N&O All-Metro boys and girls lacrosse teams and rankings

mblake@newsobserver.comJune 7, 2014 

Cardinal Gibbons’ boys lacrosse team pieced together an undefeated season to take the top spot in the final News & Observer area rankings. The N.C. High School Athletic Association 1A/2A/3A Crusaders placed three players on the 11-man All-Metro team.

The Apex boys, last year’s No. 1, finished No. 2 in the rankings and placed two players on the All-Metro team after a runner-up finish in the NCHSAA 4A title game. Jordan, East Chapel Hill and Broughton round out the top half of the rankings.

Seniors make up nine of the 11 boys lacrosse All-Metro selections. Only Ravenscroft’s Jamie Herakovich, East Chapel Hill’s Ian Levin and Gibbons’ Gannon Morrison are repeat selections.

Apex’s girls were the NCHSAA runner-up and end the year No. 1 in The N&O area. The Cougars took three spots on the All-Metro team.

East runner-up Cardinal Gibbons, which takes the No. 2 spot, and N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association runner-up Ravenscroft, ranked third, each put two players on the final team. Broughton and Wakefield round out the top five.

Five players are repeat All-Metro girls lacrosse selections: Athens Drive’s Madeline Bromley, Ravenscroft’s Olivia Aschman, Gibbons’ Shelby Scanlin and Apex’s Rose Redfoot and Mia Castagnero.

Boys lacrosse

Nick ArcuriMiddle CreekSr.GOpponents averaged 5.6 goals against the 16-2 Mustangs.
Mike DaumApexSr.MControlled midfield for the Cougars; had 33 goals, 14 assists.
Jamie HerakovichRavenscroftSr.AAll-state attacker led Ravens to the NCISAA semifinals.
Colby LalickerApexSr.MAll-America pick had 50 goals, 12 assists.
Chris LappinCardinal GibbonsJr.DAll-America defender for 1A/2A/3A champs.
Robbie LavelleCardinal GibbonsSr.MPoured in 56 goals and 13 assists as an All-America pick.
Ian LevinEast Chapel HillSr.AAll-America pick had 114 points (66 goals, 48 assists).
Hayden LovettBroughtonJr.DAll-America pick helped Caps to 14-4 record.
Gannon MorrisonCardinal GibbonsSr.AMarist recruit had 57 goals, 71 assists and was A-A pick
Owen PerrienJordanSr.AHad 53 goals and 18 assists for 4A East runners-up.
Daniel WittekindEast Chapel HillSr.DDefender helped Wildcats to 13-4 record.

Girls lacrosse

NameSchoolYr. Pos.
Olivia AschmanRavenscroftJr.AHad 77 goals and 19 assists for the NCISAA state runners-up.
Ashley BlawasWakefieldSr.M94 points (45 goals, 49 assists) for the 16-3 Wolverines.
Madeline BromleyAthens DriveJr.ACoastal Carolina recruit had 56 goals and 32 assists.
Mia CastagneroApexJr.MRichmond recruit had 73 goals, 36 assists; title game MVP.
Anna CollawnRavenscroftSoph.M46 goals and 30 assists for the Ravens.
Kelsey DupereBroughtonSr.A93 goals and 40 assists for the Cap Eight champs.
Naomi LernerDurham AcademySr.DUNC recruit helped Cavaliers to NCISAA semifinals.
Jessie DeLucaApexSr.DOld Dominion recruit had 28 goals and 16 assists.
Rose RedfootApexSr.GAmerican recruit was league player of the year.
Shelby ScanlinCardinal GibbonsSr. MMaryland recruit had 99 goals and seven assists for the East runners-up.
Rebecca WileyCardinal GibbonsSr.A74 points (36 goals, 38 assists) for the Crusaders.

Final N&O lacrosse rankings

Girls lacrosse

Rank, SchoolRecordPvs
1. Apex 17-22
2. Cardinal Gibbons16-31
3. Ravenscroft16-33
4. Broughton17-34
5. Wakefield16-35
6. Durham Academy11-56
7. Chapel Hill11-67
8. East Chapel Hill9-108
9. Green Hope10-69
10. Millbrook11-510

Boys lacrosse

Rank, SchoolRecordPvs
1. Cardinal Gibbons 22-01
2. Apex 19-32
3. Jordan 12-73
4. East Chapel Hill16-44
5. Broughton13-45
6. Durham Academy 10-86
7. Ravenscroft 12-37
8. Middle Creek16-28
9. Athens Drive 12-59
10. Green Hope 13-810

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