Not only did Liam Lilienthal become the youngest player in his school's history to score 100 career goals, the Pompton Plains (N.J.) Pequannock Township High sophomore did it in spectacular style.
Lilienthal became just the third Golden Panther to ever reach the milestone with a remarkable behind-the-back goal in a 15-7 victory against Randolph last week, according to The Star-Ledger.
One look at Lilienthal's highlight reel, and it's not too difficult to figure out how he's amassed 100 goals and 58 assists in only 35 career games. And, yes, that's an average of 4.5 points per contest.
After totaling 60 goals and 26 assists in 19 games as a freshman, Lilienthal already has 40 goals and 32 assists in 16 games for the Golden Panthers (11-5) this season. According to the National Federation of State High School Associations, only six preps have ever scored 200 career goals, including all three of New York's legendary Powell brothers at Carthage (N.Y.) in the 1990s. While there's some debate over those records, it appears Lilienthal is on pace to become New Jersey's all-time leading scorer.
And when that happens, who knows what type of circus shot Lilienthal will come up with by then?
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