West Ranch (Valencia, Calif.)
midfielder J.K. Torres
is having an incredible senior season for the lacrosse team, but it's going to be hard to top what he did on Monday night.
The 5-foot-11, 165-pound senior set a California record with 12 goals in Monday's 22-6 victory over Simi Valley.
"My teammates need to get credit as they kept the defenders honest and helped with the matchup I was getting. Could not have done it without them" Torres said after the contest Monday night.
The total of 12 goals was just one short of the national record, set by Nicholas Treon of Danville (Pa.)
in 2013, according to the National Federation of State High School Associations
The team captain didn't know how close he was to the record until late in the game.
"I didn’t even realize how many goals I had until after the third quarter when I saw I had nine," Torres told the Santa Clarita Valley Signal
. "It felt like I only had three or four but the ball kept landing in my hands and I kept going."
Torres, who is second in the state with 42 goals on the season, scored a previous season-high of seven goals in an earlier game against Valencia.
The Wildcats will take a 7-2 record into their next game against Viewpoint on April 18.