HockomockSports.com has announced the awards for the 2016 Hockomock League Volleyball. The Franklin High School students recognized are shown here. The link at the bottom will take you to the full listing of awards.
Volleyball First Team
"Erin Skidmore – Franklin – Outside Hitter
|Erin Skidmore – Franklin – Outside Hitter|
Franklin senior Erin Skidmore made plays all over the court for the Panthers in 2016. Not only was Skidmore a top attacking option at the net, she made plays defensively and serving. Skidmore led the Panthers with 180 kills and tied for the team-high in aces with 46. The senior was second on the team with 206 digs and added 15 blocks for the Panthers. “Erin worked hard in the offseason to improve her all around skills and that hard work paid off as she was our go-to player this year,” Franklin head coach Kate Horsmann said."
Volleyball Second Team
"Maddie Kuzio – Franklin – Defensive Specialist
|Maddie Kuzio – Franklin – Defensive Specialist|
Franklin senior Maddie Kuzio anchored the Panthers defense from the libero position. In 2016, Kuzio was a reliable option for Franklin’s defense. The senior led Franklin with 473 serve receptions and 342 digs. She was second on the team with 43 assists and finished with 147 service points. “Maddie was a great anchor for our defense this season because she reads the ball really well and is fearless in keeping the ball in play,” Franklin head coach Kate Horsmann said."
Volleyball Underclassman of the Year
"Franklin sophomore Lauren McGrath has been selected as the 2016 HockomockSports.com Volleyball Underclassman of the Year. McGrath was the starting setter for the Panthers and helped guide Franklin back to the postseason.
As a setter, McGrath was responsible for getting the Panthers’ offense in motion. As just a sophomore, McGrath impressed at accomplishing that as Franklin finished with an overall record of 13-7.
“Lauren has good skills and is a terrific athlete; that makes for a good volleyball player,” Franklin head coach Kate Horsmann said. “What sets her apart is the energy and enthusiasm she brings to everything she does. She was the heartbeat of our team this year.”
McGrath finished with 359 assists to lead the Panthers. The sophomore also tied for a team-high in aces with 46. She also chipped in with 79 digs and 11 kills.
McGrath is the first Franklin volleyball player to win the HockomockSports.com Underclassman of the Year award and eighth Franklin player of any sport to win it (Victoria Stowell, girls soccer; Annie Walsh, field hockey; Jay Dieterle, boys basketball; Nick Santucci, baseball; Michael Sullivan and Eric Civetti; boys lacrosse; Kendall Reardon, girls lacrosse)."
|Franklin sophomore Lauren McGrath: the 2016 HockomockSports.com Volleyball Underclassman of the Year|
Honorable Mention: Kat Kmetz (King Philip), Molly Turner (Stoughton), Kayli Fagan (Taunton)
For the complete listing of Hockomock Volleyball Awards