Player of the Week: Kailey Sullivan, Foxboro Basketball

Kailey Sullivan 
By HockomockSports.com Staff

Foxboro junior Kailey Sullivan has been selected as the HockomockSports.com Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, for Feb. 12 through Feb. 18. Sullivan is the 22nd player chosen as Player of the Week for the 2023-24 school year and ninth in the winter season.

Sullivan had another outstanding week for the Davenport champions. She scored 20-plus points twice and helped Foxboro complete its second consecutive perfect Hockomock League campaign, closing it out with a dominating win over rival Oliver Ames. Sullivan is second in the league in scoring, just behind teammate Camryn Collins, at nearly 20 points per game and is one of the reasons that the defending Div. 2 state champs are favorites to claim the D3 title this season.

“She has really stepped up her game throughout the second half of this season,” said Foxboro coach Lisa Downs. “She is quietly scoring over 20 points in each of the last three games, while also adding significant numbers of assists. Her defensive game has improved tremendously as well – she is the real deal and is someone deserving of grabbing everyone’s attention.”

Foxboro opened the week with a visit from Canton and Sullivan led the way with 17 points in a convincing win that clinched the outright league title. On Friday night, Foxboro went on the road to face OA. Sullivan buried five three-pointers on her way to a game-high 28 points, as the Warriors pulled away, leading by as many as 30 points in the 68-44 win, which wrapped up a perfect Hock campaign. The following day, Foxboro was even more impressive, rolling to a 40-point win over Bridgewater-Raynham in the Comcast Tournament opener at Woburn High. Sullivan continued her hot shooting, finishing the game with 23 points. She made it three straight games with 20-plus points in a loss to unbeaten Wachusett, scoring a team-high 22.

Click here for a recap and photo gallery from the Foxboro vs. Oliver Ames game.

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 10:00PM. 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.

Kailey Sullivan
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Player of the Week: Abigail Scott, Mansfield Track

Abigail Scott
 
By HockomockSports.com Staff

Mansfield senior Abigail Scott has been selected as the HockomockSports.com Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, for Feb. 5 through Feb. 11. Scott is the 21st player chosen as Player of the Week for the 2023-24 school year and eighth in the winter season.

Scott continued her outstanding season with a pair of wins at the annual Hockomock League Indoor Track Championships held last week at the TRACK at New Balance. Helping the Hornets to second place in the team standings, Scott set a new meet record in the 55-meter dash and was part of the 4×200 relay team.

“I’m really proud of Abby’s performance at Hock’s last week,” said Mansfield head coach Kevin Butera. “After struggling at the Coaches Invite the previous week, Abby rebounded with one of her best practice weeks ever and was able to put together an incredible performance to break the previous school record in the 55M twice (7.25 prelim and 7.21 finals) and also helped the 4x200M smash their season best by three seconds. Abby rises to the occasion during the postseason so we are looking forward to see how fast she can go for the rest of the Indoor season and Outdoors.”

Scott got her meet off to a terrific start in the 55-meter dash, setting a new meet record with a time of 7.21 seconds, nearly 0.06 faster than the next closest runners. In the 4×200 relay, Scott teamed with Chloe Guthrie, Elyssa Buchanan, and Olivia Barry for a winning time of 1:45.45, which was more than a second faster than the team from Franklin. It was the fastest time in the state this year, according to the team’s X account. Scott’s two wins helped the Hornets amass 76 points, which was good for second place behind Franklin and six points above Davenport champ Oliver Ames.

Click here for results and photos from the indoor track championships at the TRACK at New Balance.

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 10:00PM. 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.

Abigail Scott
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Player of the Week: Zuri Ferguson, Attleboro Swimming

Zuri Ferguson
 
By HockomockSports.com Staff

Attleboro junior Zuri Ferguson has been selected as the HockomockSports.com Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, for Jan. 29 through Feb. 4. Fergsuson is the 20th player chosen as Player of the Week for the 2023-24 school year and seventh in the winter season.

Ferguson continued her stellar career with another strong performance at the annual Hockomock League Girls Swimming Championships, held on Saturday at Milford High. She won four events, two individual and two relays, and set a pair of meet records, helping the Bombardiers (309.5 points) finish second as a team behind four-time defending champion Franklin (420.5).

“It’s always amazing to watch Zuri swim,” said Attleboro coach Darbie Sawyer. “She dominates in the pool and brings the best out of her teammates. She is so humble; you would never have known that she was a champion of four events and three records for the day. She wins a race and moves on to cheer her teammates on. That is what we love about her, she is a team player.”

