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2022 HockomockSports Softball Awards
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North Attleboro junior pitcher and shortstop Kelly Colleran has been named the 2022 HockomockSports.com Softball Player of the Year. It is the first time the award has been given out since 2019. Colleran was dominant in the circle, in the field, and at the plate for the Rocketeers this spring, leading the team to a third straight league title and a spot in the Div. 2 state semifinal, both are program firsts. Colleran was also voted as the Hockomock League MVP.
“Kelly put up incredible numbers this season,” said HockomockSports.com Managing Editor Josh Perry. “She was almost unhittable at times and at the same time almost impossible to get out. Kelly is a five-tool player and she has made an impressive impact on the program over the past two years and it’s exciting to know we get another year of watching her play.”
The Boston University commit twice set the school record by striking out 19 batters in a seven-inning game, including once against Kelley-Rex champion King Philip. She finished with a record of 10-3, striking out 211 and walking just eight. Colleran had four shutouts and an ERA of only 0.68. At the plate, she led North in hits with 40, home runs with seven, and RBI with 35. She batted 0.536 and struck out only twice.
“Kelly followed up a tremendous sophomore season with an MVP junior year,” said North coach Bill Wallace. “She is a student of the game and is constantly learning, which combined with her ability, makes her a game changer on the mound and at the plate.”
Colleran is the third non-senior to earn this honor, joining Taunton’s Kelsey White (2019) and Milford’s Emily Piergustavo (2017). She also joins her sister Megan (2014) as Player of the Year, becoming the first siblings, in any sport, to be honored.
Honorable Mentions: Peyton Feldman (Foxboro), Jordan Bennett (King Philip), Kaysie DeMoura (Taunton)
Please note that the HockomockSports.com awards are selected by our staff. They are completely separate from the Hockomock League All-Stars. Players are listed alphabetically by position.
HockomockSports First Team
Kaysie DeMoura – Taunton – Catcher
Taunton junior catcher Kaysie DeMoura stepped into a much bigger role this spring and became a leader in the field and at the plate as the Tigers went on a run to their second straight state title and third in four seasons. The Southern New Hampshire commit batted 0.547 with 45 hits, smashing eight homers and driving in 35 runs. She came through with several big hits in the postseason, including two homers in the semifinal win over Methuen. DeMoura was selected as a league all-star and an NFCA All-Scholastic second team. Taunton coach Carrie Consalvi said, “Kaysie made her presence known not only behind the plate but at the plate [too].”
Peyton Feldman – Foxboro – Infield
Foxboro senior Peyton Feldman closed out her stellar three-year varsity career by powering the Warriors’ offense from the lead-off spot and playing excellent defense at shortstop. The Southern New Hampshire commit batted 0.542 this season, racking up 32 hits and 27 stolen bases as a dynamic threat at the top of the order. She was selected as an all-star for the second year in a row after helping the Warriors reach the Div. 3 Round of 16. Foxboro coach Mark Maguire said, “She is a solid dynamic infielder who has been all-league as a second baseman in her junior season, and a shortstop this year.”
Ava Kelley – King Philip – Infield
King Philip sophomore Ava Kelley looked like a seasoned veteran for the Kelley-Rex champs, taking over at second and providing a big spark offensively as well. Kelley switched from cleanup hitter to the leadoff spot and set the table for the Warriors with a team-high 0.464 average, tying for the team lead with 11 doubles. She scored 26 runs, recorded 18 RBI, stole eight bases, and posted an impressive 0.966 fielding percentage (with 30 assists and 27 putouts). “Ava sets the tone for the rest of our hitters from the leadoff spot, as she has gotten a hit in every game since moving there,” said King Philip head coach Kate Comeau. “She had a hit in all but two games this year and ended the season on a 12-game hit streak.”
Hayley Krockta – Taunton – Infield
Taunton junior first baseman Hayley Krockta was outstanding both at the plate and in the field for the Tigers, helping them win a second straight Div. 1 state title and their third in the past four seasons. Krockta was one of the league’s top hitters this spring, batting 0.465 with 40 hits. She was a clutch run-producer for the league’s top offense, driving in 27 runs this season. Krockta was selected as a league all-star. Taunton coach Carrie Consalvi said, “Hayley has a glove and range like no other. Very often she picks her defense up with her impressive glove.”
