High School Report - Wando

Highlighting Wando High School



Wando Boys Team

21-4 Record Last Year. 5A State Champions

Wando enters the 2019 season as defending champions from a year ago. Lance Renes is entering his 9th year as the programs head coach. The Warriors return most of their defensive starters but with a new goalie. Wando will utilize the returning offensive starters to control the pace of each game.

"Our strength on defense will be our experience, our strength on offense will be our chemistry, and our strength on the midfield will be our speed and athleticism. Cohesion will be the strength of the Warriors for the 2019 season."

-Coach Lance Renes

Coach Lance Renes

Wando’s head coach, Lance Renes, will be entering his 9th year as head coach. Renes’ current record at Wando is 101-16 and has won 6 State Championships in the past 7 years. In the past 9 years, Wando has produced 18 All-Americans with 2 athletes earning the accolade twice, produced 43 All-State accolades, and had 12 athletes sign NCAA letters of intent. Lance Renes played DII lacrosse at Mars Hill University where he was a 3 year captain. Coach Renes helps the next generation of lacrosse players as the director of youth camps for Lowcountry and Top Left Lacrosse.

Players To Watch

Jack Shipman - Midfield - Senior - 2018 All Lower State. Committed to play college lacrosse at Hampden Sydney College.

Nathan Fasanaro - Attack - Junior - Started every game in 2018. Recently committed to play Division 1 lacrosse at Colgate University.

Sawyer Thompson - Midfield - Junior - 2018 All Lower State

Ramsey Turnage - Defensive Midfield - Senior

Micah Green - Midfield - Senior (Lander commit)

Braxton Smith - Goalie - Senior (Lander commit)

Logan Dunaway - Midfield - Senior

Murphy Howell - Attack - Junior

Mason Lyles - Midfield - Junior

Will Leonard - Defense - Sophomore

2019 Schedule

Highlighted games in 2019:

Christ School March 4th at Wando High School

Memphis University School

Norfolk Academy


Wando Girls Team

11-5 Record last year. Lost in Semi-finals to JL Mann

Wando enters the 2019 season having lost eleven players, including eight to graduation and three non-returners. They will have to build up a new midfield after losing Morgan Mitchell, former Lacrosse Player of the Year and leading scorer Karly Ripple. They also lost Bethany Holden who was essential at the draw and Kelsey Lempke, 1st Team All Lower State Attack. Other key players lost from the previous year are Ashlin Noonan, Lower State Defender of the year and Wheaton Shipman, 1st Team All State Attack. The team will be mixed with several returners as well as a lot of new, young players all looking to help build on the program's success.

"We are excited by the number of girls looking to join the program – every year there seems to be more enthusiasm for the sport and it’s amazing to see it grow in the Low Country! This season alone we had over 20 freshmen trying out and over 60 looking to be a part of the Wando lacrosse family."

-Coach Brooke Black

Coach Brooke Black

Brooke Black will be starting her third year as Head coach for Wando. Prior to being the Head coach at Wando, she was the Varsity Assistant for two seasons, and Head coach in Katonah, NY and Kearsarge HS, in NH for a combined twelve seasons. Her love of the sport really developed in college where she played goalie for Colby-Sawyer College and started coaching right after graduation.

Players to Watch

Tess Hartley – Attack – Junior 2018 Lower State Attack Player of the Year

Katie Troy – Defense – Sophomore 2018 1st Team All State/All Lower State

Bridget Connors – Attack – Junior – 2018 1st Team All Lower State

Paige Leonard – Midfield – Sophomore

Abby Wilhite – Attack – Senior

Claire McKittrick – Defense – Senior

Anna Sawyer – Midfield – Senior

Caroline Koeman – Defense – Senior

2019 Schedule

"We always make sure to get Bishop England on the schedule as they are some of the best in the area – we will also host JL Mann (2/2) and Fort Mill (2/23) at the new Wando Stadium."

-Coach Brooke Black