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Oct. 19, 2018 — Friday Statwatch for games played through Oct. 17

Good morning, all, and welcome back to Statwatch, the part of the site that goes over the numbers that run through the history of scholastic field hockey as well as the people behind the numbers.

This week, a lot of people may have clapped and cheered at Bob Beamesderfer Field when Mackenzie Allessie scored her 329th career goal on Tuesday, but what was equally impressive was the goal she scored in the fifth minute of play. That’s because it was her 100th of the season.

As much as this 2018 season is going to be picked apart, it’s my belief that the number 100 is going to be the most prominent number people are going to remember. It’s a singular achievement in scholastic field hockey; nobody else has gotten to the 100-goal plateau for a season.

And note that this achievement took place only about 50 miles from Hershey, Pa., where Wilt Chamberlain became the only NBA player to score 100 points in a single game.

Here below are scattered some national field hockey 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 MaxPreps.com website to report statistics. It is easy for the average coach, athletic director, or student managers to register for  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.

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

INDIVIDUAL GOALS, SEASON
104 Mackenzie Allessie, Mount Joy Donegal (Pa.)
59 Charlotte de Vries, Tredyffrin Conestoga (Pa.)
51 Hope Rose, Harrisburg Central Dauphin (Pa.)
47 Peyton Halsey, Reading Exeter (Pa.)
46 Sophia Gladieux, Oley (Pa.) Valley
44 Sara Stone, San Diego Westview (Calif.)
44 Riley Baughman, Emmaus (Pa.)
43 Anna Crump, Crestwood South Oldham (Ky.)
41 Taryn Ringer, Johnstown (N.Y.)
39 Annika Herbine, Emmaus (Pa.)
39 Jaiden Wittel, Swiftwater Pocono Mountain East (Pa.)

INDIVIDUAL ASSISTS, SEASON
37 Riley Baughman, Emmaus (Pa.)
30 Emma DeBerdine, Millersville Penn Manor (Pa.)
29 Julianna Kratz, Flourtown Mount St. Joseph Academy (Pa.)

25 Annika Herbine, Emmaus (Pa.)
24 India Reed, Louisville duPont Manual (Ky.)
24 Abby Periard, Crestwood South Oldham (Ky.)
24 Laney Noreika, Boiling Spring Big Spring (Pa.)
23 Peyton Halsey, Reading Exeter (Pa.)

23 Isabella Bressler, Reading Berks Catholic (Pa.)
23 Kacie Patton, Emmaus (Pa.)

INDIVIDUAL GOALS, CAREER
331 Mackenzie Allessie, Mount Joy Donegal (Pa.)
191 Charlotte de Vries, Virginia Beach Cape Henry Academy (Va.) and Tredyffrin Conestoga (Pa.)*
173 Charlotte de Vries, Tredyffrin Conestoga (Pa.)**
168 Paityn Wirth, Millerstown Greenwood (Pa.)
165 Sammy Popper, Fort Washington Germantown Academy (Pa.)
148 Kara Heck, Voorhees Eastern (N.J.)

135 Emma DeBerdine, Millersville Penn Manor (Pa.)
128 Sophia Gladieux, Oley (Pa.) Valley
123 Gabby Bitts, Millersville Penn Manor (Pa.)
118 Raegan Hickey, Greenfield (Mass.)
109 Lily Saunders, Mount Joy Donegal (Pa.)
105 Peyton Halsey, Reading Exeter (Pa.)
100 Kenzi Thompson, West Chester (Pa.) East
100 Reagan Bonniwell, Virginia Beach First Colonial (Va.)
100 Allison Sabb, Ann Arbor (Mich.) Huron

* — five-year varsity career
** — four-year varsity career

INDIVIDUAL ASSISTS, CAREER
131 Mackenzie Allessie, Mount Joy Donegal (Pa.)
100 Emma DeBerdine, Millersville Penn Manor (Pa.)
90 Charlotte de Vries, Virginia Beach Cape Henry Academy (Va.) and Tredyffrin Conestoga (Pa.)*
* — five-year varsity career

GAMES UNDEFEATED
131 Shrub Oak Lakeland (N.Y.)
106 Los Gatos (Calif.)

Given the number of stats I read on Twitter and elsewhere, I realize this list is not 100 percent complete. That is where you, gentle reader, come into play. If you see something missing, feel free 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 a lot for dropping in, and we’ll recompile this for next week.

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