Noah Madgwick, a junior Close Defenseman at Stone Bridge High School, was selected as a 2015 All-American Lacrosse Player (2nd year) by US Lacrosse and was named the Virginia High School League (VHSL) 2015 5A Lacrosse Player of the Year. Other post season accolades include:
* All-Loudoun Player of the Year, Viva Loudoun
* All-Met Honorable Mention; Washington Post
* State Champion, VHSL 5A
* 1st Team All State; VHSL 5A
* Player of the Year; VHSL 5A North Zone
* 1st Team All-Region; VHSL 5A North Zone
* Player of the Year; VHSL Conference 14
* 1st Team All-Conference; VHSL Conference 14
* All-USA Virginia Boys Lacrosse Team
As the starting Close Defenseman in 2015, Madgwick amassed 73 Ground Balls, 47 Caused Turnovers, and 17 Takeaways. Madgwick’s accomplishments this year elevated his career statistics to 196 Ground Balls, 138 Caused Turnovers, and 54 Takeways which caused an increase over 31 percent overall.
“It was a great honor to receive the all the awards this year, including the VHSL 2015 5A Player of the Year,” said Madgwick. I wouldn’t have been nearly as successful without my
entire defense and all my teammates. A big shout out to Logan Broadbent, Jake Pelke, Aidan Fitzgerald, Adam Bryant, and Matt Nabors! Madgwick said, “A huge thanks goes out to my Dad, Dave Madgwick, Assistant Stone Bridge Varsity Head Coach, for all his support and mentoring since I started playing lacrosse.”
Madgwick says, “This year’s Bulldog Lacrosse Team is the strongest team ever. Everyone is rising through the ranks to improve each year, and this year’s squad got it done (2015 VHSL 5A State Lacrosse Championship), and finished 19-1. We had the best short stick defense this year with Anthony York, Jackson Browne, and Cameron Hunter. They did an awesome job shutting down stellar mid-fielders “middies” like Alex Morris (McLean) and those from Douglas Freeman and Atlee.”
The Stone Bridge Lacrosse Program has achieved a pinnacle milestone this year, the 2015 State Championship through the great work of the Bulldog team and Coaching Staff led by Scott Mitchell. This couldn’t have been done without every player and coaches commitment. This program is one of the best in the area. “Every member of the Bulldog Lacrosse Team is committed to the Program through complete dedication and hard work,” said Madgwick. Everyone “Embraces the Suck!” “On days that really suck, whether it is rain days working in the gym or working hard on the field on everything that we have been dealt with, we continue to better ourselves each and every day,” says Madgwick.
This year Stone Bridge had three team captains: Logan Broadbent, Gus Capace and Matt Nabors. Madgwick has great respect for them and looks up to all three captains. He has a special connection with Logan and Matt, because “Logan helped me transition into defense and learn the craft and Matt has helped me all along the way playing high school lacrosse,” said Madgwick.
Madgwick officially committed in October 2014 to play Division I Lacrosse at Binghampton University for Head Coach Scott Nelson. Home of the Bearcats! The 6-1, 210 lb. recruit also considered lacrosse programs at Cornell University, High Point University, Boston University, Mercer University, Jacksonville University, and University of Tampa.
Come on Viva Loudoun Fans, let’s give a big shout out to Noah Madgwick for his stellar 2015 season and helping his team bring home the 2015 State Championship! He has one more year as a Bulldog in his high school career in 2016, before he gets onto the field as a Bearcat for Binghamton University. Please join me also in congratulating Noah on his commitment to Binghamton University. Go Bearcats!
Written by Steven Holland