LaxRecords.com takes a look back at the 2016 boys’ lacrosse season with Season Rewind: Tennessee, 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.
Memphis University School (Memphis, Tennessee) won its fifth state title in six years with a 12-6 win over Montgomery Bell Academy (Nashville, Tennessee) on May 21.
Seniors Trammel Robinson and Winn Medlock led the way with five points each in the win. Robinson had four goals, one assist while Medlock finished with three goals and two assists.
The Owls finished the year with a 15-game winning streak after starting the year 0-3. The defense allowed just one team to scored more than nine goals in those final 15 games after giving up 16 and 12 in two of their first three this season.
Evangelical Christian (Cordova, Tennessee) defeated University School (Nashville, Tennessee) 17-10 to win the Division II title. Zach Genereaux scored five goals while Logan Saunders scored four and Logan Wenger scored three.
Memphis University School (Memphis, Tennessee) head coach Elliot Dent won his 250th game on April 27 in a 17-3 win over Christian Brothers (Memphis, Tennessee). With the Owls championship win, Dent now has 253 career victories.
Baylor School (Chattanooga, Tennessee) head coach Jon Bloom won his 100th career game as Baylor head coach this season. The milestone win came on April 29 on the road against Signal Mountain (Tennessee).
Patrick Wagner from Evangelical Christian had an impressive first year as a head coach. Wagner not only won his first career game on Feb. 19 at Little Rock (Oklahoma), but he also led the Eagles to the Division II state championship. Wagner was previously as assistant coach in addition to head coach of the Eagles’ 7th and 8th grade teams.
Murfreesboro (Tennessee) senior Sean Lennon finished his career with more assists than any known player in Tennessee history. Lennon dished out 155 assists in his career, which puts him ahead of the previous best-known player, junior Caleb Elerick who has 118.
Speaking of Elerick, the junior finished the season with more points than any known Tennessee player. Elerick has 302 points on 153 goals and 149 assists. The Pope John Paul II (Hendersonville, Tennessee) has played on four teams in four seasons. He first played as an eighth grader for Lausanne Collegiate School (Memphis, Tennessee) in 2013 where he had 35 points. He attended Arlington (Tennessee) as a freshman and totaled 67 points. In 2015, he went to Hendersonville (Tennessee) and totaled 127 points. Last season at Pope John Paul he finished with 73 points.
Evangelical Christian junior, Zack Genereaux, led the state in points (119) and goals (88) this season. Genereaux only had two games this season in which he went without a goal and had at least one point in every game.
Lennon led the Volunteer state with 58 assists this year. He had a season high eight assists in a 21-0 win over Harpeth Hall (Nashville, Tennessee) on April 19. Lennon also had the most known points in a single game with 14 points in the win over Harpeth.
Cade Klawinski from Memphis University School had the most known goals in a single game when he scored seven against Brentwood (Tennessee) on April 2. Klawinski finished the year with 66 goals and 20 assists.