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BULLETIN: June 14, 2019 — A dream deferred

The U.S. men’s field hockey team had a chance to earn its way into the Olympic qualification ties later this year, had it won its crossover matchup today against South Africa in the FIH Series tournament in India.

But after the States took an early 1-0 lead, the South Africans mounted a comeback and won the game with 34 seconds left in regulation by a 2-1 score.

The United States’ remaining hope of making the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo is winning the Pan American Games later this summer in a field which includes Argentina, your current Olympic champions.

Such are the fine measures of field hockey, where one bounce, one mistrap can make the difference in an entire four-year Olympic cycle.

June 14, 2019 — Friday Statwatch for games played through June 12

With only a handful of teams still in play in three states, we’re still looking to pull in stats from an eventful 2019 season. And with twice as many girls’ lacrosse teams nationwide than there was about 15 years ago, I’m not 100 percent sure I’m getting everything I need for our weekly list.

What follows are national girls’ scholastic lacrosse statistics from available sources, including MaxPreps.com, NJ Advance Media, The Harrisburg Patriot-News, The Providence Journal, The Albany Times-Union, Long Island Newsday, The Worcester Telegram, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, MassLive.com, the Denver Post, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, MSG Varsity, the Ann-Arbor News, and The Washington Post.

I encourage you to convince your team, your school, league, or state governing body to adopt the easy-to-use MaxPreps.com platform, and we encourage you to get your fellow teams to enter their information there as well as whichever is your local news site, so that we can aim for as complete a statistical picture of the country as possible.

INDIVIDUAL GOALS, SEASON
158 Brittany Sherrod, Versailles Woodford County (Ky.)
157 Bailey Gehler, San Diego Our Lady of Peace (Calif.)
154 Eliz Fino, Highland (N.Y.) Central
154 Francesca Frieri, Lockport (Ill.)
146 Madaleine Champagne, Livonia Stevenson (Mich.)
145 Katelyn Murphy, Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.)
125 Madi Tare, Camp Hill Trinity (Pa.)
125 Lois Garlow, Kenmore Mount St. Mary’s (N.Y.)
122 Abbey Peterson, Versailles Woodford County (Ky.)

INDIVIDUAL ASSISTS, SEASON
108 Reilly Casey, Alexandria Bishop Ireton (Va.)
103 Caitlyn Wurzburger, Delray American Heritage (Fla.)
85 Keara Patterson, Fulton (N.Y.)
83 Bailey Thomas, Dexter General Brown (N.Y.)
82 Maddi Koury, Pottstown Owen J. Roberts (Pa.)
77 Lois Garlow, Kenmore Mount St. Mary’s (N.Y.)
73 Balay Woodworth, Dallas North Paulding (Ga.)
71 Bella Mims, Clermont East Ridge (Fla.)
70 Grace Arthur, Marblehead (Mass.)
69 Kayla Rinaldi, Mooresville Lake Norman (N.C.)
69 Maddie Barber, Cape May Court House Middle Township (N.J.)
69 Sydney Reipl, Tinton Hall Trinity Falls (N.J.)
66 Meghan Decker, Watchung Mount St. Mary Academy (N.J.)
66 Sadie Tschider, Piedmont (Calif.)

CAREER GOALS SCORED
467* Caitlyn Wurzburger, Delray American Heritage (Fla.)
371 Madi Tare, Camp Hill Trinity (Pa.)
346 Hannah McCarthy, Bedford (N.H.)
331 Cassidy Spilis, Tabernacle Seneca (N.J.)
316 Mariana Lopez-Ona, Princeton (N.J.)
316 Erin Coykendall, Spencerport (N.Y.)
290 Kira Sides, Lower Cape May Middle Township (N.J.)
250 Reilly Casey, Alexandria Bishop Ireton (Va.)
213 Keara Patterson, Fulton (N.Y.)
* — five-year career

CAREER ASSISTS
485* Caitlyn Wurzburger, Delray American Heritage (Fla.)
293 Erin Coykendall, Spencerport (N.Y.)
279 Reilly Casey, Alexandria Bishop Ireton (Va.)
273 Keara Patterson, Fulton (N.Y.)
217 Maddie Barber, Lower Cape May Middle Township (N.J.)
208 Grace Arthur, Marblehead (Mass.)
* — five-year career

CONSECUTIVE WINS
45 Denver Colorado Academy (Colo.)

COACHING WINS
794 Kathy Jenkins, Alexandria St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes (Va.)

So, if you see something missing or wrong, please 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. See you all next week.