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wrote on September 18, 2015 at 10:52 pm:
So it looks like no changes to Conf 3 or Conf 4 in the latest NCHSAA 2016 Conference draft

Both still have 10 teams, too many to legally play a home & away series

So what will these conferences do?

Play one game vs each conf opponent or break into divisions?

Will either hold an end of season conf tournament?

What's best? - discuss!
wrote on September 18, 2015 at 9:38 pm:
Who's the best LSM this coming year going to be in the state?
wrote on September 18, 2015 at 4:19 pm:
Huge difference between being a recruited player and actually playing in college. IMHO.
Until a bunch of NC kids do well in any level of college ball whether it be D1, D2 or D3, no one will respect NC lax. You can point out recruits all you want, but show me success on the field....all conference, all american or for that matter even just starting

Way too many kids from NC have gone off to play in the college ranks and fallen off the radar.
Alpha 423 Pro Clinic from Triangle wrote on September 18, 2015 at 1:57 pm:
Alpha 423 Clinic featuring Rob Pannell(MLL Leading goal scorer/Tewaaraton winner) and Max Seibald(All World/Tewaaraton winner) still has a few spots remaining for the 3-5th and high school age groups(6-8th division is full).

The clinic will be held at Womble Park this Sunday, September 20th.

wrote on September 17, 2015 at 9:40 pm:
If you look at who McAllie has now, they have the No. 1 Prospect in both the 2016 and 2017 classes. They will be a serious team throughout the country. Also the 2016 class of McAllie has 1 player going to Denver and another going to Virginia, so I would call those schools cream of the crop.
anon wrote on September 17, 2015 at 8:40 pm:
Here is a list of McCallie's committed players
Ross Pridemore(Virginia)2018 A-Ranked as #1 Sophomore on recruiting rundown, #10 on inside lacrosse
Mick Upchurch(Princeton)2017 D -Ranked as #43 Junior on recruiting rundown
Jeff Durden(Navy)2016 D
Neal Brown(Johns Hopkins)2018 A
Trevor miller(Hofstra)2017 M *Charlotte native
Zach Hutchko(Denver)2016 A *Charlotte native
Sage Reith(Furman)2017 F/O
wrote on September 17, 2015 at 8:33 pm:
Being from NC was a huge detriment to my son during his recruiting. One coach even went so far to state that no NC player would ever be good enough to play for him. Looking at the lack of sucess NC players have had in D1 over the yrs, I think he was pretty spot on. Correct me if I'm wrong but the only two kids I'm aware of that have had success at the top level of D1 are Sawyer at Loyola and Hull at Navy.
wrote on September 17, 2015 at 6:07 pm:
I appreciate Laxpower's attempt to level the playing field with ROM but it's difficult to extrapolate from games played against similar opponents three times removed.
I was fortunate to watch the National High School Lacrosse Showcase this Summer. My son's team played some tremendous competition (Paul VI, Smithtown East, Brother Rice, St John's prep, etc.) They were 6-1, losing only to Brother Rice but even with that they didn't make the playoffs. That was Haverford, Calvert Hall, Boy's Latin and McDonough.
Watching those teams was tremendous. I played in New England as a child and have coached Middle and High School for years and this was a whole other stratosphere.
This is not written as a condemnation of North Carolina lacrosse just to add perspective. Opportunities abound here because of access to UNC and Duke as well as there alums. But when people are surprised about the lack of DI recruits or tout the strength of some of the local travel teams one has to realize where we are in the overall landscape.
wrote on September 17, 2015 at 4:08 pm:
With limited knowledge of the McCallie school program, I know 3 high D1 commits 2016 Denver, 2017 Princeton and 2018 Virginia (number 1 2018 in the country).
wrote on September 17, 2015 at 2:59 pm:
McCallie is not in NC and does not impact NCHSAA national rankings

Polls contain bias and you are right it is difficult to crack the positive bias that has been earned by MIAA-A schools

However, Laxpower is a formula based ranking which contains a component called Regional Offset Margin (ROM)

Simply play against talented out of state teams (Marvin Ridge, Gibbons, Catholic, Norman do this) and either keep the games close or actually win. The NCHSAA ROM will go up. Playing other NCHSAA teams only is detrimental to ALL NC laxers. This is why it is important that top NC teams in the SWAC and CAP8 play nearby out of state privates such as schools in DC IAC and VISAA. NC is also a spring break destination for some big time programs. SWAC and Cap8 teams should look for games when northern squads come to town.

