Tuesday, December 21, 2021

FHS' O'Neill, Cinelli, and Griffith recognized with soccer awards by HockomockSports.com

HockomockSports.com has posted the Boys Soccer Awards for the fall 2021 season. Franklin High School was well represented by the following individuals: 
Terry O’Neill – Franklin – Midfield
Franklin senior Terry O’Neill had another great year controlling the midfield in the heart of the Panthers’ lineup. A three-year starter for head coach Fran Bositis, O’Neill consistently plays at a high level and can be counted on to make the right choice each and every game. Sitting in a defensive midfielder role, he shored up one of the best defensive units in the league and added a team-high six goals along with one assist. “Terry was our best player, our hardest worker, and an excellent leader both on and off the field,” Bositis said. “He has an excellent understanding of tactics and he was the player for us who set the tone both offensively and defensively. Everything we did went through Terry.”

Rex Cinelli – Franklin – Defense
Franklin sophomore Rex Cinelli was a towering presence in the Panthers’ back four, making his squad one of the hardest teams to score against in the Hock. The lone underclassman selection in the Best XI, Cinelli partnered with Aidan Griffith to form the best center back duo in the league. He logged a ton of minutes this season and consistently made good decisions in the air and with his tackling. He also added a pair of goals and four assists for Franklin, who finished second in the Kelley-Rex. “Rex was very consistent throughout the year,” said Franklin head coach Fran Bositis. “He was a lockdown defender for us and did a great job of winning 50-50 balls whether they were on the ground or in the air. He certainly had a big impact on the success of our team defense.”

Aidan Griffith – Franklin – Defense
Franklin senior Aidan Griffith had a standout out season this fall, emerging as one of the best defenders in a league known for tough defenses. He partnered with Rex Cinelli to form the best center back duo in the league. His veteran leadership was key throughout the season and his ability to come away with the ball on key challenges was a big reason the Panthers allowed less than a goal a game this year. “Aidan was the leader of our defense and also played a big role in initiating our attack,” said Franklin head coach Fran Bositis. “Aidan has great feel for the game and he was very good at making defensive adjustments on the field. He was very calm under pressure and always made good decisions on the field.”
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