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Schedules on Laxpower wrote on December 1, 2016 at 1:09 pm:
Laxpower has been open for 2017 schedules since early November. It is up to coaches to post. Currently. Green Hope, NW Guilford and a few others have posted.
wrote on November 29, 2016 at 5:48 am:
What offensive players are returning at Millbrook & Enloe?

Both schools had a pair of seniors last year that generated 90% of their offense

What underclassman at these two schools are expected to step up offensively?
CLT from CLT wrote on November 28, 2016 at 7:27 pm:
Let's look at the western part of the state for the upcoming season. I think that most would put NW Guilford and Weddington at the top. NW has a really good/great player at virtually each position, led by their all-american attackman, Goldsmith. Weddington has multiple talented players at each position. Fasanaro (Quinn) leads the attack, Helms (uncommitted) leads the midfield, Donofrio leads the Def. However, you also have other elite players at those positions...ie Dinwiddie at attack, as well as Burns. Shipley (PENN) at midfield, with Leonard (uncommitted) and Sophomore FOGO Litton, who could be dominant this year with Porta gone from MR. At Def you have Mabarak returning from injury, as well as Cox (Soph), and they return a Soph LSM from last year. Goalie could be a big question mark.
Lake Norman will struggle early, but are always right there at the end, peaking at the right time. Bruegger gets them ready year in and year out. Catholic will be younger this year, but return some very good players. Ardrey Kell should be ready to compete with the elite this year. Let's see what Coach Price can do with those guys. I think Marvin will be down after staying near the top the past 4 years or so. With a new coach, it will be interesting to see how they pan out.
wrote on November 27, 2016 at 1:13 pm:
I'm unsure Broughton will be better than everyone else

They did go 17-0 in the regular season, but had very close games with Green Hope, Wakefield and Leesville

They needed some last quarter heroics in all of these games to win, and the guys who really performed graduated

They were pummeled by Holly Springs in the playoffs, and didn't adjust defensively all game

The season will depend on how the younger guys at each school step up

There are a number of transfers coming into various schools and a good crop of young talent coming out of local middle school programs
Brine Nationa Lacrosse Classic from Richmond, VA wrote on November 24, 2016 at 1:59 am:
The Brine National Lacrosse Classic tryouts for North Carolina Boys & Girls are at Duke University on Sunday Jan 22nd

Tryout details are on the BNLC event website. http://www.nationallacrosseclassic.com

Registration links are now active. To register a player, go to: https://my.legacyglobalsports.com/#!/login/NLC

The 2017 Brine National Lacrosse Classic in Richmond, VA, July 18-21
NBHS from Raleigh wrote on November 23, 2016 at 2:12 pm:
Needham Broughton High School is currently looking for a boys junior varsity coach for the 2017 spring season. If interested please email mikerasky7@gmail.com for further information.
wrote on November 22, 2016 at 9:52 pm:
Ah, predictions, predictions, predictions

I'm so glad they make all the teams suit up and play real games on the field
wrote on November 22, 2016 at 9:47 pm:
Who's the new head coach at Wakefield?
Conf. 4 wrote on November 22, 2016 at 4:16 pm:
I disagree that Heritage will be a surprise this season. They are a strong team with lacrosse talent all over the field. I also believe they will beat Wakefield and push Broughton for the number 1 spot. Heritage has the depth needed key positions and talented senior class.
If we see any surprises I believe Enloe and Rolesville will be the two teams to watch in the CAP8 conference 4. Sanderson will continue to improve as well.
1. Brougton
2. Heritage
3. Wakefield
4. Leesville
5. Millbrook/6.Enloe (either way)
7. Sanderson/8.Rolesville (either way)
9. Garner
10. Wake Forest
wrote on November 21, 2016 at 3:18 pm:
When will high school teams start posting their schedules on the N&O website or Laxpower?
Cap8 wrote on November 17, 2016 at 1:06 am:
Agree Broughton will be better then everybody else. However I have Wakefield as my two, Heritage (the surprise team as 3) and Leesville at 4, their seniors were all of there good players last year.

