Two of the longest winning streaks in the nation ended Sunday.
Brother Rice (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) ended the 50-game streak of two-time defending New York Class state champion Victor (N.Y.) with a 10-9 win. Victor was up 7-3 at halftime before the Warriors scored five unanswered goals. The teams were tied at 8-8 entering the fourth quarter. Brother Rice has won 14 consecutive Michigan state championships.
Victor’s 50-game win streak was the eighth longest known streak in history. The streak was the longest since Bedford (N.H.) won 72 straight from 2012 to 2015. It ranks as the fourth-longest streak in New York history and was the longest streak in state history since Ward Melville (East Setauket, N.Y.) won 71 straight from 1988 to 1990.
The Blue Devils went 22-0 in each of the past two seasons and had not lost since dropping a 17-13 decision to Jamesville-DeWitt (DeWitt, N.Y.) on June 4, 2014. The Warriors came into the game after falling to Canandaigua (N.Y.) 8-7 on April 22.
Culver Academy (Culver, Ind.) ended the 33-game streak of Hill Academy (Ontario, Canada) with a 4–2 win on Sunday. The Pride had not lost since 2015. Their streak started on May 19, 2015 with a 17-4 win over Calvert Hall. The last time they lost was a 9-8 overtime defeat to Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.) on March 18, 2015.
Culver Academy has now won eight consecutive games.
This week’s rankings are about to cause pollsters headaches as they try to sort of which teams go where. While there are always upsets in high school lacrosse, there were three that should have a large impact once the new rankings are released.
St. Mary’s (Annapolis, Md.) 10–9 overtime win over St. Paul’s (Brooklandville, Md.) is the biggest upset of the week in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) A Conference.
The Saints got four goals and two assists from Ian Krampf and Jack Burnett scored his only game of the game, the game winner, to give the Saints a 2–0 conference record and an 11–1 start. Thier only loss this season is to Consensus No. 1 Landon (Bethesda, Md.).
The effect it could have: St. Mary’s should make an appearance in several polls this week, so I expect them to make, at least, the Top 30 in the Consensus Rankings on Friday. St. Paul’s was a Top 15 team.
In a somewhat smaller upset, Calvert Hall (Baltimore) defeated Consensus No. 4 McDonogh (Owings Mills, Md.) 11-9. Freshman Daniel Kelly scored five goals for the Cardinals in the win.
The effect it could have: The Cardinals were highly ranked to start the season and should vault back up into the Top 20 with the win. I would not be surprised with a Top 15 ranking. McDonogh was the Consensus No. 1 a few weeks ago and only fell a few spots after a loss to Culver Academy (Culver, Ind.), so I do not expect them to fall far this week.
In another meeting of national powers St. Ignatius Prep (San Francisco, Calif.) defeated Chaminade (Mineola, N.Y.) 11–10. This was the second-straight year the Wildcats defeated the Flyers. Bryn Evans scored six goals in the win, earning LaxRecords.com Player of the Week and Nick Clarke had four points on two goals and two assists.
The effect it could have: The Wildcats went 2–1 on their East Coast swing, with the only loss begin to Landon. Expect St. Ignatius to continue to move up in the rankings this week. Chaminade was No. 6 in the latest Consensus Rankings, so I expect the Wildcats to leap into the Top 15. I would not be surprised if Chaminade remains ahead of St. Ignatius Prep and stays at Top 10 team.
Last week’s notebook was all about the latest member of the 400 Point Club, Nicky Solomon, and LaxRecords identified two players who are likely to reach that mark this season.
There is one more player to add to that list, Christian Paley from Somers (Conn.). The senior attackman is coming off a 149-point junior season in which he was just 90 points away from 400. Through seven games this season, he has 60 points, which leaves him 30 points away.
Paley is a Player of the Year candidate after scoring 128 points as a sophomore, followed up by his 149 last season. Currently, the Hartford commit has 196 career goals and 174 career assists.
In the April 16 podcast, I spoke with Immokalee (Fla.) head coach Scott Rickard about building the Indians’ program and what his first senior class meant to him personally.
The attack duo of Marc Galindo and Bryan Reyes helped build the Indian’s program into a winner.
Galindo set school records for goals (94) and assists this season (39) while also setting the school record for most goals in a career with 195.
Reyes’ 71 goals are good for the second-most in a single season and his 144 career points are also just behind Galindo.
Both Reyes and Galindo share the record for most assists in a career with 82.
Galindo’s 277 career points and Reyes’ 226 places them among the known all-time Florida leaders for most in a career. They will also be among the all-time leaders in goals when the state page is updated in the offseason.
Season Leaders Added
With Florida’s season coming to an end, there are already a few players added to the 2017 Stylax Stat Leaders Season Leaders list.
Galindo and Reyes are two, but also Newsome (Lithia, Fla.) junior Connor Florich and Ponte Vedra (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.) senior Reid Smith will be added on the next update.
Florich finished his season season with 95 points, which included his 100th career goal against Lakeland (Fla.) in the first round of the FHSAA playoffs on April 13.
Smith led Ponte Vedra with 103 points and 77 goals this season. The uncommitted attackman finished his career with 313 points on 185 goals and 128 assists.
To get a player added to the Stylax Stat Leaders, submit a Season Performance via this link