Wachovia Cup Leaders Announced For Winter Season

2009-10 Winter Season Wachovia Cup Leaders Announced

Wachovia, a Wells Fargo Company, and the North Carolina High School Athletic Association today announced the standings after the winter sports seasons in the Wachovia Cup competitions for the 2009-10 academic year.

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 is in its 31st year.

Cary Green Hope holds on to first place in the 4-A standings with Lake Norman racing up the standings into second. Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons has moved into first among 3-A schools, with fall leader Chapel Hill slipping into third. Salisbury continues to pace the 2-A classification while Kernersville Bishop McGuinness moves past Hendersonville to take over the top spot among the 1-A schools.

In the 4-A classification, Green Hope was the runner-up in the state 4-A women’s basketball tournament and was fifth in men’s swimming to build an 80-point lead over Lake Norman, 307.5 to 227.5. Lake Norman had a terrific winter season, garnering playoff points in five different sports. That included a men ‘s state basketball crown and third-place finish in men ‘s swimming to go with state quarterfinal finishes in women ‘s basketball, dual team wrestling and a tie for fourth in women ‘s swimming. T.C. Roberson is third at 220, 7.5 points out of second, and Ardrey Kell is fourth at 212.5.

Cardinal Gibbons had an excellent winter season, tallying playoff points in five different sports including a state crown in men ‘s swimming, fifth-place finish in women’s swimming and a second-place slot among 3-A teams in women ‘s indoor track. Gibbons currently has a total of 422.5 points, with Charlotte Catholic in second at 387.5. Catholic took top honors in women ‘s swimming and was second in men ‘s swimming among its winter finishes. Chapel Hill and Marvin Ridge are tied for third with 357.5 points.

Salisbury held on to the top spot among 2-A schools, winning the state 2-A women’ s basketball championship for the second straight year, placing third in women ‘s swimming and second among 2-A schools in women’ s indoor track. Salisbury has rolled up 400 points to 277.5 for Carrboro. Carrboro was the top swim team among 2-A schools in the men ‘s competition and second among the women in swimming. East Lincoln, which also collected playoff points in both men ‘s and women’ s swimming, is third with 272.5 and Pittsboro Northwood fourth at 265.

In the 1-A classification, Bishop McGuinness had a tremendous winter and scored playoff points in all seven sports offered, including the top finish among 1-A teams in both women ‘s basketball and men ‘s swimming for a total of 352.5 points. Hendersonville is second, after the Bearcats finished in a tie for third in men ‘s basketball with a regional final appearance and a pair of fifth-place finishes among 1-A teams in indoor track, both men ‘s and women ‘s. Durham’s North Carolina School of Science and Math is in third place with a total of 285 points, which includes playoff points in both men ‘s and women ‘s swimming.

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 standing of the school against others 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.





1. Kernersville Bishop McGuinness 352.5

2. Hendersonville 315

3. N.C. School of Science and Math 285

4. Robbinsville 240

5. Misenheimer Gray Stone Day 212.5

6. Lake Norman Charter 195

7. Monroe 182.5

8. Pender 170

Raleigh Charter 170

10. Albemarle 165

Mount Airy 165

12. Goldsboro 162.5

13. Elkin 152.5

14. West Montgomery 142.5

15. North Rowan 140

Dixon 140



1. Salisbury 400

2. Carrboro 277.5

3. East Lincoln 272.5

4. Pittsboro Northwood 265

5. Hillsborough Cedar Ridge 247.5

6. Newton-Conover 202.5

7. Black Mountain Charles D. Owen 160

8. Kinston 157.5

9. Shelby 150

West Davidson 150

Newport Croatan 150

12. Surry Central 145

13. Burlington Cummings 142.5

Hampstead Topsail 142.5

15. North Lincoln 140



1. Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons 422.5

2. Charlotte Catholic 387.5

3. Chapel Hill 357.5

Waxhaw Marvin Ridge 357.5

5. Asheville 242.5

6. Concord Jay Robinson 205

7. Northern Guilford 195

8. Eastern Alamance 185

9. Orange 165

Weddington 165

11. Rocky Mount 162.5

West Henderson 162.5

13. Havelock 157.5

14. West Rowan 150

15. Waynesville Tuscola 147.5



1. Cary Green Hope 307.5

2. Lake Norman 227.5

3. Asheville T.C. Roberson 220

4. Charlotte Ardrey Kell 212.5

5. Matthews David Butler 210

6. Raleigh Wakefield 207.5

7. Charlotte Myers Park 200

8. Southeast Raleigh 192.5

9. Cary 180

10. Raleigh Broughton 165

Greensboro Grimsley 165

12. Pinecrest 157.5

Greenville Rose 157.5

Raleigh Sanderson 157.5

15. North Mecklenburg 152.5