0612 U15 Boys Lacrosse State ChapionsMountain Brook U15 Gold Boys Lacrosse team.
The Mountain Brook U15 Gold Boys Lacrosse team capped an undefeated season by winning the 2012 Alabama U15 State Championship. Mountain Brook won the title with a thrilling 8-7 overtime win against Vestavia on Saturday, May 5 at Spain Park Stadium.
Despite trailing by three goals with six minutes remaining in regulation, Mountain Brook clawed back to within two with two minutes to play. With 30 seconds on the clock, they tied the game being a player down due to a penalty. At the end of regulation, the game was tied, which resulted in an overtime period. With 1:49 left in overtime, Attackman Crawford Tindle slotted the gamewinning goal. Midfielder John Annesley DeGaris led with three goals and two assists; Mac Campbell added two goals; and Taylor Carson scored one goal and had three assists in the victory. DeGaris was named Game Most Valuable Player.
Defense was stellar throughout the season, giving up only 38 goals, which averaged to less than three goals a game. The defense was led by goalie Thomas Byrne and defensemen Patrick Doud and Hays Vogtle.
The team roster included Will Toranto, Elijah Welman, Crawford Clark, Joe Donald, Philip Dulin, Charles Fell, Payne Frost, Graham LeJuene, Carter McAlpin, Knox Taylor, Banks Henderson, James Pugh, Ford Williams and Porter Williamson. All boys attend MBJH with the exception of McAlpin, who attends Hewitt-Trussville Middle School.
The team’s head coach is Brian Doud; assistant coaches are Tom Clark and Sam Henderson.