2022 Hockomock League Girls Lacrosse All Stars

Below are the official 2022 Hockomock League Girls Lacrosse All Stars, selected by the coaches in the league.

Hockomock League MVP

Kate O’Rourke, Franklin

Hockomock League All Stars

Addison Papagolos, Attleboro
Emily McCabe, Canton
Devan Spinale, Canton
Meghan Burke, Foxboro
Paige Curran, Foxboro
Mya Waryas, Foxboro
Kenzie Baker, Franklin
Kaitlyn Carney, Franklin
Anna Grasso, Franklin
Jackie O’Neil, Franklin
Kate O’Rourke, Franklin
Katie Peterson, Franklin
Stella Regan, Franklin
Lily Brown, King Philip
Julia Marsden, King Philip
McKenzie McDevitt, King Philip
Ava Adams, Mansfield
Caitlyn Bangert, Milford
Aislinn Bennett, Milford
Summer Doherty, North Attleboro
Taylor McMath, North Attleboro
Georgia Costello, Oliver Ames
Catie Wilson, Oliver Ames

Honorable Mentions
Isabella Cavallini, Attleboro
Allie McCabe, Canton
Val Beigel, Foxboro
Jamie Tanner, Franklin
Haley Izydorczak, King Philip
Kayla Doherty, Mansfield
Emily Croteau, Milford
Ava McKeon, North Attleboro
Hailey Bourne, Oliver Ames
Bailey Garte, Sharon
Cali Melo, Taunton

Below are the official 2022 Hockomock League Girls Lacrosse All Stars and honorable mentions, selected by the coaches in the league. Below are the official Hockomock League Girls Lacrosse All Stars and honorable mentions, selected by the coaches in the league. Below are the official Hockomock League Girls Lacrosse All Stars and honorable mentions, selected by the coaches in the league. Below are the official Hockomock League Girls Lacrosse All Stars and honorable mentions, selected by the coaches in the league. Below are the official Hockomock League Girls Lacrosse All Stars and honorable mentions, selected by the coaches in the league. Below are the official Hockomock League Girls Lacrosse All Stars and honorable mentions, selected by the coaches in the league. Below are the official Hockomock League Girls Lacrosse All Stars and honorable mentions, selected by the coaches in the league. Below are the official Hockomock League Girls Lacrosse All Stars and honorable mentions, selected by the coaches in the league. Below are the official Hockomock League Girls Lacrosse All Stars and honorable mentions, selected by the coaches in the league. Below are the official Hockomock League Girls Lacrosse All Stars and honorable mentions, selected by the coaches in the league. Below are the official Hockomock League Girls Lacrosse All Stars and honorable mentions, selected by the coaches in the league. Below are the official Hockomock League Girls Lacrosse All Stars and honorable mentions, selected by the coaches in the league. Below are the official Hockomock League Girls Lacrosse All Stars and honorable mentions, selected by the coaches in the league. 2022 Hockomock League Girls Lacrosse All Stars

Player of the Week: Paige Curran, Foxboro Lacrosse


 
By HockomockSports.com Staff

Foxboro junior Paige Curran has been selected as the HockomockSports.com Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, for June 6 through June 12. Curran is the 33rd player chosen as Player of the Week for the 2021-22 school year and the ninth of the spring season.

Curran, one of the league’s leading scorers again this season, was instrumental in the Warriors winning their opening two playoffs games. She scored 11 points in the first round against Bishop Stang and against a much tougher Hanover team in the second round Curran led the team with five points. Curran has had a hand in more than half of Foxboro’s goals in the postseason.

After scoring nearly 100 points in the regular season (and reaching the 100th point and 100th goal of her career), Curran was on fire in the playoff opener. Foxboro were the heavy favorite against Stang and played liked it, winning 21-4. Curran scored four goals of her own and dished out seven assists to lead the Warriors to the win. In round two, Foxboro got off to a tough start against a good Hanover team but battled back to grab the lead before halftime and pull out the win in a defensive battle. Curran scored three goals and had two assists, accounting for five of the team’s seven goals in the Round of 16.

