Player of the Week: Crawford Cantave, King Philip Football

Crawford Cantave
 
By HockomockSports.com Staff

King Philip junior Crawford Cantave has been selected as the HockomockSports.com Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, for April 4 through April 10. Cantave is the 18th player chosen as Player of the Week for the 2020-21 school year and fifth in the fall II season.

Cantave scored three times on Friday at Canton to power King Philip to a non-league road win that ended the Warriors’ two-game losing streak. After being shut out the previous two weeks against Milford and Mansfield, KP exploded for 36 points to beat the Bulldogs and move back above .500 on the season.

Stepping into the role of primary back for the run-first KP offense, Cantave has been the Warriors leading scorer this season. He scored on a blocked field goal return and a late rushing touchdown against Attleboro in the second week and then had his breakout game against Canton on Friday. He opened the scoring with a 22-yard touchdown in the first quarter, added an eight-yard score in the second and then put the game away with a 20-yard TD in the third quarter that restored KP’s three-score lead.

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.

Crawford Cantave
Crawford Cantave 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. Crawford Cantave 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 Buckley, Mansfield Track

Anna Buckley
 
By HockomockSports.com Staff

Mansfield junior Anna Buckley has been selected as the HockomockSports.com Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, for March 28 through April 3. Buckley is the 17th player chosen as Player of the Week for the 2020-21 school year and fourth in the fall II season.

Buckley has had a great start to the dual meet season, earning five first-place finishes and a second place through the opening two meets of the fall II season. She has been a standout in the 100-meter hurdles, high jump, and long jump for the Hornets as they faced Milford last week and a season-opening tri-meet with Franklin and Taunton.

Against Milford at Alumni Field, Buckley took first place in the hurdles and the high jump and was second in the long jump. In the hurdles, Buckley finished in a time of 16.7, almost a second faster than the second-place finisher. She cleared 4’10 in the high jump, more than six inches higher than second place, and she jumped 16’9 in the long jump, two inches shorter than Milford’s Kerry O’Connor.

Earlier this season, Buckley finished first in the 100m hurdles against Franklin and Taunton, had a three-way tie for first in the high jump with a leap of 5’, and jumped 16’1 in the long jump. In the Hockomock’s grade level meet that opened the fall II season, Buckley took ninth in the 100m with a personal-best 13.2 and was third in the high jump at 4’10.

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.

Anna Buckley
Anna Buckley 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. Anna Buckley 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: Ally Bonnet-Eymard, Franklin Volleyball

Ally Bonnet-Eymard
 
By HockomockSports.com Staff

Franklin senior Ally Bonnet-Eymard has been selected as the HockomockSports.com Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, for March 21 through March 27. Bonnet-Eymard is the 16th player chosen as Player of the Week for the 2020-21 school year and third in the fall II season.

Bonnet-Eymard, Franklin’s leading hitter from a year ago, helped the Panthers rebound from their first loss of the season to pick up a pair of three-set wins against Taunton and remain in a first-place tie with King Philip for the Kelley-Rex division title (which both teams shared last season).

Following a five-set loss over the weekend to KP, Franklin bounced back with a sweep of Taunton. Bonnet-Eymard paced the Panthers offensively with eight kills. Two days later, Bonnet-Eymard dominated the rematch, again lifting Franklin to a sweep. She finished with 18 kills and three aces in the second game against Taunton. Franklin faces Mansfield and Attleboro in the next two weeks in search of a third straight league title.

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.

Ally Bonnet-Eymard
Ally Bonnet-Eymard 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. Ally Bonnet-Eymard 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: Cam Sanchez, Canton Football

Cam Sanchez
 
By HockomockSports.com Staff

Canton senior Cam Sanchez has been selected as the HockomockSports.com Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, for March 14 through March 20. Sanchez is the 15th player chosen as Player of the Week for the 2020-21 school year and second in the fall II season.

Sanchez helped Canton rebound from a loss o North Attleboro, scoring all three of the Bulldogs’ touchdowns in a 26-6 win at Oliver Ames. He scored twice on offense and added an important kick-off return that put Canton in front for good. Two of his scores were by more than 80 yards.

“He can go at any time,” said first-year Canton coach Anthony Fallon following the Bulldogs’ win over OA. “Sometimes you’ve got to just keep tapping the rock and the rock will break. He’s our ‘tap the rock’ guy this year.”

OA took the lead in Friday night’s game, which was the first league meeting between the teams in four years, but on the ensuing kickoff Sanchez grabbed the ball at his own nine and went straight up the middle for a 91-yard score that immediately flipped momentum. OA’s lead lasted just 16 seconds.

