"Franklin senior attacker Austin Kent has been chosen as the 2016 HockomockSports.com Boys Lacrosse Player of the Year. Kent led the Panthers to a fourth straight Kelley-Rex division title, with an unbeaten 10-0 record, and was also selected as the Hockomock League MVP by the coaches.
“Austin is an elite scorer with the hardest shot in the league,” said HockomockSports.com Managing Editor Josh Perry. “Even against the best defenses in the state, Kent could find just enough space to get off a shot and was always a threat to put up a hat trick or more. Selecting him as Player of the Year felt like a no-brainer after the season he had.”
Kent finished second on the Panthers and the in the league with 59 goals and 24 assists. His 83 points was only behind teammate Eric Civetti. The senior, who will spend a post-graduate season at Bridgton Academy next year, added five goals and three assists in the tournament against Xaverian."Continue reading the write up on Kent at the link below -->>
|HockomockSports.com Boys Lacrosse Player of the Year|
HOCKOMOCK SPORTS FIRST TEAM
- Sean Lockhart – Franklin – Defense
Franklin senior Sean Lockhart was one of the leaders of the Panthers defensive unit, which remained among the best in the Hockomock League. Lockhart helped Franklin win the league title with an unbeaten record and make a run to the D1 South quarterfinal. As one of the Panthers close defenders, Lockhart could shut down his player and also read the play to step into the passing lanes. Lockhart will be heading to Assumption College next season and was selected as an all-star by the league’s coaches.
- Matt Pleshaw – Franklin – LSM
Franklin LSM Matt Pleshaw was a major factor in the Panthers having one of the strongest defensive units in the league and helped Franklin go unbeaten in the Hockomock and reach the D1 South quarterfinal. Pleshaw is a quick player who would regularly jump forward into the attack after forcing a turnover or scooping a ground ball. While not the biggest defender on the team, Pleshaw showed the strength to battle with some of the state’s best attackers as the Panthers played one of the toughest schedules in the league.
- Eric Civetti – Franklin – Attack
Franklin sophomore Eric Civetti was the other side of the potent Panthers attack and he made the jump from promising freshman to league leader in his second season at Pisini Field. Civetti led the Hockomock with 70 goals and 94 points. He was a physical force down near the crease with great hands and ball skills that rivaled the best in the state, as well as a keen eye for a pass (24 assists). He was chosen as the HockomockSports.com Underclassman of the Year (see below) and selected as an all-star by the league’s coaches.
- Jacob Alexander – Franklin – FOGO
Franklin freshman FOGO (face-off, get-off) midfielder Jake Alexander came out of nowhere to dominate the face-off ‘X’ for the Panthers and became a major factor in an undefeated league title and a run to the D1 South quarterfinal. Not the biggest player, Alexander used his speed and quick hands to win 76 percent of the face-offs this spring. It provided the Panthers with a ready supply of possessions for their powerful attack to go back to work. Alexander was selected as an all-star by the league’s coaches.
HOCKOMOCK SPORTS SECOND TEAM
- Patrick Morrison – Franklin – LSM
Franklin won another league title this season with one of the top defenses in the Hockomock and while there was plenty of experience at the back for the Panthers this spring, freshman Patrick Morrison had a breakout rookie campaign that showed the future is bright heading into next season. The imposing Morrison brought size and speed to the Franklin defense along with the stick skills to step forward with the ball in transition and lead a quick break. On a team that reloads rather than rebuilds, Morrison looks to be a future star for Franklin.
- Packie Watson – Franklin – Midfield
Franklin junior Packie Watson was among a group of Panthers that sometimes did not get the attention of players like Austin Kent or Eric Civetti, but played a critical role in Franklin’s unbeaten run through the Kelley-Rex and return to the D1 South quarterfinal. Watson was tenacious on the wings on face-offs, dominant on ground balls, and also a consistent presence for Franklin in the clear. Watson was the player that connected the Panthers defense and attack and was selected as an all-star by the league’s coaches.
|HockomockSports.com Boys Lacrosse Underclassman of the Year|
"Franklin sophomore attacker Eric Civetti has been chosen as the 2016 HockomockSports.com Boys Lacrosse Underclassman of the Year. Civetti led the league in scoring this spring and helped the Panthers to an undefeated Kelley-Rex division title and to the Div. 1 South quarterfinal.
Civetti, who was an honorable mention for this award in 2015, was the league leader with 94 points. He scored 70 goals and recorded 24 assists for the potent Franklin offense, many times combining with Player of the Year Austin Kent (see above).
“Eric was a force around the crease and had the skills to break down any defense,” said HockomockSports.com Managing Editor Josh Perry. “He would bully his way past his marker and finish with surprising agility, managing to stay out of the crease and find the angle he needed to get his shot into the back of the net. He could step back and let it rip too if that’s what the defense gave him.”
Continue reading the write up on Eric at the link below -->>
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