2019 Hockomock League Gymnastics All Stars

Below are the official 2019 Hockomock League Gymnastics All Stars, selected by the coaches in the league.

Hockomock League MVP

Lily Goulding, Mansfield

Hockomock League All Stars

Mia Lizotte, Franklin
Sadie Rondeau, Franklin
Lauren Fusco, King Philip
Sydney Treeful, King Philip
Lily Goulding, Mansfield
Erin Hurley, Mansfield
Kira Goldman, Mansfield
Jackie Costello, Mansfield
Julia Hill, Mansfield
Alonzo Robinson, North Attleboro
Kaleigh DeMarco, North Attleboro
Lauren Picanzi, Oliver Ames
Gianna Martucci, Oliver Ames
Ashlyn Latham, Oliver Ames
Elise Ferreira, Taunton
Kamryn Li, Taunton

Honorable Mentions:
Jay Girvan, Canton
Emma Owens, Franklin
Alexis Berthiaume, King Philip
Marissa Petrillo, Mansfield
Lindsay Robinson, North Attleboro
Tina O’Neill, Oliver Ames
Annie Yang, Sharon

Hockomock Gymnastics Meet – 2019 Results

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Below are the results from the Hockomock Gymnastics meet that was held at Metro South on Saturday afternoon. This meet featured Franklin, King Philip, Mansfield, North Attleboro, and Oliver Ames.

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Event Results

All-Around
1. Lily Goulding, Mansfield – 37.90
2. Erin Hurley, Mansfield – 37.80
3. Lauren Fusco, King Philip – 36.80
4. Lauren Picanzi, Oliver Ames – 36.30
5. Alonza Robinson, North Attleboro – 36.00

Floor Exercise (All-Around)
1. Lily Goulding, Mansfield – 9.50
2. Lauren Fucso, King Philip – 9.35
3. Erin Hurley, Mansfield – 9.20
4. Alonza Robinson, North Attleboro – 9.10
T5. Lauren Picanzi, Oliver Ames – 9.05
T5. Kaleigh DeMarco, North Attleboro – 9.05
T5. Kate Rudolph, Franklin – 9.05

Floor Exercise (Specialist)
1. Jackie Costello, Mansfield – 9.35
2. Megan Collins, North Attleboro – 9.30
T3. Julia Hill, Mansfield – 9.25
T3. Lindsay Robinson, North Attleboro – 9.25
T5. Caroline Woelfel, Franklin – 8.85
T5. Paige Moore, North Attleboro – 8.85

Balance Beam (All-Around)
1. Lily Goulding, Mansfield – 9.35
T2. Erin Hurley, Mansfield – 9.30
T2. Alonza Robinson, North Attleboro – 9.30
4. Lauren Fusco, King Philip – 9.25
5. Lauren Picanzi, Oliver Ames – 9.05

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Balance Beam (Specialist)
1. Gianna Martucci, Oliver Ames – 9.25
2. Jackie Costello, Mansfield – 9.05
3. Kira Goldman, Mansfield – 9.00
4. Caroline Szajda, North Attleboro – 8.90
5. Paige Moore, North Attleboro – 8.85

Bars (All-Around)
1. Erin Hurley, Mansfield – 9.60
2. Lily Goulding, Mansfield – 9.40
3. Lauren Picanzi, Oliver Ames – 9.10
4. Kaleigh DeMarco, North Attleboro – 9.00
5. Lauren Fusco, King Philip – 8.70

Bars (Specialist)
1. Kira Goldman, Mansfield – 9.50
2. Jackie Costello, Mansfield – 9.30
3. Julia Hill, Mansfield – 8.60
4. Tina O’Neill, Oliver Ames – 8.60
5. Sadie Rondeau, Franklin – 8.50

Vault (All-Around)
1. Erin Hurley, Mansfield – 9.70
2. Lily Goulding, Mansfield – 9.65
3. Lauren Fusco, King Philip – 9.50
4. Emma Owens, Franklin – 9.20
5. Lauren Picanzi, Oliver Ames – 9.10

Vault (Specialist)
1. Lindsay Robinson, North Attleboro – 9.10
T2. Gianna Martucci, Oliver Ames – 9.00
T2. Caitlin DuMouchel, Mansfield – 9.00
4. Julia Hill, Mansfield – 8.90
5. Kira Goldman, Mansfield – 8.60

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2018 Hockomock League Gymnastics All Stars

Below are the official 2018 Hockomock League Gymnastics All Stars, selected by the coaches in the league.

