Player of the Week: Lucas Da Silva, Milford Soccer

Lucas Da Silva
 
By HockomockSports.com Staff

Milford junior Lucas Da Silva has been selected as the HockomockSports.com Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, for Oct. 6 through Oct. 12. Da Silva is the sixth player chosen as Player of the Week for the 2019-20 school year.

Da Silva had an impressive week, as the Davenport division-leading Hawks solidified their position at the top of the league with three wins and moved within one point of securing back-to-back titles. He scored one goal and had three assists this week, providing important moments in all three of the wins, including assists on two game winners.

“Lucas is a really creative player with a high soccer IQ,” said Milford coach Brian Edwards. “His flexibility also allows us to plug him at various positions depending upon where he is needed.”

On Monday, the Hawks rallied in the second half to earn a one-goal win at Canton. Da Silva assisted on a goal by Pedro Joao Da Silva that proved to be the game-winner and handed Milford a 2-1 victory. Two days later, Da Silva controlled the midfield against Stoughton, adding the third goal in a 5-0 win. He closed out the week with a pair of assists in a win at Attleboro. Again he set up Joao Pedro for a goal that turned out to the game-winner and then set up Pedro Araujo for the team’s third.

Milford has already clinched a share of the Davenport title and needs only a draw from its remaining five Davenport games to win the division outright. With his four-point week, Da Silva has moved into a tie for third in the league’s scoring charts with 11 points (four goals and seven assists).

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.

 

Player of the Week: Cailyn Mackintosh, Franklin Volleyball

Cailyn Mackintosh
 
By HockomockSports.com Staff

Franklin sophomore Cailyn Mackintosh has been selected as the HockomockSports.com Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, for Sept. 29 through Oct. 5. Mackintosh is the fifth player chosen as Player of the Week for the 2019-20 school year.

Mackintosh had a busy week setting up the Franklin hitters, helping the Panthers win both games, including a five-set thriller against Bishop Feehan. The sophomore, who has stepped into the setting role that was held last year by HockomockSports.com Player of the Year Lauren McGrath, totaled 67 assists over the two games last week and was strong at the service line for the Panthers.

“For being so young, her volleyball IQ is right up there with everyone else,” said Franklin head coach Kelsey Weymouth. “Getting her feet to every ball and her decision making has been key when we’re in a rut!”

On Tuesday, Franklin rallied from a 2-1 deficit to beat Feehan in a non-league clash. Mackintosh racked up 41 assists against the Shamrocks and added three aces to help the Panthers win the final two sets and secure the win. Two days later, the Panthers swept Foxboro and again it was Mackintosh that got the offense in gear, finishing with 26 assists in the win.

The defending Kelley-Rex division champions are one back of current league leaders King Philip and Oliver Ames and Mackintosh has been a big part of their aspirations for a repeat. She is second in the league with 244 assists, behind only OA senior Allie Kemp.

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.

 

Player of the Week: Anna Beck, Attleboro Field Hockey

Anna Beck
 
By HockomockSports.com Staff

Attleboro senior Anna Beck has been selected as the HockomockSports.com Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, for Sept. 22 through Sept. 28. Beck is the fourth player chosen as Player of the Week for the 2019-20 school year.

Beck powered the Bombardiers to a 2-0-1 week and helped them move back to .500 on the season. The Bryant University-commit scored five goals and assisted on two others over the course of three games this week, lifting Attleboro off the foot of the Kelley-Rex standings.

“Anna is such a valuable asset to this team, a true leader in every sense of the word,” said Attleboro head coach Lindsay Antunes. “Her drive, determination and love for this sport is nearly unmatchable. She’s always able to provide this team with the lift they need to get the job done.”

Beck started the week with two goals and two assists against Bishop Feehan. Beck scored the eventual game-winner in a 5-0 victory and assisted on goals by Keyara Nunes and Madison Ellis. Against defending Davenport champ Foxboro, Beck created a scoring opportunity that was finished off by Ellis to give the Bombardiers a 1-0 lead in the eventual 1-1 tie.

She rounded out the week with a hat trick against division rival Taunton. Beck scored twice off penalty corners in the first half and then added a late insurance goal with just three minutes to play, as the Bombardiers held on for a 3-0 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.

 

Player of the Week: Tyler DeMattio, North Football

Tyler DeMattio
 
By HockomockSports.com Staff

North Attleboro sophomore Tyler DeMattio has been selected as the HockomockSports.com Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, for Sept. 15 through Sept. 21. DeMattio is the third player chosen as Player of the Week for the 2019-20 school year.

DeMattio, the North Attleboro quarterback, lifted the Rocketeers to an important non-league win over rival Bishop Feehan on Saturday afternoon, giving Big Red its first win of the season. In just his second career start, DeMattio exploded for four touchdowns, all on the ground, and accounted for 32 of his team’s 38 points.

“Tyler’s performance was one of the toughest individual offensive performances I’ve seen in a player in a long, long time,” said North Attleboro coach Don Johnson. “He refused to lose and elevated the expectations of the entire team.”

