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2018 Alumni Game

The Apex Lacrosse Alumni Game will be held on Friday November 23 at 2 PM on the Hunter Street turf field in downtown Apex. A party will be held at Brewsters Pub starting at 5 PM. Everyone is welcome to the party (you do not have to be a former player or parent) - we would love to see all of our former classmates and friends. Cost is $30 and includes game fee, dry fit Apex Lacrosse shirt, and membership into the newly froming Apex Lacrosse Alumni/Parents Association.

We had 50 former players at our last Alumni Game in 2016 (and a lot of spectators) and hope to have even more this year.

A group of alumni, led by Bryce Sneed (2010) and Tommy Ottman (2005) are organizing a new group called the Apex Lacrosse Alumni and Parent Association. The vision of the group is to 1) establish a permanent clearinghouse for communication for our alumni and former lacrosse parents 2) have this group organize social gatherings, tailgates at games, etc. 3) be there to support the high school program 4) provide some financial support as different initiatives are taken on by the team.

The Apex Lacrosse Alumni Facebook page will be the primary vehicle for communication to collect contact information.

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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 14 Final Fours.
The Cougars all time record in playoff games is 37-12.
The Cougars have had 11 players earn All American Honors.

Apex Lacrosse On-Line (2016)

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

2016 Alumni Game

 

Varsity Schedule

Varsity Schedule - 2018

Date Opponent
Location
Time
Friday, February 23 Ravenscroft (scrimmage)
Home
4:30
Tuesday, February 27 Durham Academy (scrimmage)
Home
4:30
Friday, March 2 Garner
Away
6:30
Thursday, March 8 Fuquay-Varina
Home
6:30
Friday, March 9 Centennial, GA
Home
5:30
Tuesday, March 13 Friendship
Home
6:30
Friday, March 16 Holly Springs
Away
6:30
Tuesday, March 20 Jack Britt
Away
6:30
Friday, March 23 Middle Creek
Home
6:30
Tuesday, March 27 Garner
Home
6:30
Saturday, April 7 lake Norman
Away @Charlotte
8:15
Tuesday, April 10 Fuquay-Varina
Away
6:30
Wednesday, April 11 Green Hope
Home
6:30
Friday, April 13 Friendship
Away
6:30
Tuesday, April 17 Holly Springs
Home
6:30
Thursday, April 19 Athens Drive
Away
6:30
Friday, April 20 Jack Britt (Senior Night)
Home
6:30
Tuesday, April 24 Middle Creek
Away
6:30
Friday, April 27 Wakefield
Home
6:30
Wednesday, May 2 Playoffs 1st Round
TBD
Friday, May 4 Playoffs 2nd Round
TBD
Tuesday, May 8 Playoffs 3rd Round
TBD
Friday, May 11 Playoffs 4th Round
TBD
Tuesday, May 15 Regional Finals
TBD
 
Friday/Saturday, May 18/19 State Championship
TBD
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Varsity Roster

Varsity Roster - 2018

Name
Year
Batton, DJ
9
Gulley, Matt
9
Ateshian, Matt
10
Cooper, Harvey
10
Hanburger, Grey
10
Vigue, Zach
10
Cechini, Chris
11
Davis, Mike
11
DeNardo, Justin
11
Farrell, Luke
11
Lalicker, Preston
11
McCluskey, Nick
11
McMichael, Alex
11
Remen, Nick
11
Villiers, Michael
11
Wentz, Logan
11
West, Noah
11
White, Carter
11
Baker, Alex
12
Barnes, Anthony
12
Fisher, Caleb
12
Heavner, Jon
12
Orr, Tanner
12
Stokes, Spencer
12
Taylor, Corey
12
JV Schedule

JV Schedule - 2018

Date Opponent
Location
Time
Friday, March 2 Garner
Away
4:30
Thursday, March 8 Fuquay-Varina
Home
4:30
Tuesday, March 13 Friendship
Home
4:30
Friday, March 16 Holly Springs
Away
4:30
Tuesday, March 20 Jack Britt
Away
4:30
Friday, March 23 Middle Creek
Home
4:30
Tuesday, March 27 Garner
Home
4:30
Tuesday, April 10 Fuquay-Varina
Away
4:30
Wednesday, April 11 Green Hope
Home
4:30
Friday, April 13 Friendship
Away
4:30
Tuesday, April 17 Holly Springs
Home
4:30
Thursday, April 19 Athens Drive
Away
4:30
Friday, April 20 Jack Britt
Home
4:30
Tuesday, April 24 Middle Creek
Away
4:30
Friday, April 27 Wakefield
Home
4:30

