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Riverside fan wrote on February 24, 2017 at 8:49 pm:
Looking at Lax Power, it seems that Riverside is playing 7 games this year and that's it, could that be correct? Who made that schedule with only 7 games?
CLT from charlotte wrote on February 23, 2017 at 7:34 pm:
Weddington/Charlotte Christian scrimmage tonight. Let us know how it goes.
Brent Voelkel from Chapel Hill wrote on February 23, 2017 at 3:18 am:
Chapel Hill is looking for a game on March 21st-just found out we lost a conference game and have an opening -please contact Coach Voelkel -bvoelkel@nc.rr.com
Thank you and good luck to all teams this spring
wrote on February 23, 2017 at 1:02 am:
Heritage defeated Chapel Hill 8-5 in the scrimmage tonight. Heritage looked really good.
X Lax Dad from Greensboro wrote on February 22, 2017 at 3:43 pm:
Cardinal Gibbons scrimmaged NWGHS at Guilford College Lax field on Saturday. Final score was approx. 17-14 in favor of CGHS. NWGHS led early but CGHS had a slight lead at half. Lots of scoring on both ends. Both teams strong offensively. CGHS had the advantage at the face off position but NWGHS moved the ball well on offense and in transition. A real treat to see two of the best teams in NC shake some of the rust off from the long winter. Expect both teams to be in the hunt for East and West champion respectively.
NC Lax wrote on February 22, 2017 at 1:42 am:
A lot of teams scrimmaged this past weekend, anyone go to some of these scrimmages? Who looked good?
Lacrosse fan from Chapel hill wrote on February 19, 2017 at 4:58 pm:
What are they saying on private school front - repeat of Ravenscroft v Christ School
Coach Lantzy from Durham wrote on February 19, 2017 at 4:22 am:
Thursday March 9, 2017 Match-ups Time Location
Norfolk Academy (VA) v. Hill Academy II (CN) 8:30pm UNC Navy Field
Chapel Hill HS (NC) v. Woodberry Forest (VA) 7:00pm UNC Navy Field

Friday March 10, 2017 Match-ups Time Location
Hill Academy II (CN) v. Providence Day School (NC) 4:15pm Cardinal Gibbons
Cardinal Gibbons (NC) v. Lambert HS (GA) 4:15pm Cardinal Gibbons
Charlotte Latin (NC) v. Ravenscroft (NC) 6:00pm Cardinal Gibbons
Memphis University School (TN) v. Norfolk Academy 6:00pm Cardinal Gibbons
McCallie School (TN) v. Woodberry Forest (VA) 4:00pm Durham County Stadium
Cape Henry Colliegiate (VA) v. Highland Park (TX) 5:45pm Durham County Stadium
Kiski School (PA) v. Lake Norman (NC) 7:30pm Durham County Stadium
Durham Academy (NC) v. Charlotte Christian (NC) 4:00pm NC Central University
Wando (SC) v. STAB (VA) 5:45pm NC Central University

Girls Games
Durham Academy (NC) vs Myers Park (NC) 7:00om UNC Navy Field
Pope (GA) vs Green Hope (NC) 8:15pm UNC Navy Field
Norfolk Academy (VA) vs Charlotte Catholic (NC) 7:45pm Cardinal Gibbons
Cardinal Gibbons (NC) v. St. Catherine's (VA) 7:45pm Cardinal Gibbons

Saturday March 11, 2017 Match-ups Time Location
Lambert HS (GA) v. Calvert Hall (MD) 10:00am Cardinal Gibbons
Norfolk Academy (VA) v. Paul VI (VA) 10:00am Cardinal Gibbons
Cape Henry Colliegiate (VA) v. Charlotte Latin (NC) 11:45am Cardinal Gibbons
Lake Norman HS (NC) v. East Chapel Hill (NC) 10:00am Cedar Falls Park
Charlotte Country Day (NC) v. Hill Academy II 11:45am Cedar Falls Park
Memphis University School (TN) v. Woodberry Forest (VA) 10:00am Duke University
Providence Day School (NC) v. Wando (SC) 10:00am Durham County Stadium
Charlotte Christian (NC) v. Ravenscroft (NC) 12:00pm Durham County Stadium
STAB (VA) v. St. Marks (TX) 5:45pm Durham County Stadium
Northwest Gulford HS (NC) v. Highland Park HS (TX) 7:15pm Durham County Stadium
McDonogh School (MD) v. Durham Academy (NC) 10:00am NC Central University
McCallie School (TN) v. Kiski School (PA) 11:45am NC Central University

