LaxRecords.com takes a look back at the 2016 boys’ lacrosse season with Season Rewind: Texas, noting top performances, notable milestones and more.
Over the next few weeks, LaxRecords will look back at the 2016 season with notes on what happened in championship games, notable milestones and any surprises or fun facts that occurred.
July will kick off our first-ever Looking Ahead features with an in-depth look at underclassmen to watch, what milestones could be reached and the teams to watch in 2017.
Dallas Jesuit (Dallas) defeated Highland Park (Dallas) 9-4 to win its first Texas High School Lacrosse League championship on May 15.
The Rangers led 3-1 at halftime on the strength of goals from sophomores Grayson Hassell and David Sprock (Virginia).
Senior Garrett Munck scored three goals in the championship victory. The Rangers finished the year with a 17-2 record and avenged an April 7 loss to Highland Park. They finish the season on a six-game winning streak.
Dallas Jesuit reached the state championship game in 2011 and 2012.
Colleyville (Texas) got two goals each from Madux Middaugh and Cale Dow in a 7-5 win over McKinney to win its first Texas state title.
The Panthers took a 4-3 lead into the half, but junior Logan Smith knotted the game at 5-5 for McKinney with 8:20 left in the game.
Dow scored with 1:31 left in the fourth quarter to break the tie, then freshman Cameron Hamway scored on the assist from junior Clayton Moore with 36 seconds left to propel the Panthers to victory.
Plano West (Texas) senior goalie, Ryan Darby, stopped 21 shots against Southlake (Texas) on April 2 to have the best known and reported performance by a Lone Star state goalie this year.
On the offensive end, Tyler Drahem from Travis (Texas) scored the most known goals in a single game against Awty International (Texas) on Feb. 22.
Dallas Jesuit’s head coach Chris Surran surpassed 140 career wins this season and led his team to its ninth season of at least 13 wins.
Derek Thomson from Highland Park surpassed 175 career victories with a 17 win season. The Scots head coach is 176-50 since 2004.
The surprise this season had to be Dallas Jesuit’s win over Highland Park in the championship game.
The Scots had not lost to a Texas team since April 23, 2015 when the lost 8-5 to Dallas Jesuit, a streak of 20 games. They won the first meeting between these teams, 9-6 on April 7. They were the No. 1 team in the state all season, which all seemed to point to another title.
Sprock led the team with 37 points and 23 goals this season. Daniel Burnum was second with 35 and 22. Munck rounded out the 30 point scorers with 32 points and 21 goals.