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Apex Lacrosse by the Numbers

Apex has played in 6 of the past 12 State Championship games, winning in 2005, 2013 and 2015.
Apex has played in 9 of the past 13 Final Fours.
The Cougars all time record in playoff games is 35-11.
The Cougars have had 11 players earn All American Honors.

Apex Lacrosse On-Line

2016 Season Preview
Overtime victory versus Green Hope
Preston Lalicker's OT goal versus Green Hope
Victory versus Middle Creek
Middle Creek Highlights
Last Regular Season Game versus Green Hope
Playoff Loss to Cardinal Gibbons
All Conference Awards
News And Observer All Metro Team
Cougars June 2016
2015 Championship

Wake County Physical and Participation Forms

  1. Anyone with a valid physical is okay for summer workouts (via this hyperlink -  https://db.tt/jY2gJUc6) however, you must complete the Athletic Registration Form before your current physical expires.
  2. New participants (rising freshmen) have to complete the Athletic Registration Form. Upon registering, please obtain a physical; complete the health history; and submit accordingly.
  3. Participants with expired physicals need to complete the process in Step 2 (The 6 page forms are no longer acceptable).


 

 

Varsity Schedule

Varsity Schedule - 2016

Date Opponent
Location
Time
Tuesday, March 1 Holly Springs
Away
6:30
Tuesday, March 8 Pinecrest
Away
6:30
Friday, March 11 Panther Creek
Home
6:30
Saturday, March 12 Pope, GA
Cardinal Gibbons
TBD
Tuesday, March 15 Fuquay-Varina
Away
6:30
Friday, March 18 Green Hope
Home
6:30
Thursday, March 24 Middle Creek
Away
6:30
Saturday, April 2 Marvin Ridge
Providence Day School
6:00
Tuesday, April 5 Athens Drive
Home
6:30
Friday, April 8 Friendship
Away
6:30
Tuesday, April 12 Holly Springs
Home
6:30
Friday, April 15 Cary
Home
6:30
Monday, April 18 Leesville Road
Home
6:30
Tuesday, April 19 Pinecrest
Home
6:30
Friday, April 22 Panther Creek
Away
6:30
Tuesday, April 26 Fuquay-Varina
Home
6:30
Friday, April 29 Green Hope
Away
6:30
Wednesday, May 4 Playoffs 1st Round
TBD
Friday, May 6 Playoffs 2nd Round
TBD
Tuesday, May 10 Playoffs 3rd Round
TBD
Friday, May 13 Playoffs 4th Round
TBD
Tuesday, May 17 Regional Finals
TBD
 
Friday, May 22 State Championship
TBD
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Varsity Roster

Varsity Roster - 2016

Name
#
Position
Year
Anderson, Michael
11
Baffoni, Nick    
11
Bender, Will
12
Bloch, Josh
12
Campbell, Ryan
 
12
Carley, Matt    
11
Cechini, Chris    
9
Daniel, Ben    
12
DeLuca, Tommy
12
Freeman, Justin
11
Greco, Anthony
11
Hayden, Jack
12
Jones, Tyler
12
Kanters, Sean    
11
Lalicker, Preston    
9
Lemoine, John
12
Mason, Andrew
12
McClure, Alex
12
Monroe, Connor
12
Morrison, Matt
12
Orlowski, Patrick
12
Overstreet, Luke    
12
Passio, Kyle
12
Sasser, Patrick
11
Seaver, Sean
12
Throndson, Erik    
11
Wolford, Dylan
12
JV Schedule

JV Schedule - 2016

Date Opponent
Location
Time
Tuesday, March 1 Holly Springs
Away
4:30
Tuesday, March 8 Pinecrest
Away
4:30
Friday, March 11 Panther Creek
Home
4:30
Tuesday, March 15 Fuquay-Varina
Away
4:30
Friday, March 18 Green Hope
Home
4:30
Thursday, March 24 Middle Creek
Away
4:30
Tuesday, April 5 Athens Drive
Home
4:30
Friday, April 8 Friendship
Away
4:30
Tuesday, April 12 Holly Springs
Home
4:30
Friday, April 15 Cary
Home
4:30
Tuesday, April 19 Pinecrest
Home
4:30
Friday, April 22 Panther Creek
Away
4:30
Tuesday, April 26 Fuquay-Varina
Home
4:30
Friday, April 29 Green Hope
Away
4:30

