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BULLETIN: May 14, 2016 — Turchetta reaches 600th career goal

Sophia Turchetta, the fine attacking midfielder from Harvard Bromfield School (Mass.), had eight goals in a 17-4 win over Bolton Nashoba Regional (Mass.) this morning.

The goals gave the Dartmouth-bound senior the distinction of being the first scholastic girls’ lacrosse player in the United States to ever eclipse the 600-goal mark. She has been on everybody’s recruiting lists ever since she scored 110 goals on the Bromfield varsity as an eighth-grader.

Yep, an eighth-grader.

Mind you, Massachusetts is one of a number of states that allow middle-school students to play on varsity teams. But even when you account for the number of goals scored only in high-school seasons, Turchetta is at the head of the all-time greats, having surpassed Carly Reed earlier this week.

G Name School ST Years
490 Sophia Turchetta Harvard Bromfield MA 2013-
present
475 Carly Reed Alexandria St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes VA 2010-
2013
470 Kate Ferris Carthage NY 2007-
2010
460 Sloan Warren Bryn Mawr Baldwin School PA 2008-
2011
459 Megan Shortt Kernersville Bishop McGuinness and Kernersville East Forsyth NC 2011-
2014
443 Shari Masun Clarkstown North NY 1999-
2002
438 Corinne Wessels Manassas Osbourn Park VA 2011-
2014
434 Alex Moore Allentown NJ 2010-
2013
430 Katie O’Donnell West Chester B. Reed Henderson PA 2011-
2014
430 Claire Peck Caldwell Mount Saint Dominic Academy NJ 2011-
2014
428 Shannon Smith West Babylon NY 2005-
2008

Mind you, the argument we’ve made is that if a middle-school player is good enough to make the varsity, his or her achievements should count.

Turchetta has two more weeks of the regular season, plus the MIAA state tournament, to add to her totals, which may wind up being untouchable by the time she finishes.

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