Southeast Region Top 10
1. Ponte Vedra (Fla.), 6-2
2. Dallas Jesuit (Texas), 7-0
3. Westlake (Texas), 6-1
4. Cardinal Gibbons (N.C.), 1-1
5. Episcopal Dallas (Texas), 5-2
6. St. Andrew's (Fla.), 6-0
7. Highland Park (Texas), 4-0
8. Lassiter (Ga.), 5-0
9. Middle Creek (N.C.), 3-0
10. Lambert (Ga.), 4-2
Dropped Out: Walton (Ga.), 6-2
Also considering (alpha order): Allatoona (Ga.), 7-1; Christ School (N.C.), 4-0; Jupiter (Fla.), 5-1; Lake Highland Prep (Fla.), 6-0; Lake Norman (N.C.), 1-2; Montgomery Bell Academy (Tenn.), 2-2; Roswell (Ga.), 5-1; Starrs Mill (Ga.), 8-0; Walton (Ga.), 6-2; Westminster (Ga.), 5-1.
Editor's note: The Southeast Region Top 10 is compiled by Mike Loveday with the following coaches as consultants: Pat Kennedy, Tom West, Josh Sagel, Matt Garvey, Stan Ross, William Kellis, Scott Rickard, Michael Desmon, Eric Klaus
Southeast Region Notebook
Last week was arguably one of the biggest weeks of the high school lacrosse season across the South. We saw multiple inter-state battles, a few southern powers going head-to-head with national powers, rivalries, and the King of Spring going down in Durham, N.C.
The Loyola signee has 26 points (18g,8a) through the Greenies' first four games. He is now the school's all-time points leader with 333 career points thus far, surpassing the previous record of 320, which was held by current High Point midfielder Riley Smith.
In the Greenies' win against McCallie School (Tenn.) on Tuesday, Lindsey tallied nine points (6g,3a).
Storyline of The Week
One of the main talking points around the region last week was the sheer number of big-time games taking place. And none may have been more exciting than Wednesday night's double-overtime thriller between rivals Dallas Jesuit (Texas) and Episcopal School of Dallas (Texas). The contest is a potential game of the year candidate. Also, It was the third consecutive season that these two went into double-overtime.
Both squads were like a pair of heavyweight boxers; trading punches back-and-forth all game. And while both defenses stood tall for most of the game, both offenses seemed to wake up in the fourth quarter, where ESD entered holding a 7-6 lead.
Jesuit sophomore attackman McAllister Hobbs was the hero of the game for the Rangers, scoring both the game-tying and game-winning goal. The junior tied the game up 10-10 with 8.1 seconds in the fourth to force overtime, and after a long possession in the second overtime period, Hobbs received a pass as he cut to the crease and put it in at the 2:42 mark to secure the 11-10 win for Jesuit.
Buford (Ga.), who made it to the semifinals in the A-5A GHSA state tournament last season, has gotten off to a hot 6-0 start through the first few weeks of the season.
The Wolves' biggest win of the season, thus far, came against regional power McCallie School on Saturday. The Wolves took down the Blue Tornado 15-13 on the road, avenging a 14-3 loss against McCallie last season.
Alabama Huntsville signee Danny Reymond led the way for the Wolves with eight points (2g/6a) in the victory.
Team of The Week
Allatoona (Ga.) is currently sporting a 7-1 record with their only loss coming in double overtime against defending state champion Walton (Ga.).
Since their loss against Walton last week, the Bucs have secured three convincing victories, including two at the King of Spring event on Durham, N.C. over the weekend.
Ponte Vedra (Fla.) traveled up to Maryland to take on MIAA teams in Gilman (Md.) and Boy's Latin (Md.).
And while the Sharks did not come out on top in either game, they did put up a fight and showed how well top-tier southern teams could hang with traditional national powers.
No player exemplified that statement more than Ponte Vedra midfield Joe Taraboletti. The Denver signee scored four goals against Gilman and added a few against Boy's Latin, as well.
St. Paul's (La.) handed Newman (La.) their first loss of the season as the Wolves defeated the Greenies 10-8. Garrett Lauterbach made 10 saves in the fourth quarter to help secure the win.
Mountain Brook (Ala.) is the only team left unbeaten in Alabama with a 4-0 record.
First-year program DeSales (Ky.) secured their first win in program history on Saturday, defeating Anderson County (Ky.) 19-7.
With a 10-7 win over Ravenscroft School (N.C.), Charlotte Country Day (N.C.) head coach Brad Touma earned the 500th win over his career.
Touma has been coaching at CDS since 1988 and won at least 10 games in all but five of those seasons. The Buccaneers are coming off a 19-6 season and are off to a 2-0 start.
H.B. Plant (Fla.) overcame an 8-5 deficit heading into the fourth quarter to defeat Cardinal Mooney (Fla.) 11-10 in a battle of Florida title hopefuls. Plant was led by Turner Ashby who led the team with five points (2g, 3a). Jack Boyer scored three goals and Wyatt Knust went 15-for-25 at the face-off to lead the Panthers to victory.