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N&O All-Metro boys and lacrosse teams, final area rankings

Cardinal Gibbons’ Stephen Albright settles the ball as he charges forward with Chapel Hill’s Jake Johnson trailing the play on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. Cardinal Gibbons won 15-1.
Cardinal Gibbons’ Stephen Albright settles the ball as he charges forward with Chapel Hill’s Jake Johnson trailing the play on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. Cardinal Gibbons won 15-1. newsobserver.com

Apex and Cardinal Gibbons, the N.C. High School Athletic Association champions, and Ravenscroft, a N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association finalist, lead the 2015 News & Observer All-Metro high school boys lacrosse team.

Gibbons has four picks on the team and Apex has three. Ravenscroft landed a couple of players.

The girls team is led by the same three schools, with two selections each.

Boys Lacrosse All-Metro team

Name, School

Class

Accomplishments

Stephen Albright,

Cardinal Gibbons

Sr.

Crusader is tough on faceoffs

Nick Arcuri,

Middle Creek

Sr.

Goalie for 18-2 Mustangs

Chandler Besser,

Apex

Sr.

37 goals, 31 assists from midfield

Owen Caputo,

Middle Creek

Fr.

Scored seven goals in first varsity game

C.J. Carpenter,

Riverside

Sr.

Led Pirates’ attack

Chris Cox,

East Chapel Hill

Jr.

Scored 62 goals and added 4 assists.

Drew Davis,

Ravenscroft

Jr.

Handled the midfield for Ravens

Jack Diebolt,

Middle Creek

Sr.

Long-stick midfielder pivotal to Mustangs

Nick Forbes,

Cardinal Gibbons

Sr.

4 goals, 7 assists in state finals to net MVP

Jack Hayden,

Apex

Jr.

51 goals, 4 assists for 4A champions

Chris Lappin,

Cardinal Gibbons

Sr.

Big Eight defensive player of the year

Ellis Llewellyn,

East Chapel Hill

Sr.

Handled 103 ground balls

Aidan Marron,

Jordan

Sr.

6-foot-5 defender for Falcons

Kevin McKendry,

Cardinal Gibbons

Sr.

All-America honors in 2014

Davis Sampere,

Leesville Road

Jr.

Handles faceoffs for Pride

Sean Seaver,

Apex

Jr

Key defender for Cougars

Peyton Smith,

Athens Drive

Jr.

Marist commitment tough in faceoffs

Mitch Snyder,

Broughton

Jr.

High Point recruit is Under Armour All-America

Mclean Voelkel,

Ravenscroft

Sr.

37 goals, 38 assists on NCISAA finalist

Girls Lacrosse All-Metro team

Name, School

Class

Accomplishments

Madeline Ade,

Heritage

Sr.

Scored 70 goals, had 36 assists

Olivia Aschman,

Ravenscroft

Sr.

Had 46 goals, 25 assists

Megan Blawas,

Wakefield

Jr.

Scored 68 goals, added 31 assists

Madeline Bromley,

Athens Drive

Sr.

Led state with 102 goals.

Mia Castagnero,

Apex

Sr.

60 goals, 82 ground balls

Meredith Chapman,

Apex

Sr.

Controlled 85 ground balls

Anna Collawn,

Ravenscroft

Jr.

Tossed in 46 goals and added 34 assists

Farrell Guest,

Broughton

Jr.

Led Caps with 60 goals, 23 assists.

Paige Haskins,

Chapel Hill

Jr.

50 goals, 20 assists for 11-4 club

Holly Hite,

Middle Creek

Sr.

Scored 54 goals

Lena Johnson,

East Chapel Hill

Jr.

Led Wildcats attack with 62 goals

Jordan Lappin,

Cardinal Gibbons

Soph.

All-American had 90 goals, 39 assists, NCHSAA MVP

Chloe Lewis,

Durham Academy

Sr.

Duke recruit earned all-America honors

Jessica Lynch,

Wakefield

Jr.

Made 123 saves on 196 shots.

Erica Skowron,

Cardinal Gibbons

Jr.

61 goals, 53 assists

N&O final rankings

Boys

Rank, name

Pvs

W-L

1. Cardinal Gibbons

1

17-4

2. Apex

2

20-2

3. Middle Creek

3

18-2

4. Ravenscroft

4

15-2

5. Leesville Road

5

15-2

6. Athens Drive

6

13-6

7. East Chapel Hill

7

12-5

8. Enloe

8

13-5

9. Broughton

9

13-4

10. Chapel Hill

10

12-7

Girls

Rank, name

Pvs

W-L

1. Cardinal Gibbons

1

19-2

2. Apex

2

13-3

3. Wakefield

3

17-1

4. Durham Academy

4

11-5

5. Ravenscroft

5

12-4

6. Broughton

6

13-3

7. Chapel Hill

7

11-4

8. East Chapel Hill

8

9-7

9. Athens Drive

9

9-6

10. Middle Creek

10

10-4

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