Hockomock League MVP

Hannah Moynihan, Oliver Ames

Hockomock League All Stars

Emma Humphrey, Attleboro
Mia Lizotte, Franklin
Liz Traphagen, Franklin
Sidney Treeful, King Philip
Jacqueline Costello, Mansfield
Kira Goldman, Mansfield
Lily Goulding, Mansfield
Julia Hill, Mansfield
Erin Hurley, Mansfield
Isabella Celeste, North Attleboro
Alonza Robinson, North Attleboro
Charis MacCuish, Oliver Ames
Gianna Martucci, Oliver Ames
Hannah Moynihan, Oliver Ames
Lauren Picanzi, Oliver Ames
Ariana Chabot, Sharon
Jen Atanassov, Taunton

Gymnastics: Hock Results From 2018 South Sectionals

Teams from the Hockomock League participated in the 2018 South Sectionals. Below are those who placed in the top 10 in each individual event.

Team Scores

1. Mansfield – 146.450
5. North Attleboro – 139.950
9. Oliver Ames – 134.150

All Around

1. Erin Hurley, Mansfield – 37.625
6. Lily Goulding, Mansfield – 36.550
7. Lauren Picanzi, Oliver Ames – 36.250

Individual – Vault

1. Erin Hurley, Mansfield – 9.625
5. Kira Goldman, Mansfield – 9.425
7. Lily Goulding, Mansfield – 9.350
10. Lauren Picanzi, Oliver Ames – 9.275

Individual – Beam

1. Carson Cronin, MHM – 9.700
3. Lily Goulding, Mansfield – 9.350
8. Erin Hurley, Mansfield – 9.175
10. Lauren Picanzi, Oliver Ams – 9.075

Individual – Bars

1. Erin Hurley, Mansfield – 9.700
2. Kira Goldman, Mansfield – 9.400
6. Julia Hill, Mansfield – 9.150
9. Lauren Picanzi, Oliver Ames – 8.900
10. Kaleigh DeMarco, North Attleoro – 8.800

Individual – Floor

1. Carson Cronin, MHM – 9.475
6. Erin Hurley, Mansfield – 9.125
7. Lily Goulding, Mansfield – 9.100

Gymnastics: Hock Results From 2018 South Sectionals

Player of the Week – Erin Hurley, Mansfield Gymnastics

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By HockomockSports.com Staff

Mansfield freshman Erin Hurley has been selected as the HockomockSports.com Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, for Feb. 4 through Feb. 10. Hurley is the 19th player selected for the 2017-18 school year and ninth player chosen during the winter season.

Hurley capped her first season in the Hockomock League with two impressive all-around performances this week, helping Mansfield finish undefeated in the dual meet season and also bring home the team title a the annual Hockomock Gymnastics Championships held at Shrewsbury High. Hurley won the individual all-around title in both the final regular season meet against Oliver Ames and at the Hock Championships.

“Erin has been a great addition to the team this season,” said Mansfield assistant coach Lisa Anastos. “From the beginning, she has worked tirelessly to modify and improve her routines to meet high school requirements. Erin has easily transitioned from the individual emphasis of the sport to competing for the better of the team.”

In a battle of undefeated teams, Hurley scored a 36.55 in the all-around to beat OA and lift Mansfield to the Hockomock League title. She finished first in the uneven bars with a 9.35, second on vault with a 9.35 and third on the balance beam. On Saturday, Hurley won two event titles and had a total score of 36.800 to edge Franklin’s Mia Lizotte by 0.350 for the all-around title. She finished fourth on the floor with a score of 9.300, first on the bars with a score of 9.600 and first on vault with a score of 9.300.

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.

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Hyland an All-Around Success for Kentucky Gymnastics

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Foxboro High alum Alex Hyland celebrates after a routine during a University of Kentucky gymnastics meet against Ball State, Southeast Missouri, and George Washington at Rupp Arena. (Elliott Hess/UK Athletics)

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When Foxboro High alum Alex Hyland stepped up to the vault for her first event as a freshman gymnast at the University of Kentucky, it was obvious that competing in the SEC was going to be vastly different from the top-level club meets that she took part in high school.

“I was very nervous,” admitted Hyland during a recent phone conversation. “But as soon as I saluted for my first vault it became real to me and I wasn’t as nervous because I knew they were all rooting for us and wanted us to do well. So, I ended up feeding off the crowd very well.”

Hyland has fed off the enthusiasm of the crowds, her teammates, and the pressure of competing in the nation’s top conference and she has shone on the biggest stages in collegiate gymnastics. In two seasons at Kentucky, Hyland has been named All-SEC twice, winning a share of the SEC title on the balance beam last season, twice has qualified for the NCAA Championships, and last spring was selected as an All-American.

