Justin Shockey from Landon (Bethesda, Md.) earned LaxRecords.com’s 2017 Player of the Year after helping the Bears to a 21-0 season and the Consensus No. 1 ranking.
Shockey, who will attend the Naval Academy, won 79.3 percent of his face-offs this season and chipped in 197 ground balls, leading the team in both categories. He scored 24 points on 14 goals and 10 assists and He was a key cog in Landon’s undefeated season in which they won both the regular and postseason IAC championships.
Both Shockey and his head coach, Rob Bordley, spoke with me in this week’s podcast about this season. We talk about how Shockey got so prolific at the face off, how another sport helped him with lacrosse and how he almost hung up his cleats.
What I Do
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.
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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.