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The Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, is selected by the HockomockSports.com staff. Nominations can be submitted throughout the week up until Saturday night at midnight. There may be a poll posted on every Sunday with the nominations. The results of the poll influence the selection but do not strictly dictate the decision.

Paige Curran
Paige Curran The Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, is selected by the HockomockSports.com staff. Nominations can be submitted throughout the week up until Saturday night at midnight. There may be a poll posted on every Sunday with the nominations. The results of the poll influence the selection but do not strictly dictate the decision. Paige Curran The Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, is selected by the HockomockSports.com staff. Nominations can be submitted throughout the week up until Saturday night at midnight. There may be a poll posted on every Sunday with the nominations. The results of the poll influence the selection but do not strictly dictate the decision. Paige Curran The Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, is selected by the HockomockSports.com staff. Nominations can be submitted throughout the week up until Saturday night at midnight. There may be a poll posted on every Sunday with the nominations. The results of the poll influence the selection but do not strictly dictate the decision. Paige Curran The Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, is selected by the HockomockSports.com staff. Nominations can be submitted throughout the week up until Saturday night at midnight. There may be a poll posted on every Sunday with the nominations. The results of the poll influence the selection but do not strictly dictate the decision. Paige Curran The Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, is selected by the HockomockSports.com staff. Nominations can be submitted throughout the week up until Saturday night at midnight. There may be a poll posted on every Sunday with the nominations. The results of the poll influence the selection but do not strictly dictate the decision. Paige Curran The Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, is selected by the HockomockSports.com staff. Nominations can be submitted throughout the week up until Saturday night at midnight. There may be a poll posted on every Sunday with the nominations. The results of the poll influence the selection but do not strictly dictate the decision. Paige Curran The Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, is selected by the HockomockSports.com staff. Nominations can be submitted throughout the week up until Saturday night at midnight. There may be a poll posted on every Sunday with the nominations. The results of the poll influence the selection but do not strictly dictate the decision. Paige Curran The Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, is selected by the HockomockSports.com staff. Nominations can be submitted throughout the week up until Saturday night at midnight. There may be a poll posted on every Sunday with the nominations. The results of the poll influence the selection but do not strictly dictate the decision.

Hockomock Lacrosse Playoff Seeds & Matchups

Below are the boys and girls lacrosse seeds and matchups for schools from the Hockomock in the MIAA playoffs. Seeds, times, and dates are subject to change and we will update this post with any changes.

Boys
Division 1
#7 Franklin (13-5) will host #26 Framingham (7-9) on Tuesday, June 7 at 5:00.

Division 2
#8 North Attleboro (16-2) will host #25 Canton (5-11) on Thursday, June 9 at 4:00.
#9 King Philip (13-4) will host #24 Mansfield (7-11) at a date and time to be determined.
#24 Mansfield (7-11) will travel to #9 King Philip (13-4) at a date and time to be determined.
#25 Canton (5-11) will travel to #8 North Attleboro (16-2) on Thursday, June 9 at 4:00.
#26 Sharon (9-9) will travel to #7 Minnechaug (12-6) on Wednesday, June 8 at 6:00.

Division 3
#5 Foxboro (12-6) will host the winner of #28 Bishop Fenwick (8-10)/#37 Southeastern (9-8) at a date and time to be determined.

Girls
Division 1
#6 Franklin (16-2) will host the winner of #27 Newton North (3-13)/#38 Milford (11-8) on Wednesday, June 8 at 5:00.
#19 King Philip (13-5) will travel to #14 Needham (11-7) on Wednesday, June 8 at 4:30.
#35 Mansfield (9-5) will travel to #30 Westford Academy (7-10) on Tuesday, June 7 at 4:00.
#38 Milford will travel to #27 Newton North on Monday, June 6th at 5:00.

