The 400-Point Club is one of the more elite clubs in high school lacrosse. As of this writing in January 2018, only 75 players are known to have reached that plateau in the history of the sport. Considering more than 100,000 players play in high school each year, that is a very elite membership.
Of the players I am aware of, there are two that appear likely to be the next member of the 400-point club.
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Almost A Lock
I don’t want to jinx any of these guys, but barring any unforeseen circumstances and using their past as a predictor, these five players should become the newest members of the 400-Point Club this season.
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385, Mikey Berkman, Sr., West Orange (Fla.)
With just 15 points to go, Berkman could join the 400-point club before March. He will be the 76th person to reach 400 points. Berkman took over Florida’s No. 1 spot in assists last season, totaling 204 during his first three years in high school. The Syracuse commit has a chance to take over the state’s top spot in career points by the end of his senior year. Berkman needs 98 to break the current record held by former St. Andrew’s (Boca Raton, Fla.) standout Conor Whipple. Berkman has scored at least 108 points in each of his first three seasons and average 128.3 points per season. Barring unforeseen circumstances, Should he become Florida’s record-holder, Berkman could climb into the Top 25 all-time.
336, Joe White, Sr., Collegiate School (Va.)
White took over the No. 1 spot in Virginia history with 336 career points with his 98 point-season last year. Sixty-four points are well within reach for the Penn State commit. He could become the first player in Virginia history to reach 400 career points. The senior will likely become the state’s all-time assist and goal leader this season as well. He has 141 career assists, which puts him 28 assists away from tying the record set by Matt Crist. He needs 27 goals to tie Joe Robertson with 222 for his career.
334, Gavyn Pure, Sr., Dawson School (Colo.)
Seventy-six points should be within reach for Pure. He posted the best-known season in state history in 2016 with 128 points and followed that up with 107 last year. He should become the first player in state history to reach 400 career points. Accomplishing that feat should bring with it shooting up to the No. 1 spot for the most career goals in state history. He needs 47 goals to tie Johns Hopkins’ Wilkins Dismuke for that honor.
318, Kyle Long, Sr., Springfield-Delco (Pa.)
Long has a shot at becoming just the fifth player in Pennsylvania history to reach 400 career points. With one year left, Long has 318 points on the strength of 242 career assists. He put up 109 assists last season, which places him 3rd all-time behind Michael Sowers. Getting 82 points should be within reach for the Maryland commit. Springfield-Delco has won a PIAA championship in each of the last two seasons, so he has the added games to reach 400.
309, Matthew Graziano, Sr., Morris Catholic (N.J.)
He needs 91 points, but he has scored at least 98 points in each of his first three seasons. Graziano is already in the Top 25 all-time in New Jersey for points, but the Utah commit should climb into the Top 10 by season’s end. He is coming off a 98-point season after posting 108 as a sophomore and 103 as a freshman.
Scoring more than 150 points in a season is going to put a player among the all-time best in this history of lacrosse, but it would also put these three players into the 400-Point Club.
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252, Connor Rogers, Sr., Hargrave Military Academy (Va.)
Rogers needs 148 points this season to reach 400, but he did lead the nation in scoring last season with 176. He played in six more games and scored 100 more points than during his sophomore season. The attackman scored 83 goals and 93 assists last year.
248, Joseph Stuber, Sr., Lexington Catholic (Ky.)
While 152 points might seem slightly out of reach, Stuber has increased his point total every year. He scored 17 points as a freshman, 89 as a junior and 142 last season. LaxRecords information in Kentucky is limited, but Stuber should become the third-known player in state history to reach 300 career points. He would be the first-known player from the Bluegrass State to reach 400.
233, Cade Newton, Jr., South Elgin (Ill.)
Only a junior, Newton is likely to reach 400 before graduation in 2019. But he has a shot at 400 this season after scoring 140 points last season. Should he total 167 this season, he would become just the second player in Illinois to reach 400 career points. Newton also has a shot at the most-known goals scored in Illinois. He is less than 100 away from the best-known record and has two seasons to get there. He scored 85 goals last season.