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JV Roster

JV Roster - 2018

Name
#
Position
Dempsey, Brock
DeJong, Chandler
Dickinson, Connor
Engels, Jobe
Feldman, Ryan
Fleming, Cam
Kolk-Tomberlin, Nate
McMichael, Ryan
Mulcahy, Corey
Rutledge, Zach
Shafer, Owen
Swanser, Gabe
Weber, Ethan
Wood, Felix    
Addair, Curtis
Arquiett, Seth
Barnes, Nick
Bulkin, Jackson    
Carlisle, Nick
Davis, Nolan    
Friedl, Sam
Imbriani, Louis
Lewallen, Mikey
Molden, Tony
Pearson, Peyton    
Rutledge, Ben    
Smalls, Hunter    
Vesko, Zack    
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 14 final fours and 6 of the last 13 State Championship games, winning titles in 2005, 2013 and 2015. To date, 12 Apex players have earned All America honors and 51 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.

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 third 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 has recently been appointed Head JV Coach.

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
Lalicker, Preston Midfield
2019
111
Patrone, NickMidfield
2006
107
Cechini, Christian Attack
2019
104
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
Freeman, Justin Midfield
2017
64
Whitehead, RossAttack
2010
60
Moog, ForrestAttack
2007
59
Barrs, TaylorAttack/Midfield
2012
57
White, Carter Midfield
2019
56
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
Cechini, Christian Attack
2019
78
Besser, Chandler Attack
2015
77
Kirkland, BrandonAttack
2004
59
Nee, ShawnAttack
2004
54
White, Carter Attack
2019
53
Moog, ForrestAttack
2007
52
Tomlinson, JoshAttack
2007
50
Holzworth, MattAttack/Midfield
2005
48
Tomlinson, NateAttack/Midfield
2005
39
Freeman, Justin Midfield
2017
38
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

Points

NamePosition
Class
Total
Sweet, Derek Attack
2013
291
Hayden, Jack Attack
2016
265
Sieber, Luke Attack/Midfield
2013
244
Cechini, Christian Attack
2019
182
Kirkland, BrandonAttack
2004
177
Farrell, Brendan Attack
2015
165
Tomlinson, JoshAttack
2007
163
Lalicker, Preston Midfield
2019
150
Fleischhauer, EricAttack
2004
149
Besser, Chandler Attack
2015
146
Patrone, NickMidfield
2006
136
Moog, ForrestAttack
2007
111
White, Carter Attack
2019
109
McClure, Alex Midfield
2016
108
Tomlinson, NateAttack/Midfield
2005
104
Nee, ShawnAttack
2004
103
Lalicker, Colby Midfield
2014
103
Holzworth, MattAttack/Midfield
2005
103
Freeman, Justin Midfield
2017
102
Pittelli, MichaelAttack
2011
100
Daum, Mike Midfield
2014
100
Whitehead, RossAttack
2010
97
Nugent, JoeMidfield
2008
88
Gregory, ThomasAttack
2008
86
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
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
15-5
       
Playoff Record
37 -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, Preston Midfield
2017
51
Lalicker, Colby Midfield
2014
50
Farrell, Brendan Attack
2015
48
Freeman, Justin Midfield
2017
48
Tomlinson, JoshAttack
2006
47
Hayden, Jack Attack
2014
45
Avedesian, JonnyAttack
2011
44
Cechini, Christian Attack
2018
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
Cechini, Christian Attack
2017
36
Sweet, DerekAttack
2012
34
McClure, Alex Midfield
2015
34
Lalicker, Preston Midfield
2018
34
Daum, Mike Midfield
2014
33
DeLuca, Tommy Defense
2016
33
Besser, Chandler Attack
2014
32
McClure, Alex Midfield
2016
30
White, Carter Attack
2018
29

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
Cechini, Chris Attack
2018
36
Hayden, Jack Attack
2016
33
Holzworth, MattAttack
2005
31
Moog, ForrestAttack
2007
31
Besser, Chandler Attack
2015
31
Gregory, ThomasAttack
2008
30
Hayden, Jack Attack
2014
28
Cechini, Christian Attack
2016
27
White, Carter Attack
2017
26
White, Carter Attack
2018
26
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
Hayden, Jack Attack
2016
87
Sieber, LukeAttack/Midfield
2012
80
Cechini, Chris Attack
2018
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
Lalicker, Preston Midfield
2017
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
Freeman, Justin Midfield
2017
59
White, Carter Attack
2018
55
Sieber, LukeAttack/Midfield
2011
54
Cechini, Christian Attack
2017
51
Cechini, Christian Attack
2016
51
White, Carter Attack
2017
50
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

2017

Name Position Selection
Lalicker, Preston Midfield First Team
Sasser, Patrick Goalie Second Team
Baker, Alex Defense Third Team

 


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