Wednesday, July 9, 2014

FHS sports garner end of season recognition

1 - Franklin lacrosse - Marta Versprille as the Hock league’s MVP
In the midst of another dominating and undefeated Hockomock League season by the Franklin girls’ lacrosse team, the coaches gathered and chose senior midfielder Marta Versprille as the league’s MVP. Four years ago, another Versprille was honored with the same award -- Marta’s sister Anne. 
“It meant so much to me to be named Hock MVP,” said Marta shortly after the season ended. “Many girls in the league are deserving of the title, especially a number of my teammates. I think it really could've gone to anyone this year and I’m honored to be chosen.” 
The two sisters can actually thank the middle sibling, their brother Jake, for beginning the family’s fascination with lacrosse. Jake and his cousin Sam were the first to pick up the sport in elementary school, the year that Franklin began a town league. It wasn’t until a few years later that Anne and Marta also had a league to join and they were instantly hooked as well.
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2 - Hock Top 15 Countdown - #3 Kings of the mat
On Saturday, the Franklin wrestling team added a team title at the Hockomock Championships to the league title that the Panthers had earned during the dual meet season. Franklin had five individuals bring home Hockomock titles and garnered 256 points as a team to hold off rival North Attleboro (225 points) to win the team crown at the meet, which was held at Oliver Ames.
Read the full article recognizing the FHS wrestling team's accomplishments this past season.

3 - Softball awards - All star team - Catcher - Brie Flaherty, Franklin
Franklin junior Brie Flaherty had a big season behind the dish for the Panthers. The 5'5" junior caught both Sabrina LoMonaco and Lilly Criscione throughout the season and was one of the top defensive catchers in the Hockomock. She batted .272 on the season and knocked in 22 runs for the Panthers. She scored six runs of her own and had seven doubles on the season. Flaherty also smacked four home runs in her junior campaign and listed History as her favorite subject.
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4 - Top 15 Countdown - FHS Girls Soccer makes the listing at #4
It was a bit of a see-saw battle in the Division 1 East Finals between Franklin and Concord-Carlisle. The Patriots' offense went to work right away before Franklin finally settled down and took control for the middle portion of the game. In the second half, the Patriots battled back. 
But Franklin went with the strategy of keep away, and it worked -- well, almost. Leading 10-9 with a minute to go until they would crowned D1 East Champs, the Panthers turned it over and within 20 seconds, their one-goal lead turned into a one-goal deficit to CC. 
As the final seconds ticked away, it appeared that it would be the Patriots that would take the title, but with just two seconds left, everything changed again.
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5 - Boys Lacrosse Player of the Year - FHS Jack Vail
Franklin junior attack Jack Vail has been named the 2014 Boys Lacrosse Player of the Year. Vail was an offensive juggernaut, helping the Panthers to a share of the Kelley-Rex Division title. 
Vail was one of the best scorers in the entire league, scoring 60 goals on the season and adding 48 assists for an impressive total of 108 points.

"Jack was one of the most consistent players in the entire league throughout the season," Editor-in-Chief Ryan Lanigan said. "It seemed as though Jack was always involved in scoring a big goal for the Panthers. He not only had a great season in terms of scoring himself, he was able to draw the attention of defenses and became a true assist man as well. Those two things right there are big factors in why Jack was named Player of the Year for"
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