Local GHSA Lacrosse players score all area honors - Benedictine, Country Day, SCPS, Richmond Hill, Effingham, and South Effingham athletes

By Special to the Prep Sports Report | May 21, 2023

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Local Georgia High School Association Class 1A-4A and Class 5A-6A lacrosse players were named to the All-Area 8 and All-Area 7 teams. The following lacrosse players were chosen via area coaches voting. Benedictine, Savannah Country Day, Savannah Christian Preparatory School, Richmond Hill, Effinghman, and South Effingham athletes were chosen.


GHSA Class 1A- 4A All Area-8 Lacrosse team 

First Team Attack

Arden Watson, Savannah Country Day, sr.

Trey Zanone, Benedictine, jr.

Troy Ford, Calvary Day, sr.

Honorable mention: Ian Foose, SCD, soph.; Logan Brooking, Savannah Christian, soph.; Titus Gilliam, Calvary Day, fresh.


First Team Midfield

Calvin Rose, Benedictine, jr.

David Bucey, SCPS, jr.

Liam Hogan, Benedictine, jr.

Zander Paderewski, SCD, soph.

Honorable mention: Cash McCoy, SCD, soph.; Drew Wilson, SCPS, sr.; Jack Chandler, Benedictine, jr.


First Team Defense

Brenn Prado, Calvary Day, sr.

Drew Landis, Benedictine, sr.

Sawyer Tarr, SCD, sr.

Honorable mention: Charlie Iannone, Benedictine, sr.; Cole Burnsed, SCPS, sr.; Corey Blout, Calvary, soph.; Tyler Redmond, Benedictine, soph.


First Team Defensive Midfield

Ryan Chandler, Benedictine, sr.

Honorable mention: Cooper Smith, Calvary Day, soph.


First Team Long Stick Midfielder

Noah Gilliam, Calvary, sr.

Honorable mention: Walker Groves, Benedictine, soph.; James Rhodes, SCD, soph.


First Team Faceoff

Riley Wilson, Benedictine, jr.

Honorable mention: Sam Bueno, SCD, jr.


First Team Goalie

Nick Hall, Benedictine, soph.

Honorable mention: Jack Lovell, SCD, soph.


GHSA Class All-Area 7 Lacrosse team 

First team

JaVaughn Kyle, Richmond Hill, sr., attack

Kendall Rollins, Richmond Hill, sr., midfield


Second team

Mathias Clark, Richmond Hill, soph., attack

Evan Way, Effingham County, sr., attack

Dominic Martell, South Effingham, midfield

Drake Wilson, Effingham County, midfield

Zach Morea, Richmond Hill, jr., faceoff

Adam Cardenas, Richmond Hill, jr., LSM

Harris Goebel, Effingham County, defense

Jeremiah Washington, South Effingham, defense


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Optim Orthopedics supports Benedictine Military School, Calvary Day School, Richmond Hill High School, Savannah Country Day, South Effingham High School, and St. Vincent's athletics. Benedictine Military School's team doctor is Dr. David Sedory. Dr. David Palmer is the team doctor for Calvary Day School, South Effingham, and Richmond Hill. Savannah Country Day and St. Vincent's team doctor is Dr. Thomas Alexander. Remember, Optim Orthopedics gets you back into the game.

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