This week’s edition of Stat Stars highlights players, teams and coaches from coast-to-coast as players from Florida, South Carolina and California each earn spots on the 2016 Best Known Performances list.
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Plus, two head coach earn career their 100th career wins.
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Eastside (S.C.) senior Austin Dixon totaled 12 points on seven assists and five goals against Spartanburg (S.C.). Dixon helped his team to a 16-11 win. Dixon totaled 25 point in his first two games of the year after totaling 13 in the season opener.
The First Academy (Fla.) sophomore Brennen Fountain continued his stellar play by taking over the season lead for the most assists in a game. Fountain dished out nine assists in a 20-7 win over Windermere Prep (Fla.). He totaled 12 points in the game, marking the second-straight contest he scored 12. For his career, Fountain has 107 career points.
Joshua Moisand from Holy Trinity Episcopal (Fla.) had an impressive week also, highlighted by a 12 point performance against Windermere Prep (Fla.) on Feb. 24. The attackman had seven assists and five goals in the win. For the week, he had 13 goals and 12 assists, helping his team improve to 6-0 on the season.
St. Brendan (Fla.) senior Carlos Clavijo capped an impressive week with a 10 goal game against Florida Christian (Fla.) on Feb. 26. The 10 goals are the most known goals scored in a single game by an individual player this season. Clavijo scored seven goals in a 12-9 win over Lely (Fla.) on Feb. 23.
St. Margaret’s Episcopal (Calif.) senior Nick Shanks scored eight goals in the Tartans 17-7 win over Great Oak (Calif.), according to MaxLaxOC.com.
Greenville (S.C.) senior Ashton Baca scored his 100th career goal in a 12-6 win over Mauldin (S.C.) on March 1. The senior scored five goals to give him 104 for his career. He also had four assists in the game. Baca has been with Greenville for the last three seasons, scoring 94 goals and dishing out 98 assists in that span. He had 10 goals and eight assists as a freshman at Hillcrest (S.C.).
Also according to MaxLaxOC.com, St. Margaret’s Episcopal senior goalie Payton Fales recorded 22 saves in the win.
Greenville (S.C.) goalie Wilson Nickles recorded 21 saves to help his team to a 12-6 win over Mauldin (S.C.) on March 1. The 21 saves is tied for second most in a single game this season. The senior helped Greenville improve to 3-0 on the season.
Dorman (S.C.) head coach Ron Cadorette recorded his 100th career victory with a 10-5 win over Eastside (S.C.) on March 1. Senior Caleb Bishop led Dorman with four goals and six points in the win. Cadorette is in his third season as the Cavaliers head coach. He was the head coach at J.L. Mann Academy (S.C.) from 2004 to 2013. Dorman went 12-1 last season and are 2-0 this year.
St. Brendan (Fla.) head coach Doug Shanahan won his 100th career game with an 8-7 win over Westminster Christian (Fla.) on March 2. Shanahan started his high school coaching career at Glenbrook South (Ill.) in 2006. He coached at Pine Crest (Fla.) from 2009 to 2013. In 2014 he was an assistant at St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.). He took over the head coaching job at the new program at St. Brendan in 2015. He has a career record of 101-53 through the first nine games of this season.
East Paulding (Ga.) improved to 3-0 with a 26 goal outburst on March 3. The Raiders defeated Therrell (Ga.) 26-0, marking the second time in three games they have scored at least 24 goals.
Columbus Catholic (Fla.) scored 26 goals in a victory over St. Brendan (Fla.) on Feb. 29. The Explorers improved to 4-3 on the season with the win. This is the second time this season Columbus Catholic has scored at least 25 goals in a game. They defeated Immaculata LaSalle (Fla.) 25-0 on Feb. 9.
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Keep tabs on all the best known high school boys’ lacrosse performances that are added each day with the daily Best Known Lacrosse Performances list. East day as players, teams and coaches earn a spot on the overall list, LaxRecords.com posts a daily item acknowledging the achievement.
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According to US Lacrosse, lacrosse continues to be the fastest-growing sport in the nation. Just under 300,000 players competed on varsity, junior varsity, freshman and club teams. According to the National Federation of State High School Associations, from 2009 to 2014, a total of 551 schools added boys’ programs, resulting in a growth rate of 27.8 percent for boys’ lacrosse. US Lacrosse has produced a participation report annually since 2001, and over that time span the number of players has grown 204 percent, from 253,901 to 772,772. This survey counts only play on organized teams, and does not count leisure-time play of the sport.