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.