Player of the Week: Brad Guden, King Philip Hockey

Brad Guden
 
By HockomockSports.com Staff

King Philip freshman Brad Guden has been selected as the HockomockSports.com Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, for Jan. 3 through Jan. 9. Guden is the seventh player chosen as Player of the Week for the 2020-21 school year and first in the winter season.

Guden made an instant impact in the first two games of his varsity career. The rookie forward scored three goals and recorded five points to help the Warriors open the season with a pair of wins against Mansfield at the Foxboro Sports Center.

In the season opener, Guden had a hand in all four of the KP goals. He assisted on the opener by Conor Cooke and, after Mansfield had tied the game, scored his first career goal to put the Warriors back in front. He got his second assist on James Boldy’s goal, which turned out to be the game-winner, and then sealed the victory with his second goal of the afternoon.

Guden’s hot streak continued a couple days later in the rematch. Mansfield jumped out to a lead with a pair of first period goals, but Boldy scored early in the second to cut the lead in half. Four minutes later, Guden got free in the slot and picked the corner with a wrister to tie the game. Shaun Fitzpatrick would net the winner later in the third period to complete the sweep of the Hornets.

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.

Brad Guden
Brad Guden 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. Brad Guden 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: Daphne Theiler, Sharon Cross-Country

Daphne Theiler
 
By HockomockSports.com Staff

Sharon junior Daphne Theiler has been selected as the HockomockSports.com Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, for Nov. 8 through Nov. 14. Theiler is the sixth player chosen as Player of the Week for the 2020-21 school year.

Theiler closed out her impressive junior season by running away with the individual title at the annual Hockomock Cross-Country Championships, held last weekend at Highland Park. She improved on last year’s second-place finish (at the Wrentham Development Center) by taking first place by more than 14 seconds over Milford’s Emma Lawrence.

Last year in Wrentham, Theiler finished a distant second to Foxboro’s Abby Hassman. This past weekend in Attleboro, she improved her time by five seconds, finishing in 19:36.50 to take home the top prize. Theiler and Lawrence were the only two runners to break 20 minutes in this year’s race. The league race caps a perfect season for Theiler, who finished first in all five of Sharon’s dual meets, while also taking 14th at the Kelly Invitational in October and 32nd at the MSTCA Frank Mooney Invitational.

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.

Daphne Theiler
Daphne Theiler 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. Daphne Theiler 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: Jessica Gates, Attleboro Soccer

Jessica Gates
 
By HockomockSports.com Staff

Attleboro senior Jessica Gates has been selected as the HockomockSports.com Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, for Nov. 1 through Nov. 7. Gates is the fifth player chosen as Player of the Week for the 2020-21 school year.

Gates closed out the regular season with impressive performances against King Philip and Mansfield to help Attleboro grab a pair of wins and build momentum heading into the league’s cup competition. With two goals and an assist, the senior midfielder helped the Bombardiers win the season series with the Warriors and finish even over three games with the Hornets (1-1-1).

“Jess is a player who has great vision on the field,” said Attleboro coach Steve Santos. “She is shifty while dribbling and has the ability to quickly change directions at any moment. Her gameplay is consistent and she can play strong defensively or offensively.”

After Attleboro’s games with Franklin were canceled, the Bombardiers added a third game with KP. Gates provided the assist for Briley Harnois’ opening goal and then doubled the lead with a goal of her own, which turned out to be the game-winner. On Friday night, Gates again scored the game-winner, as her opening goal against the Hornets proved to be enough in a 2-0 victory.

Not just a playmaker, Gates was also instrumental in Attleboro’s defensive performances last week with her energy and tackling in the midfield. The Bombardiers will be the fourth seed in the Kelley-Rex during this week’s Hockomock Cup and will take on Davenport division champ Canton in the first round.

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.

Jessica Gates
Jessica Gates 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. Jessica Gates 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: Peyton Phillips, OA Field Hockey

Peyton Phillips
 
By HockomockSports.com Staff

Oliver Ames senior Peyton Phillips has been selected as the HockomockSports.com Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, for Oct. 25 through Oct. 31. Phillips is the fourth player chosen as Player of the Week for the 2020-21 school year.

