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Sept. 30, 2016 — Friday Statwatch for games played through Sept. 28

Welcome back to Friday Statwatch, our weekly look at the numbers that define field hockey and that make an attempt at defining greatness across generations.

This week’s most statistically significant event is the performance of Megan Rodgers, a senior at San Diego Serra (Calif.). She has vaulted into the lead amongst individual goal-scorers on the basis of a 13-goal performance in the knockout rounds of the Serra Invitational on Saturday. She had five goals in a 7-0 quarterfinal win over Escondido San Pasqual (Calif.), four in a 12-0 semifinal victory over San Diego Torrey Pines (Calif.), and four more goals in an 11-3 win over San Diego Scripps Ranch (Calif.) in the final.

It’s been a while since I’ve heard of one person scoring that many goals in a single day. Indeed, the only documented occurrence of this that we’ve been able to find was in 1969, when Mary Ann Messner of Herndon Line Mountain (Pa.) scored 13 in a single game against Coal Township Shamokin Area (Pa.). Oddly enough, field hockey wasn’t even her best sport, as she was capped for the U.S. women’s lacrosse team in the mid-1970s.

What you see below reflects games through the end of play on Wednesday. We’re hoping that each of you can adopt the easy-to-use MaxPreps.com platform, and we encourage you to get your fellow teams to enter their information there as well as whichever is your local news site, so that we can aim for as complete a statistical picture of the country as possible.

Below is a combination of stats from, amongst others, MaxPreps.com, PhilaFieldHockey.com, Advance Media, The Harrisburg Patriot-News, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, MassLive.com, The Washington Post, The Reading Eagle, and the Ann Arbor News:

INDIVIDUAL GOALS, SEASON
48 Megan Rodgers, San Diego Serra (Calif.)
31 Meredith Sholder, Emmaus (Pa.)
30 Sammy Popper, Fort Washington Germantown Academy (Pa.)
29 Jillian Shive, Cincinnati Ursuline Academy (Ohio)
26 Alivia Klopp, Tulpehocken (Pa.)
24 Abriana Gatto, Pennsburg Upper Perkiomen (Pa.)
24 Annie Genovese, St. Louis St. Joseph’s Academy (Mo.)
22 Mackenzie Alessie, Mount Joy Donegal (Pa.)
22 Paitlyn Wirth, Millerstown Greenwood (Pa.)
21 Jensen Bury, Purcelville Woodgrove (Va.)
21 Jenna Herlihy, Cape May Court House Middle Township (N.J.)
21 Gabriella Pontone, Allendale Northern Highlands (N.J.)
20 Rialee Allen, Ocean City (N.J.)
20 Amanda Strenk, Baldwinsville (N.Y.)
20 Shylea Dukat, Baldwinsville (N.Y.)
20 Caroline McGovern, Holland Council Rock South (Pa.)

INDIVIDUAL ASSISTS, SEASON
20 Meredith Sholder, Emmaus (Pa.)
18 Kassidy Shetler, Ramsey (N.J.)
17 Katie Schneider, San Diego Serra (Calif.)
17 Megan Schneider, San Diego Serra (Calif.)
17 Meghan Conroy, St. Louis Lafayette (Mo.)
17 Josie Rosbach, Leesburg Heritage (Va.)
17 Jessie Lebens, Creve Coeur Whitfield School (Mo.)
15 K.P. Peterson, San Diego Serra (Calif.)
15 Fiona Vetter, Ladue Horton Watkins (Mo.)

INDIVIDUAL GOALS, CAREER
190 Meredith Sholder, Emmaus (Pa.)
134 Megan Rodgers, San Diego Serra (Calif.)
114 Julianna Tornetta, Rosemont Agnes Irwin (Pa.)
114 Jenna Herlihy, Cape May Court House Middle Township (Pa.)
109 Mayv Clune, Bethlehem Moravian Academy (Pa.)
108 Emily Surgent, Wall (N.J.) Township
107 Jillian Shive, Cincinnati Ursuline Academy (Ohio)
94 Dani Profita, Washington Warren Hills (N.J.)
92 Rialee Allen, Ocean City (N.J.)
87 Mackenzie Keegan, Voorhees Eastern (N.J.)
87 Lily Croddick, Rumson-Fair Haven (N.J.)
87 Erin Matson, Kennett Square Unionville (Pa.)*
82 Mackenzie Alessie, Mount Joy Donegal (Pa.)
82 Kourtney Kennedy, Watertown (Mass.)
74 Sammy Popper, Fort Washington Germantown Academy (Pa.)
* — inactive for 2016 season

INDIVIDUAL ASSISTS, CAREER
109 Meredith Sholder, Emmaus (Pa.)
74 Rialee Allen, Ocean City (N.J.)
74 Emily Surgent, Wall (N.J.) Township
71 Kourtney Kennedy, Watertown (Mass.)
58 Dani Profita, Washington Warren Hills (N.J.)

GAMES UNDEFEATED
168 Watertown (Mass.)
139 Voorhees Eastern (N.J.)
82 Shrub Oak Lakeland (N.Y.)
59 Los Gatos (Calif.)

CONSECUTIVE WINS
108 Watertown (Mass.)
82 Voorhees Eastern (N.J.)
80 Shrub Oak Lakeland (N.Y.)
59 Los Gatos (Calif.)

Here’s where we count on you. If you see a stat that is errant or out of place, let us know — bearing in mind that the above is as of the close of play Wednesday. Feel free to send us an email to us at TopOfTheCircle.com. Give us a name or a bit of documentation (a website will do) so that we can make the adjustment. Statwatch is meant to be a living, malleable entity which can be edited.

Thanks a lot for reading, and we’ll see you next week.

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