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.
Put It On The Board!
Centennial (Roswell, Ga.) scored 29 goals in its third win of the season, which marks the third-straight game they have scored at least 29 goals. The last team to put up at least three games of at least 25 goals was Delaware Hayes (Ohio) in 2015.
IMG Academy (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) put up four games of at least 25 in 2014 and started the year with three-straight games of at least 25, scoring 27, 25 and 26. That IMG team failed to score 20 goals in just three of its 10 games that year.
I know much of my research on this is incomplete, but the team with the most games of at least 25 in a season is Silver Creek (N.Y.) which boasted Zed Williams. The Black Knights had six games of at least 25 in 2012. They scored at least 31 goals in three of those games.
Silver Creek finished its year at 16-2. IMG went 10-0. Delaware Hayes went 17-1. None of those teams won a state title in those seasons.
Centennial scored 30 goals in their season-opener, then defeated Norcross (Ga.) 29-2 on Thursday. They face defending champ Lambert (Suwanee, Ga.) on Feb. 28.
One of the most popular stories of the week came out of Florida where West Orange (Winter Garden, Fla.) junior Mikey Berkman posted the best game of 2017, thus far, with a 17-point game against Timber Creek (Orlando, Fla.) on Feb. 15.
The Syracuse commit dished out 11 assists and scored six goals in the victory. Based on the information LaxRecords.com has, Berkman’s 11 assists is a state record. The previous high happened in 2016 when Brennen Fountain dished out nine assists against Windermere Prep (Fla.) on March 1.
The record for most points in a game in Florida is still held by Harris Stolzenberg when he was at Pine Crest (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) in 2012. The Warriors have started 5-0 this season. Berkman entered this season with 233 career points on 130 goals and 103 assists.
Below is video of Berkman’s performance.
I wanted to take the time to acknowledge a few players who stood out on face-offs last week. LaxRecords.com recently updated its player submission form to allow for the submission of face-off statistics.
Four players from Episcopal Dallas (Dallas) dominated at the X in a win over St. Stephen’s (Texas) on Saturday. Trey Bender won all 11 of his opportunities. John Heldman went 9-0 on his face-offs. Parker Brennan, a freshman, won his lone face off. Sophomore Ross Chazanow went 2-1 on his chances.
Will Frith was a perfect 20-for-20 for Hilton Head Island (S.C.) in a 16-5 win over Lexington (S.C.) on Saturday.
Ian Heggblod won 18 faceoffs to help Bartram Trail (St. Johns, Fla.) win its third straight match, a 10-8 win over Fleming Island (Fla.).
Junior Evan Vogel helped Buchholz (Gainesville, Fla.) to an 11-7 win over Creekside on Saturday by winning 19-of-20 faceoffs in addition to scooping up 15 ground balls.