Boys Lacrosse Notebook: National Saves Record Set In Florida
Colin Wagner, a senior at Daniel Boone (Pa.) scored the 100th goal of his career in an 18-3 win over Conrad Weiser (Pa.). Wagner scored 13 points on seven goals and six assists in the win. The senior finished the game with career totals of 106 goals and 35 assists, which sets a program record for points, according to PAPrepLive.com.
Pennsylvania No. 4 (as of April 7) Radnor (Pa.) defeated No. 1 Academy New Church (Pa.) 11-8 last week. Nate Lucchesi and Colin French each scored three goals in the win, while Jackson Gaffney and Tommy DeShan each contributed two in the victory. ANC entered the game as the No. 1 team by PhillyLacrosse.com. Radnor entered as No. 2. Radnor’s win snapped ANC’s 10-game winning streak.
Greenwich (Conn.) improved to 2-1 with a 12-8 win over Weston (Conn.). Mikey Brescia and Dean Kim scored four goals each while Colin Zeller dished out three assists and scored two goals in the victory.
In a meeting of Washington’s top teams, Mount Si (Wash.) handed Mercer Island (Wash.) its first loss of the year with a 7-6 win. Mount Si entered the game at No. 5 while Mercer Island was No. 1. Henry Ross led the Wildcats with two goals. Goalie Ben Magnus made eight saves in the win. Mount Si improved to 8-1 with the win. Mercer Island fell to 8-1.
St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) continued its hot start to the season with a commanding 17-7 win over Delbarton (N.J.) on April 8. Delbarton is ranked as the No. 1 team in New Jersey by NJ.com. Owen Duffy scored four goals and four assists to lead the scoring. Jackson Greene scored three goals while Luke Breslin, Jack Ponzio, and Jack Speidell each scored two goals and had an assist. Delbarton was led by Gray Doyle and Sean Diczok who each scored two goals. St. Anthony’s improved to 5-0 this season and have posted wins over Culver Academy (Ind.), Chaminade (N.Y.) and Malvern Prep (Pa.).
Brayden Brown, a freshman at Palmetto Ridge (Fla.) set a new national record for the most saves in a game with a 57-save performance against Taravella (Fla.) on March 31. Brown’s record came in what is believed to be a state record, a 7-overtime game.
Brown stopped 57 of the 60 shots on goal in the 4-3 victory. It was his seventh game of the year with at least 20 saves and his third with at least 35. On the year, Brown has 301 saves.
The 57 saves breaks a record that was held by Mike Holtby from Auburn (N.Y.) since 1985.
The Bears and Trojans’ seven overtime game is also believed to be a Florida record. Of the games reported to Laxnumbers, this game is tied for fifth all-time for the most overtimes played.
Western Albemarle (Va.) and St. Anne’s-Belfield (Va.) hold the record with 14 overtimes during an April 4, 1985 meeting.
Most Overtimes as reported to LaxRecords:
- 14: Western Albemarle (Va.) vs. St. Anne's-Belfield (Va.), Final 4-3
- 11: Southern (N.J.) vs. Toms River East (N.J.), Final 5-4
- 9: St. Anthony's (N.Y.) vs. Chaminade (N.Y.), Final 6-5
- 8: Lassiter (Ga.) vs. Pope (Ga.), Final 9-8
- 7: Palmetto Ridge (Fla.) vs. Taravella (Fla.), Final 4-3
- 7: Arlington (Mass.) vs. Woburn (Mass.), Final 6-5
- 7: New Canaan (Conn.)vs. Darien (Conn.), Final 10-9
- 7: Okemos (Mich.) vs. Saline (Mich.), Final 9-8
Editors Note: I did a podcast on Dec. 18, 2016, where I spoke with the head coaches of Western Albemarle and St. Anne’s-Belfield to talk about that 14 overtime game. It is one of my favorite episodes, so if you have 23 minutes, it’s worth a listen.
Gonzaga (D.C.) ended the 18-game winning streak of St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.) with an 8-7 victory.
LaxRecords has regularly tracked the longest winning streaks in the nation and as we head into the 2023 season, we will continue that tradition. Four reported teams have winning streaks of at least 15 games.
Here are the other active streaks of at least 15 games as of March 26, 2023:
- 31: Benilde-St. Margarets (Minn.)
- 19: Winston Churchill (Md.)
- 17: Lake Mary (Fla.)
- 16: Mountain Lakes (N.J.)
Ended Last Week
A Week Away?
LaxRecords has 71 reported teams with at least a 30-game winning streak. West Genesee (N.Y.) and Sewanhaka (N.Y.) are tied for first with 91-game streaks
Florida Playoffs Begin
While teams in the Northeast are just getting started, Florida begins winding down its spring lacrosse season. Teams finished up their regular seasons last week and begin the District Tournaments to decide which teams move on to the region playoffs. Here is a quick rundown of the Top 5 teams in each division as of the latest Laxnumbers.com ratings.
St. Andrew’s (Fla.) wrapped up its regular season last week and heads into the playoffs as the No. 1 team in Florida. The Scots are 12-3, led by an offense that has scored 201 goals and a defense that’s allowed 80. The Scots are the defending 1A champion.
Benjamin School (Fla.) at 12-4 sits at No. 2. The Buccaneers went 1-1 against Jupiter (Fla.) this season. They also had a narrow, 10-9 loss to Bullis (Md.) this season.
A 17-2 Bolles School (Fla.) squad sits at No. 3. The Bulldogs wrapped their regular season with a 17-14 loss to Springside Chestnut Hill (Pa.) on April 3. Bolles is undefeated against Florida teams this season, with their only other loss coming at the hands of Dublin Jerome (Ohio) on March 21.
The Pirates rounded out the Top 5 with an 11-4 record and posted a 12-10 win over St. Andrews this season.
Lake Mary (Fla.) enters the playoffs as the No. 1 team in Class 2A. The Rams are 17-0 and have the longest winning streak in Florida.
Ponte Vedra (Fla.) is No. 2 in 2A with an 11-5 record. They took Lake Mary to overtime earlier this season and posted a win over St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (Va.). The Lake Mary loss was their only one to a Florida team this season.
St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.) enters the 2A playoffs on an eight-game winning streak after defeating St. Andrew’s 11-8 in the regular season finale. They are the No. 3 team in 2A as of Sunday, April 9. The Raiders are the defending 2A champions.
Winter Park (Fla.) rounds out the 2A Top 5 with a 13-3 record. Led by an offense that has scored 255 goals this season, the Wildcats wrapped up their regular season with a 14-4 win on the road against Bishop Moore (Fla.).
The District Tournaments run through April 13. From there, teams move into the region tournament, which begins on April 22. The Final Four is May 4 with the State Championship game on May 6.
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