Final Wachovia Cup Standings Listed

2010-11 Wachovia Cup Final Standings Announced

CHAPEL HILL — Wachovia, a Wells Fargo company, and the North Carolina High School Athletic Association have announced the final standings in the Wachovia Cup competitions for the 2010-11 academic year with the spring sports seasons completed.

The Wachovia Cup award, sponsored by Wachovia 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 32nd year.

All four of the champions successfully defended the Wachovia Cups each of them won a year ago. Cary Green Hope maintained its lead after winter sports to capture the Cup in the final 4-A standings for the second consecutive year. Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons took the top spot in the 3-A classification with a great all around performance. Salisbury was the Cup winner among 2-A schools for the second year in a row while Kernersville Bishop McGuinness captured first place in 1-A for the fourth time in the last five years.

"We sincerely appreciate Wachovia's commitment to our overall program in recognizing our champions for over 30 years," said Davis Whitfield, NCHSAA commissioner. "These schools who win the Wachovia Cup do a tremendous job with their overall athletic programs, and we are grateful for Wachovia's desire to recognize their achievements."

In the 4-A classification, Green Hope finished first with 427.5 points to hold off a surging Charlotte Myers Park in second with 390.5. Green Hope preserved its title by placing fifth in men's golf and fifth among 4-A women's lacrosse teams. Myers Park had a second-place finish in men's golf to go with a runner-up finish in women's lacrosse and getting to the state quarterfinals in men's dual team tennis.

Raleigh Wakefield wound up in third, primarily with a couple of great performances in track, winning the women's outdoor track and field crown and taking third in the men's meet, to go with a fourth-place finish in men's golf.

Cardinal Gibbons held on to the top spot in the 3-A standings with playoff points in an impressive five different spring sports, including winning both the men's dual team tennis championship and taking top honors among 3-A women's lacrosse teams, while finishing second in both women's outdoor track and field and women's soccer. Gibbons recorded a whopping 715 points, ahead of runner-up Charlotte Catholic at 605.

Catholic's spring performances included a women's soccer title and second place among 3-A teams in both women's lacrosse and men's dual team tennis.

Waxhaw Marvin Ridge was third with 487.5 points, just a half point ahead of fourth-place Chapel Hill.

Salisbury had an impressive spring to secure its sixth Cup all time. Salisbury recorded 647.5 points, including winning the men's golf title, taking second in women's outdoor track and field and fifth in men's outdoor track and field. Carrboro, with a strong spring, was second with 615 points, including playoff points in six spring sports. Among the Jaguar team highlights were a title in women's outdoor track and field, a runner-up finish in women's soccer, and a top finish among 2-A schools in women's lacrosse.

East Lincoln, which advanced to the regional finals in baseball and placed fourth in the men's track and field state meet, was third with 345 points and Cuthbertson fourth at 320.

In the 1-A classification, Bishop McGuinness collected playoff points for positions in men’s golf, women’s outdoor track, women’s soccer, and both women's and men's lacrosse en route to a total of 630 points, ahead of Durham's North Carolina School of Science and Math at 467.5. NCSSM was second in the state 1-A men's outdoor track and field championships to go with a runner-up spot in men's dual team tennis and  getting to the state semifinals in women's soccer.

Hendersonville, the school that has recorded the most Wachovia Cups of any NCHSAA school with 13, finished third in the 1-A standings with 422.5 points, and North Rowan was fourth at 322.5.

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 2010-11

1-A CLASSIFICATION

SCHOOL                                                             POINTS

1. Kernersville Bishop McGuinness                     630

2. Durham N.C. School of Science and Math     467.5

3. Hendersonville                                                422.5

4. North Rowan                                                 390

5. Lake Norman Charter                                   322.5

6. West Wilkes                                                  275

7. Murphy                                                          260

8. East Surry                                                      250

9. Raleigh Charter                                             247.5

10. Pender                                                         235

     Southwest Onslow                                      235

12. Robbinsville                                               232.5

13. Riverside-Martin                                        205

14. Monroe                                                       197.5

15. Goldsboro                                                   195

2-A CLASSIFICATION

SCHOOL                                                    POINTS

1. Salisbury                                                      647.5

2. Carrboro                                                       615

3. East Lincoln                                                 345

4. Waxhaw Cuthbertson                                   320

5. Shelby                                                          315

6. North Lincoln                                              303.75

7. Pittsboro Northwood                                    302.5

8. Hillsborough Cedar Ridge                            282.5

9. Hampstead Topsail                                       257.5

10. Berry Academy                                           240

11. Burlington Cummings                                 235

12. Newton-Conover                                         220

13. Durham School of the Arts                         215

14. Swansboro                                                  207.5

15. Newport Croatan                                         200

3-A CLASSIFICATION

SCHOOL                                                      POINTS

1. Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons                              715

2. Charlotte Catholic                                           605

3. Waxhaw Marvin Ridge                                  487.5

4. Chapel Hill                                                      485

5. Hickory                                                           400

6. Weddington                                                    327.5

7. Concord Jay Robinson                                     305

8. Northern Guilford                                             295

9. Winterville South Central                                 287.5

10. West Henderson                                            240

11. Nash Central                                                 235

12. Burlington Walter Williams                         227.5

13. North Buncombe                                          215

     Asheville                                                        215

15. Orange                                                          212.5

4-A CLASSIFICATION

SCHOOL                                                        POINTS

1. Morrisville Green Hope                                 427.5

2. Charlotte Myers Park                                     390.5

3. Raleigh Wakefield                                          365

4. East Chapel Hill                                              360

5. Charlotte Ardrey Kell                                     345

6. Apex                                                               342.5

7. Skyland T.C. Roberson                                  340

8. Charlotte Providence                                      330

9. Lake Norman                                                 305

10. Raleigh Millbrook                                        272.5

11. Watauga                                                       267.5

12. Raleigh Leesville Road                               257.5

13. New Bern                                                    245

    Cornelius W.A. Hough                                  245

15. Pfafftown Ronald Reagan                           232.5