Needham senior captain Mac Steeves reached a personal milestone during the Rockets' 8-1 win over Dedham on Thursday night, netting his 100th career point as the fifth-ranked Rockets claimed the Bay State (Carey) title.
Steeves entered the game needing just one point to reach 100, but walked off the field with three.
"He's probably one of the best -- if not the best -- players to come through Needham that I have ever seen," said coach Don Brock, who has been in charge at Needham since 1961. "He's only the second four-year [varsity] starter I've ever had. He's got an unbelievably hard shot, good size, great speed, and a passion for the game."
Steeves, who has 61 goals and 42 assists in his career, became the boys' all-time scoring leader at Needham earlier this season. The previous record holder was Bobby Brock, the coach's son. His mark of 78 (38 goals, 40 assists) stood for 31 years.
Steeves has led the Rockets to a 14-1-3 record this season and plans to play for Providence College next year.
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