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June 10, 2016 — Friday Statwatch for games played through June 3

Hi, all. It’s gotten really interesting in terms of the race for your national scoring champion for 2016.

Though junior Bridget Ruskey of Cape May Court House Middle Township (N.J.) retains the lead at 135, there are a couple of contenders still in play just eight goals adrift. Nora Bowen, the Virginia-bound senior from Purcelville Woodgrove (Va.), will be playing in the state final this Saturday at Liberty University. Sophia Turchetta, the Dartmouth-bound senior from Harvard Bromfield (Mass.), may have up to three matches left in her scholastic season; the Trojans play in the MIAA Central/West Division 2 final tomorrow.

Turchetta, of course, is the story here. She led the nation in goal-scoring in both 2014 and 2015, a feat that only a handful of players in field sports such as Catherine (Reddick) Whitehill and Austyn Cuneo have achieved. A third finish at the top of the national scoring chart would be an historic achievement.

Friday Statwatch reflects games through the end of play the previous Wednesday, so if something happened yesterday, it will go in next week (except for Daily Statwatch items, which get updated in the column to the right). If you are a coach or team manager, I encourage you to subscribe to, and enter information in, the easy-to-use platform, and we encourage you to get your fellow teams in your league or state high school association to enter their information there as well. We’re aiming to have as complete a statistical picture of the country as possible.

Here’s what we’ve compiled thus far, thanks to, amongst other sources,, Advance Media, The Harrisburg Patriot-News, The Providence Journal, The Albany Times-Union, Long Island Newsday, The Worcester Telegram, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch,, the Denver Post, and The Washington Post:

135 Bridget Ruskey, Cape May Courthouse Middle Township (N.J.)
127 Sophia Turchetta, Harvard Bromfield (Mass.)
127 Nora Bowen, Purcelville Woodgrove (Va.)
126 Elizabeth Murphy, Centreville (Va.)
125 Samantha Mehalick, North Brunswick (N.J.)

119 Jessie Wohner, Virginia Beach Bishop Sullivan Catholic (Va.)
119 Charlie Rudy, Novato (Calif.)
118 Olivia D’Angelo, Bloomfield Hills (Mich.)
117 Carly Vaccaro, Mooresville Lake Norman (N.C.)
114 Tori Barretta, Downingtown (Pa.) East
113 Maria Johnson, St. Louis Lafayette (Mo.)
111 Michaela McMahon, Saddle River (N.J.) Country Day School
110 Danielle VanCarcar, Ramapo (N.J.)
109 Bailey Brown, Katy (Tex.)
109 Ashley Britton, Annandale (Va.)
108 Jordan Shugrue, Laurel St. Vincent Pallotti (Md.)
105 Nicole Hunt, Greensboro Southeast Guilford (N.C.)

105 Allison Hunter, Cape May Courthouse Middle Township (N.J.)
101 Monica Borzillo, Tredyffrin Conestoga (Pa.)
83 Tatum Altman, North Brunswick (N.J.)
81 Melanie Silverman, Southbury Pomperaug (Conn.)
81 Jordyn Pandolfo,San Ramon California (Calif.)
76 Becky Holley, Littleton Dakota Ridge (Colo.)
76 Balay Woodworth, Dallas North Paulding (Ga.)
75 Jensen Neff, Novato (Calif.)
75 Andie Regan, Irvington (N.Y.)
72 Corisa Atkins, Wilmington Ashley (N.C.)
71 Erin Coykendall, Spencerport (N.Y.)
71 Sabrina Schrader, Pennington Hopewell Valley Central (N.J.)
70 Taylor Herrmann, Mahwah (N.J.)
70 Caroline Hvozdovic, South Brunswick (N.J.)
70 Tegan Warren, Bernardsville Bernards (N.J.)
70 Grace Zechman, Lancaster (Pa.) Country Day School
70 Braelie Kempney, Carthage (N.Y.) Central

640 Sophia Turchetta, Harvard Bromfield School (Mass.)
425 Samantha Mehalick, North Brunswick (N.J.)
413 Daniella MacMahon, Saddle River (N.J.) Country Day School
380 Bridget Ruskey, Cape May Courthouse Middle Township (N.J.)

782 Sophia Turchetta, Harvard Bromfield School (Mass.)
564 Samantha Mehalick, North Brunswick (N.J.)
550 Daniella MacMahon, Saddle River (N.J.) Country Day School
545 Tatum Altman, North Brunswick (N.J.)
485 Bridget Ruskey, Cape May Courthouse Middle Township (N.J.)

214 Tatum Altman, North Brunswick (N.J.)

155 Owings Mills McDonogh (Md.)
40 Upper Arlington (Ohio)

719 Kathy Jenkins, Alexandria St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes (Va.)
514 Deanna Knobloch, Moorestown (N.J.)

You, the reader, can help us out in our never-ending quest for correct statistics. If you see a number that is wrong or missing, please send an email to Your email should include some sort of documentation (a website will do) or contact information for someone that can be called to double-check.

Friday Statwatch is a living, breathing entity that we can add to or alter at any time. Let us know where we went wrong, and we’ll try to correct it in time for next week.