OUR HISTORY

In 2002, the StickWithUs Organization fielded the first ever travel team in North Carolina when the Charlotte Copperheads traveled to Annapolis, MD to play in the Father’s Day Invitational.  The Copperheads were a mixture of 4th, 5th & 6th graders who competed in a very competitive U-13 bracket, going 0-5 that weekend, but returning to Charlotte with a renewed sense of confidence and determination to compete at the highest level. Several of the “original Copperheads” went on to play college lacrosse. The next summer, Team Charlotte U-17 (wearing purple and gold) formed to compete in the first ever Greensboro Lax Fest attended by three high school teams. For the next 20+ years, the StickWithUs Organization and the Carolina Lacrosse Association would build the most nationally recognized club program in the region under the Team Carolina, Team Charlotte, Carolina Colts, and the South Charlotte Cyclones brands. Starting in 2016, all teams would now be branded under the Team Carolina logo. With no signs of slowing down as the regional leader, from top to bottom, our success versus National competition, and placing our players on college rosters, is unequaled by any regional program – Who’s In Charge of Your Game?

A year by history of our travel teams.
2002
Charlotte Copperheads U-13

2003
Team Charlotte U-17
Charlotte Copperheads U-13

2004
Team Charlotte U-17 (now wearing orange, white, and royal blue)
Team Charlotte U-15

2005 & 2006
Team Carolina Elite
Team Charlotte U-17 
Team Charlotte U-15
Team Charlotte U-13
 
2007 & 2008
Team Carolina Elite
Team Charlotte U-17 
Team Charlotte U-15
Team Charlotte U-13 
Team Charlotte U-11

2009 & 2010
Team Carolina Elite
Team Charlotte U-17 
Carolina Colts 9th grade team
South Charlotte Cyclones U-15
South Charlotte Cyclones U-13 
South Charlotte Cyclones U-11

2011
Team Carolina Elite
Team Charlotte U-17 
South Charlotte Cyclones U-15
South Charlotte Cyclones U-13 
South Charlotte Cyclones U-11

2012 & 2013
Team Carolina Elite
Team Charlotte BLUE
 Team Charlotte WHITE
South Charlotte Cyclones U-15 A & B
South Charlotte Cyclones U-13 A & B
South Charlotte Cyclones U-11
South Charlotte Cyclones U-9

2014 
Team Carolina Elite
Team Carolina RED
Team Carolina BLUE
South Charlotte Cyclones U-15 A & B
South Charlotte Cyclones U-13 A & B
South Charlotte Cyclones U-11 A & B
South Charlotte Cyclones U-9

2015
Team Carolina Elite
Team Carolina 2017
Team Carolina 2018
Team Carolina 2019
South Charlotte Cyclones U-15
South Charlotte Cyclones U-13 A, & would play later that summer under Team Carolina 2021 in the WSYL as 6th graders.
South Charlotte Cyclones U-13 B
South Charlotte Cyclones U-11 A & B
South Charlotte Cyclones U-9

2016
Team Carolina 2017
Team Carolina 2018
Team Carolina 2019 SILVER
Team Carolina U-15
Team Carolina U-13 RED
Team Carolina U-13 NAVY
Team Carolina U-13 SILVER
Team Carolina U-11 A & B
Team Carolina U-9

2017
Team Carolina 2018
Team Carolina 2019
Team Carolina 2020
Team Carolina 2021 RED
Team Carolina 2021/22 BLUE
Team Carolina 2022
Team Carolina 2023
Team Carolina 2024
Team Carolina 2025
Team Carolina U-9

2018
Team Carolina 2019
Team Carolina 2020
Team Carolina HS Regional
Team Carolina 2021
Team Carolina 2022
Team Carolina MS Regional
Team Carolina 2023
Team Carolina 2024
Team Carolina 2025
Team Carolina 2026
Team Carolina 2027/28

2019
Carolina 24/7 2020 RED
Carolina 24/7 2020 BLUE
Carolina 24/7 2021 RED
Carolina 24/7 2021 BLUE
Carolina 24/7 2022 RED
Carolina 24/7 2022 BLUE
Team Carolina HS RED
Team Carolina HS BLUE
Team Carolina 2023
Team Carolina 2024
Team Carolina 2024
Team Carolina 2026
Team Carolina 2027
Team Carolina 2028/29

2020
Team Carolina 2021
Team Carolina 2022
Team Carolina HS RED
Team Carolina 2023
Team Carolina 2024
Team Carolina 2025
Team Carolina 2026
Team Carolina 2027
Team Carolina 2028
Team Carolina 2029/30

In 2015 Team Carolina celebrated its 10th year.

