Medford High senior Brittani Lanzilli became the third player in Massachusetts Girls HS hockey history to reach the 300-career point milestone last night, scoring three goals to lead the Mustangs to a 6-2 win over St. Joseph Prep.
Lanzilli joins Abby Gauthier (St. Mary’s) and Katie Cox (Framingham) in the exclusive club.
“It’s a great honor to be put in the same category as Abby Gauthier and Katie Cox,” Lanzilli said. “This milestone is one of the greatest accomplishments of my hockey career. As I got closer to the 300-point mark it was definitely on my mind, but I tried not to think about it too much, because I knew if I played my game it would eventualy happen.”
Point #300 came on one of Lanzilli’s goals in the second period of the game at Medford’s LoConte rink.
“My sister, Kayli, passed me the puck and I circled around the net quickly, releasing the puck to the top right corner,” Lanzilli said. “I am fortunate to have two great linemates, Marissa Williams and my sister. Having my sister assist my 300th point made it even more special.”
The high-scoring forward, started her varsity career at Medford in the seventh grade, playing three seasons before transferring to St. Mary’s, where as a sophomore played on the top line and helped the Lady Spartans reach the Division I title game. She then came back to Medford for her junior and now senior seasons.
“I started my varsity career in seventh grade never really putting much thought into my individual points,” said Lanzilli, still undecided about her college plans. “I focused on working my hardest to get a win for the team. Being on a level with such great names in the past is such an honor and something that I never really thought was possible.”
Medford is currently 7-7 overall with five games remaining in the regular season as they hope to gain a Division I playoff berth.