm:
Week 8 rankings

Here are my week 8 rankings.

1. Gibbons
2. Middle Creek
3. Broughton
4. Apex
5. Hoggard
6. Green Hope
7. Leesville
8. Jordan
9. Heritage
10. Wakefield

Because none of these teams (other than Apex) had any games, the rankings will stay the same for week 7.

Last week I had a pretty good week going
6-7.

Monday
Carrboro over Orange by 3+
Millbrook over Enloe by 6+

Tuesday
GAME OF THE WEEK:
Apex gets revenge on Green Hope by 3+

Wednesday
Heritage gets revenge on Millbrook by 4+

Friday
Cedar Ridge beats East Chapel Hill by 2+
Chapel Hill beats Carrboro by 1+
Holly Springs beats Athens by 2+
Hoggard beats New Hanover by 10+
Leesville beats Heritage by 2+
4A Final Four wrote on April 17, 2017 at 12:07 pm:
Middle Creek vs Cardinal Gibbons and NW Guilford vs Lake Norman. Is this a possibility with the bracket set up?