Tayler Warehime is on the verge of something special.
The Manchester Valley senior attacker is two goals away from reaching 200 for her career, a feat that has only been accomplished by 13 players in Carroll County girls lacrosse history. She'll likely hit 200 when the Mavericks travel to Sparks to face Fallston on Thursday at the U.S. Lacrosse headquarters.
Warehime transferred to Man Valley after North Carroll closed at the end of the 2016 school year. Her 257 career points (198 goals, 59 assists) would have made her the Panthers' all-time leader in goals and points.
Katie Cheyne, a 2011 North Carroll grad, scored 171 goals and 60 assists and holds the program records.
Man Valley's all-time scoring leader is Lizzie Colson, who netted 300 goals before she graduated in 2016. Colson is second on the county's all-time list — former Century High School and University of Maryland standout Katie Schwarzmann collected 307 goals in her decorated prep career.
Warehime can become the second player in Mavs history to join the 200 goals club.
"I definitely think I have my teammates to thank because I couldn't have done this without them," Warehime said. "Just as an individual goal, it's always been a goal ever since I was a freshman at North Carroll. I always wanted to be the all-time leading scorer there but of course that's not going to be able to happen.
"Reaching 200 is, I mean, it's a success for me working hard in practice, the extra stuff I've done on and off the field and just really pushing myself. My teammates have really helped me with that."
Warehime leads the Mavericks this season with 56 points (48 goals, eight assists) and helps add depth to the team's offensive front that includes Lauren Cremen (12, 16), Mia Alvarez (12, four), and a number of newcomers paving their way.
Mavs coach Shelly Brezicki praised Warehime's keen lacrosse IQ and said she uses her knowledge to make necessary adjustments during games that help her teammates do the same.
"Tayler's really strong and she has a really good shot," Brezicki said. "She also sees the cage well and I think she's able to really read the defense and the opposing goalie. I think she's also able to communicate those things that she sees with her teammates. I think it helps them to see it as well, helps them to grow and helps other attackers to help find the holes as well."
North Carroll's closure changed the landscape of the Panthers' community two years ago, especially since most NC students transferred to their rival school a few miles up the road. For Warehime, she said it taught her to face challenges both in sports and in life. She's been a varsity lacrosse player all four years of her high school career, at two different schools.
Warehime's lacrosse career will certainly not end when she graduates from Man Valley in June. She is headed to North Carolina this fall and is set to join one of the top women's Division I lacrosse programs in the country.
In 2016, the Tar Heels won a national championship — their second in four seasons — by defeating then-undefeated Maryland 13-7. They were national runners-up to the Terps, in 2015, but knocked them off in triple overtime 13-12 for the 2013 national crown.
"It's definitely bittersweet," Warehime said. "High school's gone by really fast and I didn't think it would ever go this fast. Looking forward to UNC, it just motivates me more to want to push myself and become one of the top players in the country. I'm just really setting goals for myself, not stopping here knowing that the next level is going to be a lot harder and just preparing myself for that."
Carroll's 200 Goal Club
Name School Goals
Katie Schwarzmann Century 307
Lizzie Colson Man Valley 300
Jenny Steadman Century 259
Hannah Warther Century 253
Becky Trumbo Liberty 249
Kelly Kasper Century 233
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Alyssa Semones Westminster 229
Grace Griffin Liberty 208
Alice Mercer Century 208
Leah Onda South Carroll 207
Brittany Baer Westminster 206
Meagan Voight Liberty 204
Mackenzie Cyr Winters Mill 202