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Apex Lacrosse by the Numbers

Apex has played in 5 of the past 10 State Championship games, winning in 2005 and 2013.
 
Apex has played in 8 of the past 11 Final Fours.
 
The Cougars all time record in playoff games is 29-10.
 
The Cougars have had 7 players earn All American Honors over the years including Colby Lalicker in 2014


Apex falls to Charlotte Catolic in NCHSAA 4A Lacrosse Championship

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Apex prepares for Friday's Lacrosse Championship

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Apex tops Jordan in 4A East Boys Lacrosse Finals

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Apex sweeps lacrosse quarterfinal doubleheader

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Scholar Athlete - Colby Lalicker

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Apex, NC Rated 9th Best Place To Live in the US

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Apex, NC Rated 9th Best Place To Live in the US

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Apex Alumni

The following Apex Lacrosse Alumni are currently playing in college. Good luck this spring guys!

  • Drew Kearns ('08) Army- Defense
  • Gage Mason ('10) Catawba- Defense
  • Bryce Sneed ('10) Wingate- Midfield
  • Alex VanderHoff ('10) Greensboro- Attack
  • Tyler Rogers ('12) Queens-Defense
  • Luke Sieber ('13) Lynchburg- Attack
  • Ryan Sullivan ('13) Nassau Community College - Midfield
  • Derek Sweet ('13) Robert Morris- Attack

The following Apex alumni have played in division I, II, or III college programs:

  • Patrick Faulhaber (2005) Pfeiffer
  • Thomas Ottman (2005) Belmont Abbey College
  • Matt Holzworth (2005) Belmont Abbey College
  • Nick Patrone (2006) Greensboro College
  • Jim Nordt (2007) Mount Olive College
  • B.J. Leighton (2007) Queens University
  • Parker Wilson (2008) Sacred Heart University
  • Drew Kearns (2008) Army
  • Ross Whitehead (2010) Virginia Military Institute
  • Andrew Feranec (2010) Wingate University
  • Bryce Sneed (2010) Wingate University
  • Gage Mason (2010) Catawba College
  • Alex VanderHoff (2010) Greensboro College
  • Jonny Avedesian (2011) Belmont Abbey College
  • Emil Weiss (2011) Michigan
Varsity Schedule

Varsity Schedule - 2014

Date Opponent
Location
Time
Friday, February 21 Cardinal Gibbons (scrimmage)
Away
3:30 PM
Monday, February 24 Durham Academy
Home
4:30 PM
Wednesday, February 26 Fuquay-Varina
Away
6:00 PM
Friday, February 28 Green Hope
Home
6:15 PM
Tuesday, March 4 Panther Creek
Away
6:30 PM
Friday, March 7 Middle Creek
Home
6:15 PM
Tuesday, March 11 Pinecrest
Home
7:00 PM
Tuesday, March 18 Cary
Home
6:15 PM
Friday, March 21 Holly Springs
Away
6:30 PM
Tuesday, March 25 Athens Drive
Away
6:30 PM
Thursday, March 27 Fuquay-Varina
Home
6:30 PM
Saturday, April 5 Charlotte Latin
Neutral Site
5:00 PM
Tuesday, April 8 Green Hope
Away
6:30 PM
Friday, April 11 Panther Creek
Home
6:15 PM
Tuesday, April 15 Middle Creek
Away
6:30 PM
Thursday, April 17 Pinecrest
Away
6:00 PM
Friday, April 25 Cary
Away
6:30 PM
Tuesday, April 29 Holly Springs
Home
6:15 PM
Friday, May 2 Athens Drive
Home
6:15 PM
Friday, May 9 Playoffs 1st Round
TBD
7:00 PM
Tuesday, May 13 Playoffs 2nd Round
TBD
7:00 PM
Friday, May 16 Playoffs 3rd Round
TBD
7:00 PM
Tuesday, May 20 Regional Finals
TBD
7:00 PM
Saturday, May 24 State Championship
Wake Med Park
7:00 PM
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Varsity Roster

Varsity Roster - 2014

Name
Position
Year
Bartone, Ryan    
Besser, Chandler    
Campbell, Ryan    
Cleary, Kendal    
Copeland, Joey    
Daum, Mike    
DeLuca, Tommy    
Farrell, Brendan    
Freer, Brandon    
Greco, Nick    
Harrison, Jakob    
Hatch, Cameron    
Hayden, Jack    
Lalicker, Colby    
Latham, Brian    
Mason, Andrew    
McClure, Alex    
McCluskey, Bryce    
McGough, Dayton    
Moore, Allen    
Murphy, Billy    
Nesbitt, Tyler    
Orlowski, Patrick    
Ramdall, Cameron    
Seaman, Trevor    
Stewart, Alex    
Straub, Alex    
JV Schedule

