LaxRecords.com is compiling a list of milestones that teams, coaches and players could reach during the 2015 high school lacrosse season.
2015 could be the year the first head coach in boys’ high school lacrosse history reaches 800 career wins. There are several coaches on the verge of reaching a new century mark this season, including one who announced this will be his final year.
On the player side, a Syracuse commit could move up the all-time goal, assist and points list and has the potential to put himself in the Top 3 all time for most points in a career.
The longest active win streak resides in New Hampshire and could reach the Top 5 all-time with a good start to the 2015 year.
Bob Hartranft, the longtime Farmingdale (N.Y.) head coach is just 18 wins away from being only the second boys’ lacrosse coach to reach the 700 win mark. He has won 682 games since he started coaching in 1969.
Landon School (Bethesda, Md.) head coach Rob Bordley needs just 15 victories to reach 600 career wins. The Bears won 18 games in 2014 and 13 games in 2013 and 2012. Bordley started coaching Landon in 1975. He also coached the football program from 2002 to 2009, going 54-24 (MdPrepFootball.com).
Mountain Lakes (N.J.) head coach Tim Flynn needs 10 wins for 600. The last time the Lakers failed to win at least 10 games in a season was 1990 when they went 8-6. Flynn has been the head coach at Mountain Lakes since 1979, winning 11 state championships in that span.
Bob Shriver of Boys’ Latin (Baltimore) already announced his retirement after the 2015 season, and with 492 career wins he could go out with quite a landmark season. Shriver has been the head coach at Boys’ Latin since 1980 and in that time the Lakers have failed to reach at least 10 wins only five times. Four of those came in Shriver’s first four seasons. Shriver has averaged 13.97 wins over his career.
Haverford School (Haverford, Pa.) head coach John Nostrant is three wins shy of 400. Nostrant has been the head coach of the Pennsylvania program since 1992 and led the Fords to the 2011 FAB 50 National Championship.
Centennial (Roswell, Ga.) attackman Nathan Solomon should move up the all-time goal leaders’ list. He enters his senior season with 230 career goals. He tallied 87 last year. If he repeats that season he will end up in the Top 10 all-time and become just the 11th player to score at least 300 goals in his high school career. With his proficiency in both goals and assists the Syracuse commit could be just the ninth player to reach at least 500 points. If he matches his 160 points from last season he will become the third player to tally at least 600 points.
Bedford (N.H.) enters the year riding a 61-game winning streak that started on April 13, 2012. That total places them seventh all-time and just seven wins away from the Top 5. With seven wins to start 2015 the Bulldogs would tie Summit (N.J.) at 68, which has been the longest winning streak since 1999. Summit’s streak started in 2009 and ended in 2011. Bedford has gone 21-0 in each of the last two seasons and went 17-0 in 2012.