After Canton stopped OA’s next drive inside the red zone, Canton faced third and six at its 12-yard-line. Sanchez took an option pitch, after an audible by quarterback Robert Botelho, and he raced up the OA sideline for an 88-yard score. In the fourth quarter, Sanchez put the game away with a 28-yard burst up the middle for his third touchdown. He finished with 166 yards on 14 carries.

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.

Cam Sanchez
Cam Sanchez 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. Cam Sanchez 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: Cincere Gill, Mansfield Football

Cincere Gill
 
By HockomockSports.com Staff

Mansfield senior Cincere Gill has been selected as the HockomockSports.com Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, for March 7 through March 13. Gill is the 14th player chosen as Player of the Week for the 2020-21 school year and first in the fall II season.

Gill and the Hornets started up right where they left off 15 months ago. The defending Div. 2 state champions and two-time defending league champs rolled to a 49-7 win over Franklin. Gill was the standout, scoring three of Mansfield’s six first half touchdowns and amassed more than 160 yards from scrimmage despite not getting any touches after halftime.

“Cincere had a great night to start his senior year,” said Mansfield head coach Mike Redding. “He’s worked really hard this offseason and we are just trying to get him the ball in different ways as a runner, receiver, returner and if you can give him some space, he is so dangerous in the open field. We also like how he played safety in his first start there and he covers a lot of ground and is very active. Our line does a great job opening holes, but in the few times things were clogged up, he can make
something out of nothing in a hurry.”

Despite the long layoff since playing Lincoln-Sudbury in the Super Bowl in December 2019, the Hornets showed no signs of rust. Gill went for 21 and 34 yards on the first two plays of the game to set up Mansfield’s first score. He caught a 19-yard pass on the next possession, nearly hit Matt Boen on a deep pass, and then took the next play 52 yards for his first touchdown of the night.

He added a 20-yard score on Mansfield’s next drive to make it 28-7. Gill capped the night with a 5-yard carry that saw him start to the left, turn back and go all the way back across the field, find an opening, and cut through the seam to find the end zone. He finished with 167 total yards on only six touches.

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.

Cincere Gill
Cincere Gill 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. Cincere Gill 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: Timmy Luc, Taunton Swimming

Timmy Lee
 
By HockomockSports.com Staff

Taunton junior Timmy Luc has been selected as the HockomockSports.com Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, for Feb. 14 through Feb. 21. Luc is the 13th player chosen as Player of the Week for the 2020-21 school year and seventh in the winter season.

Luc continued his stellar career in the pool with two individual first place finishes and two second place finishes in relays, helping the Tigers take fourth place as a team in the annual Hockomock League Swim and Dive Championships. Taunton finished with 219 points as a team, just eight points back of third place Attleboro.

“Timmy honestly is such a special competitor in so many ways,” said Taunton coach Steve Callahan. “He is all about the process. He is incredibly quiet in his demeanor but fierce in action, which can be rather uncommon in our sport. His ability to overcome so many obstacles that our team, but more importantly, he faced this year and show up for our squad when it mattered most was truly impressive.”

The day started with a second place in the 200-yard medley relay, finishing in a time of 1:52.21, six seconds behind the team from Sharon. Luc then added a pair of individual wins. He took the 50-yard freestyle in a time of 23.03, which was .72 seconds faster than David Bai of Sharon. Luc followed that with a win in the 100-yard butterfly, finishing in a time of 54.82 to win by more than three seconds. Luc concluded the day with second place in the 200-yard free relay, swimming the anchor lap as the Tigers finished in 1:39.89.

This is the second year in a row that Luc won two individual titles, as he won both races last year as well. In 2020, the Tigers also won both of the relays. As a freshman, Luc showed his potential, finishing second in both individual races by narrow margins (including less than a second behind Connor Dunn of Attleboro in the 50-yard free).

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.

Timmy Luc
Timmy Luc 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. Timmy Luc 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: Liam Anastasia, Mansfield Hockey

Liam Anastasia
 
By HockomockSports.com Staff

Mansfield junior Liam Anastasia has been selected as the HockomockSports.com Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, for Feb. 7 through Feb. 13. Anastasia is the 12th player chosen as Player of the Week for the 2020-21 school year and sixth in the winter season.

Anastasia was a key performer in Mansfield’s two wins this week, extending the win streak to three games and getting the first divisional win of the season. He scored three goals and recorded two assists, as the Hornets beat North Attleboro and Attleboro.

“Liam has been a work horse all year long,” said Mansfield coach Mike Balzarini, “and has done a great job in all three zones, especially the defensive zone as a center and his face-off win percentage is tremendous.”