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JV Roster

JV Roster - 2016

Name
#
Position
Baker, Alex
Bentzel, Jacob
Bradley, Grant
Davis, Mike
Denardo, Justin
Epstein, Justin
Farrell, Luke
Fisher, Alex
Fisher, Caleb
Foote, Danny
Heavner, Jon
Housley, Joe
Hunter-Colvin, Quentin
Kerley, Patrick
Marquard, Andrew
McCluskey, Nick
McMichael, Alex
Morgan, Aaron    
Remen, Nick
Stokes, Spencer
Taylor, Corey
Throndson, Chris
Wentz, Logan    
West, Noah    
White, Carter    
Young-Smith, Bakari
Coaches

John Hayden

In 2001 Coach Hayden founded the Apex Lacrosse club to create more opportunities for students from the area to participate in athletics. The following year (2002) the team played its first Varsity season. In 2003, Apex made the playoffs for the first time. Apex has appeared in 9 of the last 12 final fours and 6 of the last 11 State Championship games, winning titles in 2005, 2013 and 2015. To date, seven Apex players have earned All America honors and 34 have been selected All State. Coach Hayden is an alumnus of Farmingdale HS on Long Island where his 1983 team won the Nassau County Championship and Hayden earned All Nassau County Honors as a Defenseman. Hayden also played Division I Lacrosse at Rutgers University and participated in the NCAA playoffs two times while playing "On the Banks". Coach Hayden is the Dean of Student Services at Apex High School.

Ed Moore

Ed Moore founded the Apex Lacrosse program in 2001 with Coach Hayden. Coach Moore is currently the Head JV Coach for the Cougars. He has served in many capacities for the Cougars over the years. Year in and year out Coach Moore sets an important foundation with the younger players in the Apex program and is one of those responsible for the quality players entering the Varsity system each year. Coach Moore is a graduate of Calvert Hall HS in Maryland and currently serves as a Captain in the Cary Fire Department.

Ryan Cummings

Ryan Cummings joined the Apex staff in 2015. Ryan began his collegiate career at Johns Hopkins University and then transferred to Syracuse University. A three year starter at defensive midfield, Ryan was a member of the 1995 National Championship team and member of the Orange's 1996 and 1997 Final Four teams.  In 1999, Ryan served as a volunteer assistant coach at the University of North Carolina while pursuing a M.Ed. in School Counseling. Ryan has additional coaching experience as an assistant coach at Christian Brothers Academy (Syracuse, NY) and Panther Creek High School. He also served as head coach at Middle Creek High School in Apex, NC. Ryan is currently the Dean of Student Services at Panther Creek High School in Cary, NC.  Ryan resides in Raleigh, NC, and is married to his wife Lisa.

Chip Thurston

Chip Thurston joined the Apex coaching staff in 2002. Coach Thurston was our first JV coach and moved to his position as Assistant Varsity Coach in 2006. Coach Thurston has been one of the anchors of the Apex Lacrosse Program over the years. He is currently doing double duty as he serves as Head Coach of the NC State Lacrosse Program. Coach Thurston played Lacrosse and Football at Irondequoit HS in Rochester, New York and is a graduate of Geneseo University in New York.

Gene Vigue

Gene Vigue joined the Apex coaching staff in 2011 and currently serves as an Assistant Varsity Coach responsible for the offense. Coach Vigue is also responsible for working with the Apex goalies. He spent his first 3 years on the coaching staff working primarily with the JV team. He has been involved with youth lacrosse in the Apex area since 2007 and has coached many players that have come to Apex High School. Coach Vigue is a graduate of The Johns Hopkins University where he played varsity football for 4 years and was a member of the lacrosse program.