Things started off strongly for Attleboro and Ferguson, who was part of the 200-yard Medley Relay. The Bombardiers took first in a time of 1:55.16, more than two seconds faster than Franklin in second. In the 100-yard free, Ferguson set a new meet record in a time of 52.18, which was more than three seconds faster than the next closest swimmer and more than a second faster than the previous top mark set in 2019. In the 200-yard Free Relay, Ferguson swam the anchor leg to help the Bombardiers finish in 145:51, two seconds quicker than the team from Canton. She followed that by winning the 100-yard Backstroke in a record-setting time of 54.37. This was more than five seconds faster than the competition and more than a second quicker than the previous record, which Ferguson set as a freshman.

Click here for results and photos from the girls swim championships at Milford High.

Click here for results and photos from the boys swim championships at Milford High.

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 10:00PM. 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.

Zuri Ferguson
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Player of the Week: Aidan Baum, Milford Wrestling

Aidan Baum
 
By HockomockSports.com Staff

Milford junior Aidan Baum has been selected as the HockomockSports.com Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, for Jan. 22 through Jan. 28. Baum is the 19th player chosen as Player of the Week for the 2023-24 school year and sixth in the winter season.

Baum (35-3 this season) won the individual title at 144 pounds at this weekend’s Hockomock League Wrestling Championships, held at Foxboro High. He was one of five Hawks to win their respective weight class, helping Milford win the team title at the tournament, which was restored this winter after switching to a different format for several seasons, with 233.5 points. That was seven points better than Taunton in second.

“Since moving up to 144 from 113 pounds last year, Aidan is wrestling with high energy and physicality,” said Milford head coach PJ Boccia. “He is constantly looking to score and stays on the offense all match. He is a junior captain who leads by example and he is wrestling at his best as we near the postseason.”

Baum, a junior captain, won his 100th career match earlier this season (118-14 career record), as Milford rolled to a fourth straight Kelley-Rex dual meet title. On Saturday, he entered the league championships as the top seed at 144 pounds and dominated all three of his matches to win the title. He took down Joseph Brucato of North Attleboro 13-0 in the first round, beat fourth seed John Mandeville of Taunton 13-3 in the semifinals, and then defeated second seed Max Kupferman of Canton 17-1 in the final. Baum was joined by Derek Marcolini (113), Robby Lyons (126), Michael Boulanger (138), and Tony Dew (285) as Milford winners. For his career, he’s a two-time state finalist and a two-time sectional finalist. This was Milford’s first team title at the league meet.

Click here for results and photos from the Hockomock League Wrestling Championships at Foxboro High.

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 10:00PM. 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.

Aidan Baum
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Player of the Week: Sarah Dumas, Franklin Indoor Track

Sarah Dumas
 
By HockomockSports.com Staff

Franklin senior Sarah Dumas has been selected as the HockomockSports.com Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, for Jan. 15 through Jan. 21. Dumas is the 18th player chosen as Player of the Week for the 2023-24 school year and fifth in the winter season.

Dumas won three events during Thursday’s dual meet win over Attleboro, helping the Panthers earn a narrow win to complete a perfect league campaign and win a second straight Kelley-Rex indoor title. Over the weekend, Dumas competed in three events at the MSTCA D1 Relays, helping the Panthers rally to finish in a first-place tie with Newton North.

“Sarah Dumas has had an outstanding season to date,” said Franklin head coach Paul Trovato. She has set the school record in the hurdles and was a member of three relays that scored at the Division 1 Relay Meet. The Shot Put Team finished first and the other relays Sarah was on, the High Jump and the Hurdles, finished second. Sarah has been outstanding in all of the meets this season.”

On Thursday night at the TRACK at New Balance, Dumas took first in three events, winning the high jump with a leap of 5-04.00, the long jump with a distance of 16-05.00, and the 55M hurdles in a time of 8.55. She won the high jump by six inches and the long jump by 17 inches. Franklin won the meet 52-48 to finish 5-0 in the league and take home the Kelley-Rex title. On Saturday at the Reggie Lewis Center, Dumas was part of the 4×50 Shuttle Hurdles team that finished second in a time of 30.54 (just 0.44 behind Westford Academy), she threw the shot put 10.13, which was good for fifth overall (teammate Lily Deforge took first with a throw of 11.74), and she finished second in the high jump at 1.57M (just 0.05M behind the athlete from Central Catholic). Franklin had two shot put teams, which took first and second place, while the high jump and shuttle hurdles teams each took second, helping the Panthers finish in a dead heat with Newton North on 36 points.

