The Mid-Atlantic Region preview, presented by LaxRecords.com features a four-part series. Part one takes a look at some coaches and players on the cusp of milestones.
Coaches Approaching Milestones
Bishop Shanahan (Pa.) is coming off a 22 win season and if Head Coach Jon Heisman can repeat that, he’ll also earn win No. 500.
Calvert Hall (Md.) Head Coach Bryan Kelly has plenty to be excited about this season. The Cardinals have already made history with three-straight MIAA A Conference championships and are a favorite to win No. 4. Kelly needs 12 wins to reach 300 for his career.
John Nostrant needs eight wins to reach 500 for his career. Gilman (Md.) does not have an easy schedule to start. They open with Florida defending champion Ponte Vedra (Fla.), followed by IMG Academy (Fla.). Games against Norfolk Academy (Va.), Oxbridge Academy (Fla.) and Jupiter (Fla.) are all against traditional tough opponents.
Sean Cunningham can earn win No. 100 with Manasquan (N.J.) this season. He needs five to reach that mark.
Manheim Township (Pa.) regularly reaches double digits in wins and with 15 this year, Head Coach Dan Lyons will earn the 100th of his career since 2016.
Glen Ridge (N.J.) Head Coach Carl Houser needs two wins to reach 200. Moorestown (N.J.) needs 11 wins to each Baron Walenhurst his 200th.
Andy Hilgartner is another MIAA A Conference coach who is on the verge of a milestone season. The McDonogh (Md.) leader enters the year with 193 career wins.
John Begier from Radnor (Pa.) needs seven victories to reach 200 this season. The Red Raiders are coming off an 18-7 season.
Patrick McDonogh has been the Head Coach at Penn Charter (Pa.) since 2002 and needs eight wins to reach 200.
St. Christopher’s (Va.) Head Coach John Burke needs just six victories to reach 350 for his career. He should be able to secure those wins by the end of March.
If Jef Hewlings can get Strath Haven (Pa.) to 17 wins then the long-time Panthers Head Coach will earn win 350 this season.
Jim Davidson has won 391 games and can reach 400 this season. The Hilltoppers are coming off a 17-3 season. Davidson has gone 383-70 as Summit's coach, which includes leading the Hilltoppers to the longest winning streak in state history. Summit won 68 consecutive games from 2009 to 2011. Davidson also has eight wins from two years he was at Chatham (N.J.) in 1987 and 1988.
Upper Merion (Pa.) Head Coach Brady McCormick can earn the 100th win of his career with No. 3 this season.
Woodson (Va.) Head Coach Ryan Hilliard enters his sixth season and needs five wins to reach 100.
Players Approaching Milestones
Anthony Caporuscio from Crestwood (Pa.) already took over as Pennsylvania’s all-time leading goal scorer after his junior year, now the LeMoyne commit needs 119 points to tie Michael Sowers as the state’s all-time scoring leader. Caporuscio scored 154 points last season and 195 as a sophomore. Caporuscio was only the second player in state history to score more than 300 goals and he enters the season as the No. 18 player in history. It’s within his reach to become the nation’s all-time goal leader, needing 124 to tie Zed Williams from Silver Creek (N.Y.) with 444. Caporuscio scored 115 goals last season and 126 as a sophomore.
Wyatt Malia from Crestwood is chasing his own milestone this season. Malia and Caporuscio have been a dynamic duo the last three seasons and Malia enters the season with 224 career assists. While Sowers’ record for assists is likely safe this season, Malia looks to become just the second player in state history and the seventh player nationally to surpass 300 career assists. The last players to achieve that milestone were Nicky Solomon (Centennial) and Kyle Long (Springfield-Delco).
Sticking in Pennsylvania, Dominic Corto from York Suburban (Pa.) surpassed 400 career points last season and needs 81 to reach 500. The Tampa commit scored 132 points last season. He has yet to score less than 93 points in any of his three high school seasons.
Brendan Grimes needs one goal to reach 100 for his career for Boys’ Latin. If he repeats his sophomore performance of 74 points, he’ll reach 200 for his career. This is after missing most of his junior season due to injury.
Daniel Kelly from Calvert Hall needs eight points to reach 200 for his career. Kelly has been a consistent scoring threat for the Cardinals, scoring 34 goals as a freshman, 47 as a sophomore and 42 as a junior.
Will Coletti from Linganore (Md.) needs 121 face-off wins to supplant Stephen Kelly as Maryland’s leader for most wins in a career. The senior has won 79.65 percent of his opportunities through three seasons and has 646 career wins. Coletti is committed to Army.
Michael Harmeyer is coming off an 107-point season for Severna Park (Md.) and needs 49 to reach 200 for his career. The Virginia commit was among the Top 10 goal scorers in the nation last season after scoring 99 for the Falcons.
A pair of New Jersey goalies look to reach 600 career saves this season. Colin Consoli from Glen Rock (N.J.) and Evan Barr from Somerville (N.J.) are 34 and 35 saves away from 600 respectively. Consoli enters the year with 566 career saves. Barr has 565.
Gil Goldsmith from Shore (N.J.) needs 60 points to reach 400. The senior needs eight assists to reach 200 for his career.