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Beth Maiman | | April 17, 2018

7 lacrosse records that are most likely to be broken this season

Trevor Baptiste of Denver is a face-off wizard. And he’s about to break a record to prove it.

Here's a look Baptiste's pursuit of that record and six more we think have a good chance of falling this season:

Trevor Baptiste, Denver, Career Face-offs

Baptiste has 1057 career face-off wins. The current all-time leader in the NCAA record books is Kevin Massa of Bryant, who recorded 1,117 from 2012-15 through 76 games. The senior face-off guru has tallied around 300 face-offs wins in each season during the last three years. Baptiste currently stands at 178 wins with three games left in the regular season and potential postseason play. 60 more and Baptiste can etch his name in the record books as the all-time leader. Baptiste is averaging 17.8 face-off wins a game this season. The Pioneers have three more regular season games left, which would but the senior about three wins away from breaking the record, which he could easily get in postseason play. 

Justin Guterding - Duke - Career Goals  

Alright, so breaking the career goal record of 206 by former Duke player Zach Greer may be a bit of a stretch for Guterding, but we can’t say it’s impossible. The senior currently has 185 career goals. To put things into perspective, Greer accomplished that record in 67 games, while Guterding has played in the same amount of games so far, and will see more action this season. This season, he is averaging 3.25 goals per game. In addition, Guterding has recorded six-goal games five times during his time at Duke. With a couple impressive performances left in his collegiate career, we could see him inching closer to the record, especially if Duke makes a run in the postseason. 

Kylie Ohlmiller, Stony Brook, Career Points, Assists

Ohlmiller gives us a two for one on this list. After setting the record for points in a single season during her junior year, Ohlmiller will most likely wrap up her career as the all-time leader in career points. She has to beat the record of 445 points set by Jen Adams for Maryland in 1998-2001. The senior is currently 23 points away from breaking Adams’ record. She's averaging almost seven points per game, so this is easily obtainable for the senior. 

Another stand out stat for Ohlmiller’s junior year was her 86 assists last season. That puts her on track to potentially set the record for career assists. Northwestern alum Hannah Nielsen recorded 224 career assists from 2006-09. The senior currently has 31 assists this season, brining her career total to 208. This season, she is averaging 2.6 assists per game, and given the Seawolves success this season, Ohlmiller could find himself with some more game appearances to get close to beating the previous record. 

And a fun fact to go with all the accolades, all of this earned Stony Brook's star to become the school's first female bobblehead.

Stony Brook - Team Records

With the help of Ohlmiller, as well as other 2018 season offensive stat leaders on the Seawolves team, the top-ranked Stony Brook’s women’s team is on pace to break several team records this season.

Last year they set the record for assists per game, averaging 10.09 (222 in 22 games). So far this season, the squad has tallied 129 assists through 12 games (10.75 average per game). 

Let’s also add points per game. In 2017, Stony Brook averaged 26.18 (576 in 22 games). The Seawolves currently have 336 points through 12 games.

One last one! Stony Brook is also on track to break the record for scoring margin per game in a season. In 2009, Northwestern set the record at 10.83 (407 goals, 158 goals allowed in 23 games). Currently, the Stony Brook squad is at 11.25 (207 goals, 72 goals allowed in 12 games).

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