(2009 - 2010) - Lacrosse Boys

Head Lacrosse Coach - Corey Gheesling

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Mavs Website Reporter - Lin Bloomquist

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Please pray for the Everson Family, the Mauldin High Class of 2007, the Mauldin High Speech and Debate team, the Mauldin High Lacrosse team, the Mauldin High teaching staff and administration, and his many friends from all classes at Mauldin and Duke as they mourn the loss of their dear friend Drew Everson (Duke University '11 - MHS Class of 2007). Drew was an outstanding young man that touched the lives of many.  Drew was a B. N. Duke scholarship finalist, Wendy's High School Heisman winner for Mauldin, Voted "Most Likely to Succeed" by his class, A Spirit of the Maverick, a highly decorated Speech & Debate team member, MVP of his Lacrosse team at Mauldin High.

 News release from Duke University



Mauldin HS Welcomes Corey Gheesling- New Head Boys Lacrosse Coach


Coach Gheesling comes to Mauldin after spending the last two years as Head JV Coach/Varsity Offensive Coordinator at Greenville High School where he helped the Red Raiders to two South Carolina State Championships.  Corey is also an assistant director for Excell Storm lacrosse, an elite travel lacrosse team that operates out of Greenville.  Corey began playing lacrosse in Alpharetta, GA in middle school.  He went on to be a four-year letterman at Milton High School where he was named to the 2005 and 2006 Georgia All-State squads as a midfielder.  In addition to being named all state, Corey earned Milton’s Coach’s award his Sophomore year, Team MVP his Junior year, and Best Midfielder his Senior year at Milton.  Corey played on the DoubleStixx SouthEastern All-Stars in the offseason.  Coming out of high school, Corey choose to play at the club level while attending Furman University.  As a freshman, Corey earned Southeastern Lacrosse Conference Freshman of the Year and All-SELC as well as ranking in the top-10 nationally in points-per game.  Corey served as secretary and vice-president of the lacrosse club during his collegiate career.  Corey graduated in May 2010 with a Bachelors of Arts in History and Sociology from Furman and was married to Kelsey Gheesling in June 2010.  The Gheesling’s look forward to establishing a championship-caliber program at Mauldin by focusing on leadership development, discipline, accountability, and sportsmanship.  Coach Gheesling can be reached at mauldinlacrosse@yahoo.com.





Thomas Reece, Austin Grant, Lee Wiles, Josh Borgelt and Jake Norman were recently named to the Upstate Regional  Lacrosse Team. Thomas and Jake were selected to the South Carolina Lacrosse All-State team. Thomas Reece was named MVP Offense, Jake Norman was named MVP Defense and Lee Wiles was given the Coaches Award. Congratulations to all the players for a great season!!





Adam Bradshaw receives Army ROTC scholarship to Presbyterian College! 

Congratulations to the Mauldin High 2010 Prom Queen & King Nominees -Queen nominations are Patience Canty, Andrea Alonzo, Allison Nelson, Natalie Terlisky and Chelsea Slessman. King Nominees are Quentin Williams, Kirby Broome, Adam Bradshaw, Justin Emerson and Tim Chappell. King & Queen winners will be announced at Prom this Saturday, April 24th.




Boys Lax Team Lose in Playoffs to Spartanburg in Double OT

The boys lacrosse team's season comes to an end after a heartbreaking loss to Spartanburg on Thursday night.  It took two overtime periods before the Vikings scored the winning goal to take the game by a score of 10-11.  The Mavs played hard to the very end and we are very proud of all of them.  Congratulations on a great season. 


Game Stats:

Goals: C Barefoot, E Bloomquist (2), A Borgelt, J Borgelt, T Coleman, T Reece (4)

Assists: C Barefoot (2), E Bloomquist, A Borgelt, T Reece, L Wiles

Saves:  J Norman (18)


Mavs Finish Regular Season with a Win

After a win against Hillcrest on Thursday night, the Boys Lacrosse team finished their regular season with a record of 6-4.  The final score of the game was 9 - 6.  Congratulations Mavs on a great season and good luck in the playoffs.  The first game is scheduled for April 8th.  Opponent and location TBA.
Game Stats:
Goals:  J Jones, C Barefoot, T Reese, E Bloomquist (3), A Borgelt (3)
Assists: C Barefoot, W Hogan, T Reese, E Bloomquist, R Fuson
Saves:  R Fuson (4), J Norman (9)

Seniors Recognized at Last Home Game of the Season
The Boys Lacrosse team recognized their senior players before the last home game of the season on Tuesday night.  Congratulations to Tiquention Coleman, Thomas Reese,  Tim Chappell,  Bennett Trott,  Jordan Trantham,  Jonathan Gonzalez,  Josh Borgelt,  Will Craddock,  Allston Shaw,  Lee Wiles,  Austin Grant,  Adam Bradshaw, and Justan Brister.  We wish you all the best.



