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The Warriors boys tied for 10th place and the girls were 21st in the 2A state track meet Saturday on a rain soaked track at Campbell University in Buies Creek. Karis New led SDS on day two with a fourth place finish in the 100 hurdles. She was also part of the ninth place 4 x 200 relay team along with Grace Haile, Juju Medlin and Ella Moses. Sarah Spencer Ball was 10th in the triple jump. Jonathan Brewer led the boys with a fifth place finish in the 300 hurdles and was part of the eighth place 4 x 200 relay along with Jack Dunn and Josh and Christopher Rhoads. Houston Walker joined the Rhoads brothers and Dunn to finish fifth in the 4 x 100 and was seventh in the 110 hurdles. Christopher Rhoads capped the Warriors day with a sixth place finish in the 200 meters. 

St. David’s junior Wilson Barr won his second straight 2A state championship in the pole vault Friday at Campbell University in Buies Creek. Barr equaled last years’ jump of 12 feet to claim the title. Senior Madison Welsh finished eighth in the high jump and ninth in the long jump. Most of the event finals will be decided Saturday.

2018 Spring Sports Award Winners



Middle School Boys Tennis


Coaches Award: Jack Anders


Warrior Award: JT Coley


MVP: Jacob Suh


Varsity Tennis


All-Conference: Turner Vaughn


Coaches Award: Banks Avram


Most Improved Player: Joseph Pisciotta


MVP: Turner Vaughn


Middle School Girls Lacrosse


Warrior To Watch: Margaret Scoggin


Coaches Award: McKenna Lewis


MVP: Anne Slater Barnes


Varsity Girls Lacrosse


Coaches Award: Lizzie Montague


Most Improved: Gracie Powell


MVP: Lillian York


Middle School Boys Lacrosse


Most Outstanding Defenseman: Sam Williams


Most Outstanding Offensive Player: Owen Hoffman


Captains Award: Scott York



Varsity Boys Lacrosse


Leadership Award: Julian Cave


Most Improved: Josh Burgess


MVP: Troy Exum


Middle School Golf


Lowest Score Average: Jack Webster


Most Improved: Nathan Rigby


Coaches Award: Christian Conway


Varsity Boys Golf


All-Conference: Will Lewis, Andrew Wilmoth, James Wiley and Davis Adams


All-State: Will Lewis, Andrew Wilmoth and Davis Adams


Golfer of the Year: Andrew Wilmoth


Warrior Leadership Award: Will Lewis


Warrior Sportsmanship Award: Wells Conway


Middle School Baseball


Silver Slugger Award: Jake Barbour


Team Player Award: Jack Denny


Hustle Award: Isaac Bostic


Varsity Baseball


All-Conference: Ford Everett and David Shelton, Jake Shelton (Honorable Mention)


Freshman of the Year: Ford Everett


Most Improved: Edward Adams


MVP: David Shelton


Middle School Girls Soccer


Coaches Award: Holden McLennan


Defensive Award: Anne George


Offensive Player Award: Eirena Klemes


Varsity Girls Soccer


All-Conference: Emily Alcock and Katie Conger, Julia Hensley (Honorable Mention)


Defensive Player of the Year: Mary Kate Stahl


Mid-Field Player of the Year: Emily Alcock


Offensive Player of the Year: Julia Hensley


Varsity Track and Field


All-Conference: Wilson Barr, Jonathan Brewer and Houston Walker


Most Outstanding Female Athlete: Madison Welsh


The Hardest Working Female Athlete: Grace Haile


Rising Track Star: Laura Martin


Most Outstanding Male Athlete: Jonathan Brewer


The Hardest Working Male Athlete: Houston Walker


Rising Track Star: Christopher Rhoads

The varsity boys lacrosse season ended with an 8-4 loss to top-seeded SouthLake Christian Academy Tuesday evening in Huntersville, NC. Junior attackman Owen Williams led the scoring with two goals, but was injured early and missed most of the contest. Senior Hudson Taylor had a goal and an assist and freshman Matt Messenger also scored. “I’m very proud of how much this team has grown and how hard they worked to make the playoffs,” said coach Doug Hink, whose team finished 9-5. “Troy (Exum) did a great job again in goal against a high-scoring team on their home turf. The defense played well also and we have a good group of freshmen coming. Good times are ahead for St. David’s lacrosse.”

