A look at who excelled on the field and in the classroom this season
Player of the Year
Matthew Montgomery, Dorman: Montgomery had 25 goals and 11 assists for Dorman. He picked up 56 ground balls and caused 10 turnovers. Montgomery did a little bit of everything for the 5A Upper State finalists. He played wing on face-offs, played on both sides of the ball, was on man-up, and coach Ron Cadorette called him “the leader of the Dorman lacrosse team.”
Charlie Guest, Dorman: Guest had 41 goals, 22 assists and picked up 41 ground balls.
Michael Lyon, Dorman: Lyon had 33 goals, 28 assists, 37 ground balls and 24 forced turnovers, often helping Dorman score easy goals in transition.
Cademon Bunch, Dorman: A defensive midfielder, Bunch was often tasked with shutting down the opposition’s best offensive midfielder. He netted four goals, dished out three assists, picked up 23 ground balls and caused nine turnovers.
Addison Wilkins, Dorman: Wilkins dominated face-offs this season, winning 194. He also provided four goals, an assist, 10 forced turnovers, and scooped up 119 ground balls.
Austin Meade, Byrnes: Meade scored 12 goals and picked up 120 ground balls. He was named All-Region, first-team All-Upper State, and second-team All-State, and won the team’s Iron Rebel award.
Drew Gosnell, Byrnes: Gosnell, Byrnes’ defensive MVP, scored three goals and picked up 55 ground balls. He was an All-Region, first-team All-Upper State and first-team All-State selection.
Logan Hostetler, Byrnes: Hostetler recorded 146 saves in goal with a .604 save percentage. He allowed 8.1 goals against, and recorded nine wins. He was an All-Region and All-Upper State selection.
Will Barrett, Spartanburg: Barrett was a first-team All-Upper State and first-team All-State performer. He recorded 48 goals and 15 assists, picked up 53 ground balls and created 14 turnovers.
Tommy Sisan, Spartanburg: A first-team All-Upper State and second-team All-State goalie, Sisan had 115 saves and allowed 6.9 goals per game. He posted two shutouts and seven wins in the net.
Ellis Smith, Spartanburg: A first-team All-Upper State and second team All-State midfielder, Smith had 25 goals, seven assists, 16 ground balls and six forced turnovers on the year.
Cole Hennecy, Dorman: 4.967 GPA, ranked No. 46 in class
Layton Ward, Spartanburg: 4.855 GPA
Graham Hall, Spartanburg: 4.791 GPA, ranked No. 20 in class
Travis Draughn, Dorman: 4.769 GPA, ranked No. 54 in class
Caleb Lanford, Dorman: 4.768 GPA, ranked No. 62 in class
Wells Laney, Spartanburg: 4.571 GPA
Nick Swinney, Byrnes: 4.545 GPA
Mitchell Hall, Byrnes: 4.503 GPA
Reece Brown, Byrnes: 4.409 GPA
Thomas Neidenbach, Spartanburg: 4.384 GPA, ranked No. 64 in class
Compiled By Jed Blackwell from information provided by coaches. Not all coaches responded to requests for nominations.