Sandhills Lacrosse and Sanford Executioners from Lee County recently attended a lacrosse clinic to improve the fundamentals of lacrosse. Players received coaching from members of the U.S. Army, that serve as coaches on their off duty hours, and Eastern N.C. Region Chapter of US Lacrosse. The clinic was held at Southern Lee High School in Sanford.


Executioner Manager, Maurice Lampley(L) and U.S. Army & Sandhills Warriors Coach, Carlson Chow(R), discuss field options.

Sandhills Warriors Coach, Carlson Chow, said, “The game was held to encourage players to improve on their lacrosse skills, establish a network of lacrosse teams and players, and to promote the game of lacrosse.”

Sandhills Lacrosse Association, home of the Warriors, is based just down the road from Union Pines High School, and their vision statement really defines who they are.


(From L, R) Executioners Jaron Hampton and JT and Warriors Nick Bandy, await the next drill.  

“The Sandhills Lacrosse Association is a community-based tax exempt non-profit charitable organization that aspires to grow youth, high school, collegiate, and adult lacrosse programs in the Sandhills/greater Moore County, NC area whose athletes are recognized for their scholarship, service, leadership, and achievements in the community, in the classroom, and on the field of competition.”


From L,R: Nathan Strieter (U.S. Army Soldier & Executioner Assistant Coach), Carlson Chow (U.S. Army Soldier and Sandhills Warriors Coach), Ryan King (U.S. Army Soldier & Executioner Coach) and Steve Allen (Executioner Assistant Coach), discuss the next drill.

They have players from eighth through 12th grade, and they come from all over Moore County. Players must reside in Moore County and not attend a school that already has a lacrosse team. Currently, Pinecrest is the only school with a lacrosse program. SLA welcomes home school students, and they accept new players throughout the season.


Eastern N.C. Chapter of US Lacrosse, David Whelan , provides tips to Sandhills Warriors player,Christopher Strayhorn .

If you are interested in playing for the boys or girls lacrosse teams and reside in Moore County,  please e-mail [email protected]. For more information on Sanford Executioners, please e-mail [email protected]. For information about US Lacrosse in North Carolina, please e-mail: [email protected].


Warriors Dakota Cameron defends Connor Shea.  

Feature photo: Connor Shea (Sandhills Warriors) and Jaron Hampton (Executioners) chase after a ground ball. 

All photographs courtesy of Sandhills Lacrosse.













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