The Warriors varsity boys golf team finished second to EPIC rival The O’Neal School in the 2A state tournament at the Whispering Pines Country Club near Southern Pines. St. David’s could not overcome a four shot deficit after Monday’s first round and ended with a four man two day total of 603, while O’Neal came in at 587. Senior Andrew Wilmots, who will play at North Carolina State next year,  tied for individual medalist honors with a four under par 140.  Senior Will Lewis finished sixth at 152, while 8th grader Davis Adams was ninth at 154.  

The 2A state golf championship is shaping up to be a two team race after the first day at the Whispering Pines Country Club near Southern Pines. The O’Neal School of Southern Pines leads the Warriors by four shots after the first 18 holes. O’Neal shot a four player team shot of 295, which is seven over par. SDS came in at +11 299. Parrott Academy is a distant third at 329. Warriors senior Andrew Wilmoth had the low round of the day, a three under par 69. Two O’Neal golfers are next at 70 and 71. Will Lewis (76), Davis Adams (77) and Wells Armes (77) rounded out the St. David’s scoring. Round two begins Tuesday morning.

The St. David’s boys finished second and the girls were fourth in the APIC track meet at Cary Academy Saturday. Cary Christian won both meets. The O’Neal School and Grace Christian finished ahead of the Warriors in the girls meets. Individually, Houston Walker won the 110 hurdles, Wilson Barr finished first in the pole vault and Jonathan Brewer won the 300 hurdles. He was second in the 110 hurdles and was part of the second place 4 x 200 relay team with Jack Dunn, Josh Rhoads and Christopher Rhoads. Dunn placed second in the 100 meters and was part of the third place 4 x 100 relay with Keonte Bradley, Christopher Rhoads and Robert Batchelder. Christopher Rhoads was third in the 100 and fourth in the 200. Alex Nechyba finished fifth in the 800. Madison Welsh led the girls by finishing second in the high jump, third in the long jump and triple jump and fourth in the shot put. Sarah Spencer Ball was second in the triple jump and part of the second place 4 x 200 relay with Karis New, Ella Moses and Grace Haile. New also took third in the 110 hurdles and teamed with Ball, 7th grader Laura Martin and Juju Medlin for third in the 4 x 100 relay. Caroline Ross was fourth in the 800, while Martin finished sixth in the 400 and 1600 meters. Both teams finish the season at the state meet Friday and Saturday at Campbell University in Buies Creek.

The middle school lacrosse Warriors capped an undefeated season with the Capital Area Middle School Conference championship after a 12-5 victory over Cary Academy Thursday at John A. Murray Field. St. David’s led 3-1 after the first period and blew the game open with three goals from Owen Hoffman and one each from Howard Brooks and Cruz English to lead 8-1 at halftime. “We started to find our groove at the end of the first quarter,” said coach Steve Baker, whose Warriors are 13-0. “The guys played well the entire season and earned their title. Finishing undefeated is their bonus.” Hoffman led the scoring with six goals. Macon Merriman and Scott York scored twice, while Brooks and English had one each. 

The middle school tennis team captured the Capital Area Middle School Conference title and completed a perfect season with a 5-4 victory over North Raleigh Christian Academy Thursday at the Satellite Athletic Complex. Jacob Suh (8-1), J.T. Coley (9-7), Jack Anders (8-3) and Charlie Moses (8-1) gave the Warriors a 4-2 advantage after singles. “J.T. had the key match,” said coach Josh Seligson, whose team finished 13-0. “He was down two games and at match point, but battled all the way back to win four straight games. That kept us from being tied after singles. Jack and Noah (Suh) sealed it by winning the first doubles match. It was a true team effort and I’m very proud of my guys.” 

The boys varsity lacrosse Warriors advanced in the state tournament with a 7-4 win over the Asheville School Saturday afternoon in Asheville. The fifth seeded Warriors will travel to Huntersville, NC Tuesday to face top-seeded SouthLake Christian Academy (!1-4), who blew out Davidson Day School, 19-3, in the first round. St. David’s struck quickly Saturday with three goals in the first minute and then added two more for a 5-0 lead after the first quarter. “We had a little extra to prove because we thought this game should have been at our place,” said coach Doug Hink. “Our strong start made the difference and we did a great job of holding them off. Troy Exum was excellent in goal again and our defense wore them down and let our offense go to work. It was a great team win and we are glad to extend the season.” Owen Williams led the scoring with three goals and an assist. Hudson Taylor had a goal and an assist. Freshman Truman Southern scored his first varsity goal and Julian Cave also found the net.  