“That’s amazing,” she said. “It’s nothing I planned to do. I just wanted to go out there and do my best, so when it results in that I was very happy.”

It has been a long journey – from an active 6-year-old “always flipping around the house” to starting out at Arnold’s Gymnastics in Mansfield, working under coach Nikki Longo, to being one of the top performers on the sixth-ranked team in the country.

“It was a shock when I came here,” Hyland, now a junior, said of the environment at Kentucky, including meets at the 10,000-seat Memorial Coliseum. “Everything’s just a little bit bigger and there’s so much more on the line. I never expected myself to go this far from home, but I ended up loving it.”

She added, “I was training at a high level before, so the training isn’t as much different as all the meets are on TV, everything’s a little more important in college, but I also like that. It’s kind of cool to have a team behind you and be on TV.”

With all the top performers returning from a team that finished 13th in the country last year (barely missing out on the top 12 and a spot as a team in the NCAA Championship) and several new athletes adding fresh routines, Kentucky has high expectations this season. Hyland said that the Wildcats are not concerned with the target on their backs but are motivated by living up to their potential.

“It’s been really great so far,” said Hyland, the day after Kentucky beat SEC rival Auburn 196.700-196.250. Hyland posted an all-around score of 39.225. “We kind of like having the pressure. I think it makes us want to do better at all the meets and we have more confidence going in, so that helps too.”

Personally, Hyland has plenty of confidence after the success of her first two seasons with the Wildcats. As a freshman, she scored a 39.175 to win the NCAA Regional all-around title, recorded the highest uneven bar score (9.9) of any Wildcat that year, and won six event titles. Last year, Hyland was named a regular season All-American with her beam qualifying score and then won the beam title at the SEC Championships with a score of 9.50.

“The routine I did was probably the best I’ve done,” Hyland said of becoming an SEC champion. “I honestly wasn’t thinking about titles or anything. Before you salute, you’re not thinking I want to win this event, I just went out and did what I usually do and tried to do my best.”

Being seeded fifth entering the meet, Kentucky was in the first group of teams to compete on the apparatus. Hyland went sixth and posted her strong score, but then had to sit and watch as the second group went through, keeping track from the sidelines to see if her score would hold up, which it did.

Foxboro does not have a high school gymnastics program, so all of Hyland’s experience growing up in the sport was through Arnold’s Gymnastics. Under the tutelage of Longo, who remained Hyland’s coach right up until she left for college, Hyland was a four-time state champion and qualified for the Junior Olympic Nationals four times.

College coaches started recruiting Hyland during her sophomore year at Foxboro. She attended several camps during the summer and made the decision to commit to Kentucky.

“The first thing was that they’re in the SEC and the SEC is the best gymnastics conference in the nation,” she explained. “I went to a camp here and I loved the staff, I loved the girls on the team, the facilities here are amazing, they treat athletes so well. I just loved everything about it.”

It is not only the results that have been positive so far. The experience of being part of a team, something that was missing from club gymnastics, has added a new dimension to competing. No longer is gymnastics solely an individual pursuit.

“It’s a whole different mindset,” Hyland said. “You compete for your team. So, if you mess up and your team does well, then you’re happy because team success is the ultimate goal. Everyone is happy for each other and it’s really easy to feed off everyone’s energy.”

Her teammates are not the only ones that are cheering on Hyland. There are now scores of girls competing in gymnastics at Arnold’s and other gyms in the Foxboro area that are looking up to her, as one of the few gymnasts to compete at the collegiate level, let alone the SEC.

“I used to coach in high school at my club gym,” Hyland said when asked about the reaction of younger gymnasts when she comes back home. “Just to know that so many little kids were looking up to me, it makes you so appreciative for everything you do because these little girls just want to follow in your footsteps. To see that is really life-changing. It was really a great experience.”

Unlike most sports, gymnastics does not afford much time away from training, even in the off-season. But, Hyland does get the chance to come back to Foxboro for a couple of weeks in the summer and she makes sure to return to Arnold’s and look at the equipment that she used to work on every day. It is only a short time to reflect on how far she has come in the sport before returning to Lexington to focus again on getting the Wildcats to the NCAA Championships.

“I’m very excited,” said Hyland. “The whole team is so happy all the time and we have so much confidence. We are really excited to get the rest of the year done.”

