Dankowski earns first team All-State, Madson and Casey named to second team
Pinecrest Academy senior midfielder Molly Dankowski was named first team All-State for Class 1-5A girls lacrosse by the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association, and West Forsyth junior attack Ella Madson, South Forsyth sophomore goalkeeper Kayla Casey and Lambert junior defender Makenzie Boisjolie were named second team All-State in Class 6-7A. Paladins seniors Alex Tilkin and Haley Jones were named to the Class 1-5A second team.
Dankowski, a Mercer signee, was one of the top offensive players in the country this year, scoring 114 goals and contributing 41 assists. The 341 goals she scored in her four years at Pinecrest is a career record for any Forsyth County player.
Madson helped lead the Wolverines to the top record in the county and a No. 2 seed in the playoffs, using her top-end speed to drive West’s offense. She also ran track for the Wolverines during the spring, competing in the sectional meet in the 400-meter run.
West had a single-digit goal total in just four games this year, and one of those was against South, with Casey in goal. Casey made 154 saves on the year and had 10 or more in nine games during the season. Boisjolie was a defensive standout for the Longhorns, causing 13 turnovers and collecting 35 ground balls.
Jones was a reliable goalkeeper for Pinecrest, recording 136 saves in 18 games, and Tilkin was another dangerous offensive player, recording 78 goals and 26 assists.
Lambert leads county selections on All-State lacrosse
Lambert placed six players on the GACA All-State lacrosse teams, the most of any team in the state. Senior attack Kyle Lewis, senior midfielder Jonny Divirgilio, senior defender Donovan Lilly and senior faceoff specialist Phil White made the first team for the state champion Longhorns, and junior attack Gerard Kane and junior midfielder Ryan Overbay made the second team.
West Forsyth junior defender Andrew Grohovac and Wolverines senior long-stick midfielder James Grohovac made the second team, and South Forsyth junior midfielder Max Kane made the third team.
Cadeau’s win leads county results in Meet of Champions
South Forsyth sophomore Madelynne Cadeau won the girls 1600 meter run at the Georgia Meet of Champions on Saturday in Marietta, recording a personal best of 5:08.80.
South’s Ridvan Kazimov and West Forsyth’s Kyle Brown both competed in the shot put and discus throw. Kazimov came out on top in both events, finishing eight in the discus, with Brown in 10th, and finishing sixth in the shot put, with Brown in 11th. Kazimov set a personal best in both events.
Central’s Miller signs to play football at Presbyterian
Forsyth Central senior Michael Miller signed his National Letter of Intent on Monday to play football at Presbyterian College, a Division I school that competes in the Big South Conference.
Miller was the Bulldogs’ second-leading tackler in 2017, his first season with the program. The linebacker had 92 tackles in total, with 42 coming unassisted and three going for a loss.
Six county cheerleaders make SEC squads
Four Forsyth County cheerleaders – South Forsyth’s Madi Brock, Forsyth Central's Lauren Gist, and West Forsyth’s Channing Bridges and Carson Stockham – made the cheer team at Ole Miss. Lambert’s Dani Spera and Central's Maggie Carpenter will join the team at the University of Georgia.
All four athletes competed for their high schools in the state championships this past fall, where South finished first, Lambert was second and West came in third. Central finished second in the co-ed state competition.