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June 7, 2014

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

The Apex girls and Cardinal Gibbons boys ended the season No. 1 in N&O area rankings.

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

Name School Yr. Pos.
Nick Arcuri Middle Creek Sr. G Opponents averaged 5.6 goals against the 16-2 Mustangs.
Mike Daum Apex Sr. M Controlled midfield for the Cougars; had 33 goals, 14 assists.
Jamie Herakovich Ravenscroft Sr. A All-state attacker led Ravens to the NCISAA semifinals.
Colby Lalicker Apex Sr. M All-America pick had 50 goals, 12 assists.
Chris Lappin Cardinal Gibbons Jr. D All-America defender for 1A/2A/3A champs.
Robbie Lavelle Cardinal Gibbons Sr. M Poured in 56 goals and 13 assists as an All-America pick.
Ian Levin East Chapel Hill Sr. A All-America pick had 114 points (66 goals, 48 assists).
Hayden Lovett Broughton Jr. D All-America pick helped Caps to 14-4 record.
Gannon Morrison Cardinal Gibbons Sr. A Marist recruit had 57 goals, 71 assists and was A-A pick
Owen Perrien Jordan Sr. A Had 53 goals and 18 assists for 4A East runners-up.
Daniel Wittekind East Chapel Hill Sr. D Defender helped Wildcats to 13-4 record.

Girls lacrosse

Name School Yr. Pos.
Olivia Aschman Ravenscroft Jr. A Had 77 goals and 19 assists for the NCISAA state runners-up.
Ashley Blawas Wakefield Sr. M 94 points (45 goals, 49 assists) for the 16-3 Wolverines.
Madeline Bromley Athens Drive Jr. A Coastal Carolina recruit had 56 goals and 32 assists.
Mia Castagnero Apex Jr. M Richmond recruit had 73 goals, 36 assists; title game MVP.
Anna Collawn Ravenscroft Soph. M 46 goals and 30 assists for the Ravens.
Kelsey Dupere Broughton Sr. A 93 goals and 40 assists for the Cap Eight champs.
Naomi Lerner Durham Academy Sr. D UNC recruit helped Cavaliers to NCISAA semifinals.
Jessie DeLuca Apex Sr. D Old Dominion recruit had 28 goals and 16 assists.
Rose Redfoot Apex Sr. G American recruit was league player of the year.
Shelby Scanlin Cardinal Gibbons Sr. M Maryland recruit had 99 goals and seven assists for the East runners-up.
Rebecca Wiley Cardinal Gibbons Sr. A 74 points (36 goals, 38 assists) for the Crusaders.

Final N&O lacrosse rankings

Girls lacrosse

Rank, School Record Pvs
1. Apex 17-2 2
2. Cardinal Gibbons 16-3 1
3. Ravenscroft 16-3 3
4. Broughton 17-3 4
5. Wakefield 16-3 5
6. Durham Academy 11-5 6
7. Chapel Hill 11-6 7
8. East Chapel Hill 9-10 8
9. Green Hope 10-6 9
10. Millbrook 11-5 10

Boys lacrosse

Rank, School Record Pvs
1. Cardinal Gibbons 22-0 1
2. Apex 19-3 2
3. Jordan 12-7 3
4. East Chapel Hill 16-4 4
5. Broughton 13-4 5
6. Durham Academy 10-8 6
7. Ravenscroft 12-3 7
8. Middle Creek 16-2 8
9. Athens Drive 12-5 9
10. Green Hope 13-8 10

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