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Oct. 5, 2018 — Friday Statwatch for games played through Oct. 3

Friday Statwatch’s weekly statistical milestone can be defined in a single image:

DonegalThe above photo shows a unique scenario: two field hockey players for Mount Joy Donegal (Pa.) crossing into milestone territory during the same contest. In a 14-1 win over Quarryville Solanco (Pa.), senior Lily Saunders scored her 100th career goal. And not to be outdone, fellow senior Mackenzie Allessie became only the second field hockey player in National Federation history to reach the 300-goal plateau.

Allessie, the Ohio State-bound attacking midfielder with lyrical stick skills, is a mere 26 goals away from tying Austyn Cuneo’s record for the most field hockey goals ever scored in a career.

I say “mere” because Allessie has been running rampant through the Lancaster-Lebanon League’s Division II regular season. The team has four league games remaining, all reverse fixtures from earlier this season. The first time that Donegal met these four teams, the Indians outscored them by a combined score of 50-0, with Allessie getting 23 of these goals. If she matches that effort, she could break the record the first game of the postseason in the Lancaster-Lebanon League, which begins Oct. 16th at either Penn Manor or Donegal.

Below, in red, are statistics as of the close of play on Wednesday, meaning that they are going to be somewhat different from the Daily Statwatch numbers to the right of this column, which we try to update in, more or less, real time.

I encourage the use of the easy-to-use website to report statistics. It is easy for the average coach, athletic director, or student managers to register for  the 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,, The LNP Media Group, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,, and the Washington Post:

74 Mackenzie Allessie, Mount Joy Donegal (Pa.)
40 Peyton Halsey, Reading Exeter (Pa.)
36 Lucy Poindexter, Louisville Kentucky Country Day (Ky.)
35 Riley Baughman, Emmaus (Pa.)
35 Hope Rose, Harrisburg Central Dauphin (Pa.)
34 Charlotte de Vries, Tredyffrin Conestoga (Pa.)

33 Taryn Ringer, Johnstown (N.Y.)
33 Jaiden Wittel, Swiftwater Pocono Mountain East (Pa.)
32 Sophia Gladieux, Oley (Pa.) Valley
30 Annika Herbine, Emmaus (Pa.)
30 Kara Heck, Voorhees Eastern (N.J.)

31 Riley Baughman, Emmaus (Pa.)
25 Julianna Kratz, Flourtown Mount St. Joseph Academy (Pa.)
23 Emma DeBerdine, Millersville Penn Manor (Pa.)
22 India Reed, Louisville duPont Manual (Ky.)
21 Annika Herbine, Emmaus (Pa.)
20 Paige Cote, Auburn St. Dominic (Maine)

19 Peyton Halsey, Reading Exeter (Pa.)
19 Kacie Patton, Emmaus (Pa.)
18 Mia Julian, Palmyra (Pa.)

17 Madeleine McGaughey, Langley (Va.)
17 Peyton Mann, Nazareth (Pa.)
17 Ellie Decker, North Caldwell West Essex (N.J.)
17 Hannah Hartwell, Delsea (N.J.)

301 Mackenzie Allessie, Mount Joy Donegal (Pa.)
162 Charlotte de Vries, Virginia Beach Cape Henry Academy (Va.) and Tredyffrin Conestoga (Pa.)*
154 Paityn Wirth, Millerstown Greenwood (Pa.)
147 Charlotte de Vries, Tredyffrin Conestoga (Pa.)**
144 Kara Heck, Voorhees Eastern (N.J.)
142 Sammy Popper, Fort Washington Germantown Academy (Pa.)
127 Emma DeBerdine, Millersville Penn Manor (Pa.)
117 Gabby Bitts, Millersville Penn Manor (Pa.)
114 Sophia Gladieux, Oley (Pa.) Valley
114 Raegan Hickey, Greenfield (Mass.)

100 Lily Saunders, Mount Joy Donegal (Pa.)
98 Peyton Halsey, Reading Exeter (Pa.)
* — five-year varsity career
** — four-year varsity career

124 Mackenzie Allessie, Mount Joy Donegal (Pa.)
93 Emma DeBerdine, Millersville Penn Manor (Pa.)

125 Shrub Oak Lakeland (N.Y.)
104 Los Gatos (Calif.)

48 Westminster Bellows Falls Union (Vt.)

So, this is where you can help us out immensely. If you see a statistics that is missing or wrong, feel to send us an email at Give us a name or a bit of documentation (a website will do) so that we can make the adjustment.

Thanks a lot for reading, and we’ll try it again next week.