Senior Andrew Wilmoth committed to play golf at North Carolina State University on Monday. He becomes the fourth member of the 2016 state championship team to play college golf, following Preston Ball (Loyola of Maryland), Gray Matthews (Sewanee: The University of the South) and Parker Gillam (Wake Forest).“I’ve always wanted to play for them,” said Wilmoth. “Lonnie Poole will be a great home course and I’m grateful it worked out.” Wilmoth and the rest of the Warriors will try for their third straight state title Monday and Tuesday at Whispering Pines. It’s a great achievement and I’m very proud of him,” said coach Chris Wilson. “He’s been on varsity since 8th grade and his hard work paid off.” 

The varsity boys lacrosse season continues as the fifth seed in the 2A state tournament. The Warriors, 8-5, ended the regular season with an 11-2 loss at Ravenscroft Tuesday.  They will travel to meet the Asheville School (7-4) Saturday at 2:30 in a rematch of last years first round game. "We lost to them on their field, so it's a chance to even things up," said coach Doug Hink. "We had hoped to host this time, but that's not the case. Good execution on both ends will decide our future." St. David’s played four teams who qualified for post-season play, including a win over 8th seeded Davidson Day School. Ravenscroft and Durham Academy will play in the large school tournament, while Forsyth Country Day is the third seed in the Warriors bracket.

Seniors Hudson and Walker Taylor have committed to Rhodes College in Memphis, TN to continue their football careers. The twins helped the Warriors to back-to-back state championship games and earned multiple awards during their time at St. David’s. “We’re really excited to get the chance to keep playing,” said Hudson. “We appreciate what Coach Casey (football) and Coach Hink (lacrosse) have done for us along with all the assistant coaches.” Rhodes is a member of the Division III Southern Athletic Association and is a major football rival of Sewanee: The University of the South. The two are part of the longest consecutively played college football series below the Mason-Dixon line, having squared off every fall since 1899. “It came down to those two schools for us,” said Walker. “We felt like Rhodes really wanted us and did a better job of recruiting us.”   

The middle school tennis Warriors will play for the conference championship Thursday after a 5-4 come from behind victory over Cary Christian Tuesday at the Satellite Athletic Complex. St. David’s is the top seed with a 12-0 record, but trailed 4-2 after singles. The Warriors fought back as Noah Suh/Jack Anders (8-0) and Jacob Suh/Jackson Moore (8-6) won their doubles matches, leaving the rest of the season up to the duo of JT Coley and Jackson Rouser. The two battled back from a two game deficit to win, 9-7, in a tiebreaker that put SDS into the title match. “They were amazing under pressure,” said coach Josh Seligson. “Jackson picked the perfect time to play his best match of the year and both of them were pulling off amazing shots. I’m most proud that we didn’t give up after trailing just about the entire match.”

The varsity girls lacrosse team ended the most successful season in program history with a 19-6 loss to St. Mary’s Tuesday at the Satellite Athletic Complex. The Warriors finished the season 5-8, which included five straight wins and more victories than the first three seasons combined. “It was a great season,” said second-year coach Daphne Connor. “The girls came together as a team on and off the field and everyone’s skill level improved.” Lillian York led the Warriors scoring with four goals and Anna Grace Call added two.

The varsity girls soccer season is over after a 3-0 loss to Rocky Mount Academy in the first round of the state tournament Tuesday at the Satellite Athletic Complex. The Warriors (8-11) had scoring chances in the first half, but couldn’t take advantage and trailed 1-0 at halftime. “We controlled the first half,” said coach Jose Cornejo. “We couldn’t score and they took advantage in the second half. It’s a tough way to end the season, but they are a good team. I appreciate my seniors’ effort.”

The varsity lacrosse Warriors came up short, 7-5, in a hard-fought defensive battle Friday at John A. Murray Field. The Knights scored three straight times in the first quarter to break an early 1-1 tie.  St. David’s cut the deficit to two on four occasions after goals from Owen Williams, but couldn’t come any closer. “We had too many misses against a solid opponent,” said coach Doug Hink. “Our defense and goalie played well, but we couldn’t find the net enough times. We are playing more focused and better together and hopefully that will help us in the post-season.” SDS is 8-4 with one regular season game left. 

The boys varsity golf team finished second in the EPIC tournament Thursday at Lonnie Poole Golf Course in Raleigh. The O’Neal School of Southern Pines fired a four-man team total of two over par 290 to earn the victory by five strokes. Will Lewis led the Warriors with a three-under par 69. Andrew Wilmoth (74), Davis Adams (74) and James Wiley (78) completed the St. David’s scoring. All four were named to the All-Conference team. Grace Christian (340) was a distant third.

