Today I’m talking to the newest member of the 400-point club, Henry Hunt of Old Lyme high school in Connecticut. Hunt finished his senior year by breaking the Connecticut state record for most career points, putting up 489. He passed former New Fairfield attack man Andrew Fiamengo.
Hunt set the state record with a 156 point season in 2015, then proceeded to break his own record with 157 as a senior. He is continuing his lacrosse career at Hamilton College.
Hunt spoke with me in September and we talked about what the difference was between his 50 point freshman year and his breakout 126 point sophomore season. He also was kind enough to pass along some advice for some up-and-coming lacrosse players, like having a great stick to help you improve your game.
Keep tabs on all the best known high school boys’ lacrosse performances that are added each day with the daily Best Known Lacrosse Performances list. Each day as players, teams and coaches earn a spot on the overall list, LaxRecords.com posts a daily item acknowledging the achievement.
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LaxRecords.com aims to compile the best known records in high school lacrosse. Among the lists are the most career wins by a high school lacrosse coach. Also included are most career points, goals, assists and saves by a high school lacrosse player. Team performances for most state sanctioned championships and consecutive wins are also tracked.
According to US Lacrosse, lacrosse is the fastest-growing sport in the nation. Just under 300,000 players competed on varsity, junior varsity, freshman and club teams. According to the National Federation of State High School Associations, from 2009 to 2014, a total of 551 schools added boys’ programs, resulting in a growth rate of 27.8 percent for boys’ lacrosse. US Lacrosse produces a participation report annually since 2001, and over that time span the number of players has grown 204 percent, from 253,901 to 772,772. This survey counts only play on organized teams, and does not count leisure-time play of the sport.