Lindsey Perry – Attleboro – Infield
Attleboro senior Lindsey Perry sparked the Bombardiers’ offense from her leadoff spot, in the circle, and in the infield, helping them challenge for the Kelley-Rex division crown and reach the Div. 1 Round of 16. Perry batted 0.430 this season, finishing with 34 hits, two homers, and 27 RBI. In the circle, Perry went 6-4 with a 3.15 ERA, striking out 34 in 69 innings. She was selected as a league all-star. Attleboro coach Mark Homer said, “Lindsey proved to be a strong leader on and off the field this season. Her strengths in the circle and in the infield along with being our leadoff hitter the entire season are what proved to be a major contributor to our success as a top team in the Hock.”
Mandi Hanewich – North Attleboro – Outfield
North Attleboro senior Mandi Hanewich was the spark plug of the Rocketeers’ offense, setting the table from her leadoff spot to help them win a third straight Davenport division title and reach the Div. 2 state semifinal, both firsts for the program. The URI-commit batted 0.463 this season, totaling 38 hits, including 14 extra-base hits and a pair of homers. She scored 28 runs and stole 11 bases and was selected as a league all-star. North coach Bill Wallace said, “Mandi took her game to the next level this year. She was one of the most impactful leadoff hitters I’ve seen in a while. Her speed, power, and aggressiveness made her the complete hitter.”
Meg Sherwood – King Philip – Outfield
King Philip senior Meg Sherwood led the charge for the Kelley-Rex champion Warriors, both on and off the field. She came through with clutch hits all season long, finishing with a 0.405 average, 27 RBI, 28 runs scored, and 10 stolen bases. She also led KP in triples (3) and home runs (5). “Meg has come up huge for us this season at the plate, she has had several game-changing swings that have ensured the win,” said King Philip head coach Kate Comeau. “Meg has been a solid player throughout the entire season and has capitalized on every opportunity she has been given.”
Ava Venturelli – Taunton – Outfield
Taunton junior left fielder Ava Venturelli came back to the Tigers this spring and was a key component of their run to a second straight state title (their third in the last four seasons) with her power at the plate and range in the outfield. The University of Louisville commit batted 0.457 this season, finishing with 33 hits, 38 RBI, and 10 homers. She was an honorable mention for league all-star. Taunton coach Carrie Consalvi said, “Ava returned to HS softball this spring and made her presence known.”
Sydney Menz – Stoughton – Designated Player
Stoughton senior center fielder Sydney Menz closed out her career with another excellent spring at the plate and in the field, leading the Black Knights to a spot in the Div. 2 state tournament. A three-year starter, Menz batted 0.386 this season with 27 hits. She had four doubles, three triples, and a pair of homers. Menz drove in 17 and led the team with 28 runs scored and 14 stolen bases. She finished her career with a 0.413 average. She was selected as a league all-star. Stoughton coach Deb Parker said, “Sydney Menz has been an impact player for her entire high school career. She has tremendous power and speed and she is a smart, aggressive base runner. Defensively, there are plays that no one else could make and Syd makes it look effortless. ”
Jordan Bennett – King Philip – Pitcher
King Philip sophomore Jordan Bennett picked up right where she left off and dominated in the circle this season. After bursting onto the scene last year, Bennett stood out as one of the best pitchers in the entire state despite being just a sophomore. Already a two-two league all star, Bennett pitched 105.1 innings this season with a record of 13-3, including going undefeated against Hock foes. She struck out 109 and had an ERA of 1.40. “Jo has been a dominating force in the circle for us this season,” said King Philip head coach Kate Comeau. “She maintains composure regardless of the situation.”
