2016 HockomockSports Girls Soccer Awards
2016 HockomockSports Girls Soccer Awards
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Mansfield senior Hannah Reiter has been selected as the 2016 HockomockSports.com Girls Soccer Player of the Year. The midfielder was not only recognized for her play within the league but as one of the top players in the state. Reiter was an All-New England selection by the Eastern Mass. Girls Soccer Coaches Association and was named the Hockomock League MVP by the league’s coaches.
Reiter was a four-year starter for the Hornets and finished her career with arguably her best season. She scored 19 goals and recorded six assists this fall, ending her career with 34 goals and 20 assists. Seven of those goals were game-winners and she also had two game-winning assists. Reiter also raised her game against the top teams, scoring game-winners against King Philip, North Attleboro, Foxboro, and Franklin, and a goal against Oliver Ames.
“Hannah was a true leader,” said Mansfield coach Kevin Smith. “She had an uncanny sense of what to do on the field and I gave her complete authority to call all corner kick plays and set pieces as she always seemed to know which play to run. Her movement off the ball, technical skills and vision of the field were superior.”
Among the top two scorers in the league all season, Reiter was also a critical piece of the Mansfield midfield and at times during her career also played in central defense. She led the Hornets to one of the best seasons in program history, including an undefeated regular season and a first ever league title. A three-time league all-star and three-time Best XI selection, Reiter was also a two-time all-state selection.
“Hannah was one of the most versatile and talented players in the Hock for the past four years,” said HockomockSports.com Managing Editor Josh Perry. “She could control the game from any spot on the pitch and her control, balance, and vision when on the ball made her a constant threat to break down a defense.
Reiter is the first Mansfield soccer player to be named Player of the Year and makes it five straight seasons that the award has gone to a player from the Kelley-Rex division. She is only the second player outside of Franklin to earn the Player of the Year, following Lauren Berman of Canton, who was named co-Player of the Year in 2012.
Honorable Mentions: Haley Guertin (North Attleboro), Nadia Havens (Franklin), Emma Corcoran (King Philip)
Editor’s Note: The HockomockSports.com Awards are selected strictly by our staff and have no affiliation to the official Hockomock League all stars. Please note players are listed by position.
F – Haley Guertin, North Attleboro
F – Alex Rabb, Sharon
M – Sam Tichelaar, Taunton
M – Lily Sykes, Foxboro
M – Hannah Reiter, Mansfield
M – Avery Snead, King Philip
D – Zoe Chazan, Oliver Ames
D – Rachel LaBonte, North Attleboro
D – Emma Corcoran, King Philip
D – Nadia Havens, Franklin
GK – Regan Benton, Oliver Ames
HockomockSports.com Best XI
Haley Guertin – North Attleboro – Forward
North Attleboro junior forward Haley Guertin led the Hockomock League in scoring for the second season in row and helped the Rocketeers claim the program’s first league title in their first season in the Davenport division. Guertin finished with 13 goals, including a school-record five in one game, and 17 assists and the University of Rhode Island-commit has already tied North’s career mark with 37 assists. North coach Bill Wallace said, “Haley plays up top from sideline to sideline, she has tremendous skills with uncanny anticipation.”
Alex Rabb – Sharon – Forward
Sharon senior forward Alex Rabb is an Ithaca College lacrosse commit, but she showed the ability to torment defenses on the soccer pitch this season with her strength and her pace. Rabb finished in the top five in scoring in the league with 19 goals and six assists and was named a league all-star by the Hockomock coaches. First-year Sharon coach Brad Furnival said, “Alex played an integral role in the team this year, it was her best year in her high school soccer career by a long shot. Alex led the line for the team very well. She proved herself to be a natural goalscorer this year, always finding herself in the right place and the right time.”
Sam Tichelaar – Taunton – Midfield
Taunton junior midfielder Sam Tichelaar was the primary playmaker for a Tigers roster that was rebuilding from last season’s squad that made a historic playoff run. Tichelaar, a powerful runner with the ball and a talented finisher, scored eight goals and four assists, but Taunton coach Edith Dixon said that the league all-star’s impact went far beyond the stat sheet. Dixon said, “She’s the heartbeat of our team. From summer training to the final game, she pushed herself and all of her teammates to work hard and grow. We have a very young team, so her leadership has been essential to us growing as a team and getting better with every game.”
