Wave by the numbers: Milestones, titles and a weekend road trip for Darien boys lacrosse
The Darien boys lacrosse team recently celebrated a milestone head coach Jeff Brameier and the program when the Blue Wave topped the Wilton Warriors 18-6 for Brameier's 600th career win.
Today's Wave by the Numbers takes a look at the only head coach the boys lacrosse coach as ever known, as well as some of the events in the program’s history
Career victories for Darien boys lacrosse head coach Jeff Brameier, who reached the 600-victory milestone when the Blue Wave routed the Wilton Warriors, 18-6, on Thursday, April 18, in Wilton. Brameier is the state’s all-time winningest coach, having passed New Canaan’s Howard Benedict (551) back in 2017.
Seasons coaching the Blue Wave for Brameier, who has led the team since it joined the varsity ranks in 1984.
Winning percentage for Brameier and the Blue Wave. Darien is 602-136 overall.
Record of the Darien boys lacrosse team in its first season at the varsity level in 1984. The Blue Wave was 14-30 during their first three years, and had their first winning season in 1987, when they went 12-7 and reached the state quarterfinals.
Darien’s record since the start of the 2014 season. That includes a 76-game winning streak and a pair of perfect records.
Darien’s first FCIAC championship, when they defeated perennial contender Wilton in the conference final.
Darien’s first state championship as the Blue Wave topped Greenwich 14-8 in the CIAC Div. I final. Darien had been the state runner-up for four years from 1991 to 1994 before winning the title in 1997.
State championships for the Darien Blue Wave. That includes a run of six straight from 2005 through 2010.
FCIAC championships for Darien, which includes a current streak of five straight.
Perfect seasons — all 23-0 — for the Blue Wave. They first accomplished the feat in 2005, and did it again in 2014 and in back-to-back seasons in 2016 and 2017.
Goals scored by Darien senior co-captain Hudson Pokorny in the Blue Wave’s victory over Wilton. He also had two assists. Holt Matheis, Michael Minicus, Jackson Peters and Matthew Minicus each scored twice.
Straight goals scored by Darien, spanning the first through third quarters. Peters and Pokorny had given the Wave an early 2-0 lead, but Wilton responded to tie the score midway through the first quarter. Darien then outscored the Warriors 9-0 to take an 11-2 lead en route to the win.
Record of the Darien Blue Wave this season. Darien, which is ranked No. 1 in the state, played in the inaugural Geico High School Lacrosse Showcase at St. Anthony’s (NY) this weekendand lost a pair of close games. The Wave fell to Seton Hall Prep (NJ) 12-11 in overtime on Saturday, before dropping an 11-9 decision to host St. Anthony’s on Sunday.