Kelly Colleran – North Attleboro – Pitcher
North Attleboro junior Kelly Colleran was dominant in the circle and at the plate this season, helping the Rocketeers set new program marks with a third straight league title and a spot in the Div. 2 state semifinal. The Boston University commit finished the season 10-3 with 211 strikeouts, just eight walks, four shutouts, and an ERA of 0.68. She also hit 0.536 and struck out just once this season. She was selected as the league MVP and HockomockSports.com Player of the Year (see above). North coach Bill Wallace said, “Kelly followed up a tremendous sophomore season with an MVP junior year.”
Zoey McDonough – North Attleboro – Pitcher
North Attleboro junior Zoey McDonough put together another remarkable season as part of arguably the league’s top pitching duo, helping the Rocketeers win a third straight league title and reach the Div. 2 state semifinal, both program milestones. The Holy Cross-commit went 7-3 on the season with an ERA of 1.31. She struck out 121 batters and walked only 15, tossing four shutouts and a no-hitter, while batting 0.397 with a homer and 15 RBI. She was selected as a league all-star. North coach Bill Wallace said, “Zoey worked hard in the off-season and the results have shown this year. Not only is she a dominant pitcher, but she is also an incredible hitter with tremendous bat speed as evidenced by only striking out twice all year.”
HockomockSports Second Team
Hailey Fales – Franklin – Catcher
Franklin junior Hailey Fales had a strong season for the Panthers, both offensively and defensively. At the dish, she batted 0.406 on the season with a 0.437 on-base percentage. She added nine RBI and stole three bases, and only struck out five times all season. “Hailey is a natural leader who commands the field from behind the plate,” said Franklin head coach Katie Holbrook. “She has great instincts, creates great rapport with the pitching staff, and is very effective calling the game. She put in a lot of work before the season offensively and it showed as she was the steady spot in our lineup that we needed.”
Lauren Eby – Attleboro – Infield
Attleboro junior first baseman Lauren Eby had a breakout spring for the Bombardiers, turning into one of the league’s most consistent hitters and helping the team compete for the Kelley-Rex title and make a run to the Div. 1 Round of 16. Eby batted 0.490 with 29 hits this season. She also hit one homer and drove in 26 runs for the league’s third most prolific offense. Eby was selected as an all-star by the league’s coaches. Attleboro coach Mark Homer said, “Lauren was a fierce competitor for us this season, taking over the duties at first and maintaining her spot as the clean-up hitter, and did not disappoint. Lauren has one of the strongest bats in the hock and will be back next season to up her game to the next level.”
Alyssa Edwards – Stoughton – Infield
Stoughton sophomore third baseman Alyssa Edwards emerged as one of the league’s top hitters this season, helping the Black Knights score the fourth most runs in the league and reach the Div. 2 state tournament. Edwards batted 0.483 this spring, compiling 28 hits, including a team-high six triples and five homers. She drove in 20 runs and hit for the cycle in a game this spring. Edwards was selected as a league all-star. Stoughton coach Deb Parker said, “Alyssa works hard every day to take her game to the next level and she makes everyone around her better in the process. She has a great head for the game and a work ethic that is unparalleled. In two short years, she has left her mark on this team and we have two more years of growth and development to look forward to!”
Maddie Homer – Oliver Ames – Infield
Oliver Ames junior Maddie Homer had another strong season in the infield for the Tigers. Oliver Ames was very young this season and didn’t have a senior on the roster so head coach Lindsey Allison leaned heavily on Homer and her co-captain Katie Melendy. Homer earned league all star honors for the second year in a row and was one of the best consistent and reliable defensive shortstops in the league. She was also a spark for the Tigers offensively, hitting 0.339 on the season with 22 hits. She was the catalyst of the offense from the leadoff spot and was among the team leaders in runs scored (15) and stolen bases (16), while also recording 11 RBI. “Her range at shortstop and leadership overall are a huge part of OA’s success,” Allison said. “She is a place hitter who can hit the ball anywhere. She is a triple threat who can bunt, hit, steal and defensively is a nightmare for other teams. Maddie was also selected as a Hockomock All Star for the 2022 season. She leads by example and puts in countless hours of work during and after practice to improve her skills because of her passion for the game. Maddie is also a coach’s dream, as she makes adjustments when asked and leads by example everyday.”
