Pinkerton (Derry, New Hampshire) head coach, Brian O’Reilly, won his 500th career game with an 11-9 win over Longmeadow (Longmeadow, Massachusetts) on May 7.
O’Reilly entered this season, his 34th in charge of the Astros, with 488 wins and has led the team to a 14-0 record.
— Michael Muldoon (@MullyET) May 8, 2016
O’Reilly has won 10 state championships since he took over the Astros’ program in 1981. With Pinkerton’s start this year, O’Reilly now has a 502-135 all-time record. He joins Norfolk Academy (Norfolk, Virginia) head coach Tom Duquette as the 14th and 15th known coaches to reach the 500 win mark in their careers. Duquette won his 500th game last week.
The all-time leader in boy’s lacrosse wins is Mike Messier from West Genesee (Camillus, New York) with 801 wins entering this season.
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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.