The prolific scoring duo of Cade Caggiano and Jackson Price have led Ardrey Kell (N.C.) to an 8-1 record this season. Caggiano leads the team with 68 points (39 goals, 29 assists) and has three games with at least 10 points this season. Price has 67 points and is averaging 7.44 points per game. Both players have surpassed 300 career points.
Caggiano has 342 career points, while Jackson is at 310. At those totals, Caggiano is at No. 15 and Price is No. 28 all-time in state history.
Caggiano started his high school career with a 106-point season. He followed that up with 132 points as a sophomore. As a senior, he is averaging more points per game (7.6) than he did in either of his first two seasons (5.0 and 6.0, respectively). Caggiano is committed to play for Georgetown and is rated four stars by Inside Lacrosse.
Price’s career started almost identical. The attackman scored 102 points as a freshman and followed that up with 135 points as a sophomore. This season, Price is averaging 7.4 points per game through nine games, surpassing the 5.4 and 5.9 through his first two seasons.
The Knights have two games remaining in the regular season. If he holds to his game average, Caggiano could climb up to No. 13. Depending on how many playoff games, the senior has the potential to be among the state’s Top 10 career scorers.
Not So Green
Christ School (N.C.) traveled to Georgia last week, coming away with a 3-0 record, and handed all three opponents their first losses of the season. The Greenies new Head Coach, Benjie Colberg, led his team to wins over Roswell (16-11), Allatoona (8-5), and Harrison (8-7). In the early part of the season, Christ School has the highest rating among North Carolina teams, according to Laxnumbers.
Big Georgia Matchup
Roswell rebounded from its first loss of the year with a 15-9 win over Allatoona on March 3. Sophomore Alex Lobel led the way with five goals. Hill Plunkett totaled five points (3 assists, 2 goals), Scott Stickles scored three goals and Evan Plunkett totaled four points (2g, 2a). Myles Quandt scored the first goal seven seconds into the game and was 11-for-20 on face-offs with nine ground balls.
The Hornets followed that up with a 19-15 win over Memphis University School (Tenn.) on March 5. Lobel totaled nine points on seven goals and two assists in the win. Plunkett totaled six points (3g, 3a).
Newsome (Fla.) is off to a 5-0 start this season and junior Luke Haley is playing a large role. The attackman is averaging 8.4 points per game and has yet to score fewer than six points in a game this season. He had a season-high 10 points against Robinson (Fla.) on Feb. 19. Through three seasons, Haley has 157 points (95 goals, 62 assists).
Alex Lobel is off to a hot start during his sophomore season. The Roswell attackman has 35 goals and 21 assists this season and leads the team with 56 points. He had 31 points in six games during the abbreviated 2020 season.
Tennessee’s defending Division I Private School champion Montgomery Bell Academy (Tenn.) opened its season with a 24-1 win over University School Nashville (Tenn.) and followed that up with a road win against Louisville Trinity (Ky.), 9-8.
Starr’s Mill (Ga.) senior Gabe Lopez surpassed 200 career points this season. The Belmont Abbey commit scored four goals and one assist in a 10-4 win against Newnan (Ga.) on Feb. 25. With two more games since then, Lopez has 25 points on 16 goals and nine assists through four games. The senior has 217 career points (123 goals, 94 assists), which places him Top 20 all-time in Georgia among reported players.
George Kalos is off to a hot start for Hough (N.C.) this season. The North Carolina commit has three games in which he has won at least 20 face-offs and is winning 78 percent of his opportunities this season. The junior also has 91 ground balls and 12 points (9g, 3a). Hough is off to a 6-2 start this season, and the team clinched its first conference championship with a win over Lake Norman (N.C.) last week.
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