The Midwest Region preview, presented by LaxRecords.com features a four-part series. Part one features players and coaches approaching career milestones.
Coaches Approaching Milestones
If Ryan Ward can repeat his 15 win season with Eden Prairie (Minn.) this season, he will become only the second reported coach in state history with 200 career wins.
Rob Snyder from Loyola Academy (Ill.) needs 16 wins to reach 300 for his career. No other coach in state history has reached that milestone.
Eighteen wins will get Archbishop Moeller (Ohio) Head Coach Sean McGinnis his 150th career victory.
Mat Wilson needs 12 victories to reach 150 for his coaching career. The Cranbrook (Mich.) leader is coming off a 5-13 season.
Jason Seidel needs four wins with Chaminade Prep (Mo.) to earn the 100th of his career.
With his fourth win this season, Matt Filippas will earn victory No. 100 with Bishop Foley (Mich.).
Players Approaching Milestones
Michigan commit Michael Boehm set program records for goals, assists, and points for both career and season during his junior season. He scored 71 goals and 47 assists for 118 points as a junior at St. Ignatius (Ohio), which were all career highs. He enters the year with 300 career points and if he repeats last season, he will be Ohio’s all-time leading scorer. Connor Buczek from St. Xavier (Ohio) has held the record since 2011 with 410 career points.
Willy Hanson from Sauk Prairie (Wisc.) enters his senior season with 215 career points. Of players who have been reported to LaxRecords, none have reached 300 career points. Hanson is coming off a 93-point season - his best so far.
Bo Lockwood could reach 200 career points in just his second season with Hartland (Mich.). The sophomore earned All-State honors as a freshman after scoring 112 points during his first varsity season. As a freshman, Lockwood earned First Team All-State in addition to being an Under Armour Underclass selection, and All-Conference.
Mason Petersen needs 18 points to reach 300 for his career with Blue Valley Southwest (Kan.). The senior has 216 career goals, which has him at third all-time. With 63 goals, Petersen would become the state’s all-time leader.
Max Pignotti from Providence Catholic (Ill.) needs 18 points to reach 200 for his career.
Jack Green from Westfield (Ind.) enters the year with 191 career points and with nine points could become the 10th reported player in state history with 200 career points.