After starting the season with five straight losses, Mansfield got on the board with a win against North Attleboro last week. The Hornets followed that up with a shutout of Attleboro, the first league win of the season. Anastasia created the third goal of the game with a steal in the near corner and then pass across the crease to Kyle Oakley. In the final minute, Anastasia added an empty net goal to put the game away. Against North Attleboro, Anastasia added a pair of goals and an assist, as the Hornets rolled to a 9-3 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.

Liam Anastasia
Liam Anastasia 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. Liam Anastasia 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: Katelyn Mollica, Foxboro Basketball

Katelyn Mollica
 
By HockomockSports.com Staff

Foxboro senior Katelyn Mollica has been selected as the HockomockSports.com Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, for Jan. 31 through Feb. 6. Mollica is the 11th player chosen as Player of the Week for the 2020-21 school year and fifth in the winter season.

Mollica starred last week for the Warriors, scoring more than 20 points in each Foxboro’s two wins over division rival Canton and helping Foxboro close out league play with a six-game win streak. The Stonehill College-commit and 1,000-point scorer led a young Warriors roster to the brink of a fifth straight league title (currently one up in the win column on unbeaten Oliver Ames, who handed Foxboro its only losses of the season and has four league games remaining).

“Katelyn continued to assert herself offensively in two extremely tough games last week against a talented Canton team,” Foxboro coach Lisa Downs said. “Katelyn drew two defenders whenever she touched the ball and she handled this pressure incredibly well. The poise and determination that she has shown throughout this altered season is something that sets her apart from most players.”

On Tuesday night, in the final home game of her standout career, Mollica scored 25 points to power the Warriors to an 11-point win. Two days later, Mollica scored 22 points, knocking down four threes, in a 10-point overtime win against the Bulldogs. She knocked down all four of her free throws, as the Warriors closed OT on an 11-0 run to keep their win streak alive.

Despite the shortened senior season, Mollica, the league’s leading scorer at nearly 18 points per game, will finish her Foxboro career as one of the program’s top five scorers, with three league titles, and two state championships.

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.

Katelyn Mollica
Katelyn Mollica 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. Katelyn Mollica 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: Emma Lawrence, Milford Basketball

Emma Lawrence
 
By HockomockSports.com Staff

Milford senior Emma Lawrence has been selected as the HockomockSports.com Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, for Jan. 24 through Jan. 30. Lawrence is the 10th player chosen as Player of the Week for the 2020-21 school year and fourth in the winter season.

Lawrence sparked Milford to a pair of wins last week. It was the first two wins of the season for the Hawks and their first league wins since the final game of the 2017-18 regular season, a streak of 38 games. The Stonehill College cross-country and track commit was the team’s top returning scorer, and lone all-star, and played like as the top scorer in both games against Taunton.

“Emma has really come on in the last four games,” said Milford coach TJ Dolliver. “She plays around 31 minutes per game and never runs out of steam. She has progressed very well over the last few years, turning herself into a well-rounded basketball player.”

On Tuesday, at the Rabouin Field House, Lawrence got the Hawks off to a great start to build a double-digit lead on the Tigers by halftime. She finished with a game-high 16 points and grabbed six rebounds, while disrupting things on the other end of the floor. With 58 points as a team, it was nearly 20 points better than Milford’s previous top scoring night. Two days later, Lawrence knocked down four of Milford’s nine three-pointers and scored a game-high 12 points, as the Hawks earned the sweep.

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.

Emma Lawrence
Emma Lawrence 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. Emma Lawrence 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: Matt Boen, Mansfield Basketball

Matt Boen
 
By HockomockSports.com Staff

Mansfield senior Matt Boen has been selected as the HockomockSports.com Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, for Jan. 17 through Jan. 23. Boen is the ninth player chosen as Player of the Week for the 2020-21 school year and third in the winter season.

Boen has been off to a torrid start for the undefeated Hornets, averaging a league-best 27 points per game through the first five games. He scored more than 30 points in both games this week, including a new career-high on Thursday, as Mansfield pulled out a pair of wins against Attleboro that puts the Hornets into first place in the Kelley-Rex.

“Matty continues to play at a high level night in and night out,” said Mansfield head coach Mike Vaughan.

On Tuesday, Boen scored a game-high 30 points and grabbed 10 rebounds (six of them on the offensive glass) to help Mansfield pull away from the upset-minded Bombardiers on the road. Two days later, Boen set a new career-high with 35 points, as the Hornets again came from behind and held off Attleboro. Boen’s 16-point fourth quarter helped Mansfield pull away and secure an eight-point win. He added five rebounds, three assists, and three steals in the second win of the week.

With Boen leading the way, Mansfield is the top scoring team in the Hock at 73 points per game, 10 points better than the next best team.

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.

Matt Boen
Matt Boen 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. Matt Boen 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.