College Games
Duke University v. Loyola University 12:00pm Koskinen Stadium
University of North Carolina v. Hofstra University 2:30pm Fetzer Field
University of North Carolina Women v. UVA Women 12:00pm Fetzer Field

Girls Games
Charlotte Catholic (NC) vs Norfolk Academy (VA) 4:15pm Cardinal Gibbons
Myers Park (NC) vs St. Catherine's (VA) 4:15pm Cardinal Gibbons
Cy Fair (TX) vs Cardinal Gibbons (NC) 6:00pm Cardinal Gibbons
Durham Academy (NC) vs Pope (GA) 9:45am UNC Navy Field

Sunday March 12, 2017 Match-ups
Boy's Games Time Location
St. Marks School (TX) v. Paul VI (VA) 11:30pm Durham County Stadium
Calvert Hall HS (MD) v. Grennsboro Day School (NC) 1:30pm Durham County Stadium
Hill Academy II (CN) v. Memphis University School (TN) 10:00am Cardinal Gibbons
STAB (VA) v. Kiski School (PA) 10:00am Cardinal Gibbons
Hill Acedemy II (CN) v. Wando HS (SC) 1:00pm Cardinal Gibbons

Girls Game
Cy Fair (TX) vs St. Catherine's 10:00am Duke University

Monday March 13, 2017 Time Location
Highland Park (TX) v. McDonogh School (MD) 10:00am Duke Univeristy
St. Mark's School (TX) v. Hill Academy II (CN) 10:00pm Durham County Stadium

Tuesday March 14, 2017 Time Location
Cardinal Gibbons (NC) v. McDonogh School (MD) 4:00pm Cardinal Gibbons
Coach Lantzy from Durham wrote on February 19, 2017 at 4:21 am:
For immediate release (date of release)
Contact: Jon Lantzy, jon.lantzy@da.org
Seventh Annual King of the Spring Face-Off Classic set for March 9-13, 2017, in Durham, Raleigh and Chapel Hill, N.C.
Top high school lacrosse teams to support efforts of the Vs. Cancer Foundation
DURHAM, N.C. โ€“ The national high school lacrosse spotlight will turn to the Triangle area of North Carolina once again this spring as 34 of the nation's top men's and women's high school lacrosse teams will compete in the eighth annual Brine King of the Spring Face-Off Classic, scheduled for March 9-13, 2017, in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Hosting this year's tournament are Durham Academy and Cardinal Gibbons High School. The complete tournament schedule is available at www.kingofspringlax.com.
"Year eight has shaped up to be the toughest field of teams in the eventโ€™s history. We have reigning state champions from North Carolina, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee, along with the 2016 MIAA [Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association] champion all participating this spring,โ€ explained Jon Lantzy, tournament director and Durham Academy boys lacrosse coach. โ€œThe King of the Spring has emerged as a one-of-a-kind event in the high school lacrosse community and hasย quicklyย become an annual destination for some of the best programs in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast.
"As coaches and educators, we are always looking for meaningful opportunities to expose our student-athletes to the true meaning of service. We will once again use this weekend as on opportunity for not only great competition on the field, but a chance to inspire our student-athletes to use their many talents to make theirย communities a better place."
The 2017 tournament will once again support the efforts of the Vs. Cancer Foundation, a nonprofit that aims to cure childhood cancer by directing proceeds to both national-level research efforts and local pediatric cancer hospitals for patient care. Learn more about this Raleigh-based organization at www.vs-cancer.org.
โ€œOn behalf of the Vs. Cancer Foundation, we are humbled and thrilled to be partnering with Durham Academy and the King of the Spring Face-Off Classic again in 2017, as we have a real and tangible opportunity to help change outcomes for children battling cancer right here in North Carolina," said Chase Jones, founder and CEO of the Vs. Cancer Foundation. "As a cancer survivor, personally, I have been on the receiving end of these funds that are raised, and we are ecstatic to now help the next child beat cancer, right here in the Triangle."
Lantzy is grateful to have the Vs. Cancer Foundation as a King of the Spring partner.
"Chase and the Vs. Cancer Foundation are doing wonderful things, not only in the Triangle but across the country, helping so many kids and families," he said. "The first time I met Chase, it took about a second to see the amount to passion he has for this cause. Chase is an athlete and a cancer survivor โ€” he understands the impact that team sports have on young adults and their communities. The Vs. Cancer Foundation allows young student-athletes to use their love of sports to support such an important cause, and we are thrilled to have them as a partner for this yearโ€™s event.โ€
In addition to the 34 high school boys and girls teams that will compete, the players will be able to take in some terrific collegiate action. Duke University will take on Loyola University on Saturday, March 11, at noon; the defending NCAA DI champion University of North Carolina men will face Hofstra University on March 11 at 2:30 p.m.; and the defending NCAA DI champion, University of North Carolina women will take on the University of Virginia on March 11 at noon.
In all, the 34 teams participating in the King of the Spring tournament will compete in 38 games on fields around the Triangle over the course of four days. Joining hosts Durham Academy and Cardinal Gibbons in sponsoring the event are Brine Lacrosse, Triangle Orthopedic Associates, Fusion Lacrosse, Lacrosse.com and the newly formed Durham Sports Commission.
Stevie wrote on February 15, 2017 at 1:40 pm:
The champions challenge to support wounded warrior is a great event with an even greater cause. If you have not attended in past please try to come out and support.