Following the win over Auburn, Kentucky posted the same score as a team (196.700), which is tied for the sixth highest in program history, but could not beat LSU (the No. 2-ranked team in the country). On Friday night, the Wildcats (5-3, 2-3) lost for the second straight meet, falling 196.150-195.550 to No. 13 Georgia, but Hyland won her third beam title of the season with a score of 9.875 and took third in the all-around with a total of 39.275.

Hockomock Gymnastics Championships – 2018 Results

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Mansfield added to its dual meet title by earning the team title at the annual Hockomock Gymnastics Championships held at Shrewsbury High. (Josh Perry/HockomockSports.com)

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Team Results

1. Mansfield – 144.450
2. Oliver Ames – 140.500
3. North Attleboro – 138.650
4. Franklin – 134.950
5. Attleboro – 133.800
6. King Philip – 133. 350
7. Sharon – 128.550
8. Taunton – 123.850
9. Canton – 109.950

Race Results

All-Around
1. Erin Hurley, Mansfield – 36.800
2. Mia Lizotte, Franklin – 36.450
3. Emma Humphrey, Attleboro – 36.200
4. Lil Goulding, Mansfield – 36.050
5. Hannah Moynihan, Oliver Ames – 35.950
6. Gianna Martucci, Oliver Ames – 34.800

Floor Exercise (All-Around)
1. Lil Goulding, Mansfield – 9.400
T-1. Liz Traphagen, Franklin – 9.400
3. Mia Lizotte, Franklin – 9.350
4. Erin Hurley, Mansfield – 9.300
T-5. Hannah Moynihan, Oliver Ames – 9.200
T-5. Isabella Celeste, North Attleboro – 9.200
T-5. Gianna Martucci, Oliver Ames – 9.200
T-5. Sidney Treeful, King Philip 9.200

Floor Exercise (Specialist)
1. Julia Hill, Mansfield – 9.100
T-2. Lindsay Robinson, North Attleboro – 9.000
T-2. Charis MacCuish, Oliver Ames – 9.000
T-4. Megan Collins, North Attleboro – 8.900
T-4. Sandy Whitaker, Mansfield – 8.900
6. Kailey Abbott, King Philip – 8.850

Balance Beam (All-Around)
1. Mia Lizotte, Franklin – 9.400
2. Lil Goulding, Mansfield – 9.200
3. Hannah Moynihan, Oliver Ames – 9.050
4. Emma Humphrey, Attleboro – 9.000
5. Kaleigh DeMarco, North Attleboro – 8.850
6. Sidney Treeful, King Philip – 8.800

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Balance Beam (Specialist)
1. Lauren Picanzi, Oliver Ames – 9.350
2. Kira Golldman, Mansfield – 9.250
3. Lindsay Robinson, North Attleboro – 8.80
4. Marissa Petrillo, Mansfield – 8.650
5. Charis MacCuish, Oliver Ames – 8.600
T-6. Julia Hill, Mansfield – 8.500
T-6. Sadie Rondeau, Franklin – 8.500

Uneven Bars (All-Around)
1. Erin Hurley, Mansfield – 9.600
2. Emma Humphrey, Attleboro – 9.300
3. Gianna Martucci, Oliver Ames – 9.000
4. Hannah Moynihan, Oliver Ames – 8.700
5. Sidney Treeful, King Philip – 8.600
6. Mia Lizotte, Franklin – 8.400

Uneven Bars (Specialist)
1. Kira Goldman, Mansfield – 9.300
2. Lauren Picanzi, Oliver Ames – 8.900
3. Elise Ferreira, Taunton – 8.500
T-4. Hailee Pietro, Attleboro – 8.400
T-4. Caroline Szajda, North Attleboro – 8.400
T-6. Julia Hill, Mansfield – 8.300
T-6. Megan Collins, North Attleboro – 8.300

Vault (All-Around)
T-1. Erin Hurley, Mansfield – 9.300
T-1. Mia Lizotte, Franklin – 9.300
3. Lil Goulding, Mansfield – 9.150
4. Kaleigh DeMarco, North Attleboro – 9.100
5. Isabella Celeste, North Attleboro – 9.050
6. Hannah Moynihan, Oliver Ames – 9.000

Vault (Specialist)
T-1. Kira Goldman, Mansfield – 9.100
T-1. Alonza Robinson, North Attleboro – 9.100
T-3. Lindsay Robinson, North Attleboro – 9.000
T-3. Dana Miller, Mansfield – 9.000
5. Kyra Cavicchi, Mansfield – 8.900
6. Madison Brady, Mansfield – 8.850

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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