Thursday, March 15, 2012
Around the Crease: March 15, 2012
By Mike Loveday
Kris Coppolino holds the Winter Springs (Fla.) school record for points in a career.
ESPNHS continues its weekly feature, Around the Crease, which takes a look at players, teams and high school lacrosse news from around the country.
With the season underway in several states, the statistical leaders list has received a few updates over the last week.
St. Andrew’s Conor Whipple is making a statement in his junior season. Two weeks after the Georgetown commit scored nine goals in one game, Whipple scored 11 goals and added three assists against Gulliver Prep (Coral Gables, Fla.) on March 10.
After Whipple’s nine-goal performance, ESPNHS noted that the National High School Federation listed the record for most goals in a game at 10, but according to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association, Robert Allen from Medina (N.Y.) scored 12 goals in a game on May 7, 2008.
Now that the dust has settled, which states and schools fared the best during the four-day event?
POWERADE FAB 50 No. 1 Calvert Hall went 2-0 in its games and outscored opponents 28-3 and likely solidified its spot atop the FAB 50 rankings when they are released Wednesday.
But Virginia may have come away with the biggest bragging rights of the tournament as teams went 8-2.
Among the most impressive schools, St. Anne’s-Belfield (Charlottesville, Va.) outscored its two opponents 21-10 and knocked off FAB 50 No. 49 St. Mark’s 6-1.
Christchurch (Va.) senior Pat Young had a field day in three games and led all players with 19 points. The UMBC commit scored nine goals and dished out 10 assists. Goalie Connor Keehn stopped 41 shots for the Seahorses to lead all goalies in saves.
Lambert (Suwanee, Ga.) was also impressive, going 2-0. High Point commit Cory Phillips scored six goals and goalie Alec McNamara recorded 16 saves.