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Archive for October 28, 2022

Oct. 28, 2022 — Friday Statwatch for games played through Oct. 26

Hi, everyone. Welcome back to Statwatch, the part of our Web presence that attempts to bring together the past, the present, and the future through the numbers that define the game.

This week’s most interesting statistical occurrence is the fact that a second field hockey player, Tyler Everslage of Louisville (Ky.) Assumption, broke the 50-goal barrier in the KHSAA state title game, a 3-2 win over Louisville Sacred Heart (Ky.). Now, you may be asking yourself, “How is a 50-goal season so unusual? It’s being done all the time.”

This is true. When we started this site, there were maybe about 25 field hockey players who had ever scored 50 goals in a season. Since the start of the Score-O Decade (2010), the 50-goal mark for a season has been reached on 87 occasions. Here’s the thing, though: one year ago this week, there were 10 players who had exceeded the 50-goal barrier.

What’s going on here? While I’d like to think it’s a karmaic shift back away from high-scoring players and towards good defense and goalkeeping, I also wonder if this is because a lot of your better athletes are choosing soccer for their fall sport, or choosing to concentrate on a sport other than field hockey year-round.

Attached below are numbers published by amongst other sources, MaxPreps, Berks Game Day, the KHSAA, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and Advance Media. We encourage coaches, ADs, team managers, and staffs to register for the MaxPreps.com platform, and we encourage you to get your fellow teams as well as perhaps your league, section, or 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.

SEASON GOALS
78 Olivia Fraticelli, Toms River (N.J.) North
50 Tyler Everslage, Louisville Assumption (Ky.)
42 Rachel Herbine, Emmaus (Pa.)
42 Aubreigh Uba, Reading Berks Catholic (Pa.)
41 Danielle Hand, Queensbury (N.Y.)
39 Jessica Albertson, Gibsonia Pine-Richland (Pa.)
39 Katie Clarke, Purcellville Loudoun Valley (Va.)
39 Izzy Morgan, Winnetka New Trier (Ill.)
38 Maci Bradford, Delmar (Del.)
38 Ava Michael, Benton (Pa.) Area
37 Madison Beach, Glenbrook (Ill.) South

SEASON ASSISTS
40 Rachel Herbine, Emmaus (Pa.)
34 Abby Burnett, Emmaus (Pa.)
28 Sammie Goin, Leesburg Independence (Va.)
27 Lillian Willis, South Glens Falls (N.Y.)
27 Madison Beach, Glenbrook (Ill.) South
27 Erika Culp, West Lawn Wilson (Pa.)
25 Julia May, Louisville duPont Manual (Ky.)
25 Molly Digiulio, Buffalo Nichols School (N.Y.)
25 Melea Weber, Emmaus (Pa.)
23 Halley Beaudoin, Fairfax (Va.)
23 Olivia Pifer, Louisville Mercy (Ky.)

CAREER GOALS
212 Olivia Fraticelli, Toms River (N.J.) North
171 Rachel Herbine, Emmaus (Pa.)
161 Maci Bradford, Delmar (Del.)
128 Lauren Masters, Clinton North Hunterdon (N.J.)
117 Tyler Everslage, Louisville Assumption (Ky.)
116 Josie Hollamon, Delmar (Del.)
114 Olivia Bent-Cole, Cherry Hill Camden Catholic (N.J.)
106 Maggie Sturgis, Marblehead (Mass.)
100 Ava Bleier, Pittsford Sutherland (N.Y.)

CAREER ASSISTS
125 Rachel Herbine, Emmaus (Pa.)
99 Abby Burnett, Emmaus (Pa.)
79 Josie Hollamon, Delmar (Del.)
78 Hope Haynes, Houston Kinkaid (Tex.)

GOALS SCORED, TEAM
184 Emmaus (Pa.)

CONSECUTIVE WINS
109 Delmar (Del.)
65 Emmaus (Pa.)
50 Northport (N.Y.)

CONSECUTIVE UNBEATEN
109 Delmar (Del.)
65 Emmaus (Pa.)
50 Northport (N.Y.)

ACTIVE COACHING VICTORIES
1036 Susan Butz-Stavin, Emmaus (Pa.)
868 Linda Krieiser, Hummelstown Lower Dauphin (Pa.)
753 Karen Klassner, Kingston Wyoming Seminary (Pa.)
726 Eileen Donahue, Watertown (Mass.)
724 Cheryl Poore, Harwich (Mass.), Monomoy (Mass.), and Nauset (Mass.)
704 Sharon Sarsen, Shrub Oak Lakeland (N.Y)

Now, here’s where you come in. If you see something that requires adjustment or correction, please send me an email to us at TopOfTheCircle.com. Send us some evidence (a website will do), and we can make a quick fix.

Thanks for visiting us at Statwatch, and we’ll see you in a week.