Wave by the Numbers: Astonishing stats for Darien lacrosse
Despite the recent cold weather, the spring sports season is fast approaching, and this week’s Wave by the Numbers shines a spotlight on some insane statistics posted by the Darien boys and girls lacrosse teams. Needless to say, Darien will again be the team to beat in the FCIAC and state girls and boys tournaments this season.
The record of the Darien Blue Wave boys lacrosse team since the start of the 2014 season. That run includes 23-0 seasons in 2014, 2016 and 2017, as well as four FCIAC and four state championships.
The record of the Darien boys lacrosse team during an eight-day span from May 9 to May 14, 2015. Two of those losses were by one goal — 7-6 to New Canaan and 12-11 in OT to Greenwich — and the other was a 10-7 defeat at St. Anthony’s. The Wave finished the season with an eight-game win streak that included FCIAC and state titles.
The current winning streak of the Darien boys lacrosse team. The Wave won the final eight games of 2015 and went 23-0 in each of the last two seasons.
Darien’s current winning streak during the postseason for boys lacrosse. The Wave has gone 7-0 during the playoffs in each of the last four seasons. Darien’s last playoff loss was way back on June 1, 2013, when it was edged by Wilton, 7-6, in the Class M quarterfinals. Wilton went on to win the tournament championship that year.
State championships during the last 21 years for the Darien boys lacrosse team. As good as the Wave has been in the postseason overall, they’ve been even more impressive once they’ve reached the finals. Darien has made 14 trips to the title game and lost just once.
FCIAC boys lacrosse championships for the Darien Blue Wave. Darien’s first conference title was back in 1992, when the Wave defeated Wilton. Fourteen of their championships have come during the past 21 years.
Consecutive FCIAC championships for the Darien girls lacrosse team. That dates back to the 2012 season. During that run, the Blue Wave has won the final three times over New Canaan (2013, 2015, 2016) and once each against Greenwich (2012), Wilton (2014), and Ridgefield (2017).
Consecutive playoff games won by the Blue Wave girls lacrosse team. In each of the past three seasons, it has swept three FCIAC tournament games, and four Class L playoff games. Darien’s last postseason loss was 9-6 to New Canaan in the Class M quarterfinals on June 4, 2012. New Canaan went on to win the title that season.
The record of the Darien girls lacrosse team during the past five seasons. That includes a 67-10-1 record during the regular season and a 35-0 record in the playoffs. Darien was 20-3 last year, including 18-0 against Connecticut opponents.
CIAC girls lacrosse championships in the last 11 years for Darien. The Wave’s title last year was clinched with a 13-10 victory over the Wilton Warriors in the Class L final.