Player of the Week: Kaitlyn Carney, Franklin Field Hockey

Kaitlyn Carney
 
By HockomockSports.com Staff

Franklin junior Kaitlyn Carney has been selected as the HockomockSports.com Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, for Nov. 8 through Nov. 14. Carney is the 10th player chosen as Player of the Week for the 2021-22 school year.

Carney was the Hockomock League’s leading scorer in the regular season, and she has continued that form in the playoffs, leading the Panthers with five goals and two assists in three tournament games, helping the Panthers march to their first state semifinal appearance.

“Kaitlyn proved why she is one of the most talented field hockey players in the state with her goal against Central Catholic and her two goals and assist against Winchester,” said Franklin head coach Michelle Hess. “Her two goals against Winchester were very impressive…one was a beautiful penalty stroke and the other was on a corner top shot that was one of the hardest drives I have seen all year. Kaitlyn is an extremely talented player that gives 110% or more every time she steps on the field!”

In the opening round, Franklin dispatched Beverly 6-0. Carney scored twice in a three-minute span in the first quarter to build a 3-0 lead and send the Panthers on their way. She added an assist on Franklin’s fourth goal. Carney continued to be a huge influence in the Franklin midfield in the second-round win over Central Catholic. She helped set up Raena Crandall’s game-winner just before halftime and then sealed the win with a goal late in the second half. On Thursday, in the quarterfinal, Carney scored with a penalty stroke to open the scoring late in the first quarter and then doubled the lead with a rocket from a corner.

Click here for a photo gallery from Franklin vs. Central Catholic.

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.

Kaitlyn Carney
Kaitlyn Carney 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. Kaitlyn Carney 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.