To be at the top of almost any category is a tremendous accomplishment.
As far as Section IV boy’s lacrosse goes, there’s no greater scorer in history than my Athlete of the Week.
“I kind of knew it was coming. Crunching the numbers, as a math teacher. I could see the numbers starting to add up. He set the all-time points scored for one game two years ago. So, when that happened, I knew that we were in for a treat as he was getting ready to become a junior and then a senior,” says Whitney Point Head Coach Trevor Erb.
Last Wednesday, Whitney Point senior Andy Davis made Section IV and New York state history.
On his fourth goal and sixth point of the Eagles game against Watkins Glen, Davis notched career point number 462, setting the new Section IV career points record.
That also lifted him into the top 10 in New York state history as well.
“I wasn’t even dreaming about even getting this high. I just wanted to play. And I didn’t even know they kept track of that, if I’m being honest. And then, coming into this year, coach was like ‘Do you realize where you’re at right now?’. I was like ‘No, I have no clue’. He’s like, ‘You’re at 380. You can push for something’. I was like, ‘Alright, let’s go for it’,” Davis said.
Since that game, Davis has further separated himself in the sectional record book while continuing to climb the state rankings.
Andy is now up to 484 career points, 17 away from 7th all-time and eclipsing 500 in his career.
Something that made the moment all the more memorable was that it occurred on Senior Day in front of family and friends.
“It was really special. At first, I didn’t even realize it was Senior Day. Like I knew it was Senior Night, but I didn’t realize it was going to all happen at once. When it happened, right after halftime I was just like, ‘Man, this is cool. Everyone was there’.”
Given his skill and talent on the lacrosse field, it’s no surprise that Andy will continue playing the sport in college.
Davis is committed to play lacrosse at Seton Hill University thanks to a local connection, former Vestal standout and Seton Hill assistant coach Chris Ilse.
“I was just at a showcase and the coach came up and talked to me, asked where I was from. When I said Whitney Point, he said ‘No kidding, I’m from Vestal’. So, then it was just an immediate click. When I went down on campus, it was just very homey. It’s a small school, good lacrosse, had my major. I just liked it a lot, connected with everyone.”
With all the attention Davis’ accolades have brought him, it would be easy for anyone to let it go to their heads.
However, Whitney Point head coach Trevor Erb says that through it all though, Andy has handled it with nothing but humility.
“He doesn’t like all the lights and the fame and the glory. He’s very humble. Wonderful young man. He deserves every ounce of acknowledgment that he gets. He’s worked really, really hard for this. But, he doesn’t want his name in the lights, and he’s a very humble young man. And he’s very, very liked and respected in this community.”
Andy will continue to try and add to his impressive legacy at Elmira Notre Dame on Wednesday.