2017 Hockomock League Girls Basketball All Stars

Below are the official 2017 Hockomock League Girls Basketball All Stars, selected by the coaches in the league.

Hockomock League MVP

Ashley Sampson, Foxboro

Hockomock League All Stars

Sarah Deyo, Attleboro
Julia Strachan, Attleboro
Hannah Jerrier, Canton
Ashley Sampson, Foxboro
Lily Sykes, Foxboro
Ali Brigham, Franklin
Shannon O’Connor, King Philip
Meg Hill, Mansfield
Jen Peel, Mansfield
Kate Irwin, Milford
Ashley Ahern, North Attleboro
Caroline Collard, North Attleboro
Kayla Raymond, Oliver Ames
Emma Eberhardt, Sharon
Val Whalen, Stoughton
Lily Patneaude, Taunton

Honorable Mentions

Mish Logie, Attleboro
Emma Murphy, Canton
Grace Tamulionis, Foxboro
Carli Koffinke, Franklin
Julia Leroux, King Philip
Ann Maher, Mansfield
Nicole Dahlgren, Milford
Samantha Taggart, North Attleboro
Niyera Mitchell, Oliver Ames
Shira Stoller, Sharon
Lili Njeim, Stoughton
Mackenzie Handrahan, Taunton

2017 Hockomock League Boys Basketball All Stars

Below are the official 2017 Hockomock League Boys Basketball All Stars, selected by the coaches in the league.

Hockomock League MVP

Sam Goldberg, Mansfield

Hockomock League All Stars

Jake Dunkley, Attleboro
Devin Foster, Canton
Tony Harris, Canton
Joe Morrison, Foxboro
Paul Mahon, Franklin
Connor Peterson, Franklin
Sam Goldberg, Mansfield
Christian Weber, Mansfield
Zack Tamagni, Milford
Brent Doherty, North Attleboro
Jonny Friberg, North Attleboro
Nick Welch, Oliver Ames
Carter Evin, Oliver Ames
Ricardo Ripley, Sharon
Cam Andrews, Stoughton
Tommy MacLean, Taunton

Honorable Mentions

Andrew Milliken, Attleboro
Jake Verille, Canton
Andrew Block, Foxboro
Josh Macchi, Franklin
Seth Sullivan, King Philip
Max Boen, Mansfield
Kayden Kelley, Milford
Kyle McCarthy, North Attleboro
Dylan Mahoney, Oliver Ames
Malik Lorquet, Sharon
Cameron Gomes, Stoughton
Dante Law, Taunton

2017 Hockomock League Hockey All Stars

Below are the official 2017 Hockomock League Hockey All Stars, selected by the coaches in the league.

Hockomock League MVP

Jackson Maffeo, Canton

Hockomock League All Stars

PJ Elliot, Attleboro
Jake Parker, Attleboro
Quinn Gibbs, Canton
Tom Kilduff, Canton
Jackson Maffeo, Canton
CJ Martin, Canton
Mike Carresi, Foxboro
Aidan Sullivan, Foxboro
Luke Downie, Franklin
Brendan O’Rielly, Franklin
Tom Sicchio, Franklin
Jacob Kelly, King Philip
Gavin Maxwell, King Philip
Matt Farragher, Mansfield
Joe Olsen, Mansfield
Erik Clements, North Attleboro
Zach McGowan, North Attleboro
Jared Costello, Oliver Ames
Jack Maloney, Oliver Ames
Brett Williams, Oliver Ames
Cam Doherty, Stoughton
Zack Albert, Taunton
Nick Terry, Taunton

Honorable Mentions

Ryan Morry, Attleboro
Bubba McNeice, Canton
Peter Smith, Foxboro
Cam Benham, Franklin
Jeremy Smith, King Philip
Cullen Anastasia, Mansfield
Vincent Zammiello, North Attleboro
Cullen Gallagher, Oliver Ames
Jon Lessa, Stoughton
Mike Volkmann, Taunton

2017 Hockomock League Wrestling All Stars

Below are the official 2017 Hockomock League Wrestling All Stars, selected by the coaches in the league.

