Pequannock boys celebrated a breakthrough season


The balls and nets may have been put away for the year but Pequannock boys lacrosse can look back on what was a record breaking season. The Golden Panthers are a growing program which had breakthroughs on both the team and individual levels. Here are some of the Golden Panthers accomplishments.

Pequannock finished the season with a 15-4 record. The 15 wins gave them the most wins in the six year history of the varsity boys lacrosse program.Their triumphs also gave them the Pooley Division title for the second time in three years. Pequannock also captured the title in 2011. This was the fifth consecutive winning season in Golden Panthers’ history. The varsity teams overall record is 63-44.

Pequannock also set a team record for the most goals in a season with 225 which is an average of 11.8 goals per game. 

Individual Accomplishments:

Junior attack man Tyler Macejka led the team in assists and total points. He registered 45 goals and 57 assists. He became the first Pequannock player to record 100 points in a single season. Macejka is also the first player to score more than 40 goals and 40 assists in a single season. He set the new school record for points in a season with 102, a new record for assists in a season with 57. He set a new school record for points in a game with 12 (six goals, six assists). The six assists in one game ties a school record.

Macejka currently holds the career school assist record with 89. He is also the fourth player in school history to reach the 100-point mark in his career. He currently has 185 points (96 goals and 89 assists).

Freshman attackman Liam Lilienthal set a new school record in goals for a season with 60. He also tied a school record by scoring seven goals in a game. Lillienthal finished with 86 points (60 goals, 26 assists). He led team in goals in 2013 was second in assists, second in total points and second in ground balls.

Senior attack man Ryan Van Bochoven also finished a stellar season. He tallied 74 points (57 goals, 17 assists). He was second in goals, third in total points, third in assists. He tied school record in goals in a game with 7.He co-holds the school record in assists in a game with 6 which he set in 2012. He is the fifth player in school history to reach 100 career points. He finished his Pequannock career with 147 points (95 goals, 52 assists)

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Pequannock goalie Curtis Thomson set a school record in season wins for a keeper in 2013. (Photo by Mark Kitchin)

Sophomore midfielder Bryan Peters set a new school record in ground balls this season. He grabbed 192 which tops the previous record of 190 he set in 2012. He currently holds the school record for ground balls in a career with 382. He also holds the Pequannock record for most ground balls in a game with 18, a mark he set three times in 2012. In 2013 Peters registered 49 points (34 goals, 15 assists). He holds the record for most goals in season by a Pequannock midfielder with 34 goals. In 2013 he also led team in faceoff wins (168) 54.19% .

Junior goalkeeper Curtis Thomson set a new school record with wins in a season. Thomson had 13 wins and 3 losses. He stopped 135 shots for a 58.95% save percentage and a 6.37 goals against average.


About mcvbb

Mark Kitchin is a boys varsity basketball writer for the Morris County New Jersey area

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