Cap 8 predictions
1. Broughton
2. Wakefield
3. Heritage
4. Leesville
5. Millbrook
6. Sanderson
7. Enloe
8. Rolesville
9. Garner
10. Wake Forrest
To Xavier wrote on November 15, 2016 at 1:18 pm:
If your child attends a public MS that does not sponsor lacrosse, then your player can play at another MS in that school system that does sponsor lacrosse. When Chris Feifs, current Vermont Head Coach, played at Brodgen MS, he attended Carrington MS. MSs are not under the auspices of the NCHSAA whose rules would not permit this; DPI rules allows this.
wrote on November 15, 2016 at 4:32 am:
After watching a few tournaments this fall and learning more about each team's strengths & weaknesses, here's my prediction for Conf 4 (aka CAP 8):

1. Broughton

2/3. Leesville & Wakefield

4. Heritage

5. Millbrook

6./7. Sanderson & Enloe

8./9./10. Wake Forest, Rolesville & Garner
Spicy Boi from Charlotte wrote on November 15, 2016 at 1:43 am:
My West way too early predictions:

1. Weddington: Probably the best offense in the state. Return a lot of studs like Fasanaro (Quinnipiac), James Shipley (Penn), Alex Helms, Austin Leonard, and a few others that can score from anywhere. It will be a tough win for Weddington's opponents.

2. Northwest Guilford: Same thing as Weddington, just not a lot of loss from the Semi-final team last year. I don't know much on them, but from what I do know, they have a very potent offense with a stud on defense.

3. Marvin Ridge: Great team all around led by Cam Renner (Furman) on offense supported by a great cast of young guys. Coby Kurts will come up as a great defender for the Mavericks again this year, be prepared for the Weddington vs. Marvin matchup this year.

4. Catholic: Now before everyone loses their minds over me putting Catholic this far down hear me out (because there is a lot to say). We can all agree that Catholic's 2016 class might have been one of the best classes to come through NC in a while. With that being said they lose their top 4 guys on offense, top 2 guys on defense (who were the 2 best defenders in the state), and a 2-time All-American goalie. Now this years team is a different cast of guys, Brad Thompson, Ian Baker (VMI), Noah Strassner, Matt Bohmer (St. Joes), and Patrick Collins to name a few.

5. Ardrey Kell: Solid team all around don't lose much from last year. Watch out for Teddy Snyder to be the conference POY. Great young talent on this team. Could give Catholic a run for their money in Conference 11.
Raleigh LaxFest - Thank You! from Holly Springs, NC wrote on November 14, 2016 at 3:53 pm:
Thank you to all the teams from the Triangle area, Greensboro, Wilmington, Charlotte, Greenville, and beyond that attended the Raleigh LaxFest this past weekend! With 120 games played over a two day period this was one of the biggest lacrosse events ever held in the Triangle and the quality of lacrosse was excellent!

Thank you to the referees and Rick Wooten for their efforts, and we hope all the teams that attended the event had an enjoyable tournament experience.

Thank you to all the great sponsors and vendor support those local and those that traveled in for the event. A lot of great lacrosse products on display and made for a great lacrosse festival atmosphere.

Finally thank you to everyone that contributed to the event's charitable cause supporting Meg's Smile Foundation and the Haven House.

This even was a US Lacrosse Pilot event working with their new attempts at standardizing age verifications systems, event rules, and oversight. The result was a lot of really close and competitive games between very evenly matched teams. Thank you to US Lacrosse and we hope the event will be used to refine this system and improve all lacrosse events for the players and families.

Division Champions:
10U - Sidewinders(MD) 10-8 over YLS Thunderhawks(NC)
12U - Cape Fear Shamrocks(NC) 5-4 over Valley Select(VA)
14U - YLS Thunderhawks(NC) 9-3 over Carolina Miners(NC)
2021 - Carolina Cannons(NC) 6-5 over Valley Select(VA)
2020 - 919 Elite LC(NC) 10-3 over Carolina Hilltoppers(NC)
2019 - 919 Elite LC(NC) 6-2 over Carolina Miners(NC)
High School Club - NRB(NC) 7-6 over Meeps(NC)
High School Elite - 919 Elite LC(NC) 6-5 over Wake Forest Dogs(NC)
919 Elite LC from Triangle, NC wrote on November 10, 2016 at 7:31 pm:
919 Elite LC High School tryouts for summer travel teams will be held on January 7th from 2-4PM at Womble Park, Holly Springs.

Tryouts are open for players in graduating classes 2018, 2019, 2020.

