The West Region preview, presented by LaxRecords.com features a four-part series. Part one features players and coaches approaching career milestones.
Coaches Approaching Milestones
With one Issaquah (Wash.) win, Brandon Fortier will earn the 300th of his career. The Eagles have won at least 10 games in 15 of the last 16 seasons.
David Auday needs eight wins to reach 200 for his career and become the fourth reported coach in history to reach that landmark. The Monarch (Colo.) head coach, will join Tom Graesser, Bryan Perry and Jim Soran.
Chris Packard needs two wins with St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.) to reach 200. The Wildcats leaders has established his program as one of the nation’s best teams. The season starts with games against Loyola Los-Angles (Calif.) and San Ramon Valley (Calif.), but it’s all but a lock he’ll earn that landmark victory in the early part of March to become the sixth coach in state history with 200 wins.
Players Approaching Milestones
Andrew Cumming from Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.) passed 200 career points after his junior season. In an abbreviated junior campaign, Cumming scored 54 points in 15 games. In 24 games as a sophomore, the attackman scored 105 points. He needs 95 points to reach 300 for his career.
Cal Ewanich from Amador Valley (Calif.) needs a 93-point season to reach 400 for his career. If he can reach 400, Ewanich will become the 4th player in state history reported to reach that total. If he repeats his junior year, he could become No. 1 all-time and break the reported record that has stood since 2014. He is coming off a 140-point season.
Calder Gallagher from Sunset (Ore.) should reach 300 career points and has a shot at becoming the second player in state history to reach 400 this season. The Towson commit enters the year with 284 career points, which places him at No. 2 in state history among reported players. Gallagher has 168 career goals, which already places him 3rd in state history.
Dawson School (Colo.) goalie Dawson Santangelo needs six saves to reach 500 for his career.
Luke Rios enters his senior year with Cherry Creek (Colo.) and has 369 career face-off wins. With 131 wins, he will become the fourth reported player with 500 career face-off victories.