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Sept. 29, 2017 — Friday Statwatch for games played through Sept. 27

This week, the most significant statistical occurrence is the continued ascendancy of Mackenzie Allessie up the all-time scoring charts. Allessie, a junior from Mount Joy Donegal (Pa.), had 33 goals coming into play on Thursday. It created a four-way tie for the national goal-scoring lead this year alongside Nicole Buckley and Katie Dixon of Cary (N.C.) Christian and Leah Zellner of Emmaus (Pa.).

But focus on the career numbers. At the end of play on Wednesday, she had 169 goals for her career. With four games in three days to finish this week, Allessie could very well be all by herself in fifth place for goal scoring by the end of the week. Too, she is also close to the 100-assist mark for her career, which means she could become the fifth member of the 100-goal, 100-assist club by the time the regular season ends.

Allessie is one of the most remarkable players coming out of the post-Katie O’Donnell boom of youth players from the U.S. high-performance system. Opposing parents marvel at her hands. Many of her greatest scoring plays come in practice. She appears to caress and craft the ball instead of playing it with her hockey stick.

Allessie’s numbers lead the below survey of available statistical data from around the country. The most powerful score-reporting tool is, the easy-to-use MaxPreps.com tool, and I encourage readers to contact their coaches, athletic directors, and student managers so that they may register for and use the MaxPreps.com platform, and we encourage you to get your fellow teams as well as perhaps your conference, league, or your state governing body to enter field hockey information there, so that we can aim for as complete a statistical picture of the country as possible.

So, here’s what we have thus far, thanks to, amongst others, MaxPreps, Advance Media, PennLive.com, LancSports.com, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, PhilaFieldHockey.com, and the Washington Post:

INDIVIDUAL GOALS, SEASON
33 Katie Dixon, Cary (N.C.) Christian
33 Nicole Buckley, Cary (N.C.) Christian
33 Mackenzie Allessie, Mount Joy Donegal (Pa.)
33 Leah Zellner, Emmaus (Pa.)
30 Katie Schneider, San Diego Serra (Calif.)
29 Brianna Roskey, Oakhurst Ocean Township (N.J.)
27 Sarah Wilson, New Hope-Solebury (Pa.)
26 Ellie McIntyre, Easton (Pa.)
25 Kathryn Peterson, San Diego Serra (Calif.)
25 Marie Thompson, Cary (N.C.) Christian

INDIVIDUAL ASSISTS, SEASON
27 Taryn Tkachuk, St. Louis Villa Duchesne (Mo.)
24 Nicole Buckley, Cary (N.C.) Christian
17 Mackenzie Allessie, Mount Joy Donegal (Pa.)
17 Olivia Perrone, Voorhees Eastern (N.J.)
17 Alyssa Maynard, Falls Church George C. Marshall (Va.)
16 Hailey Couch, Easton (Pa.)
15 Nicky McNamara, Chantilly Westfield (Va.)
15 Katie Dixon, Cary (N.C.) Christian
15 Cate Camenzind, St. Louis Kirkwood (Mo.)
15 Molly Christopher, St. Louis Villa Duchesne (Mo.)
14 Gabby Bitts, Millersville Penn Manor (Pa.)
14 Marie Thompson, Cary (N.C.) Christian
14 Leah Zellner, Emmaus (Pa.)

INDIVIDUAL GOALS, CAREER
169 Mackenzie Allessie, Mount Joy Donegal (Pa.)
140 Riley Fulmer, Norfolk (Va.) Academy
132 Lily Croddick, Rumson-Fair Haven (N.J.)
120 Regan Dougherty, Haddon Township (N.J.)
117 Ali McCarthy, Summit Oak Knoll (N.J.)
116 Sammy Popper, Fort Washington Germantown Academy (Pa.)
97 Elizabeth Romano, Madison (N.J.) Borough
87 Erin Matson, Kennett Square Unionville (Pa.)*
* — inactive for 2016-17 seasons

INDIVIDUAL ASSISTS, CAREER
87 Mackenzie Allessie, Mount Joy Donegal (Pa.)
76 Gabby Andretta, Summit Oak Knoll (N.J.)
64 Ali McCarthy, Summit Oak Knoll (N.J.)
62 Greer Gill, Norfolk (Va.) Academy
57 Riley Fulmer, Norfolk (Va.) Academy

GAMES UNDEFEATED
102 Shrub Oak Lakeland (N.Y.)
78 Los Gatos (Calif.)
66 Emmaus (Pa.)

CONSECUTIVE WINS
78 Los Gatos (Calif.)
66 Emmaus (Pa.)

This being mid-September, these aren’t meant to be authoritative. 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.

Thanks for reading and we’ll do this against next week.

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