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The Marquette Men’s Lacrosse Career Goals Chart

Devon Cowan and Bobby O’Grady are in a duel to see who can get to Ryan McNamara’s program record first.

Devon Cowan
Is it possible for Devon Cowan to double his career total this season?
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By now, you should be more than familiar with our series of regularly updating leaderboards for various Marquette Golden Eagles sports accomplishments. Keep checking back to that link in the previous sentence for our charts as the seasons continue to churn through history and MU’s various teams continue to create new memories and accomplishments..

Let’s talk about the men’s lacrosse career goals chart.

As we start the 11th season of lacrosse at Marquette, Ryan McNamara is the only player ever to record 100 goals. His career record of 102 remains the gold standard for the Golden Eagles. McNamara is also the only MU player to ever score 90 goals in a career, but that’s going to change this season, and it might change by the end of 60 minutes in Colorado Springs to start the season.

Bobby O’Grady starts the 2024 campaign with 88 career goals, and Devon Cowan is right behind him with 86. Both men scored many more times than the 12 and 14 goals they need to become Marquette’s second and third 100 goal scorers last season, and the same goes for the 15 and 17 goals they need to pass McNamara’s record for goals in a career. No matter what happens this year, both O’Grady and Cowan will end up with fewer games played than McNamara, so it’s a fair break of his record even with Cowan playing in his bonus season of eligibility this spring. O’Grady, on the other hand, is a junior this year and barring unforeseen complications, he’s going to go sailing well past McNamara’s record of 102 goals. We’ll circle back next season to try to figure out how far past O’Grady can go.

There’s three guys with a chance to enter the top 15 that we should keep an eye on this year. Jake Stegman and Luke Blanc both have 34 career goals to start the 2024 season. It’s not going to take much for them to catch and pass Griffin Fleming in 15th place with 35 goals. Stegman had 17 goals last season, so he would end up in MU’s all-time top 10 if he repeats that this year. Blanc had 18 goals a year ago, so he’s looking at climbing into the top 10 as well. Will Foster has 23 goals through two years with Marquette, and he starts the year 12 goals short of Fleming’s number. Foster had 13 goals last season, so expecting him to be a little bit better — Foster missed three games in 2023 — isn’t much to ask for.

Here’s what the chart looks like after Marquette’s game against #12 Michigan.

Marquette Men’s Lacrosse Career Goals Chart

Rank Player Goals
Rank Player Goals
1 Bobby O'Grady 105
2 Ryan McNamara 102
3 Devon Cowan 92
4 Conor Gately 77
5 John Wagner 77
6 Kyle Whitlow 70
7 Tanner Thomson 65
8 Tyler Melnyk 59
9 Connor McClelland 45
10 Luke Blanc 44
11 Andy DeMichiei 41
12 Kyran Clarke 41
13 Peter Henkhaus 40
14 Jake Stegman 39
15 Blaine Fleming 38
16 Bryan Badolato 37
17 Griffin Fleming 35
NR Will Foster 27