After a difficult opening week against King Philip, DeMattio and the North offense struggled in the first half against Feehan. His 20-yard rushing touchdown in the first quarter was the only score for the Rocketeers, who trailed 14-7 at the half. The second half was a completely different game, as North’s offense found a rhythm after the break.

DeMattio got the scoring started with a one-yard rush. After Feehan answered with a touchdown, Tom Whalen returned a kick 91 yards and DeMattio punched in the two-point conversion to tie the game. In the fourth quarter, DeMattio put North in front with a five-yard touchdown run and then added to the lead with a one-yard score. He added a 19-yard field goal to seal 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.

 

Player of the Week: Allie Kemp, OA Volleyball

Allie Kemp
 
By HockomockSports.com Staff

Oliver Ames senior Allie Kemp has been selected as the HockomockSports.com Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, for Sept. 8 through Sept. 14. Kemp is the second player chosen as Player of the Week for the 2019-20 school year.

Oliver Ames has started the season with four wins in its five matches and is coming off a perfect three-win week. Kemp started the week with a big performance in a three-set sweep of Taunton, recording her 1,000th career assist in the process. She is just the third player in program history to reach the 1,000-assist club.

“She came in committed and she came in with the goal of getting it right at the beginning of her senior year and then take off once she had it and that’s exactly what she’s done,” said OA coach Chelsea Correia about Kemp reaching the assist milestone. “She really blossomed when she got to 700, 800 assists and she started to think, ‘I could really get there.’ I’ve never seen her so confident after getting that recognition, but bringing that confidence out of her was probably the highlight working with her over her four-year career.”

Kemp finished the Taunton match with 24 assists and added five aces. Two days later, OA swept North Attleboro in its home opener. Kemp was again instrumental in the Tigers’ success, dishing out 26 assists and another five aces. On Friday, the Tigers were on the road again, sweeping Bridgewater-Raynham for their fourth straight victory. Kemp was stellar in spreading the ball around, recording 35 assists on the night and chipped in at the service line with eight aces.

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.

Player of the Week: Michael DeBolt, Mansfield Football


 
By HockomockSports.com Staff

Mansfield senior Michael DeBolt has been selected as the HockomockSports.com Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, for Sept. 1 through Sept. 7. DeBolt is the first player chosen as Player of the Week for the 2019-20 school year.

Mansfield opened its season with an impressive 31-10 victory over BC High and DeBolt, a senior running back, kicker, and defensive back, was at the heart of the Hornets’ success on Friday. He compiled nearly 150 yards of total offense and accumulated 19 of the team’s 31 points. He also had four touchbacks on his kick-offs, keeping the Eagles pinned back in their own end of the field.

“He did it all for us Friday in a big win against a great opponent,” said Mansfield coach Mike Redding. “The touchbacks early put them in tough field position, the field goal at end of half shifted momentum, and his two second half touchdowns kept the lead comfortable. That alone was enough for MVP awards, but he also played every snap on defense and helped hold a dangerous offense to just 10 points.”

DeBolt had seven carries for 100 yards, including a 79-yard touchdown just two plays after the Eagles got into the end zone for the first time, and caught a 48-yard touchdown on a screen pass from classmate Jack Moussette. He also kicked a 26-yard field right before the half to put the Hornets up by a touchdown going into the break. DeBolt was 4-for-4 on extra point attempts on the night.

Prior to Friday’s game, DeBolt announced that he is dedicating the season to the fight against pediatric cancer. By visiting https://www.alexslemonade.org/mypage/1864294, donations can be made for every point that he scores this season with all the proceeds going to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, which funds research into childhood cancer. Nineteen points in week one is a good start to his overall goal of 75 for the season.

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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Player of the Week: Sophia DiCenso, Foxboro Lacrosse

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Sophia DiCenso
 
By HockomockSports.com Staff

Foxboro senior Sophia DiCenso has been selected as the HockomockSports.com Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, for June 9 through June 15. DiCenso is the 34th player chosen as Player of the Week for the 2018-19 school year and the 11th player in the spring season.

DiCenso had a busy week and one that featured success both with Foxboro and with her efforts to make the U.S. U-19 national team. The senior midfielder and University of Richmond-commit missed the Warriors opening playoff game to try out for the national team and this week found out that she had been selected to be part of the squad competing in the world championships. She then returned to Foxboro to score nine goals in two games and lead the Warriors to the program’s first-ever sectional title.

“It was an exciting week for both Soph and the team and I think hearing the news of making the national team was a weight lifted off her shoulder,” said Foxboro coach Brittany Sherry. “Her performance on Friday was lights out! She wanted it for herself, her teammates, her coaches and her community. Her work ethic, passion and selflessness aided in getting us that tough win and our program’s first title!”

