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Nov. 2, 2018 — Friday Statwatch for games played through Oct. 31

Welcome to Friday Statwatch, that part of the site which takes a look at field hockey from a statistical view, bringing together the numbers that knit the game together.

Our first statistical milestone is yesterday’s 8-0 win by Voorhees Eastern (N.J.) over Woolwich Kingsway (N.J.) in the NJSIAA Group IV Central championship. Eastern’s win is not only the program’s 20th consecutive sectional title, but the win gives head coach Danyle Heilig her 500th career win, the 35th coach (that we know of) to achieve this plateau.

Close behind her is Kent Houser of Millerstown Greenwood (Pa.), who is five wins short of 500. This beings up the second statistical oddity, since Greenwood is one of six teams playing tomorrow in three PIAA District 3 championship games at Hershey Milton Hershey School (Pa.). Greenwood takes on Oley (Pa.) Valley in the 1A game for the smallest classification, Mount Joy Donegal (Pa.) plays Palmyra (Pa.) in the 2A game, and Millersville Penn Manor (Pa.) takes on Hummelstown Lower Dauphin (Pa.) in the 3A title match.

We’re calling this tripleheader “The Day of 1000 Goals.” That’s because when you look at the career scoring numbers of the 130-odd players on the six rosters of the competing sides, the figure easily surpasses 1,000 career field hockey goals, and the total could actually reach somewhere around 1,500.

Don’t believe me? Just take the top seven career scorers from this tripleheader:

Year Player School
344 Mackenzie Allessie Mount Joy Donegal (Pa.)
173 Paityn Wirth Millerstown Greenwood (Pa.)
138 Emma DeBerdine Millersville Penn Manor (Pa.)
136 Sophia Gladieux Oley (Pa.) Valley
125 Gabby Bitts Millersville Penn Manor (Pa.)
113 Lily Saunders Mount Joy Donegal (Pa.)
97 Madison Kline Oley (Pa.) Valley
1126 Total

This is to be expected in the Score-O Decade, which has upended all notions of what the game used to be in the 20th Century, breaking ground for a new kind of field hockey athlete. See this tripleheader if you can, because I’m not so sure you’re going to see anything like this ever again.

The below lists are 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.

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.

117 Mackenzie Allessie, Mount Joy Donegal (Pa.)
59 Charlotte de Vries, Tredyffrin Conestoga (Pa.)
56 Lauren Curran, Villanova Academy of Notre Dame de Namur (Pa.)
55 Hope Rose, Harrisburg Central Dauphin (Pa.)

54 Sophia Gladieux, Oley (Pa.) Valley
48 Peyton Halsey, Reading Exeter (Pa.)
48 Riley Baughman, Emmaus (Pa.)
47 Sara Stone, San Diego Westview (Calif.)
44 Annika Herbine, Emmaus (Pa.)

44 Elle Maransky, Flourtown Mount St. Joseph Academy (Pa.)
43 Anna Crump, Crestwood South Oldham (Ky.)
43 Taryn Ringer, Johnstown (N.Y.)
42 Hannah Miller, Malvern Villa Maria (Pa.)
42 Lily Santi, West Long Branch Shore Regional (N.J.)

40 Riley Baughman, Emmaus (Pa.)
33 Julianna Kratz, Flourtown Mount St. Joseph Academy (Pa.)
33 Ellie Decker, North Caldwell West Essex (N.J.)
32 Emma DeBerdine, Millersville Penn Manor (Pa.)

30 Sarah Beers, Oley (Pa.) Valley
29 Zoe Snook, Louisville Assumption (Ky.)

28 Mackenzie Allessie, Mount Joy Donegal (Pa.)
28 Hannah Hartwell, Delsea (N.J.)

27 Annika Herbine, Emmaus (Pa.)
26 India Reed, Louisville duPont Manual (Ky.)
26 Abby Playle, San Jose Leigh (Calif.)
26 Isabella Bressler, Reading Berks Catholic (Pa.)
25 Laney Noreika, Boiling Springs Big Spring (Pa.)
25 Madison Kline, Oley (Pa.) Valley
25 Kacie Patton, Emmaus (Pa.)
24 Abby Periard, Crestwood South Oldham (Ky.)
24 Peyton Halsey, Reading Exeter (Pa.)

344 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.)**
173 Paityn Wirth, Millerstown Greenwood (Pa.)
160 Sammy Popper, Fort Washington Germantown Academy (Pa.)
150 Kara Heck, Voorhees Eastern (N.J.)
138 Emma DeBerdine, Millersville Penn Manor (Pa.)
136 Sophia Gladieux, Oley (Pa.) Valley
125 Gabby Bitts, Millersville Penn Manor (Pa.)
123 Raegan Hickey, Greenfield (Mass.)
112 Lily Saunders, Mount Joy Donegal (Pa.)
106 Peyton Halsey, Reading Exeter (Pa.)
105 Allison Sabb, Ann Arbor (Mich.) Huron
105 Reagan Bonniwell, Virginia Beach First Colonial (Va.)

100 Kenzi Thompson, West Chester (Pa.) East
100 Lauren Curran, Villanova Academy of Notre Dame de Namur (Pa.)

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

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

135 Shrub Oak Lakeland (N.Y.)
109 Los Gatos (Calif.)

56 Brattleboro Bellows Falls Union (Vt.)
39 North Hollywood Harvard-Westlake (Calif.)

Given the number of stats I read about each week, this list isn’t perfect. This is where you come in. If you see something missing, feel free 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 dropping in, and we’ll see if we can get it right next week.