By HockomockSports.com Staff
North Attleboro junior Steph McKenna has been selected as the HockomockSports.com Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, for Oct. 11 through Oct. 17. McKenna is the second player chosen as Player of the Week for the 2020-21 school year.
North has bounced back from a tough season by earning points in each of its first four games and entered Monday’s games just two points back of league-leading Canton. McKenna was a key to a two-win week, scoring five goals and recording an assist as North followed up its two hard-fought draws against Oliver Ames to beat Stoughton twice and moved to 2-0-2 this fall.
“Steph has improved her one-on-one skills and winning the 50-50s,” said North Attleboro coach Bill Wallace. “What makes her fun to coach is how hard she works to continue to improve.”
After North scored one goal in its opening two games, the Rocketeers found its attacking groove this week. McKenna notched her first career hat trick on Wednesday, as North scored seven times and recorded its first win of the season. Two days later, in the rain, McKenna’s scoring touch continued with a brace and an assist and the Rocketeers added another seven goals as a team heading into this week’s showdown with the current division leaders.
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.