Taylor Regan – King Philip – Infield
King Philip sophomore Taylor Regan was a reliable option in the lineup and at first base for the Kelley-Rex division champion Warriors. She was a tough out all season long, posting a 0.439 average and only striking out five times in 93 plate appearances. She added 23 runs scored and 20 RBI for KP. She was also a calming presence defensively with a 0.980 fielding percentage, just three errors with 156 putouts. “Taylor is a powerful bat in our lineup in her role as the cleanup hitter and was a tough out this year,” said King Philip head coach Kate Comeau. “And she was a reliable presence defensively at first too.”
Callie Lake – Mansfield – Outfield
Mansfield sophomore outfielder Callie Lake had a breakout season for the Hornets, helping them reach the Div. 2 playoffs and pick up a win against Leominster in the opening round. Lake batted 0.500 on the season, showing off great plate discipline by leading the Hornets in walks. She was selected as an all-star by the league’s coaches. Mansfield coach Lori Letendre said, “Defensively Callie gets a great read on the ball, has a quick first step, and throws with strength and accuracy. Callie works hard at her game and it shows.”
Angie Lynch – Taunton – Outfield
Taunton senior center fielder Angie Lynch was once again an important piece in a state title run, adding dynamic speed and power wherever she hit in the lineup and consistently strong defensive outfield play. The Framingham State-commit batted 0.417 with 28 hits, 28 RBI, 13 steals, and five homers to help the Tigers win a second straight state championship. Lynch was selected as a league all-star. Taunton coach Carrie Consalvi said, “Angie had untouchable speed and range in the outfield.”
Charlotte Raymond – King Philip – Outfield
King Philip junior Charlotte Raymond continued to be one of the toughest at-bats in the Hockomock League and helped the Warriors win the Kelley-Rex division title. She was one of the best hitters with a 0.419 average, including nine doubles and one home run, scored 24 runs, and led the division champs with a team-high 28 RBI. “Her bat has been a force in the lineup this season,” said King Philip head coach Kate Comeau. “She rarely missed an opportunity to drive in a run and ended the season with an 11-game hit streak.”
Kerry Driscoll – Stoughton – Designated Player
Stoughton junior pitcher Kerry Driscoll made an impact in the circle and at the plate this year to help the Black Knights, who scored the fourth most runs in the league, reach the Div. 2 state tournament. Driscoll was the team’s leading hitter, with a 0.492 average and 32 hits. She recorded nine doubles, two triples, and drove in 13. In the circle, she went 11-8 with a 3.53 ERA and 65 strikeouts over 122 innings. She was an honorable mention for all-star. Stoughton coach Deb Parker said, “Kerry keeps us competitive in the circle in every game. She has thrown all but a handful of innings this season, she just goes to work and gives us everything she has. Offensively, she led our team hitting and consistently delivered in clutch situations, and defensively, she is a huge part of the success we’ve enjoyed this season!”
Vittoria Cuscia – Foxboro – Pitcher
Foxboro freshman pitcher Vittoria Cuscia made an instant impact for the Warriors this season, jumping in the circle and competing against the league’s top teams. Cuscia finished with eight wins this season, including a win over Diman in the state tournament, but also kept the Warriors in games against league champs King Philip and North Attleboro. She finished with an ERA of 1.96 and struck out 74 batters. Offensively, she batted 0.333 with 18 hits and a team-leading 17 RBI. Foxboro coach Mark Maguire said, “From day one this freshman battled top-notch Hockomock competition. She’s basically seven innings of fight.”
Liv Mendonca – Taunton – Pitcher
Taunton senior Liv Mendonca was the main starter for the Tigers on their way to a second straight Div. 1 state title. The Framingham State commit was 14-1 this season, including a win in the state final against Tewksbury. She struck out 89 batters in 88-2/3 innings, walking only 18 and finishing with a WHIP of 1.083. She was also solid at the plate, batting 0.322 with 19 hits and 17 RBI. Mendonca was selected as a league all-star. Taunton coach Carrie Consalvi said, “Liv was the glue that bound the Tigers together this season. Her steadfast performance often left hitters perplexed at the plate.”
