Prior to the 2013 season, no Delaware County field hockey player had ever scored 100 goals in her career.
Not even a full season later, there are two members of the century club. Reigning Daily Times Player of the Year Moira Putsch of Notre Dame was the inaugural member, but Saturday, she got company when Cardinal O'Hara's Grace Boston buried five goals in a 10-0 rout of George Washington in the District 12 Class AAA championship game.
"It's exciting,' said Boston, who also chipped in a pair of assists. "I didn't even know how I was close to it, but it's really exciting to have done it. But it's really all about my teammates. I wouldn't have gotten any of them without them. It's really cool to be a part of something like that.'
Boston, a two-time All-Delco and three-time Catholic League MVP, entered the game with 95 career markers for O'Hara, which booked its ticket to the state tournament. The Lions will entertain Hatboro-Horsham, District One's fourth-place finisher, Tuesday at 5 p.m. at the Germantown Super Site. Catholic League rival Archbishop Carroll will play in the Class AA tournament right before O'Hara at 3 p.m. against District Three No. 3 team Lancaster Mennonite. Boston's teammate, All-Delco Marissa Cicione, added a pair of goals to up her career total to 96. If Cicione can score two more goals, she and Boston would become the first pair of teammates to crack the mark.
"I'm sure she'll get 100. She's an awesome player,' Boston said of Cicione. "But we're just trying to really focus on states. Our main goal was to get the (Catholic League) plaque, but we're really excited to see where we can go in states.'
Jess Randazzo also scored twice for O'Hara (16-5), while Emma Lindsay added the other goal.