JV Schedule - 2014

Date Opponent
Location
Time
Friday, February 28 Green Hope
Home
4:30 PM
Tuesday, March 4 Panther Creek
Away
4:30 PM
Friday, March 7 Middle Creek
Home
4:30 PM
Friday, March 14 Panther Creek
Away
4:30 PM
Saturday, March 15 Cardinal Gibbons
Away
12:00
Tuesday, March 18 Cary
Home
4:30 PM
Friday, March 21 Holly Springs
Away
4:30 PM
Tuesday, March 25 Athens Drive
Away
4:30 PM
Tuesday, April 8 Green Hope
Away
4:30 PM
Friday, April 11 Panther Creek
Home
4:30 PM
Tuesday, April 15 Middle Creek
Away
4:30 PM
Friday, April 25 Cary
Away
4:30 PM
Tuesday, April 29 Holly Springs
Home
4:30 PM
Friday, May 2 Athens Drive
Home
4:30 PM

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JV Roster

JV Roster - 2014

NamePosition
Year
Anderson, Michael  
Baffoni, Nick  
Bender, Will  
Boa, Jack  
Bloch, Josh  
Braun, Jason  
Ciociola, Jon  
Cunningham, Kirk  
Cunningham, Conner  
Daniel, Ben  
Freeman, Justin  
Greco, Anthony  
Jones, Tyler  
Kanters, Sean  
Knapp, Jagger    
Lemoine, John  
Monroe, Conner  
Passio, Kyle  
Sasser, Patrick  
Seaman, Connor  
Seaver, Sean  
Throndsen, Erik  
Tigrath, Brian  
Wohlford, Dylan  
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 8 of the last 11 final fours and 5 of the last 10 State Championship games, winning titles in 2005 and 2013. 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.

Anthony Parrinello

Anthony Parrinello joined the Apex varsity program in 2006. Coach Parrinello played high school lacrosse at H. Frank Carey High School on Long Island, NY and then attended and played at Cortland State University in NY. He earned his bachelor's and master's degree in education and moved to NC to pursue his doctorate degree. Coach Parrinello left teaching to become a career firefighter in Cary where he has been since 2005. He currently holds the rank of Engineer and on his off days he substitute teaches for Wake County Public School System.

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.

Ross Thornton

Ross is a 2006 graduate of Apex HS. Ross was a standout defenseman on the 2005 State Championship team and was named the MVP of that Championship game. In 2006 Ross was named a First Team All State Defenseman and All American. Ross played post HS at Bridgeton Academy and then played club at Lynchburg College. Ross graduated from Lynchburg College in 2012. Ross will be lending his coaching expertise to both the Varsity and JV teams.

Career Leaders

Goals

NamePosition
Class
Total
Sieber, Luke Attack/Midfield
2013
166
Sweet Derek Attack
2013
136
Kirkland, BrandonAttack
2004
118
Fleischhauer, EricAttack
2004
113
Tomlinson, JoshAttack
2007
113
Patrone, NickMidfield
2006
107
Farrell, Brendan Attack
2015
86
Daum, Mike Midfield
2014
72
Lalicker, Colby Midfield
2014
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
Hayden, Jack Attack
2016
52
Nee, ShawnAttack
2004
49
Avedesian, JonnyAttack
2011
48

Assists

NamePosition
Class
Total
Sweet, DerekAttack
2013
155
Sieber, Luke Attack/Midfield
2013
78
Kirkland, BrandonAttack
2004
59
Besser, Chandler Attack
2015
55
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
Lalicker, Colby Midfield
2014
34
Pittelli, MichaelAttack
2011
33
Hayden, Jack Attack
2016
32
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

Points

NamePosition
Class
Total
Sweet, Derek Attack
2013
291
Sieber, Luke Attack/Midfield
2013
244
Kirkland, BrandonAttack
2004
177
Tomlinson, JoshAttack
2007
163
Fleischhauer, EricAttack
2004
149
Patrone, NickMidfield
2006
136
Moog, ForrestAttack
2007
111
Tomlinson, NateAttack/Midfield
2005
104
Farrell, Brendan Attack
2015
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
Besser, Chandler Attack
2015
92
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
Playoff Record
29-10

2005 NCHSLA 4A State Champions

2013 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
Sweet, Derek Attack
2013
52
Lalicker, Colby Midfield
2014
50
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
Farrell, Brenden Attack
2013
37
Sieber, LukeAttack/Midfield
2011
36
Sweet, DerekAttack
2012
34
Daum, Mike Midfield
2014
33
Besser, Chandler Attack
2014
32

Assists

NamePosition
Year
Total
Sweet, Derek Attack
2013
72
Sweet, DerekAttack
2012
54
Nee, ShawnAttack
2004
49
Besser, Chandler Attack
2014
46
Kirkland, BrandonAttack
2004
41
Tomlinson, JoshAttack
2007
37
Holzworth, MattAttack
2005
31
Moog, ForrestAttack
2007
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
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
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
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

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


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

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