Lily Routhier – Attleboro – Pitcher
Attleboro junior Lily Routhier made an instant impact in her first season with the program, stepping into the lineup and becoming one of the top hitters in the league. The Wheeler School transfer also put in a strong season in the circle to help the Bombardiers stay in the running for a Kelley-Rex title and reach the Div. 1 Round of 16. Routhier batted 0.510 this season, with a team-high 41 hits and 45 RBI. She also went 8-2 in the circle, with a 2.24 ERA and 47 strikeouts in 63 innings. She was chosen as a league all-star. Attleboro coach Mark Homer said, “Lily exceeded any expectations we had for her by the end of the season with her outstanding performance on the mound, in the field, and at the plate. She proved to be one of the top players in the Hock.”
King Philip sophomore pitcher Jordan Bennett has been named the 2022 HockomockSports.com Softball Underclassman of the Year. In her second season as the Warriors’ ace, Bennett went undefeated against Hockomock League opponents and led King Philip to the Kelley-Rex division title.
“Jo quickly established herself as a top pitcher last season as a freshman and she took her game to a new level this year for the Warriors,” said HockomockSports.com Editor Ryan Lanigan. “Her demeanor for such a young player is impressive and despite pitching against a loaded schedule, she never appeared rattled and always seemed to come through with a big pitch in the big moment.”
Bennett was among the league leaders with 105.1 innings pitched this season and posted a 13-3 record. She picked up a pair of wins over both Taunton (D1 State Champs) and North Attleboro (D2 State Semifinalists) with just four earned runs allowed in 31 innings against those two powerhouses. On the season, she recorded 109 strikeouts. Already a two-time Hockomock League All Star, Bennett had a 1.40 ERA for the division champs.
“Jo has been a dominating force in the circle for us this season,” said King Philip head coach Kate Comeau. “She maintains composure regardless of the situation.”
Bennett is the third King Philip pitcher to earn HockomockSports.com Underclassman of the Year honors and the first since Renee Poirier (2013) and Kali Magane (2014) went back-to-back. It’s also the first time since 2014 that a pitcher has earned the honors after five straight infielders. Other previous winners include Taunton’s Hanna Aldrich (2019, 2018) and Jaime Brown (2017), and Milford’s Jess Tomaso (2016) and Emily Piergustavo (2015).
Honorable Mentions: Alyssa Edwards (Stoughton), Vittoria Cuscia (Foxboro), Ava Kelley (King Philip)
Coach of the Year
Coach of the Year
Taunton head coach Carrie Consalvi has been named the 2022 HockomockSports.com Softball Coach of the Year. It is the first time the award has been handed out since 2019. Consalvi led the Tigers on an impressive postseason run to claim their second straight Div. 1 state title and third in the past four seasons.
“Considering the players that graduated from last year’s squad, this year’s state title might be even more impressive,” said HockomockSports.com Managing Editor Josh Perry. “Carrie made sure the team put the 2021 title behind them and had them playing with an edge all year. Making the right choices with her pitching staff and lineup and having the kids play with the idea that no one believed they could win it all, Carrie put everything in place for the title run.”
Taunton lost three times in the league this season, but two of those were by a single run to King Philip and the only other loss was by one to top seed Bishop Feehan in the regular season finale. Taunton scored 60 more runs than anyone else in the league while allowing only 71, which was the third-fewest in the Hock. All of this was accomplished after graduating three DI starters, including starting pitcher Kelsey White. Taunton had a tough run through the playoffs, having to beat perennial contenders Bridgewater-Raynham, Central Catholic, and Methuen to get to the final against Peabody. Consalvi won the state title in each of her two seasons in charge of the Tigers.
Consalvi is the second straight Kelley-Rex coach to earn this award, following Kate Fallon-Comeau, who won it in 2019 as coach of Franklin. She is also the second Taunton coach to win it, following her predecessor Dave Lewry, who won it in 2014 and 2015.
Honorable Mentions: Kate Fallon-Comeau (King Philip), Mark Homer (Attleboro), Bill Wallace (North Attleboro)