By HockomockSports.com Staff
Franklin junior Cailyn Mackintosh has been selected as the HockomockSports.com Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, for April 11 through April 17. Mackintosh is the 19th player chosen as Player of the Week for the 2020-21 school year and sixth in the fall II season.
Mackintosh continued her stellar career as the Franklin setter, helping the Panthers win three times last week and bring home the first-ever Hock Cup title with a win against fellow league champion King Philip in the final. The reigning HockomockSports.com Underclassman of the Year was one of the top setters in the league this season, pushing the Panthers to a third straight Kelley-Rex title and an overall record of 12-1.
“Cailyn is a vital part to our team, we would not have had the season we did without her,” said first-year Franklin head coach Samantha Elliott. “She is strong and consistent in every part of the game, she always wants to improve and never settles. Cailyn has the ability to be a leader on and off the court which is why she is a junior captain.”
Heading into the Hock Cup as the top seed from the Kelley-Rex, the Panthers rolled into the final by sweeping North Attleboro and then sweeping Mansfield for the third time this season. Against the Rocketeers, she dished out 29 assists to go along with a kill and a block as Franklin won 3-0. In the third matchup against the Hornets, she had 31 assists, 10 digs, two aces, two kills, and a pair of blocks in the win.
In the final, Mackintosh kept the Panthers attack flying. She had 49 assists against the Warriors, moving the ball around to keep the KP block off-balance. Four Panthers finished with at least seven kills, led by Ally Bonnet-Eymard’s 22. Mackintosh also added a pair of blocks and 16 digs, contributing on the defensive side of the game as well.
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.