Thursday, July 9, 2015

2015 boys lacrosse Awards features the "Player of the Year" and 7 from FHS

The Hockomock League awards for boys lacrosse named several athletes from Franklin High School including the Player of the Year, Jack Vail and Coach of the Year - Lou Verrochi.

Franklin senior attacker Jack Vail has been chosen as the 2015 Boys Lacrosse Player of the Year. Vail led the Panthers to a third straight Kelley-Rex Division title and was chosen as the Hockomock MVP by the league coaches. This is the second year in a row that Vail has been named Player of the Year.

“Jack was the best player on the best team in the league and an easy choice to be Player of the Year,” said Managing Editor Josh Perry. “Whether he got the ball behind the cage, in transition, or at the ‘X’ Vail was capable of scoring. He also had one of the most accurate shots that I saw all year and was capable of great goals.”
FHS Panthers
FHS Panthers

Defense - Alec Borkowski, Franklin

One of the Catholic Memorial players remarked that he had never seen a player force as many turnovers as Franklin senior Alec Borkowski. He was one of the driving forces behind the outstanding Panthers defense that led to a league title and the program's first trip to the sectional semifinal. Borkowski was named an all-star by the league's coaches and was also selected as a second team Eastern Mass. All-American after an impressive senior campaign that drew rave reviews from opposing coaches.

Defense - Sean Lockhart, Franklin

Another member of the relentless Franklin defensive core, junior pole Sean Lockhart was a tenacious on the ball defender and his ability to guard high up the field allowed the Panthers to pressure the ball and transition quickly. Lockhart is one of the returning Panthers that will be looking to build on the program's best season that included wins over perennial powers Xaverian and Wellesley. Lockhart was also selected as a league all-star by Hockomock coaches.

LSM - Michael Sullivan, Franklin

Franklin senior LSM Michael Sullivan combines speed and tenacity and was capable of making plays that could change a game, as he did with a diving save/assist against Xaverian in the playoffs. The Siena College-commit showed that he was capable of taking over a game. Sullivan, who was the 2013 Underclassman of the Year, was named a league all-star and was selected to play in the BostonLax All American Game.

Midfield - Austin Kent, Franklin

Franklin junior Austin Kent emerged last season as the 2014 Underclassman of the Year and continued his stellar attacking play for the Panthers this spring. Kent scored 36 goals and added 16 assists as part of Franklin's powerful attack, but he also showed the ability to be a factor on the defensive side especially in transition. His speed and his ability to dodge opened space for his laser of a shot. Kent was chosen as a Hockomock all-star by the league's coaches.

  • Goalie - DJ Shea, Franklin
  • LSM - Matt Pleshaw, Franklin
  • Midfield - Kyle Lundgren, Franklin
  • Attack - Eric Civetti, Franklin

Coach of the Year - Lou Verrochi, Franklin

Franklin head coach Lou Verrochi has been named the third annual Boys Lacrosse Coach of the Year. Verrochi led the Panthers to a third straight Kelley-Rex Division title and to the program’s first ever Div. 1 South semifinal. 
“Coach Verrochi kept the Panthers focused as the playoffs began and inspired his team to compete with some of the state’s best,” said Managing Editor Josh Perry. “With the Xaverian game going against his team, he called timeout to rally the troops and prevented a collapse. With a team that has as many personalities as Franklin had this spring, Verrochi worked hard to keep everyone working towards a common goal.”

For the full listing of boys lacrosse from Hockomock Sports

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