Following the senior recognition, the MAVS hosted the Greenville Red Raiders.  Final score of the game was 15-4.  The MAVS will play their last regular season game on Thursday at Hillcrest. 


Game Stats:

Goals:  T Reese (3), A Borgelt
Assists:  J Jones
Saves:  J Norman (9), R Fuson (10)

 MAVS Pick Up Two Big Wins
The Boys Lacrosse team played hard and picked up two important wins this week improving their record to 5-3 for the season.  On Thursday, the MAVS beat Dorman at home by a score of 12 - 4.  On Friday, the boys traveled to Eastside and defeated the Eagles by a score of 9 - 1.  Way to go MAVS!  Their next game is against the defending state champions from Greenville HS at home on Tuesday.  Come support the team as we honor our senior players and families.
Mauldin vs. Dorman:
Goals:  C. Barefoot (2), W. Hogan,  E. Bloomquist,  J. Trantham,  J. Borgelt (3), L. Wiles,  A. Grant (2),  B. Bassie
Assists:  T. Chappell,  A. Borgelt (2),  L. Wiles
Saves:  R. Fuson (8),  J. Norman (4)
 Mauldin vs. Eastside:
Goals:  C. Barefoot (3), J. Trantham,  J. Borgelt (2),  A. Borgelt,  L. Wiles (2)
Assists:  E. Bloomquist, A. Boegelt
Saves:  J. Norman (13)

MAVS Fall to Tough Riverside Team
The Boys Lacrosse team played strong against an undefeated Riverside team on Tuesday, holding the Warriors to their lowest scoring game of the season.   The final score of 4 - 10 puts the Mavs record at 3-3. 
Goals: J Borgelt, L Wiles (2), E Bloomquist
Assists: C Barefoot, T Reece
Saves:  J Norman (12),  R Fuson (11)   
photo credit Gwinn Davis Tribune-Times

Boys Lacrosse Team Loses Close Game at Spartanburg
The Boys Lacrosse team record fell to 3-2 after a loss to Spartanburg on Saturday night.  The final score of the game was 5 - 4.   Goals for Mauldin were scored by Will Hogan, Josh Borgelt (2), and Alec Borgelt.  Carson Barefoot had an assist.  Goalie Jake Norman recorded 9 saves during the game.  The MAVS have a busy schedule this week, playing Riverside at home on Tuesday night, Dorman at home on Thursday night, and Eastside away on Friday.  Go Mavs!

MAVS Lose Tough Game at JLMann
After rallying to take the lead for the first time in the 3rd quarter, the boys lacrosse team was unable to hold off the JLMann offense and lost their first game of the season on Tuesday night.  The 8 - 6 loss to the Patriots gives the MAVS a record of 3-1 for the season.  The team now gets ready for 2 big games this weekend.  Friday night the MAVS are scheduled to play Hillcrest at home, and the team travels to Spartanburg on Saturday night.  Go Mavs!
Game Stats:
Goals:  W Hogan, J Borgelt, A Borgelt, L Wiles (3)
Assist: C Barefoot
Saves:  R Fuson (4), J Norman (16)
photo credit Gwinn Davis Tribune-Times

