The Campus Report: Hock Soccer Duo Leading The Way


Former North Attleboro grad Alex Jette had a pair of touchdowns this weekend. (Photo: Brown University Athletics)
Former North Attleboro grad Alex Jette had a pair of touchdowns this weekend. (Photo: Brown University Athletics)

Below is an update on former Hockomock League athletes currently competing in collegiate sports. If you would like to submit an update, please e-mail RyanLanigan@HockomockSports.com.

Football

Over the weekend, North Attleboro senior Connor Flynn hauled in a one handed diving touchdown catch and one fan remarked he hadn’t seen anything like that since Alex Jette was a Rocketeer. It was only fitting as Jette was busy making plays in Brown University’s 41-31 win over URI. Jette scored twice, the first an 11-yard reception in the first quarter and the second a 20-yard pass in the fourth quarter that put Brown ahead for good.
With Bentley trailing 13-12 with about one minute left in the third, North Attleboro senior defensive end Paul Norris recovered a fumble on the Pace 46. The Falcons went on to hit a field goal and won the game 15-13. Norris also had seven tackles in the game. Attleboro’s Chris Walsh was the only person to get a reception for Bentley, catching one pass for seven yards.
Attleboro’s Teagan Tirabassi started his third straight game on the offensive line for Plymouth State over the weekend. Tirabassi and Plymouth State were able to edge Westfield State 20-19. The Owls had a pair of former Hock stars starting on their offensive line too as Mansfield’s Andrew Horstmann started at right guard and KP alum Pat Lydon lined up next to him at right tackle. Foxboro’s Alton George started on defense for Plymouth State and Stoughton’s Pat Raeke and Mansfield’s Nick Borsari both started at defensive tackle for Westfield.
Oliver Ames’ Carlton Williamson had a big day in Bridgewater State’s win over Western Connecticut. Williamson rushed for 97 yards on 23 carries, including a 32-yard touchdown run. He also had two receptions for 31 yards and then punctuated his performance with a 77-yard kickoff return. Younger brother Cameron had seven tackles, KP grad Michael Viola had two catches for 34 yards and Taunton’s Devi DeCourcey had a half tackle for a loss.
Foxboro’s Ty Spencer inched closer to Fitchburg’s career touchdown reception by hauling in a 13-yard touchdown in the Falcons’ 36-7 win over Mass. Maritime. Spencer hauled in eight total passes for 67 yards in the win. Taunton’s Asante Easter made four tackles for the Falcons while Mansfield’s Alex Ruddy had four tackles for Mass. Maritime.
Attleboro grad Tommy Burns had four tackles, including one for a loss, and a pass breakup in Framingham State’s 26-14 win over UMass Dartmouth. For UMD, Canton’s Anthony LaRose and Mansfield’s Lou Petrella each blocked a kick while Taunton’s Marcel Flynn had three tackles.
Western New England picked up a big 49-6 win over Nichols over the weekend. Oliver Ames alum Dean Soucie had seven tackles, including a sack and another half tackle for loss. Despite the loss, Attleboro grad Brenden Massey had his best game of his young career with five catches for a team-high 50 yards. On defense, KP alum Brett McEvoy had three tackles for the Bison.

Mens Soccer

Dean has had a great start and its 9-0 record has earned them the #18 ranking in the NJCAA Division I Mens’s Soccer Rankings. North Attleboro grad Justin Freitas has netted 13 goals in his freshman year, which is tied for 14th overall in NJCAA DI. His 32 points are tied for 16th best in the nation.¬†Freitas¬†played the majority of his high school career with the New England Revolution Academy but did don a Rocketeer uniform before the Academy’s rule change. Attleboro grad Kyle Lameiras has also been a big help for the Bulldogs, having started in all eight of the teams games while playing defense and has two assists.
Josh Ocel continues to be a spark for the nationally ranked Judges of Brandeis University. Ocel scored a goal and added an assist in a 4-2 win over Carnegie Mellon, which was the most goals that the Judges had scored in a league game since 2002. Ocel leads the Judges with eight points (two goals, four assists) this season. King Philip’s Andrew Allen has appeared in five games so far this season during his freshman campaign.

Womens Soccer

Stoughton graduate Shelby Sprague has been putting on a clinic for Massasoit so far this season. The freshman has scored 21 goals this season, which is second in the entire nation for NJCAA DIII. Her 44 points put her third in the nation. Sprague netted her fourth hat trick of the season on Monday in a 7-0 win over Springfield Technical Community College. Sprague has won the NSCAA National Player of the Week twice this season.

Field Hockey

Mansfield’s Kelsey Kiely has been on a roll as of late for the Bridgewater State Bears. Kiely, who has appeared in nine games this season, has scored all four of her goals in the last three games. In a 6-3 win over Framingham State, Kiely netted a pair of goals. She had a goal and an assist against Anna Maria and then scored against in a win over Fitchburg State. Mansfield’s Janet Maher is just one of four players that has started in all 10 of BSU’s games so far this year.

The Campus Report: Beginning of the Fall 2015 Season

Below is an update on former Hockomock League athletes currently competing in collegiate sports. If you would like to submit an update, please e-mail RyanLanigan@HockomockSports.com.