Hockomock League MVP

Matt Kelley, Foxboro

Hockomock League All Stars

Eddie Marinilli, Canton
Anis Chakir, Canton
Matt Kelley, Foxboro
Brian Kelley, Foxboro
Matt Mullally, Foxboro
Phil Dure, Foxboro
Ian Bakalars, Franklin
Jordan Carlucci, Franklin
Mike Racca, Franklin
Dylan Maclean, Franklin
Nick DeGloria, King Philip
Bradley Oliverio, King Philip
Vinnie Holmes, Mansfield
Antonios Sevastos, Mansfield
Ryan Gray, Milford
Brett Kimball, Milford
Nick Gould, North Attleboro
Brad White, North Attleboro
Liston Funai, Oliver Ames
Yosef Ellis-Rech, Sharon
Wilhelm Bolt, Sharon
Lino Azul, Stoughton
Alex Rodriguez, Taunton

Honorable Mentions

Justin Dickie, Canton
Max Dorman, Foxboro
Ed Cropper, Franklin
Cameron Smith, King Philip
Will Stratton, Mansfield
Carlos Terrinha, Milford
Brady Folan, North Attleboro
Dean Pacini, Oliver Ames
Matt Callan, Sharon
Andrew Iverson, Stoughton
Nuno Camara, Taunton

2017 Hockomock League Gymnastics All Stars

Below are the official 2017 Hockomock League Gymnastics All Stars, selected by the coaches in the league.

Hockomock League MVP

Ali Kleinebreil, Attleboro

Hockomock League All Stars

Emma Humphrey, Attleboro
Ali Kleinebreil, Attleboro
Liz Traphagen, Franklin
Sidney Treeful, King Philip
Jacqueline Costello, Mansfield
Kira Goldman, Mansfield
Lily Goulding, Mansfield
Cassidy Becker, North Attleboro
Bella Celeste, North Attleboro
Alonza Robinson, North Attleboro
Charis MacCuish, Oliver Ames
Gianna Martucci, Oliver Ames
Lauren Picanzi, Oliver Ames

Honorable Mentions

Brielle Ciccio, Attleboro
Chloe Barac, Franklin
Kayla Schuberth, King Philip
Dana Miller, Mansfield
Mimi Gray, North Attleboro
Rachel Fisher, Oliver Ames
Tara Garani, Sharon

2017 Hockomock League Girls Swimming All Stars

Below are the official 2017 Hockomock League Girls Swimming All Stars, selected by the coaches in the league.

Hockomock League MVP

Ashley Loomis, Franklin

Hockomock League All Stars

Tiffany Chin, Attleboro
Jackie Lynch-Bartek, Attleboro
Corinne Perry, Attleboro
Elizabeth Saltz, Attleboro
Maddie Nourse, Canton
Ashley Loomis, Franklin
Helen Huang, Franklin
Katie McGuire, Franklin
Lexi Nelson, Foxboro
Catherine DiGiacomo, King Philip
Jessica Sullivan, King Philip
Morgan Sachleben, King Philip
Fahar Whichard, King Philip
Sam Nason, King Philip
Jennifer Prior, Mansfield
Alexa Lancisi, Milford
Amber Sterms, Milford
Jackie Dirshel, North Attleboro
Morgan O’Hara, Oliver Ames
Mia Esterman, Oliver Ames
Aprille Gangi, Oliver Ames
Makayla Paquin, Oliver Ames
Ilka Zaniewski, Sharon
Mia Sinkiewicz, Taunton
Jennie King, Taunton
Erin Schrama, Taunton
Lorna Li, Taunton

Honorable Mentions

Brianna Mitchell, Canton
Lindsey Nelson, Foxboro
Leah Benoit, Franklin
Olivia Courtney, Mansfield
Julia Gustavisten, Milford
Marisa Gay, Taunton

2017 Hockomock League Boys Swimming All Stars

Below are the official 2017 Hockomock League Boys Swimming All Stars, selected by the coaches in the league.

Hockomock League MVP

Nick Antonellis, Milford

Hockomock League All Stars

Colton Parkinson, Attleboro
Sebastian Melendez, Canton
Owen Guerini, Canton
Sean Mitchell, Canton
Adrian Bankowski, Canton
Dan Egan, Foxboro
Johnmichael Boucher, Foxboro
Connor Bourgeois, Franklin
Roy Wang, Franklin
Sumit Choudhury, Franklin
Jack Cashin, Franklin
Colby Vieira, King Philip
Jack Poppenberger, King Philip
Andy Sprague, King Philip
Tyler Stringfellow, King Philip
Sebastian Gwynne, Mansfield
Nick Antonellis, Milford
Chris Watson, Milford
Marcello Panno, Milford
Nick Haddad, North Attleboro
Kyle Gray, Oliver Ames
Andrew Abramson, Oliver Ames
Nick Lombardo, Oliver Ames
Jason Hertz, Sharon
Noah Moniz, Taunton
Caelan Schrama, Taunton
Matt Heather, Taunton

Honorable Mentions

Diego Ferstler, Canton
James Donoghue, Foxboro
Patrick Juszyszn, Franklin
Zachary Costello, Mansfield
Dan Pacella, Milford
Lucas Haddad, North Attleboro
Tyler Tran, Stoughton
Navid Darius, Taunton

2017 Hockomock League Girls Indoor Track All Stars

Below are the official 2017 Hockomock League Girls Indoor Track All Stars, selected by the coaches in the league.

