Worthington Kilbourne High School teachers generally frown on students answering their cell phones in class. Graduate Will Campbell is glad one of his teachers made an exception.

Worthington Kilbourne High School teachers generally frown on students answering their cell phones in class. Graduate Will Campbell is glad one of his teachers made an exception.

"My cell phone kept vibrating in my pocket," said Campbell, who will play at North Carolina. "At first I thought something bad happened."

People were trying to let Campbell know he was selected for the Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic at 8 p.m. Saturday at Towson University's Johnny Unitas Stadium in Towson, Md. The game will be shown live on ESPNU.

Campbell and Dublin Jerome's Eric Ruhl are Ohio's lone representatives on the South team that features players from North Carolina, Tennessee, Pennsylvania and Maryland.

Campbell is the first Kilbourne player selected in the five-year history of the game. Thomas Worthington graduate Kyle Carey who played last year and now plays for Syracuse, is the only other player from the Worthington school district to participate.

"There's not a whole bunch of players who have gotten this chance," Campbell said. "A lot of people out there look at Ohio as these corn-husking football players (with lacrosse sticks). I just want to leave a positive impression and set a path for other guys to make it here."

Campbell finished with 41 goals, eight assists and 50 groundballs last spring for the Wolves. Campbell was first team all-OCC, all-region, all-state and all-Midwest Scholastic Lacrosse Coaches Association, as well as being named as the state's Division I Midfielder of the Year.

In 2009, Campbell was named the offensive MVP of the Division I state championship game after scoring two goals in a 7-6 win over the Golden Bears. That season, he had 18 goals and 58 ground balls for the Wolves.

"We went as Will went this year," coach Drew May said. "He did everything for us. He played man up, man down, offense and defense. He meant a lot for us."

The Under Armour game will be Campbell's first chance to play with some of his future teammates. He is one of eight Tar Heel recruits in the game. North Carolina finished 13-3 last season after losing to Duke 17-9 in an NCAA quarterfinal.

Campbell began to attract attention of colleges after competing in several camps and tournaments before his junior year.

"At those camps, you see all these college coaches with their notepads and pens out standing end line to end line," Campbell said. "When you make a good play or do something poorly, they write in their notepads. It was one of the more intimidating things I've ever done."

•Thomas junior goalie Jenny Danko and junior midfielder Kendall Gordon also will be Saturday at Towson to compete in the Under Armour Underclassmen games. Danko and Gordon will be on the Midwest All-Stars and compete against teams from Baltimore, Long Island, New England, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Upstate New York and Washington D.C.

Danko and Gordon guided the Cardinals to a 13-5-2 finish after losing to eventual state champion Medina 16-7 in a Division I regional final May 27.

"It's going to be a great experience for them to play against such a high level of competition," Thomas coach Ally McCarthy said. "They're going to gain a lot from playing with new teammates. That's going to help them continue to develop their skills which contribute to our team next year."