Division 2
#22 Canton (14-3) will travel to #11 Burlington (15-4) on Wednesday, June 8 at 4:15.
#23 Oliver Ames (11-7) will travel to #10 Holliston (13-5) on Wednesday, June 8 at 4:00.
#28 North Attleboro (7-11) will travel to #5 Billerica (14-4) on Tuesday, June 7 at 7:00.

Division 3
#6 Foxboro (12-5) will host #27 Bishop Stang (1-16-1) at a date and time to be determined.

Player of the Week: Aislinn Bennett, Milford Lacrosse

Aislinn Bennett
 
By HockomockSports.com Staff

Milford senior Aislinn Bennett has been selected as the HockomockSports.com Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, for April 25 through May 1. Bennett is the 28th player chosen as Player of the Week for the 2021-22 school year and the fourth of the spring season.

Bennett has been off to a torrid start to the season, leading the Hawks in scoring and helping them to a 5-3 record through the opening eight games. Milford is already over halfway to equaling its best win total since entering the Hockomock League (eight wins in 2014). In Milford’s two wins last week, Bennett scored 12 times. Through Monday, she has over 40 goals on the season.

The Hawks started the season with six road games, but came through that stretch with a .500 record. After a 15-5 win over Attleboro, which include seven goals from Bennett, Milford had to wait two weeks before getting back on the field but showed no rust in scoring 11 first half goals and holding off Sharon 17-12. The Eagles had no answer for Bennett, who finished with eight goals to pace the Milford attack. Following a tough loss at Oliver Ames, Milford bounced back in its home opener to earn an 11-8 non-league win over Norwood. Bennett was in the middle of things again, scoring a team-high four goals, including two in the second half as the Hawks used a 4-0 run to secure the win.

The Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, is selected by the HockomockSports.com staff. Nominations can be submitted throughout the week up until Saturday night at midnight. There may be a poll posted on every Sunday with the nominations. The results of the poll influence the selection but do not strictly dictate the decision.

Aislinn Bennett
Aislinn Bennett The Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, is selected by the HockomockSports.com staff. Nominations can be submitted throughout the week up until Saturday night at midnight. There may be a poll posted on every Sunday with the nominations. The results of the poll influence the selection but do not strictly dictate the decision. Aislinn Bennett The Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, is selected by the HockomockSports.com staff. Nominations can be submitted throughout the week up until Saturday night at midnight. There may be a poll posted on every Sunday with the nominations. The results of the poll influence the selection but do not strictly dictate the decision. Aislinn Bennett The Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, is selected by the HockomockSports.com staff. Nominations can be submitted throughout the week up until Saturday night at midnight. There may be a poll posted on every Sunday with the nominations. The results of the poll influence the selection but do not strictly dictate the decision. Aislinn Bennett The Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, is selected by the HockomockSports.com staff. Nominations can be submitted throughout the week up until Saturday night at midnight. There may be a poll posted on every Sunday with the nominations. The results of the poll influence the selection but do not strictly dictate the decision. Aislinn Bennett The Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, is selected by the HockomockSports.com staff. Nominations can be submitted throughout the week up until Saturday night at midnight. There may be a poll posted on every Sunday with the nominations. The results of the poll influence the selection but do not strictly dictate the decision. Aislinn Bennett The Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, is selected by the HockomockSports.com staff. Nominations can be submitted throughout the week up until Saturday night at midnight. There may be a poll posted on every Sunday with the nominations. The results of the poll influence the selection but do not strictly dictate the decision. Aislinn Bennett The Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, is selected by the HockomockSports.com staff. Nominations can be submitted throughout the week up until Saturday night at midnight. There may be a poll posted on every Sunday with the nominations. The results of the poll influence the selection but do not strictly dictate the decision. Aislinn Bennett The Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, is selected by the HockomockSports.com staff. Nominations can be submitted throughout the week up until Saturday night at midnight. There may be a poll posted on every Sunday with the nominations. The results of the poll influence the selection but do not strictly dictate the decision.