Against the top seed Wayland, DiCenso scored a hat trick, helping the Warriors hold on in a wild second half to pull the upset and advance to their second Div. 2 East final in three years. The day before the final, DiCenso found out that she had been chosen to be part of Team USA, and then she went out and scored six times against Medway, including the go-ahead goal with three minutes remaining, to lead Foxboro to the title.

DiCenso, a two-time Hockomock League MVP, eclipsed the 50-goal mark for the season with her nine this week in the playoffs and she is right on the edge of the top 10 in scoring. The Warriors will face South champion Cohasset in the state semifinal.

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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Player of the Week: Jack Moynihan, Taunton Baseball

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Jack Moynihan
 
By HockomockSports.com Staff

Taunton senior Jack Moynihan has been selected as the HockomockSports.com Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, for June 2 through June 8. Moynihan is the 33rd player chosen as Player of the Week for the 2018-19 school year and the 10th player in the spring season.

Moynihan tossed a gem in Taunton’s playoff opener against Marshfield, a team that entered the postseason on the back of a pair of wins, including one over top seed Silver Lake. Moynihan shut down the Rams and got the Tigers started on a tournament run (which continued on Monday with a walk-off victory against Catholic Memorial). It was Moynihan’s second straight complete game shutout; he blanked KP with four-hit, four strikeout performance in the regular season finale.

“Jack’s been that guy we’ve looked to all year when we need a dominate performance and he delivered one of the best pitching performances of his career,” said Taunton head coach Blair Bourque. “It couldn’t have come at a more opportune time. The last couple of postseason losses put a bitter taste in his mouth and he was excited to get the opportunity to pitch in the postseason again.”

Against Marshfield, Moynihan went the distance in a complete-game shutout. He allowed only five hits and one walk, while striking out 12. Taunton won the game 6-0. It was the sixth win of the season for Taunton’s ace (6-2) and remarkably improved his ERA, which was only 1.32 at the end of the regular season. He was third in the Hock with 54 strikeouts in 47-2/3 innings during the regular season. The Tigers will take on No. 9 seed Xaverian in the Div. 1 South semifinal.

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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Player of the Week: Sam Nugent, Mansfield Baseball

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Sam Nugent
 
By HockomockSports.com Staff

Mansfield senior Sam Nugent has been selected as the HockomockSports.com Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, for May 26 through June 1. Nugent is the 32nd player chosen as Player of the Week for the 2018-19 school year and the ninth player in the spring season.

Nugent was a major factor in the Hornets bouncing back with a pair of wins this week and securing a return to the prestigious Super 8 tournament for the second straight season. Mansfield (17-5) beat Bishop Feehan and fellow Super 8 hopeful St. Peter Marian to earn the seventh seed and will travel to second-seeded St. John’s Prep on Wednesday afternoon.

“Sam had an incredible week during a time we needed it the most,” said Mansfield coach Joe Breen. “He’s a senior captain that’s leading by example at the most important time of year. We are looking forward to more of this in the postseason.”

Nugent had a pair of hits, including a double, drove in a run, and scored once in a win over Bishop Feehan that got the Hornets back on track after a brief, two-game losing streak. In the regular season finale on Saturday, Nugent went 3-for-3 with a walk against the Guardians, as the Hornets put the finishing touch on their Super 8 resume. Nugent scored smashed a three-run home run to help spark the Hornets’ offense. He twice, stole a base, and drove in three runs to help Mansfield leave Worcester with the victory.

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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Player of the Week: Alana Tavares, Taunton Lacrosse

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Alana Tavares
 
By HockomockSports.com Staff

Taunton sophomore Alana Tavares has been selected as the HockomockSports.com Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, for May 19 through May 25. Tavares is the 31st player chosen as Player of the Week for the 2018-19 school year and the eighth player in the spring season.

Tavares led the Tigers to three wins this week, helping Taunton finish the regular season with four straight wins and five wins in its final seven games. The Tigers ended up just one win shy of qualifying for the state tournament. Tavares, a three-year varsity player, was dominant this week, scoring 26 goals in the three games, including the 200th of her short career.

“Alana has been a huge contributor to our team over the past three years,” said Taunton coach Kerry Northup. “We are so proud to watch her hit milestones like the 200 goals. As successful as she is stat-wise, Alana is one of the most unselfish players I have coached. She thrives off the successes of others. She tries to set her teammates up for success, even if that means missing an opportunity for herself. She is is great kid both on and off the field, and we are thrilled to hear of her selection for Player of the Week!”

The Tigers started the week with a win against division rival Attleboro. Tavares scored 10 of her team’s 15 goals in the victory and also pulled down eight draw controls. In a big win over Southeastern three days later, Tavares scored seven goals and recorded two assists, hitting the 200-goal mark for her career in the process. The very next day, Tavares added nine goals in a 21-0 romp over city rival Coyle & Cassidy. She also had a pair of assists and seven draw controls in the shutout.

For the season, Tavares is among the leaders in the Hockomock League with 109 points, and one of the top goal scorers with 95 goals this season alone.

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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