Lily Sykes – Foxboro – Midfield
Foxboro junior midfielder Lily Sykes has been named to the HockomockSports.com Best XI and was selected as a league all-star for the third straight season. Sykes finished the season with 12 goals and seven assists, putting her at 38 and 18 for her career, and she helped the Warriors beat perennial power Notre Dame Academy and take Medfield to penalties in the playoffs. Foxboro coach Kaitlin Lamoth-Vaughn said, “She was instrumental for us in the middle of the field this year distributing the ball and leading the team by example. Lily has a great overall knowledge of the game and is by far one of the best players to come through Foxboro.”
Hannah Reiter – Mansfield – Midfield
Mansfield senior midfielder Hannah Reiter racked up the honors this fall, including being named HockomockSports.com Player of the Year (see above), Hockomock League MVP, and All-New England. Reiter led the Hornets with 19 goals and six assists this fall and helped the Hornets win the program’s first ever league title by scoring seven game-winners and assisting on two others. Mansfield coach Kevin Smith said, “Hannah was a true leader. She had an uncanny sense of what to do on the field…Her movement off the ball, technical skills and vision of the field were superior.”
Avery Snead – King Philip – Midfield
King Philip midfielder Avery Snead is the lone freshman to be selected to the Best XI this fall, after scoring a team-high 14 goals and helping KP bounce back from a two-win season to 13 victories and a run to the Div. 1 South quarterfinal. Snead scored the biggest goal of the season for the Warriors when she nodded in a back post corner to beat Mansfield in overtime in the playoffs. KP coach Gary Pichel said of this year’s Underclassman of the Year (see below), “Avery is an imposing midfielder with many impressive skills and a shot that will match any other shooter in the league.”
Zoe Chazan – Oliver Ames – Defense
Oliver Ames sophomore central defender Zoe Chazan followed up her stellar rookie season with another strong performance at the back for the Tigers who only allowed 12 goals on the season and won another league title, this time in the Kelley-Rex division. Chazan, a University of Rhode Island-commit and two-time league all-star, has also been a provider for the OA offense with 11 assists from set piece deliveries this fall. OA coach Britt Sellmayer, “Zoe is a complete defender with speed, skill and knowledge of the game. She was also an important part off all our restarts this year.”
Rachel LaBonte – North Attleboro – Defense
North Attleboro junior Rachel LaBonte has only played sweeper for two seasons, but has turned into a rock at the back for the Rocketeers and helped them win the program’s first league title in their first season in the Davenport division. LaBonte had four assists this season and was one of the league’s top free kick specialists, from any distance. She was voted a league all-star by the coaches. North coach Bill Wallace said, “Rachel has the right combination of strength, speed and leadership to make her the consummate defender. She wins most 50-50 balls to the point where they become 90-10 balls.”
Emma Corcoran – King Philip – Defense
King Philip junior central defender Emma Corcoran proved to be a solid performer on both sides of the ball for the Warriors, leading the defensive unit on one end of the pitch and adding three goals and 12 assists with her set piece deliveries. Her 15 points was second on the team and helped KP to 13 wins this fall, including scoring a penalty against Mansfield in the tournament. Corcoran was named a Hockomock League and an Eastern Mass. All-Star this season. KP coach Gary Pichel said, “Emma is a fearless defender that will challenge the best of the best game after game. She has a true love of the game and is an overall outstanding athlete.”
Nadia Havens – Franklin – Defense
Franklin senior defender Nadia Havens was a spark plug for the Panthers all season, whether playing at right back or in the heart of the back four. With Havens leading the way, the Franklin defense allowed only nine goals this year (a remarkable 11 goals in her two seasons as a starter) and helped the Panthers reach the 10-win mark again this fall. She also added five goals and three assists and was named an all-star by the Hockomock coaches and the Eastern Mass. Coaches Association. Franklin coach Tom Geysen said, “Nadia is a tenacious defender who never gives up on anything and is always where she needs to be.”
Regan Benton – Oliver Ames – Goalie
Oliver Ames junior goalkeeper Regan Benton has been a three-year starter for the Tigers, but this fall she did not have to split time in between the pipes and she emerged as one of the league’s best. Benton and the OA defense gave up only 12 goals all season and won a Kelley-Rex title in the Tigers’ first season in the division. It was the third straight league title for Benton after back-to-back Davenport titles in her first two seasons. OA coach Britt Sellmayer said, “[Regan] has great technical skills, but her real strength is her organizational skill with her defense. She has been a key part of the team since her freshman season.”
