Juniors/Midgets - High School
Offensive MVP: Gabriel Perkins - On a team with a revolving door of players, Gabe was the one constant that coach Dye could count on. Attending every practice and game, Gabe always brought intensity and offensive awareness to the team. His speed and stick-skills made him a lethal box player at all times on the floor! Gabe was a huge part of the Capital Classic Championship and his work ethic is exactly what this program is all about. Well done Gabe!
Defensive MVP: Parker Hylton - Parker's stellar play between the pipes was key to this teams championship run in the Capital Classic! Not only is Parker an exceptional athlete, his knowledge of the game coupled with his leadership qualities helped the team in the huddle as well! Although Parker will be playing for Randolph Macon in the fall of 2018, the North Stars program is looking forward to having him back as a part-time coach next winter!
C.A.S.E Award: Dwight "Trey" Ware - The North Stars coaching staff cannot say enough about this young man. Only a freshman on a team of older players, Trey constantly was asking how he could improve and never once got down on himself or his teammates. A true team-player, his on the field production was equally impressive as he displayed blazing speed and athleticism all over the field. Trey's attitude and work ethic is what every kid should aspire to have! Congrats Trey and we'll hope to see you next year!
Bantam AA - 8th graders
Offensive MVP: Will McCulloch - Will was a smooth as they come all winter. The lefties finishing ability was essential in winning some low scoring games in both tournaments this winter. Whenever the team needed a goal, McCulloch provided the answer. His feeding ability was also on display all winter as he provided countless scoring opportunities for his teammates. Madlax is looking forward to having Will as a part-time coach in the summer of 2018!
Defensive MVP: Grayson Schmidt - A beastly defender in the outdoor field game, Grayson showed that it can translate pretty darn well into box lax! His physicality was on display all winter long as he made opponents think twice about cutting to the middle... Grayson's communication and leadership was also key in rallying his other teammates who were not as familiar with the defensive concepts as he was. Well done Mr. Schmidt.
C.A.S.E: Harrison Daley - A big bruiser on the defensive end, Harrison showed up at every single practice and game we had with the same positive attitude and energy needed at this level. A true C.A.S.E player, Harrison led by example on and off the field and always competed with 110% effort. Well deserved Harrison!
Bantam A - 7th & 8th graders
Offensive MVP: Michael Duffy - A talented and shifty short-stick, Michael was all over the goal this winter! His natural finishing ability was on full display with beautiful fakes, dodges, and inevitable goals! Not the biggest kid, Michael made up for it with hustle and scrappy play at all times, challenging even the biggest of opponents. That's the type of play we love to see Michael, well done!
Defensive MVP: Brady Leischner - Another successful field defender, Brady showed that he too could cause some serious havoc in the box game! Brady was a stud out there playing his normal brand of physical defense, coupled with some blazing speed in the open field. He even took advantage of having the short-stick to throw a few one-handed wrap checks, successfully too! (Well, most of the time!)
C.A.S.E: Willie Jacobs - Willie was a dominant force for this team all winter on BOTH sides of the ball. Although this team was not the most successful North Stars team, Willie's mind-set stayed strong and encouraging as he provided sparks on both ends of the floor with physical play on defense, and flat out athleticism in the open floor. Very well done Willie!
Pee Wee - 5th & 6th graders
Offensive MVP: Peyton Booth - A veteran box player, Peyton's leadership was essential to this teams championship in the Capital Classic and 3rd place finish in the Resolute Midwest Classic. A natural finisher, Peyton led the team in goals and provided some fancy feeding as well with a few BTB dimes! Madlax is looking forward to having Peyton join our 2024 Capital field team in the spring!
Defensive MVP: Connor Pinto - A stellar field goalie, Connor showed us his reflexes were just as dominant in the box goal! Connor's play between the pipes was crucial in the teams 3rd place victory in the Resolute Midwest Classic! He even played through the last days of his flu, can you say Jordan 97'?!
C.A.S.E: Ethan Hulvey, Kyle Pinto, Gavin Lewis, Matthew Harris, Chris Rothenberger - With the competition in Ohio being extremely tight, the third line of 5th grade boys listed above did not see the field as much as they and their coach would have hoped. HOWEVER, these boys were model teammates ALWAYS hyping up their team while maintaining a positive attitude throughout the weekend! When their number was called, each one of these boys stepped up in a big way and played with maximum effort, often times leading to defensive stops and goals!! They truly lived up to this award by showing outstanding: Character, Attitude, Success and Effort. Well done boys, this will pay off next year when your the 6th graders! :)