Apex senior midfielder Colby Lalicker was voted player of the year by the coaches of the Southwest Wake Athletic Conference – known as Conference 3 by the NCHSAA as it also includes Pinecrest High (Southern Pines). Lalicker had 50 goals and 12 assists and was a force on faceoffs.
Middle Creek coach Paul Robison was voted lacrosse coach of the year.
Apex (19-3), which lost in the state championship game, also had senior midfielder Mike Daum (34 goals, 14 assists) on the first team. The Cougars had seven selections in all, adding second-teamers like junior attacker Chandler Besser (32 goals, 46 assists), defender Cameron Randall, defender Joey Copeland, attacker Brendan Farrell (41 goals, 10 assists) and senior goalie Tyler Nesbitt.
Middle Creek (16-2), which was co-conference champ, placed middie Justin Medwar (46 goals, 7 assists), attacker Daniel McCauley (40 goals, 18 assists), goalie Nick Arcuri and attacker Jack Doetzer (37 goals, 14 assists) on the first team. The Mustangs also added midfielder Dylan Bryan (14 goals, 13 assists) and long-stick midfielder Jack Diebolt to the second team.
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Third-place Athens Drive had middie Scott Baird (35 goals, 21 assists), faceoff specialist Peyton Smith and attacker Conor Gronbach (38 goals, 19 assists) on first team and middie Brock Martin (28 goals, 14 assists) on second team.
Fourth-place Green Hope placed faceoff specialist Wilson Booth (26 goals, 16 assists) on first team and attacker Nolan Paussa (56 goals, 23 assists) on second team.
Senior Will Forrestal, an attacker, made first-team for Holly Springs (9-9). Midfielder Mason Boone was on second team.
Panther Creek (9-11) had two second-team selections: middies Matt Artman and Carter Rucker.
Cary (3-14), Pinecrest (3-13) and Fuquay-Varina (0-16) did not have an all-conference pick.
|T1. Middle Creek||16-2||15-1|
|3. Athens Drive||12-5||12-4|
|4. Green Hope||13-8||9-7|
|5. Holly Springs||9-9||8-8|
|6. Panther Creek||9-11||7-9|