The varsity baseball Warriors ended the season with a 12-6 loss to Trinity of Raleigh Friday at the Satellite Athletic Complex. Edward Adams led the offense with three hits and three runs scored, but multiple errors and a lack of pitching depth were too much to overcome. “This was our fourth game this week and we just ran out of pitching,” said coach David Simmons, whose team finished 5-7. “The errors extended the innings, which led to runs. We hit the ball well and I’m proud of my three seniors (John Mac Feeney, Ethan McConnell and David Shelton). I’ve enjoyed coaching them and they gave everything they had to help our program get better.” McConnell had two hits and two RBI, while Shelton also had two hits, scored twice and drove in one run.

The middle school girls soccer season is over after a 5-3 loss to Trinity of Raleigh in the CAMSC tournament Friday at the Satellite Athletic Complex. St. David’s fought back from a 3-0 halftime deficit, but never led. “We had 10 really good shots in the second half and didn’t make enough of them,” said coach Nate Antiel. “We improved a lot over the course of the season and it was a fun group to coach.” Mae Cline, Sarah Grimes and Eirena Klemes scored for the Warriors, who ended the season 2-11.

The varsity lacrosse Warriors routed Parrott Academy, 16-4, on Senior Day Thursday at John A. Murray Field. St. David’s jumped out to a 7-0 lead after the first quarter and cruised home from there. Miles Jones scored four goals and added five assists, while Owen Williams, Hudson Taylor and Blake Stanley had three goals each. Julian Cave scored twice and William Sheehan found the net once. “It was good to get everyone involved as we honored Hudson and Walker Taylor on senior night,” said coach Doug Hink, whose team is 8-3. “They’ve given a lot to our program and they are a pleasure to coach. Walker led our defense again and Hudson had a strong offensive game.” St. David’s hosts NRCA Friday at John A. Murray Field.

The middle school boys lacrosse Warriors finished the regular undefeated after an 11-8 victory at Cary Academy Thursday. St. David’s is 12-0 and will play the winner of the Cary Academy-North Raleigh Christian Academy match for the conference title Thursday at home. “It’s a great accomplishment to go unbeaten,” said coach Steve Baker. “We’d like to repeat as conference champs and we’ll give it our best shot next week.” Owen Hoffman and Scott York had three goals each to lead the Warriors scoring.

The longest winning streak in the four-year history of varsity girls lacrosse is now four games after a 13-9 victory over D.H. Conley HS of Greenville Thursday at the Satellite Athletic Complex. After the Vikings scored on the opening faceoff, the Warriors (5-7) looked to Lillian York and Lindsey Klinck for five straight goals on the way to an 8-5 halftime lead. The Vikings scored early in the second half to make it 8-6, but St. David’s answered with four straight scores and made the lead stand up. “The girls have done a great job of trusting each other,” said coach Daphne Connor. “They are passing much better and playing a more team oriented game.” York led the scoring with seven goals. Klinck added five and Lizzie Montague had one. The regular season ends Tuesday at home against St. Mary’s.

The top seeded middle school boys tennis team rolled into the Capital Area Middle School Conference semi-finals with an 8-1 opening round rout of Franklin Academy Monday at the Satellite Athletic Complex. The Warriors will host number four Cary Christian Tuesday at 4 p.m.  St. David’s swept the six singles matches and won two doubles for the final margin. Tom Deloache needed an hour and forty five minutes to defeat his opponent, 9-8.  “The match was back and forth all day and I’m proud of the way he hung in there and competed,” said coach Josh Seligson, whose team is 13-0. “He never lost his confidence and he won some tough points. Jacob Suh (8-0), J.T. Coley (8-2), Noah Suh (8-2), Jack Anders (8-0) and Charlie Moses (8-0) also won singles.  Suh/Suh (8-2) and Anders Ferrell/Jackson Rouser (8-4) took doubles.

The Warriors boys finished third and the girls were fourth in Thursday’s track meet at Ravenscroft. The host school won both meets. Christopher Rhoads led St. David’s with a first place finish in the 100 meters, while Wilson Barr was second in the pole vault. Alex Nechyba took third in the 800 meters and teamed with Hunter Camp, Will Patrick and Brendan Hanna to finish third in the 4 x 400 relay. Houston Walker was third in the 300 hurdles and was part of the third place 4 x 100 relay team along with Rhoads, Pete Garrabrant and Peter Fox. On the girls side, the 4 x 100 relay team of Grace Haile, Camden Jordan, Juju Medlin and Karis New finished second, Madison Welsh was third in the shot put and New took third in the 300 hurdles. The Warriors compete in the EPIC meet Saturday at Cary Academy.