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May 5, 2023 — Friday Statwatch for games played through May 3

Welcome back to Statwatch, everyone. Our statistical occurrence of the week is the fact that junior attacker Riley Sterling from Palo Alto Castilleja (Calif.) became only the ninth known scholastic girls’ lacrosse player to score 150 goals in a season.

That being said, Sterling stands in 14th place.

How is that, you may ask? Well, there are a lot of repeats in the 150-goal club. Fran Frieri is in the list three times. Emma Murphy and Sophia Turchetta did it twice each. It does point up the fact that, when it comes to girls’ lacrosse talent, a lot of players may know who are the better scorers are, but a lot of defenses are simply unable to stop them.

What you see below are from available sources, including MaxPreps, Berks Game Day, the KHSAA, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Long Island Newsday, the Albany Times-Union, the Utah High School Activities Association, GLaxFive, the Minnesota Lacrosse Hub, and Advance Media. We encourage you or your school to adopt the easy-to-use 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.

151 Riley Sterling, Palo Alto Castilleja (Calif.)
140 Sara Williams, Winter Haven All Saints Academy (Fla.)
133 Vanni Intini, Fayetteville (N.C.) Academy
125 Ryann Frechette, St. John’s Bartram Trail (Fla.)
118 Caroline Ling, Springboro (Ohio)
118 Alexandra Gladding, Pompano Beach Pine Crest (Fla.)
117 Scarlett Gilner, Chapel Hill (N.C.)
112 Susan Lowther, Sarasota Riverview (Fla.)
112 Kelly Tou, Irvine University (Calif.)
111 Laken Wright, Fuquay-Varina Willow Spring (N.C.)
111 Triniti Cassidy, Snellville Brookwood (Ga.)

110 Lauren Hauden, Newport Croatan (N.C.)
82 Charlee Nyquist, Lake Mary (Fla.)
78 Emily Phillips Wake Forest (N.C.)
76 Taylor McGovern, Margery Stoneman Douglas (Fla.)
73 Allie Hirst, Southern Pines Pinecrest (N.C.)
73 Polly Miller, Fayetteville (N.C.) Academy
72 Riley Nee (Hampstead Topsail (N.C.)
70 Sophia Richardson, Lexington Sayre (Ky.)
68 Lilli Forman, Pompano Beach Pine Crest (Fla.)
61 Addie Gilner, Chapel Hill (N.C.)

844 Kathy Jenkins|
497 Lisa Lindley
448 Chris Robinson

So, here is where you come in. Did I miss something? Bear in mind that this is supposed to be a snapshot of lacrosse stats as of the end of play on Wednesday. Please feel free to send an email to us at if you see something that needs to be addressed. Include some backup (a website link will do), and we can make corrections.

Thanks for reading, and we’ll talk again next week.