Phillips helped OA move into pole position in the Davenport division this week with a win and a tie against defending league champion Canton. The senior goalie tossed a pair of shutouts against the Bulldogs, narrowly outdueling fellow goalie Riley O’Connor to put the Tigers one point clear of Canton atop the division standings heading into the final week.

“Peyton’s height, athleticism and intensity are the perfect storm in goal,” said OA head coach Sharon Lawrence. “Her previous defensive play gives her great instincts on timing and when to be aggressive and go for it. She has played every minute of varsity this year and has gained confidence. Great players are highlighted during tough competition, and she earned it last week against Canton! So proud of her willingness to step in last year, and her determination to crush it!”

On Tuesday, Phillips, who only started playing goalie last season and is in her first year as a starter, made several key stops down the stretch. She stopped a one-timer from point-blank range and then made a sliding save to stop a breakaway in the final minute. Sunday’s rematch was similar to the first meeting with the goalies stealing the show in a game that had chances galore. Phillips made several breakaway stops, including one in the final minute of the first half on Canton’s leading scorer Maria Femia that kept the game scoreless.

Phillips has allowed only four goals in eight games this season, not allowing more than one goal in game so far. She has four shutouts for the Tigers who are looking to mark their return to the Davenport by reclaiming the league title. OA plays Stoughton twice this week.

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.

Peyton Phillips
Peyton Phillips 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. Peyton Phillips 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: Dylan Rappoli, Foxboro Field Hockey

Dylan Rappoli
 
By HockomockSports.com Staff

Foxboro sophomore Dylan Rappoli has been selected as the HockomockSports.com Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, for Oct. 18 through Oct. 24. Rappoli is the third player chosen as Player of the Week for the 2020-21 school year.

After losing for the first time this season, Foxboro bounced back last week with a pair of wins against Stoughton, staying within three points of league-leading Canton. Rappoli was a catalyst for the Warriors, scoring five goals over the two games, highlighting an impressive week for Foxboro’s talented underclassmen.

On Tuesday, Rappoli recorded a hat trick against the Black Knights. She scored the opening goal in the first quarter, but Stoughton came back to tie it after one. Rappoli added a second as Foxboro took a 3-1 lead at halftime and scored her third in the second half to help the Warriors win 6-2. Two days later, Rappoli continued to terrorize the Stoughton defense, scoring a pair of goals in the 5-1 victory. All five Foxboro goals were scored by freshmen or sophomores.

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.

Dylan Rappoli
Dylan Rappoli 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. Dylan Rappoli 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: Steph McKenna, North Soccer

Steph McKenna
 
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.

Steph McKenna
Steph McKenna 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: Leo Coelho, Milford Soccer

Leo Coelho
 
By HockomockSports.com Staff

Milford senior Leo Coelho has been selected as the HockomockSports.com Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, for Oct. 4 through Oct. 10. Coelho is the first player chosen as Player of the Week for the 2020-21 school year.

Coelho, the reigning Hockomock League MVP and HockomockSports.com Player of the Year, has started right where he left off last season, scoring four goals and assisting on four others to help the Hawks pick up a pair of wins in the opening week. With Coelho leading the way, Milford beat Franklin twice and outscored the Panthers 10-0.

“Offensively Leo was nearly perfect over the span of our first two games,” said Milford coach Antonio Pinto. “With four goals and four assists it was not enough for him, he’s always hungry for more and it’s a joy to watch him compete.”

In the opening game of the season, Coelho notched the first goal of the fall to give Milford the first half lead and then added the fourth goal in a 4-0 victory. He kept up that form two days later, assisting on the opening goal by Eduardo Castro. In the second half, Coelho scored twice and then assisted on three goals by classmate Lucas Da Silva. The two seniors have already combined for four of the team’s 10 goals and have totaled 14 points between them in just two games.

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.

Leo Coelho
Leo Coelho 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: Chris Lavoie, Canton Hockey

Chris Lavoie
 
By HockomockSports.com Staff

Canton senior Chris Lavoie has been selected as the HockomockSports.com Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, for Feb. 23 through Feb. 29. Lavoie is the 23rd player chosen as Player of the Week for the 2019-20 school year and the 12th for the winter season.

