Hockomock - 10 Players to Watch for 2021 Nomination
ALANA TAVARES, SENIOR – TAUNTON Tavares has had a remarkable career for the Tigers and the reigning Hockomock League MVP and HockomockSports.com Underclassman of the Year returns for her senior season already with more than 200 goals to her name. A quick, skillful midfielder, the Marist College-commit did everything for Taunton in 2019, scoring 95 goals and dishing out 13 assists as a sophomore. That accounted for more than half of the Tigers’ 189 goals as a team. She also had 97 draw controls and grabbed 66 ground balls, showing off her all-around game that helped Taunton get within one win of a playoff spot in 2019. 2019 Selection ALANA TAVARES, SOPHOMORE Taunton sophomore midfielder Alana Tavares is already a seasoned veteran for the Tigers as she enters her third year on varsity. Already a 100-goal scorer in her career, Tavares has emerged as one of the league’s top attacking threats, despite garnering the attention of every defender that the Tigers face. She was one of the top 10 scorers in the Hockomock during the regular season with 53 goals (tied for eighth best in the Hock) and 21 assists (tied for ninth best) and has been the player that the Taunton offense runs through since she jumped onto varsity. Her stick skills, speed, and her ability to see the openings in a packed defense have allowed her to make an instant impact on the league and her improvement every year gives a young Taunton program the potential for pulling a surprise every game.