The Weddington boys and girls lacrosse teams top Team24/7 Lacrosse’s preseason poll as voted on by area coaches.
The two-time defending champion Warrior boys return much of the talent that led to a 19-2 record, including all-Americans James Shipley and Jared Papke and plenty of next-level talent that will make them a tough out all season.
The boys top 10 rankings have Weddington followed by Lake Norman, Christ School, Marvin Ridge, Ardrey Kell, Charlotte Catholic, Providence Day, Myers Park, Hough and Country Day.
The Warrior girls earn the top spot just ahead of conference nemesis Charlotte Catholic after a 15-1 season a year ago. Weddington is loaded with leading scorers Alex Wall, Jordyn Case and Union County Weekly Player of the Year Meryl Johnson among its headliners.
Like in the boys rankings, the Marvin Ridge girls make the cut, coming in at No. 8.
The girls rankings are: Weddington followed by Charlotte Catholic, Weddington, Myers Park, Lake Norman, Charlotte Latin, Country Day, Hough, Marvin Ridge, Fort Mill and Hickory.