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June 21, 2019 — Friday Statwatch for games through June 19

Only four more teams remain to add to their statistical outputs, as the championship finals of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association are scheduled for today. So, this week, I’d like to take you through the statistical wonder that is United States U-19 attacker Caitlyn Wurzburger.

Wurzburger, by almost any measure, is the single most prolific point-scorer in National Federation history. Since starting her varsity career at Delray American Heritage (Fla.) as a middle-schooler (which was allowed under the state rules of the time), she has caused a sensation just about every time she has taken the field — either for the Stallions, summer travel or all-star teams, or for the U.S. Under-19 program.

Her staggering varsity numbers, year on year, are below:

Year G A Year
7th 58 40 98
8th 100 103 203
Fr 101 115 216
So 105 114 219
Jr 103 103 206
TOT 467 485 952

Now, when Wurzburger’s numbers are printed (eventually) in the pages of the National Federation’s record book, only her freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior years will be counted. That may rob her of 300 scoring plays, but she is still — with one year left — amongst the top four-year performers of all time.

Mind you, she many “only” have 309 goals in her upper-school years, but her assist and total-points outputs are off the charts. Reminder: she still has one more year to go before matriculating to North Carolina:

ASSISTS (4-year)
331 Caitlyn Wurzburger
318 Allison Hunter
297 Maura Mahoney
293 Erin Coykendall
289 Emily Garrity
278 Alyssa Murray
275 Besser Dyson
275 Carolyn Davis

COMBINED (4-year)
695 Emily Garrity
667 Taylor Pinzone
659 Sophia Turchetta
654 Charlie Rudy
641 Caitlyn Wurzburger
619 Bridget Ruskey
618 Alex Moore
611 Shannon Smith

Below, please find 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.)
130 Kelsey Kimmel, Lampeter-Strasburg (Pa.)
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.)
94 Joanna Helm, Wyomissing (Pa.)

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.)
75 Grace Arthur, Marblehead (Mass.)
73 Balay Woodworth, Dallas North Paulding (Ga.)
71 Bella Mims, Clermont East Ridge (Fla.)
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.)
66 Sophie Sorenson, Lincolnshire Adlai Stevenson (Ill.)

CAREER GOALS SCORED
467* Caitlyn Wurzburger, Delray American Heritage (Fla.)
437* Kayla Soltys, Warrenton Highland School (Va.)
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.)
294 Joanna Helm, Wyomissing (Pa.)
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.)
284 Joanna Helm, Wyomissing (Pa.)
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.)
203* Kayla Soltys, Warrenton Highland School (Va.)

* — 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 for what should be our final Statwatch of the year.