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Feb. 21, 2019 — The run to history

Today, Delray American Heritage (Fla.) will play its opening game of the 2019 season when it travels to Boca Raton (Fla.). The Stallions will play not only a number of its regional and state rivals, but they will also be playing the last two No. 1 teams in the Final Top 10.

American Heritage will take on Towson Notre Dame Prep (Md.) on March 18th, and will also take on Owings Mills McDonogh (Md.) four days later in a game being played at Bradenton IMG Academy (Fla.).

Major credit should go to the American Heritage coaching staff for not taking it easy for its non-conference schedule, seeing as there is a member of the Stallions who is on the verge of obliterating almost every scoring record in the history of the National Federation.

That player is junior Caitlyn Wurzburger, who finished her sophomore year with 307 goals and 332 assists. Yeah, these numbers include middle-school varsity play, but then again, so does the national leader in combined goals and assists, Sophia Turchetta. Amazingly, Wurzburger needs to figure in on just 164 more of her team’s goals the next two years to overcome Turchetta’s all-time mark.

I’ll have to burn a couple of pencils to try to figure out how Wurzburger’s four-year marks (which are only half-formed, mind) will compare to the all-time four-year points total of the recently graduated Corinne Wessels.

But I think the one which is way, way out of reach is Turchetta’s six-year goals record, which is 654. It will take a special effort to get to that mark, and I wouldn’t blame Wurzburger for throttling back on individual goals in order for the team’s goal of winning the state title.

Then again, I think I said that a year ago regarding field hockey player Mackenzie Allessie. Shows you what I know.