Attackman Cameron Dillon, a rising junior at Northwest Guilford High School, and defenseman Marshall Lemmond, an original Blackhawk and rising senior at Southeast
Marshall Lemmond, Triad Cup, 2012
Guilford High School, were named today as the Blackhawks Co-Players of the Year. This award is based upon performance and adherence to the principles of the Blackhawks.
Both Dillon and Lemmond have started on the Blackhawks Apache teams the past two summers and were key contributors to Team Apache’s qualification in summer 2011 for the Dick’s Sporting Goods National Championship tournament.
As a result of this honor, the Triad Black Hawk Fund will
Cameron Dillon (in white), Carolina Summer Shootout, 2012
donate $250 to each player’s school or other charity of their choice. Last year’s award went to Cameron Bradford of Bishop McGuinness.
Here is a snapshot of the accomplishments of Dillon and Lemmond:
Dillon shattered the existing Blackhawks high school House League scoring record this summer with 36 goals and 39 assists in leading Allison’s Assassins to a 15-0 record and league championship. In summer 2011, Dillon finished 3rd in House League scoring and first in ground balls.
Cameron Dillon, #171, Triad Cup, 2012
Dillon was the leading scorer on this summer’s Team Apache, recording 20 goals and 5 assists in 14 games of action. In summer 2011, playing mostly midfield, Dillon scored 18 goals and had 10 assists — leading all midfielders — along with 37 ground balls.
Lemmond, who first played on the Blackhawks U15 team in summer 2009, was a top defender on the Blackhawks “Silver” travel team during summer 2010. Last summer, as a close defender, he finished third among all defensemen in groundballs. This summer, he led all close defenders in ground balls and loose balls caused with 19 and 17, respectively. He became a shutdown defender for Team Apache, often being assigned to the opponent’s top attackman.
Lemmond recently was named the Most Valuable Player in the Blackhawks’ HOTT Lax league, as he led all close defenders in ground balls and all players in loose balls caused. He even scored a goal and recorded two assists. His overall contributions to
Marshall Lemmond, Triad Cup, 2012
his Green Machine team led him to receive the league’s highest HOTT Impact Quotient, a measure of overall production in goals, assists, ground balls, and loose balls caused.
Both Dillon and Lemmond are hard-working team players who play with passion, energy, leadership, and good sportsmanship.
Both players made significant contributions to their team’s 4-1 record in last month’s Carolina Summer Shootout hosted by High Point University.
Both Dillon and Lemmond are high-achieving honor students at their respective high schools.
The Blackhawks also named the winners of their traditional Blackhawk awards — based upon attitude, commitment, work ethic, and team orientation — to the following high school players:
- Josh Brown, Southwest Guilford High School
- Matt Miller, East Forsyth High School
- Chase Mabe, Glenn High School
- Jacob Freeman, High Point Central High School
- Zach Duncan, East Forsyth High School
- Zane Wiesman, Caldwell Academy
- John Arrington, Northwest Guilford High School
- Zach Vaughn, East Forsyth High School
- Xavier Smith, Ragsdale High School
- Drew Kwapil, Grimsley High School
- Chris Parris, Reynolds High School
- Jason Nieradka, East Forsyth High School
- Collin Lett, Northwest Guilford High School
- Tyler Bean, Middle College – UNCG
- Ryan McFetters, Grimsley High School
- Michael Maccharoli, Southeast Guilford High School
- Trent Ankenbruck, Northwest Guilford High School
Congratulations to Cameron Dillon and Marshall Lemmond and to all the winners of our Blackhawk awards!