Mavs off to strong start under new coach


photo credit Gwinn Davis Tribune-Times

Defense sparks Mauldin boys lacrosse team

By Scott Keeler • Tribune-Times Writer • March 10, 2010
Mauldin High first-year boys lacrosse coach Wally Crosby had been contacted about assisting the Mavericks last season, but was unable to accept because of conflicting schedules.
Crosby's happy that wasn't the case this year, especially considering Mauldin's start. The Mavericks improved to 3-0 after a 15-3 win at Wade Hampton on Thursday.
“Defense kept us in our first two games and allowed us to win them,” said Crosby, a Jacksonville, Fla., native who played at Presbyterian College. “Everyone has different styles of play, but for us defensively, we want to be as tough and as physical as possible.”
Crosby said the Mavs have three “phenomenal” defensive midfielders in Jonathan Gonzalez, Tim Chappell and senior Tiquention Coleman, who was a standout on Mauldin's football team. Senior captain Austin Grant, Will Craddock and Bennett Trott also lead Mauldin's defensive effort.
“I wish Austin was a freshman so he could be around a few more years,” said Crosby. “You can tell the difference if he's not in there, even in practice.”
When opponents are fortunate enough to penetrate the defense and get a shot on goal, Crosby has confidence in his goalies — Robert Fuson and Jake Norman — to make the save.
“It's really tough to have to pick one of them, so we typically split time between Robert and Jake,” said Crosby. “Whoever had the best practice the day before will typically start. Then we will switch at the quarter or half.”
Offensively, midfielders Thomas Reese, Lee Wiles and Carson Barefoot lead the way, along with the attacker brother tandem of Josh and Alec Borgelt. Josh Borgelt will continue his playing career next year at Randolph College.
“We score mostly out of the midfield because Josh draws so much attention,” Crosby said.
The Mavericks are scheduled to host Hillcrest on Friday. The Mauldin girls team, which also began the season 3-0, will take on the Rams at 5:30 p.m., prior to the boys game.


Boys Lacrosse Team Continues Winning Streak



The Boys Lacrosse team improved their record to 3-0 with a 15 to 3 win over Wade Hampton on Thursday night.  Goals were scored by many Mav players including hat tricks by Josh Borgelt, Carson Barefoot, and Thomas Reece as well as one by our Goalie, Jake Norman.  Strong defense kept the Generals away from the Mav goal for much of the game.  Our next game  is Tuesday night at JL Mann.  Go Mavs - Do Work!


Game Stats:

Goals:  J Borgelt (3), C Barefoot (3), T Reece (3), L Wiles (2), K Drew (1), A Bradshaw (1), B Bassie (1), Norman (1) 

Assists:  J Borgelt, A Borgelt

Saves:  R Fuson (2), J Norman (7)




Mauldin Boys Lacrosse Team Begins the Season Strong

The Boys Lacrosse team is off to a 2-0 start with a win at home over JL Mann on Tuesday (2/24) and a win on the road at Woodmont on Friday (2/26). 

Stats for the 6-3 win over Woodmont:

Goals: Will Hogan (2), Josh Borgelt (2), Alec Borgelt (2). 

Saves: Jake Norman (4), Robert Fuson (7).




Mauldin Lacrosse Player to compete in college



Mauldin’s Borgelt takes lacrosse to college

Published: Wednesday, January 20, 2010 - 2:00 am

By Ann Green
Contributing writer

Mauldin High senior Josh Borgelt will get an opportunity that a lot of high school lacrosse players in Greenville County can only dream of having.

“I enjoy lacrosse, and I want to play at the next level,” said Borgelt, who has decided to attend Randolph College, where lacrosse is played not just as a club sport but as of last year in NCAA competition.

As an NCAA Division III lacrosse program, Randolph can’t offer athletic scholarships. But the liberal arts college in Lynchburg, Va., is part of a trend of schools establishing lacrosse programs as an incentive to attract students.

Borgelt, an attackman, was the third-leading scorer for the Mavericks in 2009. In a dozen games last season, he scored 14 goals, had nine assists and averaged 1.92 points per game.

With tryouts this week at Mauldin High, Borgelt expects to begin his fourth season with the Mavericks.

He said he knew there was something special about lacrosse the first time he picked up a stick, although he admits to being a bit confused when he initially watched a game.

“I started playing, and I got better at it,” Borgelt said.

His younger brother Alec introduced him to the sport. A junior at Mauldin, the younger Borgelt scored four goals and had two assists for the Mavericks last season.

Josh Borgelt credited former Mauldin High head lacrosse coach Ed Ryan with letting him know that Randolph was starting a lacrosse program. Ryan learned about possible opportunities for his players opening up at Randolph while attending an NCAA Division I championship game, Borgelt said.

Borgelt visited the campus and liked what he saw. “I’m going up there in April and watch a game,” Borgelt said, adding that he’s excited about getting to college and being part of building the lacrosse program at Randolph





Boys lacrosse players Ben Sagara, Carson Barefoot, David Smiley