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Boys Lacrosse Notebook: Lucy Beckham (S.C.) Can Defend Title

by Mike Loveday

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Two-time South Carolina state champion Lucy Beckham (S.C.) won its appeal and will be eligible to compete for a three-peat. 

I encourage you to read the Post and Courier article that outlines everything.

“The original South Carolina High School Leagues sanctions of the lacrosse program, which would have cost the team four regular-season games and prevented it from participating in the playoffs, stemmed from a parent-organized trip to an outside tournament in Orlando in December.”

Lucy Beckham is now allowed to play its full schedule and participate in the playoffs. 

“... head coach Parker Ferrigan and an assistant coach be suspended for four games; that the school be fined $2,500; and that the school's athletic staff undergo training on SCHSL rules.

The Bengals went 13-4 last season and won its second-straight Class 4A championships with a 20-13 win over Christ Church Episcopal (S.C.). The team went 18-1 in 2022. They are 1-2xxx this season with losses coming to Cannon School (N.C.) and Charlotte Catholic (N.C.).

Regional Reports

Few websites do as good a job at covering their area as Chris Goldberg has published his 2024 Boys Lacrosse Rankings with Haverford School (Pa.) taking the top spot. He lists the Top 15 programs. He has also started publishing his previews. A must-read for those who follow the national lacrosse scene.

An early meeting of Top 25 teams kicked off the lacrosse season in Pennsylvania and Maryland as Haverford School (Pa.) defeated Loyola-Blakefield (Md.) 9-6. Finn Lawrence led the Fords with three goals while Brady O’Kane tallied four points (2g, 2a) and Connor Nolen scored two goals in the win.

Player Milestones

Nick Worrell from Sanderson (N.C.) scored the 100th point of his career in a 23-16 win over Millbrook (N.C.). The junior entered the game with 96 points.

Holly Springs (N.C.) senior Jay Legg surpassed 150 career points and 100 career goals with a seven-point game against Apex Friendship (N.C.). Legg scored six goals, which gives him 104 for his career. He sits at 151 career points and is the fifth player in program history to reach both marks.

2024 Stat Leaders

Have you checked out our 2024 Stat Leaders lists? We add players in points, goals, assists, saves and face-off wins throughout the 2024 season. We add game leaders daily and will update season and career leaders as states complete their seasons.

The No. 1 Players list is updated heading into 2024. We’ve opened it up to showcase the players we have for each category, regardless of minimums. If a row is blank it means we have no players for that category (hint, hint). If you have a player that you want to see included, please let us know

Live Rankings

The state rankings for Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas are now live. 


Do you have a highlight or notable performance from a player, team, or coach you want to be included in a future notebook? Email Mike Loveday or find him on Threads or Instagram.