HockomockSports.com Second XI
Kristen Bortolotti – Foxboro – Forward
Foxboro senior forward Kristen Bortolotti missed a large portion of 2015 with an injury but she stormed back in her senior season to be among the top scorers in the Hockomock. The Bryant University-commit scored 12 goals and had 14 assists to lead the Warriors on a playoff run, including a win over Notre Dame Academy and taking Medfield to penalties. She finished her Foxboro career with 31 goals and 22 assists. Foxboro coach Kaitlin Lamothe-Vaughn said, “She has great field awareness, her speed and runs on and off the ball made her a big threat in the league this season. She has a great ability to direct players on the field.”
Chloe Layne – King Philip – Forward
King Philip freshman forward Chloe Layne is the second Warriors rookie to be selected as a Hockomock League all-star and led the team with 18 points (six goals and 12 assists). Even as a freshman, Layne showed off some of the best ball skills of any player in the league and the vision to make the killer pass to help KP jump up the standings to 13 total wins. KP coach Gary Pichel said, “Chloe comes with an arsenal of skills that will leave a defender…defenseless. Chloe ‘s footwork in and around the box was magical to watch with deceptive moves an incredible eye for hitting our players with incredible passes. She is so much fun to watch.”
Kristen Franzini – Milford – Forward
Milford senior forward Kristen Franzini finished her four-year varsity career with 10 goals and nine assists, leading the line for a very young Hawks roster. Over her four years on the varsity roster, including three years as a starter, Franzini totaled 36 goals and 35 assists. The Sacred Heart University-commit was also a two-time league all-star, as chosen by the coaches. Milford coach Jay Mastaj said, “Kristen is one of the hardest workers and most consistent players on the team. As a well rounded striker, she has a nose for the goal and a distinct knack for setting up her teammates.”
Riley Duserick – Canton – Midfield
Canton junior midfielder Riley Duserick was selected as a Hockomock all-star for the third straight season by the league’s coaches after leading a young Bulldogs roster on a run to the Div. 2 South semifinal. Now one of the veterans in the Canton midfield, Duserick scored seven goals and recorded four assists and helped the Bulldogs take second in the Davenport division. Canton coach Kate Howarth said, “Riley is an anchor in the midfield for us. One of the Riley’s best qualities as a player is her consistency and best quality as a person is her desire to play the game well.”
Kiana Lozzi – Oliver Ames – Midfield
Oliver Ames senior Kiana Lozzi, a four-year starter, had to play multiple positions for the Tigers this season, beginning as a forward and then moving into the center of midfield to make up for injuries. No matter where she played, Lozzi was able to have a positive impact on the Tigers, helping OA win a league title in its first season in the Kelley-Rex division and a run to the Div. 1 South semifinal. OA coach Britt Sellmayer said, “Kiana was our team MVP this year, stepping up for our team with all the injuries this past season. Kiana anchored our midfield and started most of our attacks.”
Ally Filipkowski – Sharon – Midfield
Sharon junior midfielder Ally Filipkowski put together her best overall season with the Eagles, finishing among the league’s top scorers with 10 goals and 15 assists, tied or the team lead in points with Alex Rabb. Filipkowski, a George Washington University-commit was the team’s primary playmaker, always on the ball in the midfield and her vision opened things up for her teammates. Sharon coach Brad Furnival said, “Ally is one of the most technically gifted players in the league and is a pleasure to watch, so it’s no surprise she hit double digits in goals scored and assists.”
Melissa Reef – Mansfield – Midfield
Mansfield sophomore midfielder Melissa Reef was the anchor for the Hornets in the center of the park. She contributed two assists this season, but she also provided a defensive shield in the midfield, breaking up attacks and getting the ball quickly into the forwards. She completed nearly 80 percent of her passes this season to lead the Hornets. Mansfield coach Kevin Smith said, “Her technical skills, positional understanding and game savvy are fantastic. She is comfortable with the ball at her feet even under pressure from multiple defenders and can pass or dribble out of pressure with ease.”
Abigail Gipson – Franklin – Defense
Franklin senior central defender Abigail Gipson was a major factor in the Panthers defense being the best int eh league for a second straight season. She emerged as an outside back last season and moved into the middle this year, as Franklin allowed only nine goals (11 in her two years on varsity) and reached the 10-win mark. Gipson is a no-nonsense defender that never shied away from a challenge, which is one of the reasons that Gipson was named a team captain and selected as an all-star by the league’s coaches. Franklin coach Tom Geysen said, “She is a very strong, very skilled, and very dependable defender.”