Forrest Moog

Forrest is in his second year with the Apex staff. A 2007 graduate of Apex HS and 2011 graduate of NC State, Forrest was a rare four sport athlete in HS. He was the kicker in football, point guard in basketball, soccer standout and star attackman in lacrosse. Forrest played as a sophomore in our first State Championship in 2005. He is ranked #7 on the Apex Lacrosse All Time Scoring list. Forrest was also a State Champion for the Apex Soccer team while leading the basketball team to two Conference titles. Forrest is currently an Assistant Coach for the Apex Basketball team, helps with the kickers for the Apex Football team and works at AHS in the PE Department. Forrest will primarily be working with our JV Lacrosse team as Offensive Coordinator.

Bryce Sneed

Bryce is a 2010 graduate of Apex HS and was a standout Lacrosse and Football player in high school. Bryce was Team Captain in Lacrosse in 2010 and played in State Championship games in 2008 and 2010 (we lost both unfortunately). Bryce went on to have a stellar career at Wingate University. He was their Team Captain in 2014 and was one of the top faceoff men in D2 his Junior and Senior seasons. Bryce was also named All Conference his Senior year at Wingate. Bryce is a great addition to the coaching staff and continues an Apex tradition of our graduates coming home and giving back to the program.

Career Leaders

Goals

NamePosition
Class
Total
Sieber, Luke Attack/Midfield
2013
166
Hayden, Jack Attack
2016
157
Sweet Derek Attack
2013
136
Farrell, Brendan Attack
2015
134
Kirkland, BrandonAttack
2004
118
Fleischhauer, EricAttack
2004
113
Tomlinson, JoshAttack
2007
113
Patrone, NickMidfield
2006
107
McClure, Alex Midfield
2016
73
Daum, Mike Midfield
2014
72
Lalicker, Colby Midfield
2014
69
Besser, Chandler Attack
2015
69
Nugent, JoeMidfield
2008
68
Leighton, B.J.Midfield
2007
67
Pittelli, MichaelAttack
2011
67
Tomlinson, NateAttack/Midfield
2005
65
Whitehead, RossAttack
2010
60
Moog, ForrestAttack
2007
59
Barrs, TaylorAttack/Midfield
2012
57
Holzworth, MattAttack/Midfield
2005
55
Gregory, ThomasAttack
2008
55
VanderHoff, AlexAttack
2010
53
Bergland, AndrewMidfield
2005
52
Nee, ShawnAttack
2004
49
Avedesian, JonnyAttack
2011
48

Assists

NamePosition
Class
Total
Sweet, DerekAttack
2013
155
Hayden, Jack Attack
2016
108
Sieber, Luke Attack/Midfield
2013
78
Besser, Chandler Attack
2015
77
Kirkland, BrandonAttack
2004
59
Nee, ShawnAttack
2004
54
Moog, ForrestAttack
2007
52
Tomlinson, JoshAttack
2007
50
Holzworth, MattAttack/Midfield
2005
48
Tomlinson, NateAttack/Midfield
2005
39
Whitehead, RossAttack
2010
37
Fleischhauer, EricAttack
2004
36
McClure, Alex Midfield
2016
35
Lalicker, Colby Midfield
2014
34
Pittelli, MichaelAttack
2011
33
Gregory, ThomasAttack
2008
31
Mitchell, ChadAttack
2003
30
Samuels, JakeAttack
2006
30
Nugent, JoeMidfield
2008
30
Patrone, NickMidfield
2006
29
Holmes, CurtisMidfield
2011
29
Daum, Mike Midfield
2014
28
Cechini, Christian Attack
2019
27

Points

NamePosition
Class
Total
Sweet, Derek Attack
2013
291
Hayden, Jack Attack
2016
265
Sieber, Luke Attack/Midfield
2013
244
Kirkland, BrandonAttack
2004
177
Farrell, Brendan Attack
2015
165
Tomlinson, JoshAttack
2007
163
Fleischhauer, EricAttack
2004
149
Besser, Chandler Attack
2015
146
Patrone, NickMidfield
2006
136
Moog, ForrestAttack
2007
111
McClure, Alex Midfield
2016
108
Tomlinson, NateAttack/Midfield
2005
104
Nee, ShawnAttack
2004
103
Lalicker, Colby Midfield
2014
103
Holzworth, MattAttack/Midfield
2005
103
Pittelli, MichaelAttack
2011
100
Daum, Mike Midfield
2014
100
Whitehead, RossAttack
2010
97
Nugent, JoeMidfield
2008
88
Gregory, ThomasAttack
2008
86
Hayden, Jack Attack
2016
84
Bergland, AndrewMidfield
2005
78
Leighton, B.J.Midfield
2007
78
Avedesian, JonnyAttack
2011
72
Season Records

