Player of the Week – Erin Hurley, Mansfield Gymnastics


Erin Hurley
By Staff

Mansfield freshman Erin Hurley has been selected as the Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, for Feb. 4 through Feb. 10. Hurley is the 19th player selected for the 2017-18 school year and ninth player chosen during the winter season.

Hurley capped her first season in the Hockomock League with two impressive all-around performances this week, helping Mansfield finish undefeated in the dual meet season and also bring home the team title a the annual Hockomock Gymnastics Championships held at Shrewsbury High. Hurley won the individual all-around title in both the final regular season meet against Oliver Ames and at the Hock Championships.

“Erin has been a great addition to the team this season,” said Mansfield assistant coach Lisa Anastos. “From the beginning, she has worked tirelessly to modify and improve her routines to meet high school requirements. Erin has easily transitioned from the individual emphasis of the sport to competing for the better of the team.”

In a battle of undefeated teams, Hurley scored a 36.55 in the all-around to beat OA and lift Mansfield to the Hockomock League title. She finished first in the uneven bars with a 9.35, second on vault with a 9.35 and third on the balance beam. On Saturday, Hurley won two event titles and had a total score of 36.800 to edge Franklin’s Mia Lizotte by 0.350 for the all-around title. She finished fourth on the floor with a score of 9.300, first on the bars with a score of 9.600 and first on vault with a score of 9.300.

The Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, is selected by the 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.