Archive for April 7, 2017
This week marks the beginning of our second season of Friday Statwatch, our look at the numbers that mark the time and define the achievements of lacrosse players around the United States.
Of course, the one statistic that everyone has their eyes on is the current win streak of Owings Mills McDonogh (Md.), which was at 164 at the end of play on Wednesday. It’s the longest known win streak in the history of high-school girls’ lacrosse, dating back to 1926.
The current streak is so far out there that nobody else in the U.S. is even close. Upper Arlington (Ohio), which finished last year with a 40-game win streak, has already lost twice. I get the feeling that it will take a lot of effort to not only try to topple McDonogh this year, but for all future girls’ lacrosse teams to match that kind of effort for an eight- or nine-year span.
What you see below is a list of statistics culled from MaxPreps.com, NJ Advance Media, The Harrisburg Patriot-News, The Providence Journal, The Albany Times-Union, Long Island Newsday, The Worcester Telegram, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, MassLive.com, the Denver Post, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, MSG Varsity, the Ann-Arbor News, LacrosseInMaryland.com, and The Washington Post. And, of course, since many of the Southern and Western schools are in mid-season already, it will take a while for the East to catch up. This picture will round into form in a couple of months.
INDIVIDUAL GOALS, SEASON
84 Peyton Hornung, Fort Myers Canterbury (Fla.)
83 Chelsea Smith, Merritt Island Edgewood (Fla.)
65 Ryann Doyle, Seymour (Tenn.)
64 Kiersen Foust, Greensboro Southeast Guilford (N.C.)
61 Jasmine Rogell, Satellite (Fla.) Beach
58 Caleigh Kenna, Fort Myers Canterbury (Fla.)
57 Sarah Bryson, Murrells Inlet St. James (S.C.)
INDIVIDUAL ASSISTS, SEASON
39 Madeline Hooks, Santa Ana Mater Dei (Calif.)
32 Kayla Rinaldi, Mooresville Lake Norman (N.C.)
31 Reilly Casey, Alexandria Bishop Ireton (Va.)
31 Meryl Johnson, Matthews Weddington (N.C.)
31 Samantha Douglass, Estero (Fla.)
31 Mary Markwordt, Roswell Blessed Trinity (Ga.)
30 Kieran Rinaldi, Mooresville Lake Norman (Mooresville, N.C.)
29 Ryann Doyle, Seymour (Tenn.)
INDIVIDUAL GOALS, CAREER
388 Bridget Ruskey, Cape May Courthouse Middle Township (N.J.)
304 Danielle Van Calcar, Ramapo (N.J.)
242 Peyton Hornung, Fort Myers Canterbury (Fla.)
224 Gabrielle Fornia, Medford Lenape (N.J.)
INDIVIDUAL ASSISTS, CAREER
225 Allison Hunter, Cape May Courthouse Middle Township (N.J.)
INDIVIDUAL POINTS (COMBINED GOALS AND ASSISTS), CAREER
495 Bridget Ruskey, Cape May Courthouse Middle Township (N.J.)
448 Danielle Van Calcar, Ramapo (N.J.)
403 Allison Hunter, Cape May Courthouse Middle Township (N.J.)
403 Gabrielle Fornia, Medford Lenape (N.J.)
325 Jenna Herlihy, Cape May Courthouse Middle Township (N.J.)
164 Owings Mills McDonogh (Md.)
728 Kathy Jenkins, Alexandria St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes (Va.)
516 Deanna Knobloch, Moorestown (N.J.)
As usual, if you see a number or statistic or even some statistical oddity that you’d like to bring to our attention, please feel to send us an email 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 a living entity which can be added to or altered at any time. Thanks for stopping by the site, and we’ll see you next week.