Thursday, December 14, 2017

FHS McGrath, Maguire, Marino recognized for Hockomock Volleyball Awards

HockomockSports has published the 2017 Hockomock League Volleyball Awards. The FHS student athletes selected are shown here. Links to the complete listing are also provided.


Lauren McGrath – Franklin – Setter
Franklin junior Lauren McGrath followed up a stellar sophomore season with another strong campaign for the Panthers. Last year’s Underclassman of the Year put the Panthers’ offense in motion as the setter, and also gave Franklin a boost on the defensive side. She finished the season with 545 assists, 148 service points with 37 aces, and 63 digs. “Lauren is one of the most athletic players we have had in our program,” said FHS head coach Kate Horsmann. “Her decision making is really good and I haven’t seen many setters at the high school level who are as good defensively.”


Meaghan Maguire – Franklin – Middle
Franklin senior middle hitter Meaghan Maguire was a force in the center for the Panthers on both attack and defense, helping Franklin finish with 15 wins, take second place in the Kelley-Rex division and reach the second round of the Div. 1 Central/West tournament before a loss to eventual state finalist Hopkinton. Maguire finished with a team-high 138 kills and also had 41 blocks for the Panthers this season. Franklin coach Kate Horsmann said, “Meaghan had a great senior year. She led a very balanced front line in kills and blocks. What she didn’t kill block she often block touched; she was an intimidating force at the net.”

Riley Marino – Franklin – Defensive Specialist
Franklin junior libero Riley Martino was a standout on the defensive side of the game and at the service line to help the Panthers finish second in the Kelley-Rex division, sweep Wachusett in the state tournament and reach the Div. 1 Central/West quarterfinal before a loss to eventual state finalist Hopkinton. Marino was one of the league leaders with 140 digs and had 358 receptions this fall. She also had 11 assists, 28 aces, and 133 service points for the Panthers. Franklin coach Kate Horsmann said, “Riley is aggressive and has a nose for the ball; both are important traits we look for from our liberos.”

For the full listing of Volleyball awards

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