Football

Three Hockomock alums were on the winning side as WPI edged out MIT over the weekend. Stoughton’s Dan Eckler threw for 197 yards and a pair of touchdowns, completing nearly 80% of his passes. On the ground, Eckler ran for 58 yards and a touchdown. Just like last year, Eckler’s favorite target was Franklin graduate Brandon Eccher, who caught six passes for a team-high 63 yards and a touchdown. WPI junior Marcus Middleton appeared on the gridiron for the first time since high school and caught a pass for 16 yards. For his efforts, Dan Eckler was named the Liberty League’s Offensive Performer of the Week.
Taunton’s Devi DeCourcey had six total tackles, including a sack, and added a pair of pass break ups to help Bridgewater State beat Curry 42-21. OA grad Nick Cidado completed his first collegiate pass and had four punts, including a long of 48 yards. Fellow OA grad Carlton Williamson was the leading rusher for the Bears with 80 yards on 13 carries.
Mansfield’s George Busharis completed 26 passes for 280 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Castleton’s 21-10 season opening win over Plymouth State. Foxboro’s Alton George played for Plymouth State and recorded a tackle for loss.
A trio of former Hockomock players played their way onto the box score in Framingham State’s 42-6 win over Endicott. Foxboro’s Derek Gilreath made his debut and hauled in his first career catch on a 14-yard play. Mansfield’s Greg Donahue notched a tackle for the Rams. On the other side, Franklin’s Craig Anderson had three total tackles and had a sack.
Foxboro’s Ty Spencer hauled in two touchdown passes for Fitchburg State for his 16th and 17th career touchdown catches. His 17th career TD catch is now tied for 2nd on the Falcon’s all-time receiving touchdown list. Taunton’s Asante Easter had three total tackles for the Falcons while Canton grad Sterlin Garvin made his collegiate debut with a 19 yard kickoff return.
There were a lot of Hockomock alum that made an impact in UMass Dartmouth’s 41-6 win over Mount Idea. Canton’s Anthony LaRose was one of the more productive players on defense with six tackles, a sack and three tackles for loss. Mansfield’s Lou Petrella added a pair of tackles with 1.5 sacks. Taunton’s Marcel Flynn had five tackles and Mansfield’s David Collins had a tackle. On offense, Taunton’s Terrence Gibson’s first college game saw him get eight carries for 30 yards. For Mount Idea, Mansfield’s James Comer had a tackle.
In Westfield State’s big 44-21 win over Nichols, Stoughton graduate Pat Raeke registered five tackles for the Owls. Mansfield alum Nick Bosari made his college debut with a pair of tackles. For Nichols, Brett McEvoy started his sophomore year with a team-high 14 tackles and had three tackles for loss. McEvoy also had punting duties for the Bison, with six punts, a long of 51 yards and two punts placed inside the 20.
Canton’s James Bourikas made his collegiate debut, register a tackle in Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s 37-0 blanking of Norwich football.
Worcester State suffered a 41-28 setback to Salve Regina over the weekend. For the Seahawks, Franklin grad Robert Dellorco had a tackle. For Worcester State, Mansfield’s Aurian Dawkins had six tackles and fellow former Hornet Dylan Finerty had five tackles and a tackle for a loss. Recent Sharon grad Adrian Lingo made his collegiate debut with a pair of tackles.
Western New England opened up their 2015 campaign with a 34-14 win over Springfield and one former Hock alum was a big reason for the Golden Bears’ strong defensive performance. Former OA standout Dean Soucie recorded eight tackles and also recovered a fumble. For Springfield, OA alum Colin Lozzi had three tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss. Stoughton’s Brandon Alves had a pair of tackles as well.

Men’s Soccer

Former Canton standout Scott Levy assisted on the game winning goal for Bentley in 3-1 win over Caldwell.
North Attleboro graduate Josh Ocel converted a penalty kick in the 105th minute to give Brandeis a 2-1 win against Hardin-Simmons in Texas. It was Ocel’s first goal of the season
Foxboro grad Sawyer Fleck recorded his first assist of the season, setting up the Bears’ opening goal in a 3-1 win. Fleck’s direct kick found the head of Jonathan Pires for the opener. Sawyer’s younger brother Riley Fleck (FHS 2015) made his collegiate debut in the game.
A pair of Hockomock alums have helped the Curry men’s soccer team to a 3-0 start to the season. OA grad David Stapleton scored a goal and had an assist in an 8-0 win over Lyndon State. Before that, Stoughton’s Steven DePina had a goal in the Colonel’s 10-1 over Wheelock.
Canton graduate Chris Murray collected his first two goals of the 2015 season as WPI cruised to a 4-1 win over Worcester State. Murray’s first goal came in the 21st minute off a free kick and then added his second in the 52nd minute.

Women’s Soccer

Oliver Ames graduate Kristina Simonson picked up two assists for Babson over the weekend. The Beavers notched a 6-0 over Simmons as Simonson had an assist in each half.
Former Hockomock League MVP Lauren Berman scored her first goal for Boston College last week. After transferring from Maryland to Boston College this season, Berman scored in the 30th minute and BC went on to beat Harvard 2-1. Berman assisted on a goal for the Eagles over the weekend but BC suffered a 2-1 setback to St. John’s in overtime.
Mansfield alum Kelly English tied a career-high with 12 saves in net for Nichols women’s soccer team and the Bison picked up a 4-1 win over Mount Holyoke. In Nichols’ 2-1 setback to Clark, English made nine saves in net.