Player of the Week – Tyler Stringfellow, KP Swimming


Tyler Stringfellow
By Staff

King Philip junior Tyler Stringfellow has been selected as the Player of the Week, presented by Morse Insurance, for Jan. 28 through Feb. 3. Stringfellow is the 18th player selected for the 2017-18 school year and eighth player chosen during the winter season.

Stringfellow, a junior swimmer, put in an outstanding individual performance at this weekend’s Hockomock Swim Championships at Milford High and helped King Philip take third in the team standings, behind Franklin and Oliver Ames. Stringfellow won two individual titles, a relay title, and finished second in another relay to close out the day.

“Tyler is a very devoted swimmer who loves the sport with a passion,” said KP head coach Jack Pettine. “He dominates in most freestyle events but is even better as the distance gets longer. All season Tyler has practiced for numerous hours a day with our high school team in the mornings and then his club team at night, burning the candle at both ends. At sectionals and states, we look to have him do his best in both events he will be swimming.”

Along with Colby Vieira, Dean Whyte, and Tate Duffy, Stringfellow got KP off to a perfect start by winning the 200-yard Medley Relay by five seconds over second-place Franklin. He followed that with a win in the 200-Free by more than a second and a dominating swim in the 500-Free, which he won by nearly 15 seconds over his nearest competitor. Stringfellow joined with Whyte, Duffy, and Vieira to close out the meet with a second place finish in the 400-Free Relay, just .32 seconds behind the team from Oliver Ames.

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.