Team Records

2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
4-9
11-6
21-2
23-1
17-3
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
15-5
20-4
11-6
15-4
19-2
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
14-5
20-2
19 - 3
20 - 2
17 - 2
Playoff Record
35 -11

2005 NCHSLA 4A State Champions

2013 NCHSAA State Champions

2015 NCHSAA State Champions

Goals

NamePosition
Year
Total
Kirkland, BrandonAttack
2004
59
Tomlinson, JoshAttack
2007
57
Patrone, Nick Midfield
2006
56
Sieber, Luke Attack/Midfield
2013
56
Sieber, Luke Attack/Midfield
2012
55
Fleischhauer, EricAttack
2004
54
Hayden, Jack Attack
2016
54
Sweet, Derek Attack
2013
52
Hayden, Jack Attack
2015
51
Lalicker, Colby Midfield
2014
50
Farrell, Brendan Attack
2015
48
Tomlinson, JoshAttack
2006
47
Hayden, Jack Attack
2014
45
Avedesian, JonnyAttack
2011
44
Patrone, NickMidfield
2005
43
Nugent, JoeMidfield
2008
43
Tomlinson, NateAttack
2005
42
Doyle, WillMidfield
2008
42
Farrell, Brendan Attack
2014
41
Holzworth, MattAttack
2005
39
Sweet, DerekAttack
2011
39
Nee, ShawnAttack
2004
38
Besser, Chandler Attack
2015
38
Farrell, Brendan Attack
2013
37
Sieber, LukeAttack/Midfield
2011
36
Sweet, DerekAttack
2012
34
McClure, Alex Midfield
2015
34
Daum, Mike Midfield
2014
33
DeLuca, Tommy Defense
2016
33
Besser, Chandler Attack
2014
32
McClure, Alex Midfield
2016
30

Assists

NamePosition
Year
Total
Sweet, Derek Attack
2013
72
Sweet, DerekAttack
2012
54
Nee, ShawnAttack
2004
49
Besser, Chandler Attack
2014
46
Hayden, Jack Attack
2015
44
Kirkland, BrandonAttack
2004
41
Tomlinson, JoshAttack
2007
37
Holzworth, MattAttack
2005
31
Moog, ForrestAttack
2007
31
Besser, Chandler Attack
2015
31
Gregory, ThomasAttack
2008
30
Hayden, Jack Attack
2014
28
Tomlinson, NateAttack
2005
25
Sieber, LukeAttack/Midfield
2012
25
Szep, JohnMidfield
2008
24
Avedesian, JonnyAttack
2011
23
Sweet, DerekAttack
2011
23
Pittelli, MichaelAttack
2011
22
Ateshian, KaneMidfield
2008
21
Sieber, Luke Attack/Midfield
2013
21
Wilson, ParkerMidfield
2008
20
Nugent, JoeMidfield
2008
20

Points

NamePosition
Year
Total
Sweet, Derek Attack
2013
124
Kirkland, BrandonAttack
2004
100
Hayden, Jack Attack
2015
95
Tomlinson, JoshAttack
2007
94
Nee, ShawnAttack
2004
87
Sweet, DerekAttack
2012
87
Sieber, LukeAttack/Midfield
2012
80
Besser, Chandler Attack
2014
78
Sieber, Luke Attack/Midfield
2013
77
Hayden, Jack Attack
2014
73
Fleischhauer, EricAttack
2004
71
Holzworth, MattAttack
2005
70
Besser, Chandler Attack
2015
68
Tomlinson, NateAttack
2005
67
Avedesian, JonnyAttack
2011
67
Patrone, NickMidfield
2006
66
Moog, ForrestAttack
2007
65
Nugent, JoeMidfield
2008
63
Gregory, ThomasAttack
2008
63
Sweet, DerekAttack
2011
62
Lalicker, Colby Midfield
2014
62
Farrell, Brendan Attack
2015
60
Sieber, LukeAttack/Midfield
2011
54
Player Honors

