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Oct. 6, 2017 — Friday Statwatch for games played through Oct. 4

Hi, all, and welcome back to Statwatch, our trip through the nationwide world of scholastic field hockey, where we try to make sense of it all through the study of the numbers that transcend time and eras.

Statwatch is compiled through the end of play the previous Wednesday, but the column just to the right, with the occasional orange entries rising incrementally, are the statistics as we understand them up to the minute. That’s why you may have been confused as Mackenzie Allessie had an enormous week scoring last weekend, making the Statwatch numbers seem very tame in comparison.

This week, let’s give a call to the young woman leading the nation in assists, Taryn Tkachuk. A freshman from St. Louis Villa Duchesne (Mo.), she is the daughter of former NHL star and U.S. Hockey Hall of Famer Keith Tkachuk.

The odd thing is that Tkachuk started out the season emphasizing her passing, earning 15 of her 28 assists by the time the Saints finished up their participation in the Gateway Invitational. More recently, the forward has been gobbling up the goals; she has scored 10 this week in four consecutive games.

Below is our compilation of field hockey statistics from available sources. This includes 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 our imperfect list, 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
56 Mackenzie Allessie, Mount Joy Donegal (Pa.) 
39 Leah Zellner, Emmaus (Pa.)
36 Sophia Gladieux, Oley (Pa.) Valley
34 Ellie McIntyre, Easton (Pa.)
33 Katie Dixon, Cary (N.C.) Christian

33 Nicole Buckley, Cary (N.C.) Christian
32 Alivia Klopp, Tulpehocken (Pa.)
32 Katie Schneider, San Diego Serra (Calif.)
32 Brianna Roskey, Oakhurst Ocean Township (N.J.)
31 Sarah Wilson, New Hope-Solebury (Pa.)
31 Kara Heck, Voorhees Eastern (N.J.)
28 Kathryn Peterson, San Diego Serra (Calif.)
28 Olivia Sahaydak, Bethlehem Liberty (Pa.)_

INDIVIDUAL ASSISTS, SEASON
28 Taryn Tkachuk, St. Louis Villa Duchesne (Mo.)
28 Mackenzie Allessie, Mount Joy Donegal (Pa.)
24 Nicole Buckley, Cary (N.C.) Christian
22 Olivia Perrone, Voorhees Eastern (N.J.)
21 Alyssa Maynard, Falls Church George C. Marshall (Va.)
19 Hailey Couch, Easton (Pa.)
18 Julia Crowther, Henry Hudson (N.J.)
17 Abby Kopec, West Long Branch Shore Regional (N.J.)
17 Kacie Patton, Emmaus (Pa.)
16 Kara Heck, Voorhees Eastern (N.J.)
16 Gabby Bitts, Millersville Penn Manor (Pa.)
16 Nicky McNamara, Chantilly Westfield (Va.)

INDIVIDUAL GOALS, CAREER
192 Mackenzie Allessie, Mount Joy Donegal (Pa.)
140 Riley Fulmer, Norfolk (Va.) Academy
134 Lily Croddick, Rumson-Fair Haven (N.J.)
126 Regan Dougherty, Haddon Township (N.J.)
122 Sammy Popper, Fort Washington Germantown Academy (Pa.)
117 Ali McCarthy, Summit Oak Knoll (N.J.)
110 Alivia Klopp, Tulpehocken (Pa.)
103 Elizabeth Romano, Madison (N.J.) Borough
97 Leah Zellner, Emmaus (Pa.)

87 Erin Matson, Kennett Square Unionville (Pa.)*
86 Kara Heck, Voorhees Eastern (N.J.)

* — inactive for 2016-17 seasons

INDIVIDUAL ASSISTS, CAREER
97 Mackenzie Allessie, Mount Joy Donegal (Pa.)
83 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
104 Shrub Oak Lakeland (N.Y.)
80 Los Gatos (Calif.)
69 Emmaus (Pa.)

CONSECUTIVE WINS
80 Los Gatos (Calif.)
69 Emmaus (Pa.)

Friends, this is where you come in. 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 endeavor to do better next week.

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