Emily Vigeant – Mansfield – Defense
Mansfield sophomore center back Emily Vigeant emerged as a dual threat out of the back for the Hornets. She was a solid defender, reading plays and winning the ball, but also contributed four goals and 12 assists for the Mansfield attack with 10 of those assists coming off of set pieces. That included a rocket of a free kick that tied the playoff game against KP. Mansfield coach Kevin Smith said, “Emily is a strong one-on-one defender and excellent in the air. She distributes the ball very well and makes excellent decisions as a defender as to when to clear a ball versus pass the ball out of trouble.”
Nicole Dahlgren – Milford – Defense
Milford senior center back Nicole Dahlgren finished her career with a second straight team MVP award after playing every minute of every game over her four-year stint as a starter on the varsity squad. The Merrimack College-commit was selected as a Hockomock all-star by the league’s coaches after a rebuilding season for a young Hawks roster. Milford coach Jay Mastaj said of Dahlgren, “Nicole has been such a calming influence for our team. Although not a flashy player, her confidence and leadership skills on the field made our defense very difficult to break down.”
Cat Robbins – Franklin – Goalie
Franklin junior goalie Cat Robbins had big shoes to fill when she stepped between the pipes this fall and she was instantly one of the top goalies in the league, allowing only nine goals and helping Franklin to 10 wins and only three defeats. Robbins played every second of every game this year and finished the season with 11 shutouts, allowed only 0.81 goals against per game, and was chosen as a second team Eastern Mass. All-Star. Franklin coach Tom Geysen said, “If we had a surprise this season, it was Cat. She stepped up big time. We knew that she could play goalie but had no idea how good she would be.”
King Philip freshman Avery Snead has been selected as the 2016 HockomockSports.com Girls Soccer Underclassman of the Year. The midfielder was one of the primary reasons that KP jumped from just two wins last year to 13 this season and helped the Warriors return to the postseason.
Snead stepped in and became the leading scorer for the Warriors with 13 regular season goals and she added another in the playoffs. Her back post header off a corner in overtime lifted KP to a thrilling win over Mansfield, handing the Hornets their first loss of the season, and sending the Warriors to the Div. 1 South quarterfinal.
“As a freshmen, she immediately established her role on the team and left no doubt that she was here to make an impact on the offensive part of our game and she did,” said KP coach Gary Pichel. “Avery is an imposing midfielder with many impressive skills and a shot that will match any other shooter in the league.”
“Avery stepped right into the lineup and instantly was among the top players in the league this season,” said HockomockSports.com Managing Editor Josh Perry. “From her size to her ability on the ball to her range of passing and shooting, Avery reminds me of this year’s Player of the Year, Hannah Reiter, and that’s high praise.”
After her stellar rookie campaign, Snead was named a Hockomock League all-star by the league’s coaches. She is the not only the first KP player to earn Underclassman of the Year but she is also the first freshman to be selected in the five seasons that the site has given out the award.
Honorable Mentions: Zoe Chazan (Oliver Ames), Melissa Reef (Mansfield), Chloe Layne (King Philip)
Coach of the Year
Coach of the Year
Mansfield head coach Kevin Smith has been selected as the 2016 HockomockSports.com Coach of the Year after leading the Hornets to an undefeated regular season and the program’s first ever Hockomock League title.
Despite losing the vast majority of his starters from last season’s squad, Smith molded one of Mansfield’s best ever teams. The Hornets finished 12-0-4 in the league, tied with Oliver Ames for the Kelley-Rex title. Mansfield earned the program’s most wins in a season, most goals in a season, and fewest goals allowed in a season.
“No one thought Mansfield would be bad this season, but no one was thinking that this would be the year that the Hornets finally reached the top of the league,” said HockomockSports.com Managing Editor Josh Perry. “Kevin likes to rotate players a lot, so he had built experience in some of the younger players and he had a system that took advantage of each player’s strengths.”
Smith is the fourth coach in five seasons to be named Coach of the Year, following Franklin’s Tom Geysen (2012 and 2013), Oliver Ames’ Britt Sellmayer (2014), and Taunton’s Edith Dixon (2015).
Honorable Mentions: Britt Sellmayer (Oliver Ames), Gary Pichel (King Philip), Kate Howarth (Canton)