Hockomock League MVP

Ariadne Tolay, Sharon

Hockomock League All Stars

Meredith Cronin, Foxboro
Lexi Quinn, Foxboro
Halle Atkinson, Franklin
Julia Fenerty, Franklin
Nicole Clermont, Franklin
Ella Gutkowski, Franklin
Emma Clifford, Franklin
Kate Hartnett, Franklin
Meghan Doherty, Franklin
Amanda Mangano, Mansfield
Julia Harrison, Mansfield
Jordan Brill-Cass, Mansfield
Angela Corkery, Mansfield
Lauren Duggan, Mansfield
Christina Speliakos, Milford
Juliana Martin, North Attleboro
Angela Kaiser, North Attleboro
Dana Lowney, Oliver Ames
Jacqueline Mills, Oliver Ames
Lauren Wright, Oliver Ames
Jessica Robarge, Oliver Ames
Ariadne Tolay, Sharon
Angela Wallace, Sharon
Victoria Gravel, Taunton
Samantha Tichelaar, Taunton

Honorable Mentions

Victoria Pike, Attleboro
Hannah Link, Canton
Angela VandenBoom, Foxboro
Miranda Smith, Franklin
Abigail McKeown, King Philip
Caitlin Whitman, Mansfield
Elena DelloRusso, Milford
Julia Mechlinski, North Attleboro
Desiree Snead, Oliver Ames
Jada Johnson, Sharon
Sarina Hutchinson, Stoughton
Maggie Sullivan, Taunton

2017 Hockomock League Boys Indoor Track All Stars

Below are the official 2017 Hockomock League Boys Indoor Track All Stars, selected by the coaches in the league.

Hockomock League MVP

Isaiah Rodriguez, Attleboro

Hockomock League All Stars

David Seybert, Attleboro
Isaiah Rodriguez, Attleboro
Ethan Dunne, King Philip
Mike Shannon, Mansfield
Kevin Crawford, Mansfield
Patrick Heavey, Mansfield
Jareme DiLorenzo, Mansfield
Kyle Amerantes, Mansfield
Nick Horn, Mansfield
Nick Hyland, Mansfield
Sean Lanzillo, Mansfield
Jackson Murphy, Mansfield
Kalin Petrov, Mansfield
Nick Rispoli, Mansfield
Jack Kalil, Milford
Nick Rajotte, North Attleboro
Mario Bresko, North Attleboro
Matt Reimels, North Attleboro
Juvan Elisma, Sharon
Irlando DaRosa, Stoughton
Lucas Alves, Taunton
Danny DeAndrade, Taunton
Sam Krajewski, Taunton
Jadin Bruneau, Taunton
Dylan Lynch, Taunton

Honorable Mentions

Garret Gillard, Attleboro
Muhammad Sambo, Canton
Matt Nutting, Foxboro
Paul Kroushl, Franklin
Aeden Angelone, King Philip
Kevin McCree, Mansfield
Chris Cicciu, Milford
Matt Tarantino, North Attleboro
Jack MacAdam, Oliver Ames
Tianrui Sun, Sharon
James Tarachara, Stoughton
Ryan Leason, Taunton

Remarkable Run Ends for Canton in State Title Game

Canton girls hockey
Sophomore Lauren Fitzpatrick (17) celebrates Canton’s second goal against Notre Dame Academy (Hingham) in the state title game at the TD Garden. (Josh Perry/HockomockSports.com)

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BOSTON, Mass. – Heading into the third period down by a single goal to defending Div. 2 state champion Notre Dame Academy (Hingham), the Canton girls’ hockey team was probably thinking that it had the Cougars right where it wanted them.

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The Bulldogs (14-5-6), who entered the playoffs as the No. 14 seed, had shown a propensity for coming from behind to pull out wins during an improbable tournament run that had brought Canton all the way to the TD Garden for its first state title game appearance since 2006. Despite being behind by a goal, the Bulldogs remained confident.

“It was only 1-0 and we have come back from 1-0 games so many times,” said senior captain Rebecca Eckler. “We can get a goal in 30 seconds. We just knew that we can come back, we can do this, never give up and even with a minute left, we just cannot give up.”

Canton did come back and tied the game early in the third period. Andrea McNeil popped in a backhander on the rebound and fired up the large contingent of fans that made the trip up 93 for the early morning game.

However, the Cougars (23-0-1) responded just nine seconds later to regain the lead and freshman Katherine Pyne caught fire, scoring all four of NDA’s goals in the third period, while classmate Skyler Irving added a goal and three assists. The Cougars skated to a 5-2 victory and back-to-back state titles, despite a roster that has zero seniors.

