Spring Blackhawks co-captains Isaac Shore and Tracer Leonard have been named to play in the Triad High School Lacrosse Senior All-Star Game to be played on May 26 at Guilford College.
Shore, who persevered through the difficult spring seasons of 2012 and 2013 as the ‘Hawks top defender, switched to attack last spring out of team necessity and quickly emerged as the Hawks “go to” guy on the offensive side of the field. Shore is the first home school student ever selected to play in the Senior All-Star Game.
Shore currently stands second in career goals for the spring Blackhawks with 59 (behind 2012 All-Star Harry Keefe) and tied for third on the career assists list. As a testament to his diversified talents, Shore holds the spring Blackhawks’ career lead in Loose Balls Caused and is second in career Ground Balls. He is considered to be the Blackhawks top riding attackman.
Shore, a speedy multi-sport athlete who played running back and defensive back for the Greensboro Panthers in the Home School Football League of North Carolina, first picked up a stick as a freshman on the 2012 spring Blackhawks team and through hard work and commitment became one of the best players on that team.
Defensive stopper Tracer Leonard, who has played for the spring Blackhawks for only two seasons, is the team’s career record holder in ground balls and has led the team for two consecutive seasons in defensive stops. At the end of last season, he was named the team’s most outstanding defensive player.
Leonard played defensive back on the football team and competed on the wrestling team at Dalton McMichael High School in Mayodan. He qualified for the state championship wrestling tournament this past season.
Both Shore and Leonard played for the Blackhawks’ summer Apache team that won the championship in the Summer Meltdown last July.
Congratulations, Isaac and Tracer!