All Americans

NamePosition
Year
Bruss, GavinDefense
2005
Thornton, RossDefense
2006
Kearns, DrewDefense
2008
Weiss, EmilGoalie
2010
Weiss, Emil Goalie
2011
Sweet, Derek Attack
2013
Lalicker, Colby Midfield
2014
Besser, Chandler Midfield
2015
Seaver, Sean Defense
2015
Hayden, Jack Attack
2016
Seaver, Sean Defense
2016

All State

2004

NamePositionSelection
Kirkland, BrandonAttackSecond Team
Shores, AbleMidfieldThird Team
Bruss, GavinDefenseFirst Team
Hetu, DavidGoalieHonorable Mention

2005

NamePositionSelection
Bruss, GavinDefenseFirst Team
Faulhaber, PatrickLong Stick MidfieldHonorable Mention
Hetu, DavidGoalieFirst Team
Thornton, RossDefenseHonorable Mention
Patrone, NickMidfieldFirst Team

2006

NamePositionSelection
Thornton, RossDefenseFirst Team
Patrone, NickMidfieldSecond Team
Tomlinson, JoshAttackHonorable Mention

2007

NamePositionSelection
Tomlinson, JoshAttackSecond Team
Leighton, B.J.MidfieldSecond Team
Nordt, JimLong Stick MidfieldSecond Team

2008

NamePositionSelection
Kearns, DrewDefenseFirst Team
Nugent, JoeAttackSecond Team
Sweet, ZachLong Stick MidfieldHonorable Mention
Doyle, WillMidfieldSecond Team

2009

NamePositionSelection
Sweet, ZachDefenseThird Team
Weiss, EmilGoalieHonorable Mention

2010

NamePositionSelection
Weiss, EmilGoalieFirst Team
Whitehead, RossAttackHonorable Mention
Mason, GageDefenseHonorable Mention

2011

NamePositionSelection
Weiss, EmilGoalieFirst Team
Miller, ClintDefenseFirst Team
Sieber, LukeMidfieldSecond Team

2012

Name Position Selection
Rogers, Tyler Defense Second Team
Sweet, Derek Attack Third Team
Sieber, Luke Attack Third Team
Foster, Hayden Long Stick Midfield Third Team

2013

Name Position Selection
Sweet, Derek Attack First Team
Daum, Mike Midfield Second Team
Sieber, Luke Attack Second Team
Salpietro, Bobby Defense Second Team
Lalicker, Colby Midfield Honorable Mention

2014

Name Position Selection
Lalicker, Colby Midfield First Team
Daum, Mike Midfield Third Team
Nesbitt, Tyler Goalie Third Team
Randall, Cameron Defense Honorable Mention
Besser, Chandler Attack Honorable Mention

2015

Name Position Selection
Besser, Chandler Midfield First Team
Seaver, Sean Defense First Team
Hayden, Jack Attack Second Team
Farrell, Brendan Attack Honorable Mention
DeLuca, Tommy Defense Honorable Mention

2016

Name Position Selection
Hayden, Jack Attack First Team
Seaver, Sean Defense First Team
DeLuca, Tommy Defense Third Team
McClure, Alex Midfield Honorable Mention
Mason, Andrew Goalie Honorable Mention


Conference Players of the Year

2011 - Emil Weiss Tri-Nine Conference Player of the Year
2012 - Luke Sieber Tri-Nine Conference Player of the Year
2013 - Derek Sweet Tri-Nine Player of the Year
2014 - Colby Lalicker SWAC Player of the Year
2015 - Chandler Besser SWAC Player of the Year
2016 - Jack Hayden SWAC Player of the Year