For more information and to register for free tryouts visit 919Elite.com
TC Lax Father wrote on November 10, 2016 at 1:42 am:
West 4A Predictions

1. Northwest Guilford- Strong team, losing a little talent from last year. Talented attack line who have great chemistry. Also have a D- pole going to Cuse.

2. Catholic- Very young and raw team. Losing a ton of key players. They'll plug players back into the line up and won't lose a beat.

3. Lake Norman- They lose a lot of seniors, but have some good athletes returning. Very physical team, when the ball hits the ground.

4. Ardrey Kell- Very old and experienced. Have talent all over the field, they'll make some noise late in the season. Should be good in conference battle between CC.

5. Mount Tabor- Good team they lose some talented seniors. They should be fine, look for them to upset NW guilford in regular season play.

6. Hough- This is the sleeper team. Decent talent, they also beat Marvin Ridge last year. But this spot on the rankings is a toss up.

I'd love to see the strength of schedule some of these teams have. Personally would love to see some out of state match ups. Liked seeing LN playing Calvert Hall and CC playing The Hill Academy last year.
4ALaxFan from Chapel Hill wrote on November 9, 2016 at 11:14 pm:
RalLax: I love that you're getting the conversation started on 4A East Lax! I would only disagree with your rankings on Heritage and Leesville. Leesville has some serious talent albeit losing 20+ seniors last year. They will also have arguably the best freshman attackman in the state this year in Brian Fitz. And of course it's just preseason but to be fair to them, Heritage beat Green Hope, Holly Springs, and destroyed Millbrook 16-4 at the Wilmington Lax Festival in October. And East? They went 4-2 in Wilmington B division...they will not be anything close to Heritage or Leesville this year.
Xavier from Durham wrote on November 9, 2016 at 10:33 pm:
What lacrosse options are there for 7th - 8th graders in the Durham, Chapel Hill area who's school does not have a Lacrosse program?
Another NC D1 Commit wrote on November 9, 2016 at 2:35 pm:
Congratulations to Shaffer Woody (Durham Academy, M) for his commitment to Syracuse earlier this week. After watching numerous highlight reels I'm not sure if he is a lefty or a righty. I think that's the 2nd 2019 Cuse commit from NC this year.
RalLax wrote on November 8, 2016 at 7:58 pm:
Take a crack at early 4A East Prediction:

1 - Gibbons: Very strong defense, will have plenty of offense to match.
2 - Hoggard: Bring back everyone from a team that was close, will be best Hoggard team and they've had some good ones in the past.
3 - Broughton: Second year with new coach, lose some pieces but strong feeder program keeps the talent level high, should be a tough out this year.
4 - Holly Springs: Defense that shuts teams down and produces offense. Some good young talent to replace their scorers.
5 - Middle Creek: Strong offense, defense should be even better than last year.
6 - Apex: A lot of seniors graduate but they still have plenty of studs. This is probably too low a rank, they will finish higher but might take a few games but by end of year they will be right there.
7 - Jordan HS: Think they will surprise some people, good at FO and bring back most from previous year's young team.
8 - Green Hope: Another team lost a lot of seniors but return strong attack and goalie. They will be better as year goes on as well.
9 - East/Millbrook/Heritage/Leesville/Wakefield: Take your pick here, all these teams have good young players and solid athletes. Will be interesting to see who rises from this group.
#1 Cubs Fan wrote on November 6, 2016 at 12:44 am:
Lake Norman looks to be down this year. I'm predicting Catholic to handle everyone. Then they meet Gibbons in the States and pull an upset. Along with that I feel Marvin Ridge with out Coach Dodd is like PB without J. Weddington sweeps the "light heavy weight" division. Just my thoughts, yours?
TMLOA wrote on October 29, 2016 at 4:16 pm:
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Thank you and we look forward to you helping us grow the sport.
wrote on October 29, 2016 at 3:11 am:
Disregard my comment about Apex

It's Gibbons who's already agreed to play the Christ School in the Champions Challenge
wrote on October 29, 2016 at 3:09 am:
If Conf 3 (SWAC) has 9 teams and play a home/away series that will give each school 16 games

They can add an additional "endowment game" and thus play 1 non Conf opponent

It appears Apex is already agreed to play the Private school state runner ups from last year