Girls Lacrosse: Ten Players to Watch for 2022

Hockomock Girls Lacrosse Players to Watc
King Philip senior Julia Marsden was one of the league’s top scorers last season and will be a player to watch as a new year kicks off. (Ryan Lanigan/HockomockSports.com)

By HockomockSports.com Staff

Players are listed alphabetically

Kaitlyn Carney, Junior – Franklin

Carney finally got to step onto the lacrosse field for Franklin last season and showed off the skills that have made her a Div. I recruit. The James Madison-commit tied for the team lead with 36 goals last season and added 11 assists while bringing her trademark intensity to the middle of the field. Strong, quick, and willing to be physical in the attack, it was hard to keep Carney out from the middle of the crease and her creative finishing meant that she was a threat to score any time that she was around the cage. She was also unfazed by the biggest stage, scoring a pair of goals against Westwood in last year’s state title game. With the array of attacking talent at Franklin’s disposal, goals are going to be spread around and Carney’s ability to draw attention from multiple defenders will open up scoring chances for her teammates. Franklin is back to having one of the toughest schedules in the state to help prepare it for another deep tournament run and Carney is one of the dynamic players that could help win a first state title for the Panthers.

Hockomock Girls Lacrosse Players to Watch

Georgia Costello, Senior – Oliver Ames

Oliver Ames has a new coach this season but also plenty of familiar faces on the field, with seniors lining up at most positions. Costello, a Salve Regina-commit for field hockey, will be one of the key players returning for the Tigers. A versatile attacker, who can also line up in the midfield, Costello will be counted on to provide the scoring punch and to be a playmaker, setting up her teammates in what is a senior-laden attacking corps. Quick and strong on the ball, Costello can break defenses down on the dodge and has the vision to set up teammates in good scoring positions. She has the athleticism to help on the ride and provide cover on defense, but it is her finishing and play in the attacking end of the field that could be the difference for an OA team seeking a return to the state tournament.







Paige Curran, Junior – Foxboro

The second-leading scorer in the Hock last season, Curran returns to the Foxboro midfield ready to keep the Warriors on top in the Davenport division and to make a deep run in the state tournament. Last year, Curran scored 46 goals and assisted on 30 others. Her 76 points were only four off the league lead. A dynamic attacker, Foxboro always tries to get the ball on Curran’s stick because of her ability to find space for her own shot to find openings for teammates around the goal. No matter where she gets the ball, Curran is a threat to create a scoring chance. She is also important on the ride and helping out on the draw, an all-around performer for a team that finished with a plus-150 goal differential in 2021. Curran and the Warriors will be looking beyond just another league title this season, as they will have their sights set on being one of the teams to beat in Div. 3.

Summer Doherty, Senior – North Attleboro

North Attleboro finished in a tie for second in the Davenport division last year and will be aiming to get back into the postseason this spring. A fully healthy Doherty giving leadership and adding athleticism in the defensive group could be a key to the Rocketeers being in the state tournament conversation again. Quick and strong, Doherty isn’t one to shy away from the physical side of defending, as she has shown in both the soccer and basketball seasons, and she is vocal in making sure her teammates are in the right spots. North was fourth in the league in goals scored last season, but the Rocketeers will hope that Doherty can help shore things up defensively to keep its place in the Davenport division.




Tess Letendre, Junior – Sharon

Letendre was a bright spot in a tough 2021 season for a young Sharon team. The junior goalie is hoping to build on her debut season in goal for the Eagles and get them back into the running for a playoff spot. Quick and athletic, Letendre is able to cover all the corners and is aggressive to close down the angles and make it difficult for shooters to find the right spots. Last season, Letendre made 141 saves and stopped 43 percent of the shots that she faced. It was the second-most saves in the league during the regular season and with a year of experience at the varsity level, Letendre can be even more vocal to ensure her team is making the right slides and covering attackers. Sharon is looking to get back into the state tournament mix this season and having a good defensive record will be a key, so Letendre’s development in goal will be critical for the Eagles.

