Calvert Hall (Md.), Moorestown (N.J.) Win LM Fan-Tasy Championships
The people have spoken.
After nearly two weeks of fan voting on LaxMagazine.com, the Calvert Hall (Md.) boys and Moorestown (N.J.) girls have prevailed as Lacrosse Magazine's first annual Fan-Tasy High School national champions. Congrats to both teams, their fans and supporters, and to all of our 16 finalists on great seasons. The completed brackets for both fan-vote competitions are below.
Thanks to all that voted and participated with comments. More than 8,500 votes were cast and we had some great comments -- more than 300 for the championship games alone, a small sampling of which appear below. Check the August issue of Lacrosse Magazine for more as part of an in-depth high school season wrap issue also featuring national top 25s, regional top 10s, and national and regional players of the year for boys and girls.
Fan Comments: Reasons For Calvert Hall Boys
Stephanie Caldwell, Parkville, Md.: I've seen Calvert Hall play & they deserve to win!
Donna Brust, Baltimore, Md.: MIAA is best conference in country.
Jill Bateman, Baltimore, Md.: Calvert Hall was the number one team in the country, and it is a great school.
Ashton Acosta, Baltimore, Md.: I attend Calvert Hall and I was on the freshman lacrosse team.
Fan Comments: Reasons For Gonzaga
William Wilson, Maryland: I have worked at Gonzaga for 43 years. This is, without a doubt, the best team in school history.
John M. Williams, Washington, D.C.: Saw Gonzaga play a couple times this year. Best team I have seen in quite a while.
Sandra Lewis, Largo, Fla: Married into purple - real good guys! Jesus would have gone there to learn from the Jesuits.
|Graphics by Heather Wallace/US Lacrosse|
Fan Comments: Reasons For Moorestown Girls
George Hostetler, Lincoln University, Pa.: Perfect seasons are hard to accomplish and are remembered for a lifetime whenever players, fans and coaches gather, no matter how long ago it was accomplished.
Roxanne McDevitt, Moorestown, N.J.: Multiple high scoring attackers, rock-solid defense, and standout goalie getting even better as season neared its end.
Courtney Legath, Philadelphia, Pa.: I coach at Moorestown.
David Johnson, Hopewell Junction, N.Y.: They are dominant with a maturity and experience to handle all pressures and opponents. Great scoring ability and a shutdown defense.
Suzanne Johnson, Moorestown, N.J.: This senior class loved each other and their underclassman teammates, and simply refused to settle for anything less than the TOC champipnship. They created the greatest MHSGLAX team ever.
Fan Comments: Reasons For Loyola Girls
Karina de Hueck, Evanston, Ill.: I'm on the team.
John, Northbrook, Ill.: Scoring tandem.
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