Interesting thought by Spice Boy that Catholic/ Weddington is suggested Champ Challenge marquee game. The first two years the prime time game pitted the defending state champs against each other. This year and last that changed. I hope the school administrators and club coaches can get the defending champs to return. My choice for game slate is

CCDS girls vs CGHS girls (NCISAA vs NCHSAA champs)
Forsyth vs Marvin Ridge (NCISAA D2 vs NCHSAA 3A)
Ravenscroft vs CGHS (NCISAA D1 vs NCHSAA 4A) - LP top two teams in 2016 too
D1 Commits wrote on February 14, 2017 at 9:19 pm:
It appears that North Carolina has over 30 Athletes committed to play D1 Lacrosse from the 2017-2019 Classes. Schools from the ACC, Big 10, Big East, Ivy, SoCon, etc. are all represented. Great to see that these young men from our state are getting recognition for their work.
Freddy the freak. wrote on February 14, 2017 at 6:38 pm:
3A Early Rankings

After weddington got upset last year in the playoffs they have had that ring of their minds. They are more talented and more experienced than any other team in 3A. They have at least 6 college commits (5 are d1). They come back this year only losing 2 starters but have reloaded these positions. Look for Helms (UNC), Shipley (Penn), Leonard (Furman) and Fasanaro (Quinnipiac) to lead the high powered offense. Look for Donofrio and Mabarak to back up the strong D.
Marvin Ridge
Marvin Ridge may have seen a drop of from last year but people have said that every year. They lose about 6 starters and are still considered very young. With the new coach it will be interesting to see how they play without the Dodd father. Offensively they are lead by Renner (Furman) and Atlas. Defensively they look to a very young squad that is hoping to pick up the slack that was left behind.
Northern Guilford
North Guilford is a team that has always seen its way to the Semis. Overall the team is very scrappy and plays hard in between the lines. Offensively they are somewhat weak, but defensively they are lead by Mayer in goal who is working hard to fill his brothers shoes from a couple years ago.
Community of Davidson
Community of Davidson is an up and coming team that has shown success in the past year or so. They cut it close with Weddington this past year and that caught many people's attention. Offensively they are young but still will test any defense. Defensively they are lead by strong and veteran defensive unit. I could see this team as a black horse in 3A.
Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill is an up and down team. In the past their team has been seen as a strong group. They lose a senior goalie who really anchored the D yet they are still very hopeful for the future. They aren't a team to give up and roll over so don't doubt these guys.
wrote on February 14, 2017 at 1:17 am:
Who do you think will be the most impactful freshman this year?
Not necessarily the best, but the most impactful to their team.
Spicy Boi wrote on February 13, 2017 at 2:07 am:
@LaxBro I agree with you on the NW game that Weddington will come out victorious, but Catholic matches up well with Weddington. Will not be an easy game for the Warriors, I'm making a way too early prediction (only because the conversation has started) that Catholic will upset Weddington in the Wounded Warrior game (which I think should be the primetime game).
Laxbro wrote on February 10, 2017 at 3:57 pm:
Weddington vs Catholic and Weddington vs NW who do you have in both? Weddingtons offense probably best in the state with the middies (UNC,Penn, Furman) Helms,Shipley, Leonard. (Attack Quinnipiac and Roanoke) I dont think they will lose coming from a outside source.
TriadLax wrote on February 8, 2017 at 9:58 pm:
There are a few "barometer" games within the first couple of weeks of the season--games that will begin to show where teams stack up as the season begins:

