The Southeast Region has quite a few players and coaches on the verge of season and career milestones during the 2020 high school lacrosse season.
Coaches Approaching Milestones
Terry Crowley should record the 450th win in his career with St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.) this season. Crowley enters the year with 442 career victories. He led STA to the state championship game last season.
Seven wins are all Memphis University School Head Coach Elliott Dent needs to reach 300 for his career. The head coach since 1997, Dent will be only the second coach in state history to reach 300 wins.
Josh Scouten will be the seventh reported coach in Tennessee history to record 100 career wins this season. Scouten is the Head Coach of University School Nashville (Tenn.).
Tony Souza could record the 300th win of his career with Westminster this season. The state’s all-time wins leader needs 15 victories to reach the milestone. He led the Wildcats to 20 wins last season.
Chris Surran needs 15 wins with Dallas Jesuit to reach 200 for his career. Surran has been in charge of the Dallas Jesuit program since 2007 and will join Hayward Lee as the only coaches in history to reach 200.
Charlotte Country Day (N.C.) Head Coach Brad Touma needs one win to hit 500 for his career. Touma is already the state’s all-time wins leader and will be the 14th reported coach in history with 500 career victories.
Hoggard (N.C.) Head Coach Steve Treman needs two victories to reach 200.
Another Charlotte-area head coach, Bo Turner, will get the 400th win of his career with Charlotte Catholic’s second win of the season.
Ponte Vedra’s Tom West won his first state championship last season and should reach his 350th career win this season. He enters the year with 342 wins and one of the favorites to win a state title again in 2020.
Players Approaching Milestones
Stephen Avery is coming off an 81-point season and helped MBA to its first state title since 2006. In the Private Division I championship game, Montgomery Bell defeated Christian Brothers (Tenn.) 9-8, led by the Denver commit’s five points (4g,1a). Avery can reach 200 career points this season. He comes into the year with 157 points after the best statistical season of his career.
Gabe Smith from J.H. Rose (N.C.) needs 55 points to become the eighth player in North Carolina history to reach 400 career points. The senior surpassed 200 career goals last season, which places him among the Top 15 in state history. Smith has scored 73 and 74 goals in each of the last two seasons and a repeat of that would place him among the state’s Top 3.
Kyle Hatcher from New Hanover (N.C.) is another player who surpassed 200 career goals as a junior and now needs 86 points to reach 400. Hatcher is coming off a career season in which he scored 140 points and was one of eight players to score at least 100 goals.
Davis Lindsey from Christ School (N.C.) is approaching 400 career points and after a season in which he scored 124, it appears well within reach. Lindsey enters the year with 311 points. Lindsey is 10 points away from becoming the program’s all-time leading scorer. Riley Smith holds the record at 320 career points.
Lindsey’s teammate, Beau Hecimovich averages more than 200 saves per season through his first three years and could get to 800. The goalie enters 2020 with 629 career saves.
Guy Bistrow needs 61 points to become the 7th player in Florida history to reach 400 for his career. He has a shot at the state’s goal lead - needing 92 goals to tie Michael Fox (Western-Davie) with 317. The all-time points lead is also within reach with an 146-point season. Mikey Berkman (West Orange) holds the current record with 484. He is coming off back-to-back seasons in which he’s scored at least 120 points.
Sam Chase is another Florida player looking to join the state’s elite 400 Club. The Maclay (Fla.) senior enters the year with 364 points on the strength of 249 career goals. Chase posted a career best 163 points and 86 goals last season. Between Chase and Bistrow, the Florida record book could look very different at the end of the season.
Southlake Christian (N.C.) senior Jack Harrison needs 55 points to reach 300 in his career.
Anthony Todaro from Weddington (N.C.) surpassed 200 career points last season and has a chance at the 300 Club. He needs 70 points to join the 300 Club. He needs 51 points to pass Hunter Fasanaro as the Warriors all-time leading scorer.