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wrote on August 30, 2016 at 4:12 pm:
Catholic moves down next year 2017-2018. This season they will be playing 4a in all sports. I also don't see it as a disadvantage for catholic playing 4a considering they won basketball and football state championships last year and were considered favorites in lacrosse.
South Wake Sports from Holly Springs wrote on August 30, 2016 at 3:11 pm:
South Wake Sports - will be hosting two Saturday Playdays on September 24th and October 8th at South Wake Lacrosse Park. This is open to high school teams in grades 9-12.

Click here for additional information and registration

Chance to get some work in before fall tournaments or spring preparation.
wrote on August 30, 2016 at 2:58 pm:
Realignment will not take place until the 2017-2018 school year. At that time there will be a wholesale shift of quite a few teams from 4A to 3A. You can see the new alignment at the NCHSAA website, but that will not apply for this year.

As far as new teams this year, in the Triangle Voyager Academy is planning on being Varsity at the 1A level, and Southern Durham is planning to field a squad as part of the 3A Big 8 Conference. They will both likely be part of Conference 6 for lacrosse.
New D3 team in Raleigh, why is CC 3A? from Durham wrote on August 30, 2016 at 2:33 pm:
William Peace University in Raleigh is adding both M&W lacrosse for the 2018 season. See laxpower article.

As for Catholic going to 3A, the NCHSAA has changed the parameters for each classification so that instead of a 25/25/25/25 membership for each class, the new classifications will be split 20/30/30/20 for 4A/3A/2A/1A. The feeling by the NCHSAA members was that a small 4A (Catholic as an example) was at a disadvantage in most of their sports to compete competitively at the higher level. Population wise across the NCHSAA schools in the state, the ADs, school boards, the NCHSAA and others all felt that the 20/30/30/20 split was better than the 25/25... split which has been in use for years. There was even discussion about adding a 5A classification but that was not add mainly due to logistics of travel, conference alignment, scheduling, the whole shooting match.
wrote on August 29, 2016 at 8:27 pm:
Why did CLT Catholic move down to 3A ?
wrote on August 29, 2016 at 2:46 pm:
First, Charlotte Catholic is an excellent program; one of the top in the state

However, in the last 5 years they've only played 2 schools in the Triangle

Apex & Gibbons, and 3-1 against them

Of course, there are many other quality teams in Triangle and nothing is gaurunteed

State championships are won in post season play

And even the opponents you beat in the regular season, you must beat again in May

I think this years NWG squad would haven given Catholic quite a game
Scott Orr wrote on August 29, 2016 at 1:43 am:
I'd like to start a trend on this forum. If you can't sign your name to your post, I would question your motive. I love the fact that people love their local HS team or travel program, but why trash any other program? Here in the triangle it seems anything but a monopoly to me. There are several programs, each with a loyal base. Perfect. Happy? Stay where you are! Unhappy? Try somewhere else!
wrote on August 28, 2016 at 5:05 pm:
Ever since that loss in 2012 to Grimsley, Catholic has been 10-1 vs against the non Charlotte area North Carolina teams. Only loss came to Apex (2015 State Championship game) by one goal.
wrote on August 27, 2016 at 11:16 am:
Public School academic school year starting next week

What's the latest on any new schools starting men's varsity programs?

Any talk of schools dropping lax?
Neal Camak from Raleigh wrote on August 25, 2016 at 3:07 pm:
NCLA Girls Fall Instructional Registration is now OPEN! Grades 1-12. Early Bird Pricing ENDS August 28th! Find out More at www.nclaxacademy.com
Neal Camak from Raleigh wrote on August 25, 2016 at 3:04 pm:
NCLA sponsored girls Carolina Flight travel team fall tour tryouts are THIS SUNDAY, August 28, in Apex. Register now at www.carolinaflightlax.com
wrote on August 24, 2016 at 3:45 am:
...except of course, Charlotte Catholics loss to Greensboro Grimsley in 2012
Laxpoet from Apex wrote on August 24, 2016 at 12:48 am:
You say you want to know
who is the best
There once were four
but now it is a mess
A monopoly it seems
with Illuminati backing
No one knows why
the reputation isnโ€™t cracking
The coaches brag
but have nothing more to offer
than increased prices
please add to the coffer
We wanted a team
with kids who love to play
but all we see is primping coaches
lauding their own praises โ€œHey, hey.โ€
When will parents say
"Enough is enough?"
I donโ€™t care if goalies are free
Poor performance equals fluff!
wrote on August 23, 2016 at 5:52 pm:
Good Luck to the class of 2016 as they head off to start their college lacrosse careers. Based on LaxPower, North Carolina is sending 67 players to play in college (25 DI; 22DII; 20 DIII). Quite remarkable. We know you will represent the state of NC well. Good Luck!
Timothy from Raleigh wrote on August 23, 2016 at 2:29 pm:
Hello Fellow Lax Players,
We are organizing a fall men's league for all adult players 18 and older. This time we are teaming up with ULAX to offer a new experience and hoping to draw 5-6 teams this fall. Please check out the link with more info in case you're interested in signing up. www.ulax.org/raleigh
NCLA wrote on August 22, 2016 at 7:32 pm:
The North Carolina Lacrosse Academy is offering clinics for boys grades 2-8.
Sundays from 9am-10am at Kiwanis Park in Raleigh Sept 11-Oct 16. go to
nclaxacademy.com to register.
RE: Mr. Felix wrote on August 19, 2016 at 2:59 pm:
I have yet to see a team from the Triad area beat Charlotte Catholic since I have been down here (5 years). That doesn't look like it will change this year. They might be "rebuilding" but they're a team that just reloads with very good young talent year after year. The power is still in the Charlotte area, until a triad team takes down Catholic or LKN.
919 Elite Lacrosse from Triangle wrote on August 19, 2016 at 1:13 am:
919 Elite Lacrosse
High School Tryouts
Grades 9-12(Grad Years 2017-2020)