I'd rather see the our boys get whipped by a team from Maryland than score 20+ twice against a brand new program
from Durham wrote on September 17, 2015 at 2:17 pm:
The previous poster hit the nail on the head, McCallie isn't even close to being the #1`HS team in the country. Eyes do need to be opened, lacrosse in the south is not equal to lacrosse in the upper Atlantic seaboard area. McCallie may have a lot of D1 commits but how many are to mid and lower tier D1 schools and how many are to upper D1 schools. A quick look at LaxPower recruit commitments for the 2016 class show none going to upper D1 programs. The highest level D1 programs for their commits are Providence, Bellarmine, Furman and Vermont; not exactly the cream of the crop for top notch D1 competition.

We need to realize that most of us are comparing apples and oranges, not apples and apples.
wrote on September 17, 2015 at 1:25 pm:
McCallie finished last year at 19-2 and were ranked #176. It's really difficult for a team that can't schedule games against a high level of competition consistently to be ranked that highly.
They really only play a handful of games that are competitive because geographically they are isolated from quality lacrosse.
If they finish the season in the top 150, I'd be surprised.
In order to get to that high level you need to be in the MIAA, Founder's League, etc. Many of these teams have 7-8 DI commits most have more. But it's not even the number but where they are going. It's eye-opening.
As a parent whose son grew up playing in North Carolina and now plays at prep school in New York , it becomes readily apparent where we in North Carolina are in the lacrosse hierarchy.
wrote on September 17, 2015 at 12:25 pm:
New draft of conferences is posted on the NCHSAA website, no changes in the east but Concord is now in the mix in Conf. 10 bringing the total number of schools statewide up to 98. From 57 when the NCHSAA took over to 98 is phenomenal growth in 7 years.

Thanks to everyone who has helped with youth leagues, middle schools and the high schools to make this happen. Hopefully next year will see the number of teams exceed 100.
wrote on September 16, 2015 at 5:30 pm:

New proposed conference list up, any changes?
C. Kirchmann from Raleigh wrote on September 16, 2015 at 4:59 pm:
Sanderson High School is seeking a Varsity head coach for their Mens' Lacrosse Team. We have a strong group of seniors, an excellent goalie and face-off specialist and a great community of players and parents. Contact the athletic director, Tony Lewis, at rlewis1@wcpss.net or 919-881-4800 if interested.
wrote on September 16, 2015 at 1:42 pm:
I heard Trevor Miller is playing at McCallie School this year, and possible next year. Their team should be #1 in nation when rankings come out. They have about 8-10 legitimate D1 commits.
wrote on September 16, 2015 at 1:33 pm:
Miller - McCallie,TN
westisbeast wrote on September 16, 2015 at 1:03 pm:
Just looking at year end awards, Gibbons graduated 5 All Everything players. 4 first team and 1 second team. The only returning award winner is an honorable mention all region player. The combination of losing so much talent, relying on so many untested players and moving up to 4A will be a terribly hard hurdle to jump
Changed for Both Events from Wake Forest wrote on September 15, 2015 at 11:47 pm:
Mark Burnam & The Road Warriors Present The Thompson Brothers Camp
Session 1 Oct 2,6-9PM 3RD-8Th Grade
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U9/U11 - 2-4PM
U13/U15 - 4-6PM
wrote on September 14, 2015 at 5:00 pm:
I read the psot about LN and Trevor Miller. where is he playing next year? He is quite the player and I was looking forward to watching him finish out his HS career.
wrote on September 13, 2015 at 3:14 pm:
I understand that a lot of the most qualified and passionate coaches in the triangle have sons playing club. If these dads are interested in more than just their son, the simple solution is to coach another team within your club. If your boy is a 2019 you should coach the 2020 team instead of your son. These are well paid positions, it is reasonable to ask for this. Pop Warner is not a good comparison as football recruiting happens through your school and from HS varsity play. A big part of lacrosse recruiting is based on club.
HS coaches on the other hand have rules governing who they can coach outside of school and when. The clubs that use HS coaches effectively pull in coaches from multiple high schools.
EG wrote on September 12, 2015 at 11:29 pm:
re: 2016 Proposed Conference Alignments

It would make more sense competitively, geographically, and for balance to have Chapel Hill HS move into Conference 5.

It doesn't align with football and so it won't be considered.
wrote on September 12, 2015 at 9:36 pm:
How will Cardinal Gibbons be this year? Will they win the east in 4a?
wrote on September 12, 2015 at 5:49 pm:
Catholic is too good for that to happen. Also the loss of LN best player from last year, Trevor Miller, that will just make it that much harder to beat Catholics stud defense.
Lax Guru from Charlotte wrote on September 11, 2015 at 11:31 pm:
Way too early prediction: Lake Norman stuns state and wins NC state title. Large group of seniors who have played with eachother all their lives