Coach Tim Price’s Team Carolina 10th Anniversary Team

Attack:
Tucker Hull (Providence/Navy)
Matt Sawyer (Charlotte Catholic/Loyola)
Michael Italiano (Charlotte Catholic/Ohio State)
Stephen Banick (Charlotte Catholic/Stevenson)
Jay Goldsmith (Northwest Guilford/Lenoir-Rhyne)
Carson Song (Charlotte Latin/Brown)

LSM:
Drew Lukacs (McCallie/Boston University)
Evan Bozymski (Woodberry Forest/Bucknell)

Face-Off Specialist:
Greg Basch (Providence High School/Christopher Newport U)
Shane Gottberg (Lake Norman/Lenoir-Rhyne College)

Goalie:
Matt Siegmund (Western Guilford/High Point)
Jason Weber (Christ School/Detroit Mercy)

Midfield:
Bob Kercher (Durham Riverside/Maryland)
Tony Mendes (East Chapel Hill/Salisbury)
Mike Sawyer (Charlotte Catholic/Loyola)
Braxton Deaver (Providence/Duke)
Thomas Armstrong (Charlotte Latin/Hampden-Sydney)
Connor Flynn (Charlotte Catholic/Denver)
Colby Lalicker (Apex/VMI)
Jackson Monnin (Charlotte Latin/Lehigh)
Jake Priester (Charlotte Catholic/Mercer)

Defense:
Patrick Mulholland (Providence/Army)
Jordan Smith (Forsyth Country Day/North Carolina)
Thomas Passenant (Charlotte Country Day/Hampden-Sydney)
David Manning (Chapel Hill/Loyola)
Jay Christopher (Episcopal School/Navy)
Jake Chandler (Providence Day/Bryant University)

Remembering Wiatt

The first Alumni game took place on Saturday, June 7, 2008. It was played in the memory and honor of TC ‘06 Alum Wiatt Farrar who tragically passed away in February of ’08 at the age of 20.

Remembering Wiatt. A note sent by Wiatt’s brother a few days before the first Alumni game on Saturday, June 7, 2008

Coaches Desmond & Price,

I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for honoring Wiatt this Saturday with the first Team Carolina Alumni Game. I am sorry that I will not be able to make the trip down to Greensboro from Washington, but will certainly be with you in spirit. I also want to thank you for your work in making Team Carolina a reality for so many kids that wouldn’t be/ have been on such a team without your efforts. While Wiatt’s passing has been most difficult for our immediate family, we’ve been blown away by the well wishes and comfort from family and friends. I feel that the emptiness and void our family feels will never go away; however, I am constantly being lifted out of the gutter by the wave of support from those who held Wiatt in the same high regard as I always have.

As you both know, Wiatt was not one to wear his emotions on his shirt sleeve, hated the limelight, and would definitely be a bit embarrassed to be honored this weekend. Despite his unwillingness to share his feelings, I know that his summer with Team Carolina was by far the highlight of his lacrosse career. Wiatt relished playing at such a high level and was more than happy to distribute the ball from X to the likes of Tony Mendes, Chase Hayes, Bob Kercher & co. despite being pretty banged up that summer. He wouldn’t even talk to my Dad or me about his injuries because he knew that the opportunity to play with those guys was a brief one. I wear his Team Carolina gear with pride, knowing how much the experience meant to him.

Due to the increasing level of play in North Carolina and the selective nature of Team Carolina, each team member, past and present, has been given a “gift.” While Wiatt was not the biggest or fastest player on the football, basketball and lacrosse teams he played on, he always maximized his potential. Growing up, we were fortunate enough to encounter a counselor at summer camp who gave a speech about effort and quoted Steve Prefontaine who put it best by saying “To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.” This message stuck with that little red-headed kid and there is nothing that makes me more proud of my brother than knowing that he always left it ALL on the field. If there is any message you relay to those guys on Saturday, I ask that you encourage them to enjoy the unique opportunity of playing together and to always leave it on the field.

With Warmest Regards,

Andrew Farrar