Colby Barsz, Weddington
The sophomore was one third of a tremendous back line that led Weddington to its second straight title. This year Barsz corralled 65 ground balls, which ranked second on the team, locked down opposing offenses and even scored twice.
Bryce Cheek, Weddington
Cheek was the county’s top goalkeeper this season and the last line of defense for the 19-2 state champion Warriors. The junior went 16-2 in goal and stopped 151 shots at a 59 percent save percentage clip.
Tanner Cox, Weddington
Cox was another of the shutdown defenders the champs used en route to winning their second straight title. The junior was the Warriors top fielder, and last season recorded 70 ground balls in addition to helping allow just six goals per game.
Zach Kenley, Marvin Ridge
The senior midfielder and face-off specialist was a big reason why the Mavs posted a 16-4 record. Kenley won a team-best 89 ground balls and scored 17 goals to go with four assists and won 173 of 226 face offs, which amounted to a 77 percent success rate.
Aidan Lassiter, Marvin Ridge
The all-conference midfielder was terrific for the Mavs this season. The Lenoir-Rhyne recruit dominated the midfield by winning 51 ground balls and also could score when given a chance as he tallied nine goals and four assists.
Justin Moore, Marvin Ridge
The junior defender was a key to the Mavs defensive unit which allowed just 5.75 goals per game. Moore also recorded 16 ground balls, but his main job was to lock down opponents and that he did well.
Jared Papke, Weddington
The junior defender earned all-American honors for his stellar play for the state champs. Papke dominated the Warriors back line that allowed an average of just six goals per game and picked up 45 ground balls and even scored twice.
Cam Renner, Marvin Ridge
The Mavs lost four games, three of which to state champions so their 16-4 record was no fluke. The Furman commit netted 35 goals and piled on 42 assists and 21 ground balls to lead the offense.
James Shipley, Weddington
The junior Penn commit was sensational this year guiding the Warriors to their second straight crown. Shipley earned all-American honors and is the Union County Weekly Player of the Year after scoring 55 goals and adding a team-best 47 assists and 43 ground balls.
Will Shipley, Weddington
The freshman midfielder made a grand entrance into his varsity career and was a big reason for the champs second straight title. Shipley scored 29 times on the year and racked up huge field numbers with 33 assists and 54 ground balls.
Anthony Todaro, Weddington
Todaro led the champs with a team-best 72 goals and was second on the team with 42 assists. In the title game, the sophomore scored eight times and dished out three assists to earn the MVP honors.
Jack Wilton, Sun Valley
The Spartans had a turnaround season with seven wins, the school’s best mark in a decade and Wilton was a huge reason why. He corralled 53 ground balls and added 23 goals and 15 assists for the Spartans.
James Bucher, Cuthbertson; Michael Burns, Weddington; Will Canata, Marvin Ridge; Tucker Duplessis, Marvin Ridge;Zachary Koch, Cuthbertson; Jake Leath, Porter Ridge; Whitener Litton, Weddington; Ben Lyon, Marvin Ridge; Ryan Mannarino, Sun Valley; Eamon Murphy, Weddington; Christian Sadler, Porter Ridge; Nick Spiers, Marvin Ridge; Kris Webber, Cuthbertson