This story has been updated to reflect the 2018 boys high school lacrosse season. To view the original story click here.
The 400-Point Club is one of the more elite clubs in high school lacrosse. As of this writing in January 2018, only 75 players are known to have reached that plateau in the history of the sport. Considering more than 100,000 players play in high school each year, that is a very elite membership.
But what is more interesting is how many of those players were either brothers or teammates. The origin of this story started in 2017 when Nicky Solomon from Centennial (Ga.) became the 71st player to reach that mark.
By far, the Solomon’s are the most prolific scorers in Georgia history, but who are these other players from the same school adding their names to the 400-point club?
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It’s Better Together
The Powell’s are arguably the First Family of lacrosse with Casey, Mike and Ryan Powell all scoring more than 400 career points during their careers at Carthage (N.Y.). The trio has 1,481 career points with Casey leading the way with 553.
If you add Josh Coffman (1995-1998) and Thomas Grimm (2007-2011) into the Carthage mix, the Comets have the most combined points of any high school program in history on the list with 2,374 points.
And the Solomon’s? They have combined for 1,090 points in their careers, so far. Nicky still has one season to play and has a shot at becoming Georgia’s all-time leader, passing Nathan.
Where Do They Go?
Syracuse is the most popular destination for 400-point club members. The Orange boasts 10 players from the list as alumni. Albany and UMass have four while Duke, Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia all have three.
Here is the full list of college’s that players have attended. For players that transferred, the college they graduated from or are attending now is credited.
|10, Syracuse||2, Yale||Middlebury|
|4, UMass||Brown||Ohio State|
|3, Duke||Bryant||Penn State|
|3, Maryland||Chestnut Hill||Princeton|
|3, Virginia||Cornell||Robert Morris|
|3, Denver||Fairfield||Southern New Hampshire|
|2, Keene State||Gettysburg||UMBC|
|2, Notre Dame||Hamilton||Union College|
|2, Onondaga CC||Johns Hopkins||Wagner|
|2, Saint Leo||LIU Post||Washington College|
|2, Towson||Loyola||Wesleyan (Hockey)|
Who Did It First?
The first-known player to score 400 points was Jim Zaffuto from Elmont (N.Y.) in 1977. It was not long before Greg Miller from Corning East (N.Y.) joined him – reaching 426 points in 1981.
But then there is a long gap. The next known player was Casey Donegan, also from Corning East in 1990.
Who Did It Most?
With 75 members and no recorded instances from 1981 to 1990, where does all the scoring come from? Which graduation class boasts the most players with at least 400 career points?
Where Do They Come From?
Which state gets bragging rights when it comes to having the most players on the list?