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Oct. 28, 2016 — Friday Statwatch for games played through Oct. 26

We’re back with Statwatch, which now starts slowing down a bit as fewer and fewer teams are playing now that just about every state is in the postseason.

We don’t have a statistically significant event this week, but we’d like to point out something: statistical excellence across seasons.

Last spring, the duo of Bridget Ruskey and Alison Hunter terrorized the lacrosse pitches of southern New Jersey. Ruskey was (we think) your national scoring champion with 135 goals, and Hunter came in second in total assists. They both played for the southernmost high school in the state of New Jersey, Cape May Court House Middle Township (N.J.).

This fall, Jenna Herlihy is in the national top 10 for goals scored in field hockey, with 43. The Middle Township field hockey team started on its quest for a Group I South sectional championship with a game yesterday against eighth-seeded Clayton (N.J.). But having scoring leaders in both sports gives you an appreciation of what happens when a town of 5,338 backs its girls’ sports teams on a consistent basis.

What you see in the crimson print 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 Boston Globe, The Lancaster New Era, The Reading Eagle, and the Ann Arbor News:

INDIVIDUAL GOALS, SEASON
61 Megan Rodgers, San Diego Serra (Calif.)
57 Mackenzie Allessie, Mount Joy Donegal (Pa.)
50 Meredith Sholder, Emmaus (Pa.)
50 Jillian Shive, Cincinnati Ursuline Academy (Ohio)

46 Sammy Popper, Fort Washington Germantown Academy (Pa.)
46 Emma DeBerdine, Millersville Penn Manor (Pa.)
44 Kara Heck, Voorhees Eastern (N.J.)
43 Jenna Herlihy, Cape May Court House Middle Township (N.J.)
42 Alivia Klopp, Tulpehocken (Pa.)
42 Peyton Tollaksen, Chesapeake Great Bridge (Va.)
42 Erin Quinn, Pennsauken Bishop Eustace (N.J.)
42 Meredith Ross, Tredyffrin Conestoga (Pa.)
39 Paitlyn Wirth, Millerstown Greenwood (Pa.)
39 Rialee Allen, Ocean City (N.J.)
39 Courtney Lynch, Chesapeake Hickory (Va.)
38 Annie Genovese, St. Louis St. Joseph’s Academy (Mo.)
38 Abriana Gatto, Pennsburg Upper Perkiomen (Pa.)
38 Charlotte DeVries, Tredyffrin Conestoga (Maine)
37 Caroline McGovern, Holland Council Rock South (Pa.)
37 Paige Care, Linwood Mainland Regional (N.J.)
37 Lily Croddick, Rumson-Fair Haven (N.J.)
37 Gabriella Pontone, Allendale Northern Highlands (N.J.)

INDIVIDUAL ASSISTS, SEASON
34 Meredith Sholder, Emmaus (Pa.)
34 Mackenzie Allessie, Mount Joy Donegal (Pa.)
30 Meghan Conroy, St. Louis Lafayette (Mo.)
28 Riley Dolan, Upper Darby Bonner Prendergast (Pa.)
25 Rialee Allen, Ocean City (N.J.)
25 Brooke DeBerdine, Millersville Penn Manor (Pa.)
25 Kassidy Shetler, Ramsey (N.J.)
24 Josie Rossbach, Leesburg Heritage (Va.)
24 Emily Deivert, Fairfax (Va.)
24 Drew Pecora, Pennsauken Bishop Eustace (N.J.)

INDIVIDUAL GOALS, CAREER
209 Meredith Sholder, Emmaus (Pa.)
147 Megan Rodgers, San Diego Serra (Calif.)
136 Jenna Herlihy, Cape May Court House Middle Township (Pa.)
128 Jillian Shive, Cincinnati Ursuline Academy (Ohio)
126 Julianna Tornetta, Rosemont Agnes Irwin (Pa.)

123 Mayv Clune, Bethlehem Moravian Academy (Pa.)
118 Emily Surgent, Wall (N.J.) Township
117 Mackenzie Allessie, Mount Joy Donegal (Pa.)
112 Erin Quinn, Pennsauken Bishop Eustace (N.J.)
111 Rialee Allen, Ocean City (N.J.)
108 Lily Croddick, Rumson-Fair Haven (N.J.)
108 Jill Bolton, Lansdale Christopher Dock Mennonite (Pa.)
107 Mackenzie Keegan, Voorhees Eastern (N.J.)
106 Kourtney Kennedy, Watertown (Mass.)
103 Ali McCarthy, Summit Oak Knoll (N.J.)
100 Caroline McGovern, Holland Council Rock South (N.J.)
100 Regan Dougherty, Haddon Township (N.J.)
94 Kylie Nelson, Belfast (Maine) Area
94 Dani Profita, Washington Warren Hills (N.J.)
87 Erin Matson, Kennett Square Unionville (Pa.)*
87 Sammy Popper, Fort Washington Germantown Academy (Pa.)
* — inactive for 2016 season

INDIVIDUAL ASSISTS, CAREER
124 Meredith Sholder, Emmaus (Pa.)
86 Rialee Allen, Ocean City (N.J.)
85 Kourtney Kennedy, Watertown (Mass.)
79 Emily Surgent, Wall (N.J.) Township
67 Erin Quinn, Pennsauken Bishop Eustace (N.J.)
66 Gabby Andretta, Summit Oak Knoll (N.J.)
65 Emily Wanko, Exeter Wyoming (Pa.) Area
63 Mackenzie Allessie, Mount Joy Donegal (Pa.)
58 Dani Profita, Washington Warren Hills (N.J.)

INDIVIDUAL GOALS, GAME
9 Jillian Shive, Cincinnati Ursuline Academy (Ohio)
8 McKenzie Gelvin, Waterfall Forbes Road (Pa.)
7 Jillian Shive, Cincinnati Ursuline Academy (Ohio)
7 Kara Heck, Voorhees Eastern (N.J.)
6 Meredith Sholder, Emmaus (Pa.)

GAMES UNDEFEATED
178 Watertown (Mass.)
88 Shrub Oak Lakeland (N.Y.)
66 Los Gatos (Calif.)
53 York (Maine)

CONSECUTIVE WINS
118 Watertown (Mass.)
66 Los Gatos (Calif.)
53 York (Maine)

Not all of these are right; so, if you see something off, please free to send us an email to us at TopOfTheCircle.com. Just keep in mind the fact that Statwatch is as of the close of play Wednesday. Feel 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 the kind of malleable entity that may be fixed even after early publication.

We appreciate you stopping in; see you in a week.

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