“To see them tie the game, we could have crumbled,” said NDA coach Jean-Yves Roy, “and things could have gone south for us but I think it showed a lot of character and bounced back very next shift and we just kept rolling from there.”

Defense has been the strength of the Bulldogs all season. Sunday’s final was only the second time this year that Canton allowed an opponent to score more than two goals in a game and the first time since Barnstable scored four all the way back in December. That defense was put to the test against the high-scoring Cougars.

Junior goalie Colleen Kelleher stood tall to make an early save on a scoring opportunity for Emma Duffey, but six minutes into the game Irving reacted first to a rebound and was able to finish for a 1-0 lead. Pyne also had Kelleher beat two minutes later only to see her shot come back off the crossbar.

Kelleher made nine saves in the first and the Bulldogs grew into the game as the opening period wore on. Sophomores Katie Trerice and Leah McClellan, senior Molly McLaughlin, and freshman Alexa Maffeo all making solid plays to limit the Cougars to shots from the edges and the forwards starting the defensive effort with an aggressive forecheck.

“We thought we had a pretty good grasp on what they wanted to do and it kind of in a way fit into what we do anyways,” said Canton coach Dennis Aldrich. “A couple times they almost stuttered with the puck because we were taking away their wide wings and stuff like that.”

Sophomore Lauren Fitzpatrick had Canton’s best chance of the first period with a solo rush up the right side and a shot from the circle that was blocked aside.

Canton took control in the second period and started to create scoring chances by forcing turnovers in the neutral zone. McNeil had a good chance just a minute into the second but her rush to the net was blocked at the last second. Five minutes later, Trerice had a shot through traffic batted away and Ava Bevilacqua took the rebound the length of the ice and forced Kelleher into a save.

Kendra Farrelly nearly created the tying goal with seven minutes left in the second but her initial rush was tipped away by NDA goalie Erin Murray in the crease and Farrelly’s deflected follow-up was well saved by Murray. Three minutes later, Farrelly again created an opening down the left but her shot through the crease could not be tapped in at the back post by Fitzpatrick.

“These girls’ heads never drop,” said Aldrich. “There’s no panic. Our mantra all along has been attitude and focus and it’s not if it’s going to happen but when and how.”

Just two minutes into the third period, Canton’s seemingly stole the momentum for the game with the tying goal. McNeil pounced on a rebound off a shot by Fitzpatrick and planted it top shelf.

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Aldrich said, “When we tied, I don’t think the girls were surprised, I certainly wasn’t surprised. I’ve seen them do it over and over again.”

NDA won the ensuing face-off and the puck slid all the way down into the Canton zone. Pyne showed off her speed to react first to the loose puck and she buried the chance for a 2-1 lead. The game was tied for only nine seconds.

“It was just one of those squirter pucks,” said Aldrich. “There’s no one at fault, no one to blame, just one of those squirters that happen. When you’ve got someone like the Pyne girl swarming around like a shark, she smells the blood and she can finish.”

Pyne added a second goal a little more than a minute later, but again Canton showed the resiliency to fight back. Fitzpatrick turned in the high slot and flung a shot at goal that took a funny bounce and ended up in the back of the net.

NDA responded quickly to regain the two-goal advantage. Pyne’s wraparound effort slid under the pads of Kelleher, who appeared to have it covered until she was bumped but the goal was given. With 2:26 left, Pyne added her fourth and the team’s fifth to seal the title.

Despite the disappointment of losing Sunday’s final, Rebecca Eckler reflected on what it meant just to get to that round. She said, “The journey here was just as awesome as it was being here. We never gave up in any games and all our hard work paying off and to come here…it was just awesome. I’m so proud of everyone and we did our best.”

Aldrich noted that three years ago, the Bulldogs won just three games. He praised the leadership of the seniors for getting the program to this point. “These guys, especially Rebecca and Kristen (Eckler) being our leaders, kept everyone focused on what we wanted and needed to do as a program. We got consistently better each game,” he said.

Aldrich added, “I coached boys’ hockey for 13 years and these guys, no offense to the boys, have taught me more in five…I’m just very, very grateful and proud to go on a run like this.”

When asked what it was like to skate on the TD Garden ice, Kristen Eckler said, “When we first stepped onto it, I couldn’t wait for that moment. I’ve been thinking about it all week, you step out there and you see your town, you see your parents, you see your family, it’s just awesome to have this experience.”

She joked, “If you told me a month and a half ago that I’d be playing at the Boston Garden, I would probably slap you or something because I wouldn’t believe it…It was just so much heart, soul, and hard work, blood, sweat and tears…that’s just our team.”

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