Wachovia Cup State Winners Listed For 2008-2009


2009 Wachovia Cup Final Standings Announced



CHAPEL HILL -- Wachovia, a Wells Fargo Company, and the North Carolina High School Athletic Association today announced the final standings for the 2008-09 academic year after the spring sports seasons in the Wachovia Cup competitions.



The Wachovia Cup award, sponsored by Wachovia, a Wells Fargo Company, and the NCHSAA, recognizes the high schools that achieve the best overall interscholastic athletic performances within each of the state’s four competitive classifications. The Wachovia Cup program has concluded its 30th year.



Charlotte Myers Park held on to capture its second consecutive Cup in the final 4-A standings. Charlotte Catholic took the top spot among 3-A schools while Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons won the 2-A classification. Kernersville Bishop McGuinness captured first place among the 1-A schools.



In the 4-A classification, Myers Park’s second-place finish in women’s outdoor track and third-place spot in the men’s golf championships help make the difference as Myers Park finished with 480 points, holding off Cary Green Hope with 457.5 points. Green Hope was the 4-A men’s golf champ, third in men’s outdoor track and finished in the top eight in women’s soccer.



Matthews David Butler placed third at 372.5 points, with top spring finishes including third in women’s outdoor track and a tie for third in women’s soccer. Winston-Salem Mount Tabor was fourth in the overall standings with 362.5 points and Southeast Raleigh fifth with 337.5. Charlotte Ardrey Kell scored the most points of any 4-A school in the spring season, tallying in four sports including a baseball state title, to vault into sixth place.



Charlotte Catholic remained first in the 3-A classification, holding off a strong bid from Lake Norman. Catholic’s top finish in the spring was a tie for third in men’s tennis while Lake Norman won both the men’s dual team tennis state championship and a baseball state crown for a total of 470 points. Asheville T.C. Roberson, always a Wachovia Cup contender, tallied 427.5 to finish third, bolstered by a state title in women’s outdoor track and runner-up finish in softball. Waxhaw Marvin Ridge had a strong showing to finish fourth with 387.5 points, just ahead of Greensboro Dudley.



Cardinal Gibbons held on to the top spot among 2-A schools with playoff points in five different spring sports, including winning the state championship in men’s dual team tennis. Gibbons recorded a total of 657.5 points, well ahead of runner-up Salisbury at 500. Salisbury took top honors in men’s outdoor track, finished fourth among 2-A teams in men’s golf and was fourth in women’s outdoor track. Orange was third with 322.5 points, followed by Shelby and Carrboro in a tie for fourth at 272.5, both of whom were in the final eight in women’s soccer.



In the 1-A classification, Bishop McGuinness garnered playoff points in both men’s and women’s outdoor track, women’s soccer and men’s golf en route to a total of 562.5 points, ahead of Topsail at 482.5. Topsail tallied the most spring playoff points of any 1-A team, aided by its top spot among 1-A golf teams, a runner-up finish in baseball and placement in the top four in both men’s tennis and women’s soccer. Defending champion Hendersonville, the school that has recorded the most Wachovia Cups of any NCHSAA school with 13, finished third in the standings with 450 points.



Wachovia Cup points are determined by a system based on performance in state-championship events. All schools that finish in the top eight positions (plus ties) earn points. In the playoff events involving teams from more than one classification, Wachovia Cup points are awarded based on the school’s standing against other schools in its own classification. If fewer then eight schools from a classification compete in a sport, only those schools that are represented are eligible to receive the Wachovia Cup points.



Points are awarded for all sports as follows: 50 for first, 45 for second, 40 for third, 35 for fourth, 30 for fifth, 25 for sixth, 20 for seventh and 15 for eighth. In the event of a tie, the schools receive an equal number of points based on the number of teams that tie and the number of teams that finish higher in the standings. Five points are awarded for each sanctioned sport in which a school competes.



Wachovia Cup standings are announced three times each school year: once after the fall and then the winter sports, and concluding with the winner after the spring sports season ends in June. The engraved silver cups are presented during NCHSAA Day activities at UNC-Chapel Hill each fall.





NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

FINAL WACHOVIA CUP STANDINGS 2008-09



1-A CLASSIFICATION

SCHOOL POINTS

1. Kernersville Bishop McGuinness 562.5

2. Hampstead Topsail 482.5

3. Hendersonville 450

4. Polk County 365

5. Raleigh Charter 322.5

6. N.C. School Of Science and Math 320

7. Mount Airy 312.5

8. East Surry 280

9. Winton-Salem Preparatory 250

10. Robbinsville 247.5

11. Albemarle 227.5

12. Elkin 212.5

13. Gray Stone Day 210

14. Manteo 207.5

15. Pender 200

West Wilkes 200



2-A CLASSIFICATION

SCHOOL POINTS

1. Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons 657.5

2. Salisbury 500

3. Orange 322.5

4. Shelby 272.5

Carrboro 272.5

6. East Lincoln 255

7. Burlington Cummings 247.5

8. Swansboro 237.5

9. Lenoir Hibriten 235

Pittsboro Northwood 235

11. Newton-Conover 230

West Henderson 230

13. Black Mountain C.D. Owen 225

Kill Devil Hills First Flight 225

15. Mayodan Dalton McMichael 200





3-A CLASSIFICATION

SCHOOL POINTS

1. Charlotte Catholic 487.5

2. Lake Norman 432.5

3. Asheville T.C. Roberson 427.5

4. Marvin Ridge 387.5

5. Greensboro Dudley 385

6. Asheville 300

7. Winston-Salem Parkland 275

8. Jacksonville White Oak 255

Gastonia Forestview 255

10. Eastern Wayne 235

11. Jamestown Ragsdale 217.5

12. Waynesville Tuscola 207.5

Hickory 207.5

14. Nash Central 205

Pfafftown Ronald Reagan 205



4-A CLASSIFICATION

SCHOOL POINTS

1. Charlotte Myers Park 480

2. Morrisville Green Hope 457.5

3. Matthews David Butler 372.5

4. Mount Tabor 362.5

5. Southeast Raleigh 337.55

6. Charlotte Ardrey Kell 302.5

7. Charlotte Providence 290

8. West Charlotte 285

9. East Chapel Hill 275

10. New Bern 270

11. Raleigh Leesville Road 265

12. Northwest Guilford 257.5

13. Raleigh Millbrook 247.5

14. Wilmington Hoggard 237.5

North Mecklenburg 237.5