Click here for photos from the Hockomock meet at the TRACK at New Balance.

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 10:00PM. 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.

Sarah Dumas
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Player of the Week: Nate Garstka, King Philip Hockey

Nate Garstka
 
By HockomockSports.com Staff

King Philip senior Nate Garstka has been selected as the HockomockSports.com Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, for Jan. 8 through Jan. 14. Garstka is the 17th player chosen as Player of the Week for the 2023-24 school year and fourth in the winter season.

Garstka more than doubled his goal total for the season with four goals over two games, as KP won a pair of league games, including a stunning 4-0 victory over previously undefeated Canton on Saturday night at the Foxboro Sports Center. The wins keep KP in a first-place tie with Franklin atop the Kelley-Rex division.

Coming off a tough loss to Taunton, the Warriors bounced back this week starting with a 5-1 win over North Attleboro on Wednesday. Garstka added the final goal of the game. On Saturday, defending D2 champ Canton paid a visit, but it was the Warriors who controlled the game from the start. Garstka scored once in each period. He opened the scoring with a deft touch in front of goal, redirecting a shot from the point into the bottom corner. With Canton ramping up the pressure in the second, Garstka collected a loose puck in the slot, spun, and fired a shot over the goalie’s shoulder. As KP was managing the final period, keeping the Bulldogs at arm’s length, Garstka got a head of steam entering the zone, cut across the front of goal, and sniped the top corner to complete his hat trick and effectively seal the win.

Click here for a recap and photos from the Canton vs. King Philip game.

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 10:00PM. 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.

Nate Garstka
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Player of the Week: Julia Flynn, Franklin Hockey

Julia Flynn
 
By HockomockSports.com Staff

Franklin junior Julia Flynn has been selected as the HockomockSports.com Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, for Jan. 1 through Jan. 7. Flynn is the 16th player chosen as Player of the Week for the 2023-24 school year and third in the winter season.

Flynn continues to be one of the best attacking threats in the Hockomock League and she lifted the Panthers to a big league win over rival King Philip this week. It was her third straight game with at least two points and second game in a row that she scored the game-winner as Franklin got back to .500 in league play.

“Julia’s been amazing,” said Franklin coach Mike Lubin after the win over KP. “She’s a captain this year and I’ve just been so impressed. She leads by example 100 percent.”

Flynn started her scoring run over the holiday break. She scored a hat trick in a tough 4-3 loss to Leominster, finding the back of the net shorthanded, on the power play, and even strength. A couple days later, she had a hand in both goals as the Panthers bounced back with a 2-0 win over Weymouth. Flynn scored the opener with a nice move up the boards and assisted Haley Wernig’s empty net goal to seal the victory. On Saturday afternoon against KP, Flynn was a constant menace, repeatedly testing Warriors goalie Kiki Lynch. In the first period, Flynn got a touch on Maddie O’Brien’s shot to score the opener. O’Brien would score twice on the power play, both coming on rebounds of Flynn shots. In OT, Flynn fired Franklin to the win. She moved from left to right across the zone and roofed a forehand wrister to close out a four-point game and a 4-3 win.

Click here for a recap and photos from the Franklin vs. King Philip game.

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 10:00PM. 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.

Julia Flynn
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Player of the Week: Jillian Doherty, Taunton Basketball


 
By HockomockSports.com Staff

Taunton junior Jillian Doherty has been selected as the HockomockSports.com Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, for Dec. 17 through Dec. 31. Doherty is the 15th player chosen as Player of the Week for the 2023-24 school year and second in the winter season.

Doherty has been excellent at the start of the season, helping Taunton jump out to a perfect 5-0 start, which is the best run to start a season since the Tigers joined the Hockomock League. The junior forward has scored in double digits in each of Taunton’s five games and is one of the reasons that the Tigers have averaged more than 60 points per game (second best in the league).

“Jillian has been a constant force for us so far this year,” said Taunton coach Gretchen Rodrigues. “She has been shutting down the tallest girls on opposing teams with her tough defense and poising herself as an offensive threat. She has scored many key baskets for us and has secured essential rebounds on both offense and defense at pivotal moments in the games.”