1. Leesville Rd. at Broughton (2/28)--two teams perennially fighting for the top spot in Conf. 4. Leesville graduated a lot of talent, while Broughton seems to be bringing a lot back.
2. Lake Norman at CG (3/4)--the first week of the season brings a rematch of last year's championship game! Both teams lost some great talent to graduation, particularly scoring, but will likely reload as always. This is a Saturday game, so hopefully there will be a good crowd for this one.
3. Holly Springs at Apex (3/7)--Apex is another team that graduated a lot of talent, while Holly Springs seems to be returning a lot of good talent.
4. Weddington at NW Guilford (3/10)--Both teams have significant returning talent on both sides of the ball. Weddington appears to be the favorite in the 3A this year, and NW Guilford should be top 3 or 4 in 4A. Big measuring stick game for both teams.

I'm sure there are other great games that I've missed--these just caught my eye looking at some of the teams' schedules. Looking forward to another great season of lacrosse in NC.
Freddy the freak. wrote on February 8, 2017 at 6:40 pm:
Who does everyone believe to be the best players in 3a and 4a and who do you think it will come down to in the state finals?
Mike from Charlotte wrote on February 8, 2017 at 3:28 am:
Charlotte Country Day should have a very solid year and will most definitely compete for the Private school state championship. They are led by there strong defense (Katz, Engel, Cranz, Fewin) and veteran goalie Roselle (Middleburry Commit). The offense will have to pick up the slack without Pitroff, but look for Seniors Stackhouse, Hall and Akande to have big roles along with Sophomores Harrison and Hudson. The face off X shouldn't be a problem either as two very physical midfielders in G. Mitchell (sophomore) and N. Radford (senior) will provide plenty of ground balls for CCDS.
wrote on February 7, 2017 at 5:20 pm:
Thoughts on Charlotte Country Day for 2017?
Steve Philipp from Wilmington wrote on February 7, 2017 at 11:14 am:
The Cape Fear Clash Tournament is Scheduled For June 10-11 2017
Come join us at the Beach in Wilmington North Carolina. This is a great warm up tournament for our state club teams to attend prior to their summer out of state schedules. Lower cost than any two day tournament in the North Carolina. Link provided below.
Lax Fanatic wrote on February 7, 2017 at 1:18 am:
It's truly great to see how much tougher the strength of schedule for many NC teams has gotten over the past year. Regarding my top 5 rankings related to SOS I would have to say Cardinal Gibbons, Charlotte Catholic, Lake Norman, Northwest Guilford, and Weddington. Each of the First 4 Teams of have scheduled some really tough out of state games.
wrote on February 6, 2017 at 12:34 pm:
weddington wins the 3A state title this year with ease.
wrote on February 1, 2017 at 5:58 am:
4A- Gibbons comes out on top while returning solid players and standout athletes like their juniors whom have continued to standout year-to-year.
3A- Weddington comes out on top returning the bulk of their starting line up and with experience coming from the sophomore and junior contributors as well as strong seniors coming back to finish their last year. I see them being very difficult to beat this year.
Rick Wooten wrote on February 1, 2017 at 2:42 am:
Just a reminder of the youth officials' clinic this weekend at Cardinal Gibbons. If interested, please contact me at rickwooten.tmloa@gmail.com.

Thank you.
TriadLax wrote on January 31, 2017 at 6:39 pm:
Regarding the strength of schedule question, I haven't studied the schedules of all HS teams, but of the ones that I looked at, Cardinal Gibbons, Charlotte Catholic, NW Guilford and Weddington jumped out as having scheduled strong out-of-conference and out-of-state. Not surprising given that those teams are expected to be very strong. Of course, some teams are limited in their ability to create stronger schedules as a result of being in larger conferences and/or playing conference opponents twice.