By HockomockSports.com Staff
King Philip senior Abby Campbell has been selected as the HockomockSports.com Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, for Nov. 5 through Nov. 11. Campbell is the 10th player selected for the 2017-18 school year, first field hockey player to be selected, and third King Philip athlete to be chosen this fall.
Campbell has anchored one of the best defensive units in the state and helped the Warriors win three playoff games last week, including the D1 South Sectional Final on Saturday afternoon at Taunton High School. In the quarterfinal round, Campbell had 10 saves against a strong Needham team. The Warriors advanced with a 5-2 win over the Rockets. In the semifinal round, Campbell turned away seven shots with the lone goal allowed coming on a penalty stroke. KP edged the Dragons 2-1.
“Abby has been stellar in net during the regular season and into the postseason,” said King Philip head coach Liz Hathaway. “She is a terrific keeper with excellent clears, glove and stick saves, and smart decision making in the net to anchor our defense.”
In the sectional final, Campbell and the KP defense had one of its best performances of the season. The Warriors shut out top-ranked Somerset-Berkley’s high powered offense. Campbell made nine saves in the win, and along with the defensive unit, turned away 11 penalty corner chances by the Raiders in the second half alone.
King Philip takes on North sectional champion Andover on Tuesday night at Braintree High School in the D1 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.