Hockomock Girls Lacrosse Players to Watch

Julia Marsden, Senior – King Philip

Marsden, a senior attacker, was one of KP’s most dynamic players last season, showing no ill effects from a year off by scoring 50 goals and dishing out 10 assists. The St. Anselm commit was the sixth-highest scorer in the league last year and the second-highest among players that have returned this spring. A strong, physical attacker, Marsden is hard to take the ball off, even in a crowded crease, and she is willing to drive into traffic to finish off an attack. Her quickness and athleticism make her a threat in transition and facing a settled defense and she showed a lot of patience last year, biding her time for the right moment to drive at the goal. KP continues to be the biggest challenger to Franklin’s control of the Kelley-Rex title and the experience and scoring punch that Marsden brings to the table will be a big boost for the Warriors as they look to unseat the Panthers.

Hockomock Girls Lacrosse Players to Watch

Stella Regan, Senior – Franklin

One of the best facilitators in the Franklin offense, Regan creates as many chances for her teammates as she does for herself, and her endless supply of energy in the midfield makes her a key player on both ends of the field. The Colby College commit scored 28 goals last season and assisted on 32 others, providing key passes for the wide array of attacking talent that the Panthers throw on the field. A quick, athletic player, who now seems to be fully healed from the broken leg she suffered as a sophomore, Regan can beat players off the dodge and then pick out the perfect pass to get teammates clean looks at goal. Coupling her speed in transition with her patience and willingness to move the ball against a set defense makes her vital to Franklin’s balance on offense. She knows when to push and when it is time to step back and keep possession. Coming off an appearance in the state title game, expectations might never be higher around the program and Regan will be one of many players that Franklin is counting on to take that final step and bring home silverware this spring.




Devan Spinale, Sophomore – Canton

Spinale stepped in as a freshman last season and showed off impressive skills in the attack, giving the Canton offense an important boost, helping the Bulldogs score in double digits in eight of their 14 games. Quick and agile, Spinale is a hard one-on-one cover and she has the footwork and stick work to find seams to drive to the goal. She also is a willing runner to help back on the defensive end and showed good vision in transition, making the right passes to set up teammates for chances. With a year of varsity experience, Spinale should be ready to face the tough defenses in the Hock and help Canton make a return to the state tournament. Canton has a versatile, athletic group of attackers as well as midfielders that could make them a dangerous team to face in the playoffs, and Spinale’s development as a go-to weapon on offense will be key to the Bulldogs giving Foxboro a challenge in the Davenport.

Hockomock Girls Lacrosse Players to Watch

Mya Waryas, Junior – Foxboro

Waryas was the fourth-leading scorer on Foxboro a season ago, but the junior midfielder should get even more looks this year. Another member of a talented junior class for the Warriors, Waryas finds ways of creating space in the defense, through her movement with and without the ball and is a solid finisher around the cage. Coupling her strong stick work with good vision, Waryas can draw defenders to create lanes for teammates to take advantage of has the ability to make the right pass at the right time. She scored 29 goals and had 15 assists as a sophomore and the experience of her first varsity season should lead to even more offense this year (for a team that scored 225 goals in just 13 games last year). As Foxboro looks to make a run in the Div. 3 state tournament, Waryas will be one of the players that the Warriors will count on developing into a go-to attacking threat this season.

Caitlin Zajac, Junior – Mansfield

Although there are a lot of new faces on the Mansfield roster, and the coaching staff, the Hornets have an experienced back line that could be tough to score against this season. Zajac will be a key to the Hornets keeping the opposition at bay. In her debut season as a sophomore goalie, Zajac made 214 saves and saved 56 percent of the shots that she faced, both of which were tops in the league during the regular season. Her quickness and aggressiveness in goal helps cut down shooting angles and she is a vocal leader at the back, making sure her defenders are in the right places. She is also capable of springing an attack the other way with good distribution. Mansfield will be moving to the Davenport next spring, so the Hornets would love to move up the standings in their last season in the Kelley-Rex, and Zajac’s ability to marshal the back line will be a key to having an impressive final season in the division.

Hockomock Girls Lacrosse Players to Watch