What a pair of players at Mystic Valley (Malden, Massachusetts) did in a single game is believed to have never been done before in high school lacrosse history. Also in today’s Around the Crease weekly notebook, a Red Bank Regional (New Jersey) goalie surpasses 1,000 career saves and LaxRecords follows up with last week’s career leaders.
While LaxRecords.com was started as a place to house the history of boys’ high school lacrosse, there are a lot of performances that do not make the lists. But those performances deserved to be highlighted.
Each Monday, I’ll highlight players, teams, coaches and games that caught my attention.
History In The Making
What a pair of players at Mystic Valley (Malden, Massachusetts) did in a single game is believed to have never been done before in high school lacrosse history.
Senior Jayden Jean and Junior Jack Ryan reached 400 career points in the same game – a 19-9 win over Essex Tech (Hathorne, Massachusetts) on May 16.
“To have two teammates attain such a staggering feat on the day, in the same game, just minutes from each other was something very special to be a part of” said coach Marty Horkan on the Charter School’s Facebook page. “Both of these young men have meant so much to our program over the years and have helped us reach so many team milestones, it was nice that they had a chance to be recognized for their personal contributions and I am sure that the memory of today’s game will resonate with each of them for many years to come.”
It is rare that players from the same school reach 400 career points, with only the Powell’s from Carthage (Carthage, New York) and Conor Whipple and Matt Bellando from St. Andrew’s (Boca Raton, Florida) being the only players from the same school to reach the plateau.
Jean has been playing on the varsity team since his 7th grade year, where he put up 17 points with 15 goals. He now has 277 career goals and 400 career points.
Jean and Ryan are just the 11th and 12 players in Massachusetts history to reach 400 career points.
Ryan has also been playing on the varsity team since his 7th grade year and has 401 career points and 295 career goals.
The Eagles still have one more regular season game remaining and at least one playoff game for Jean to add to his high school career.
Ryan, who has 108 points this season has averaged 110 points over the last three years and with another similar season could become just the 14th player to reach 500 career points. He would be just the fifth player in Massachusetts to reach that mark.
— MV Athletics (@MVAthleticNews) May 17, 2016
Week of 1,000 Saves
How can the goalie-centered week of last week be even better? Well, a couple more goalies finished their careers with 1,000 last week.
Adding his name to the list this week is Red Bank Regional (Little Silver, New Jersey) senior Jon Pierce. He made 14 saves in his final game against Hopewell Valley (Pennington, New Jersey) to finish his career with 1,003 career stops.
Last week LaxRecords highlights Conwell-Egan Catholic (Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania) senior, Antonio Whyte. The senior finished his high school career 1,025 career saves.
Also mentioned last week was Collegiate (Richmond, Virginia) goalie Jack Rusbuldt. The Penn State commit finished his career with 1,019 career saves and is the all-time known leader in Virginia.
Whtye and Rosbuldt are No. 10 and 11 all-time, currently, for most saves in a career.
Another New Jersey goalie, Matt Lanigan from Oratory Prep (Summit, New Jersey), finished his career with a nine-save game in triple overtime against Rutgers Prep (Somerset, New Jersey). Those nine saves brought him to 958 for his career.