Lavoie has been Canton’s top goal scorer all season and he had an impressive start to the playoffs with four goals in two games, as the No. 1 seed Bulldogs sealed a seemingly annual return to the Div. 2 South semifinal at Gallo by beating league rival Taunton and playoff rival Medfield.

Lavoie, who was a critical piece of last year’s state title run, started this postseason with a hat trick in a 4-0 victory over Taunton, despite the best efforts of Taunton goalie Sean Bunker. Lavoie added the second goal in a 6-2 win against Medfield on Saturday, finding the top corner with a wrister from the left circle. He nearly added to his goal total in the third period but hit both the bar and the post. During the regular season, Lavoie led the league with 23 goals and added eight assists. His 31 points was tied for fifth best in the Hock.

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: Colby Pires, Milford Basketball

Colby Pires
 
By HockomockSports.com Staff

Milford senior Colby Pires has been selected as the HockomockSports.com Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, for Feb. 16 through Feb. 22. Pires is the 22nd player chosen as Player of the Week for the 2019-20 school year and the 11th for the winter season.

Pires was instrumental in Milford winning a pair of games last week to close out the regular season and head into the playoffs with momentum. He recorded a career-high 41 points in a win against Tantasqua and then hit the game-winning shot in the closing seconds against Wellesley to secure the title at the annual Scarlet Hawks Classic.

“Colby has been everything and more for this program over the past three years,” said Milford head coach Paul Seaver. “A three year varsity player, a two time captain, a two year starter, he has tirelessly put it in the work, time and effort every single day. He’s seeing that hard work directly pay off from both an individual and team standpoint and is playing the best basketball of his career heading into the postseason of his senior campaign. I am so proud of him.”

On Monday night against Tantasqua, Pires was on fire right from the opening tip. He knocked down three shots from beyond the arc and had 14 points in the first quarter. After scoring eight points in the second, Pires knocked down a trio of three-pointers in the third and closed the game with 10 points in the fourth quarter. He scored two-thirds of the team’s 67 points in the win and added eight rebounds.

The senior guard added 11 points in the tournament final against Wellesley, including the two most important. He hit a turnaround jumper with 3.5 seconds on the clock to put Milford ahead 47-45. The Hawks added two more at the line to win the title and deny the Raiders a playoff spot. Pires is averaging more than 12 points per game for the Hawks, who host Westboro in the Div. 2 Central playoffs on Friday.

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: Ali Brigham, Franklin Basketball

Ali Brigham
 
By HockomockSports.com Staff

Franklin senior Ali Brigham has been selected as the HockomockSports.com Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, for Feb. 9 through Feb. 15. Brigham is the 21st player chosen as Player of the Week for the 2019-20 school year and the 10th for the winter season.

Brigham, the reigning Hockomock League MVP and HockomockSports.com Player of the Year, powered Franklin to another dominant week, as the Panthers closed out a perfect run through league play and made a statement with a big win against fellow Div. 1 state title contender Bridgewater-Raynham. In the process, Brigham has closed in on 1,600 career points, putting her in range to pass Kelly Meredith’s school scoring record (male or female) of 1,632.

“Ali has transformed our program,” said Franklin coach John Leighton. “She is a special athlete who draws the attention of every opponent. Yet, she welcomes the challenge. Ali has looked out of double teams to create offense through her teammates. As a coach it is very rewarding to have a player of Ali’s caliber who is always seeking to improve.”

The week started with the Panthers clinching the outright Kelley-Rex division title by sweeping the season series with Oliver Ames. Brigham led all scorers in the game with 22 points. Two days later, Franklin completed a 16-0 league campaign with another big win against Attleboro. Brigham was dominant on Thursday, scoring 23 points and grabbing 14 rebounds in the first half alone, on her way to 28, 15, and five blocks.

On Saturday night, Brigham and the Panthers made a statement with a 17-point win against B-R in the opening round of the Comcast Classic. The George Washington-commit rose to the challenge and scored 19 points and grabbed 18 rebounds in the win. Coming into this week, Brigham was the league’s leading scorer at more than 20 points per game for the unbeaten (19-0) Panthers.

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.