September 17th at North Main Athletic Complex, Holly Springs.

Additional program information and tryout registration at www.919Elite.com
Mark Florio from wake forest wrote on August 17, 2016 at 10:37 pm:
**Friday Night LAX in Wake Forest**
MVP Sports Factory is excited to announce our partnering with Just For Lax Moms to hold a series of clinics and skill building sessions for boys interested in learning the game of lacrosse. This class is ideal for 6-12 years old with zero to three yearsโ€™ experience.
Coach Mark Florio has more than 18 yearsโ€™ experience coaching boys all over the Triangle from beginners to high- level high school travel teams. He is a dedicated coach who enjoys instilling a passion for the game while focusing on fundamentals and building great character and sportsmanship.
Each session will include 4 Friday night clinics and 2 optional Sunday evening clinics. Friday curriculum will focus on passing, catching, shooting, ground balls, and basic offensive & defensive concepts. Sunday curriculum will focus on game play and scrimmaging. Parents are also invited to attend a free workshop each Sunday that are very helpful in introducing you to the world of lacrosse.
Fall 2016
Session 1: September $165

Fridays: 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30 6:00pm-8:00pm

Sundays: 9/18 & 9/25 5:30pm-7:00pm

Session 2: October $165

Fridays: 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28 6:00pm-8:00pm

Sundays: 10/16 & 10/23 5:30pm-7:00pm
**REGISTER FOR BOTH SESSIONS FOR $300**



Register online at www.mvpsportsfactory.com or by calling 919-453-1503 to reserve your spot.
Another school to field lacrosse wrote on August 17, 2016 at 1:11 am:
Information was relayed to me today that Union Pines HS in Moore County would field a club team next spring.
Anyone know of other schools adding either as V or club?
2017 Lax from Carolina wrote on August 16, 2016 at 5:01 pm:
I think you'll see some teams this year move up from that lower tier to the middle level as they gain some youth players with years of experience. There are certainly some programs on the rise.

However at the high end I think with the 4a and 3a you see the usual suspects holding strong.

In no particular order:
3A - East : Chapel Hill, Carborro, Cedar Ridge, Northwood

4A - East : Hoggard, Gibbons, Middle Creeek, Apex, Holly Springs, Broughton, Leesville, Green Hope

3A - West : Marvin, Weddington, but this is where maybe some new teams emerge from Triad/Charlotte.

4A - West : Catholic, NW Guilford, Lake Norman, maybe Reynolds who was younger last year. Always a mix of Charlotte teams that improve but those top 3 should be strong as always.

Probably missed a few, but overall this is a year where lower teams will jump to the middle, and then in the next 2-3 years we will start to see those middle teams join the ones listed above.
Local player makes U19 Indoor Team wrote on August 16, 2016 at 1:39 am:
Josh Zawada, who played his freshman year at Cardinal Gibbons, has been chosen to play on the U19 US Indoor Team that will play for the U19 World Indoor Championship being held in Six Nations, Ontario Canada on August 24-27, 2016.

Congratulations to Josh.
YLS Lacrosse from Triangle wrote on August 15, 2016 at 3:05 pm:
The YLS Fall Champions League is in it's 11th year and will be starting on Sunday, September 18th with 6 weeks of games.

Games played on the turf at womble Park in Holly Springs.

Grades K-2, and 3-5th play from 10-11AM, and 6-8th Grade play from 11-Noon.

Registration is up at www.YLSLacrosse.com and is a great way to keep a stick in your hand through the fall especially for those doing other sports.

Spots are available for full teams, email directors@YLSLacrosse.com if interested in entering a full team.

Good luck to everyone this fall!
Steven Treman from Wilmington wrote on August 15, 2016 at 2:17 pm:
The Wilmington Lacrosse Tournament is now signing up teams for the 13th annual tournament on October 15-16, 2016.
We will be at Veteran's park which has lights if needed. We also will be having D1, D2, and D3 coaches attending and working the event. Please send in your entry forms ASAP. For more information visit the website
www.wilmingtonlacrossefestival.com
Mr. Felix from Waxhaw wrote on August 15, 2016 at 2:25 am:
Any predictions for the west this Year? From what I read, Weddington and Marvin Ridge will battle again for the 3A West crown. How about the 4A? Catholic, Lake Norman, and the rest of Charlotte teams seem to be rebuilding, It looks like the the 4A power is now is Triad ad the 3A power is in Union County. Any thoughts??