Over the holiday period, Doherty continued her strong play. She scored 16 points in a big win over North Attleboro and added 13 five days later as the Tigers rolled to a win over Canton to move into first place in the Kelley-Rex division. During Taunton’s annual holiday tournament, Doherty scored a team-high 21 points, grabbed 14 rebounds, and had four blocks in a win over Holliston. She scored seven of Taunton’s 11 points in the fourth quarter to help the Tigers hold on for a close win. The following afternoon, Taunton knocked off previously unbeaten Durfee and Doherty led the way with 17 points.

Click here for photos from the Taunton vs. Holliston game.

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 10:00PM. 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.

Jillian Doherty
Jillian Doherty 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. Jillian Doherty 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. Jillian Doherty 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. Jillian Doherty 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. Jillian Doherty 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. Jillian Doherty 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. Jillian Doherty 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. Jillian Doherty 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: Nate Katznelson, Sharon Basketball

Nate Katznelson
 
By HockomockSports.com Staff

Sharon senior Nate Katznelson has been selected as the HockomockSports.com Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, for Dec. 10 through Dec. 16. Katznelson is the 14th player chosen as Player of the Week for the 2023-24 school year and first in the winter season.

Katznelson started the season on fire for the Eagles, helping them get off to a 2-0 start with a pair of impressive road wins. He has scored 71 points in two games, knocking down 12 three-pointers in the process, while leading the team in rebounding. With Katznelson leading the way, Sharon has scored 77 and 75 points in its opening two games and avenged half of its four losses from 2022-23.

“Nate has a had a tremendous start to the season,” said Sharon head coach Andrew Ferguson. “His size and shooting ability have allowed us to stretch our offense and his defensive presence in the lane allows us to be more aggressive on the perimeter.”

In the season opener at Taunton, Katznelson was on fire from the start. The 6-foot-5 forward buried six threes and knocked down 12 shots from inside the arc. His 18 made field goals in a single game set a new program record, finishing with 47 points — the second most in a game in program history. He scored 22 in the first half alone, helping the Eagles jump out to a 38-33 lead. Katznelson nailed three triples in the fourth to help the Eagles hold off a comeback from the Tigers and secure the win. He continued his hot shooting on Friday at Canton, leading the Eagles with 24 points, 11 rebounds, and three blocks. Katznelson added six more threes against the Bulldogs.

Click here for a recap and photos from the Canton game.

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 10:00PM. 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.

Nate Katznelson
Nate Katznelson 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. Nate Katznelson 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. Nate Katznelson 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. Nate Katznelson 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. Nate Katznelson 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. Nate Katznelson 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. Nate Katznelson 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. Nate Katznelson 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: Lincoln Moore, Foxboro Football

Lincoln Moore
 
By HockomockSports.com Staff

Foxboro senior Lincoln Moore has been selected as the HockomockSports.com Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, for Nov. 27 through Dec. 3. Moore is the 13th player chosen as Player of the Week for the 2023-24 school year.

Moore capped off his three-year varsity career with a standout performance on Friday night in the Div. 5 Super Bowl against top seed Hanover at Gillette Stadium. The senior linebacker made plays all over the field for the Warriors, including a crucial red zone interception and a rushing touchdown, as Foxboro rolled to a 48-21 victory and its first state title since 2006.

“Lincoln’s performance in the Super Bowl personified his entire three-year career as a starting linebacker,” said Foxboro coach Jack Martinelli. “He amassed 316 tackles to establish a program record, while entrusted with the responsibility of making all the front adjustments. One of the best that Foxboro has ever had.”

Foxboro fell behind 7-0 but scored the next 28 points to get control. After giving up the touchdown on the opening drive, the Warriors clamped down defensively, with Moore leading the way. Notably, he sniffed out a screen pass on third down, making the tackle in the backfield to force a punt. The punter skewed his kick, which Foxboro recovered deep in Hanover territory and two plays later scored a TD. With less than 30 seconds left in the first half, Moore went over the top of the pile for a one-yard rushing score that put Foxboro up 35-14. Hanover tried to get back into the game early in the third quarter, but on second down from the Foxboro 15, Moore read a slant on the outside and picked off a pass to end the Hawks drive. He finished the game with 11 tackles, including two for a loss.

Click here for a recap and photos from the D5 state championship at Gillette Stadium.

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 10:00PM. 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.

Lincoln Moore
Lincoln Moore 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. Lincoln Moore 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. Lincoln Moore 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. Lincoln Moore 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. Lincoln Moore 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. Lincoln Moore 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. Lincoln Moore 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. Lincoln Moore 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.