HS By The Numbers: A 400/400 double
Soccer is not a stat-driven sport, but that doesn't mean it is devoid of numbers. Each Friday for the rest of the high school season, TopDrawerSoccer high school editor Sheldon Shealer will provide a glance at some of the recent numerical milestones. If you have a performance or milestone worth noting, email us at MILESTONES.
100 -- North Carolina signee Mary Elliott McCabe, a senior, scored her 100th career goal at Charlotte Latin (Charlotte, N.C.) last week during the team's 3-1 win over Charlotte Country Day. McCabe has 26 goals this season and is on pace to top her junior performance of 33 goals in 2017. McCabe is only the second player to reach 100 goals at Charlotte Latin. The only other Charlotte Latin player to reach 100 goals is Tiffany Tisdale Rice, a 1994 high school graduate, who played at Ohio State and graduated as the program's No. 2 all-time goal scorer (she is currently tied for fifth).
200 -- Brian Haddock collected coaching win No. 200 as Nerinx Hall (St. Louis, Mo.) edged St. Joseph's Academy (St. Louis, Mo.) in a shootout following a scoreless match. SoccerSTL was the first to report Haddock's accomplishment. Nerinx Hall, the top-ranked team in St, Louis this season and St. Joseph's Academy are among the state title favorites in 2018. Haddock also coaches Vianney (St. Louis, Mo.) boys during the fall high school season.
400 -- Silly ties and a milestone victory sum up Joe Webb's experiences last week. The longtime Mountain Brook (Ala.) bys soccer coach collected his 400th victory when the team defeated Spain Park. Webb has been the coach at Mountain Brook since the 1996-97 school year. Entering this week, his career record was 401-183-44, 382-169-44 at Mountain Brook. He was 19-14 during a short stint at Huffman. In a recent trend, Webb, who wears a tie to every match, has been giving away his ties to the Mountain Brook outstanding player in big games. "My Dad and I (he was a teacher also) a long time ago quit wearing "regular" ties," Webb said. "All I own are Looney Tunes, Disney, etc. I'm kind of known for it now. I think that's why it became a thing for me to give them out."
400/400 -- Rolla (Mo.) girls coach Mike Howard reached the 400-win mark in Rolla's 3-0 win over Waynesville (Mo.) on April 17. The milestone victory made him the second coach in Missouri history to record at least 400 wins as both a boys and girls coach. In his 23rd season, Howard is 401-134-25 with the Rolla girls and has a 435-210-44 record in 27 seasons as the school's boys coach. The only other 400/400 coach Missouri history is Dave Robben of Oakville (Mo.). In case you are wondering, Tim Walters of Lafayette (Mo.) appears to be next in line to reach the 400/400 double, standing just 28 boys wins shy of the mark. He already has more than 450 girls coaching wins.
500 -- It took 14 rounds of penalty kicks, but Dreher (S.C.) edged favored Chapin (S.C.) last week in girls soccer, giving Dreher coach David Kleinfelder his 500th career win. Kleinfelder is in his 40th year of high school coaching, which includes stops with Dreher's boys team and the Lexington (S.C.) boys team.
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