By HockomockSports.com Staff
Mansfield sophomore Nate Morreale has been selected as the HockomockSports.com Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, for Oct. 14 through Oct. 20. Morreale is the seventh player chosen as Player of the Week for the 2018-19 school year.
Morreale led the Hornets to a victory at last week’s Hockomock Golf Championships at Blue Hills Country Club. On a windy, cold day, the sophomore shot a four-over round of 76 to take medalist honors and help the Hornets take home the team title as well. Morreale finished three strokes ahead of classmate Ryan Dow and Corey Carter of Sharon. Jason See added an 85 for the Hornets, who finished with a team total of 240, which was nine strokes better than second place Oliver Ames.
“Nate has been an incredible asset to the program this year,” said Mansfield head coach Chris Hall. “In need of two wins over the last week of the season to qualify for the state tournament, Nate put the team on his back. Nate’s attention to detail and competitive nature are just a few of his exemplary skills. He is only a sophomore and is always looking to improve in order to distance himself from the rest of the competition.”
Morreale also shot well in the final dual meets of the season. He shot a 38, tied with See and fellow sophomore Joseph Gormley in a four-stroke win over division rival Franklin on Tuesday. Morreale also shot the low round of the day, carding a 36, as Mansfield knocked off Oliver Ames by four strokes and Milford by 19 strokes in a tri-meet on Monday. That win pushed the Hornets into third place in the Kelley-Rex. Morreale finished the regular season with a scoring average of 41.5
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.