Player of the Year
Franklin senior midfielder Emily Jeffries has been named the 2015 HockomockSports.com Girls Lacrosse Player of the Year. Jeffries led the Panthers to a fourth straight Kelley-Rex Division title. She was also selected as a league all-star and the Hockomock MVP by league coaches.
“Emily is an excellent scorer and can be trusted in big situations but also provides defensive effort in the midfield,” said HockomockSports.com Managing Editor Josh Perry. “She was the primary player on draw controls and was a vocal leader on the field for both the attack and the defense for the best team in the league.”
Defense - Nicole Ellin, Franklin
Franklin senior Nicole Ellin was a rock at the back for the Panthers, just as she was this past fall for the soccer team. Ellin, who will be playing lax and soccer at Bard next year, scored nine goals for the Kelley-Rex champions, claimed 49 draw controls, 30 ground balls and had 27 caused turnovers to lead the stingiest defense in the league. Ellin was named a league all-star and helped Franklin win its first sectional title in 2014 and reach the sectional semifinal this spring.
Defense - Sam Jones, Franklin
Franklin junior defender Sam Jones was another standout performer for the four-time defending league champions. Jones, who was selected as an all-star by Hockomock coaches, scored once for the Panthers and pulled in 13 draw controls. She also scooped 22 ground balls and had 20 caused turnovers. Jones and the Franklin defense were one of the reasons that the Panthers got back to the sectional semifinal and their only losses this year were to teams in the top 10 in the state.
Attack - Julia Jette, Franklin
Franklin junior Julia Jette was one of the attackers that the Panthers could count on in big games. The University of New Haven-commit scored 38 goals on 76 shots and added 36 assists this spring. She also added 12 ground balls and six caused turnovers. Jette was one of the five Panthers that were named league all-stars after Franklin won another league title. Jette is one of a host of returning players that has Franklin the favorite to win the title again next year.
HockomockSports.com 2nd Team
- Defense - Tracy Pisani, Franklin
- Attack - Kenzie Pleshaw, Franklin
- Attack - Kendall Reardon, Franklin
Underclassman of the Year
Franklin sophomore attacker Kendall Reardon was named the third annual HockomockSports.com Girls Lacrosse Underclassman of the Year after an impressive season with the league champion Panthers.
Reardon recorded 50 shots this season and scored 24 goals and had 18 assists to complement the rest of the powerful Panthers attack and grew into an important player as the season wore on. She became a regular in big moments, including scoring an overtime free position goal against Lincoln-Sudbury in the sectional semifinal.
For the full listing of the Girls Lacrosse awards
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