THS Athletics News
THS Athletics News
Will Walsh - Third Team
Taunton senior forward Will Walsh lived up to his billing as a preseason player to watch by piling up the points for the Tigers this year. Walsh, who came back to the program after spending time in juniors, scored 24 goals and had 25 assists and was one of the league’s top point-getters this season while leading Taunton on a run to the Div. 2 South semifinal. With a strong shot and never shying away from a hit, Walsh gave Taunton an emotional spark throughout the season. “Will is an incredible athlete and emotional player that will work hard to light a spark for the team and help the team succeed,” said Taunton coach Kris Metea. “His desire to succeed on the ice and determination to do so is unmatched by many other players I worked with.”
Mike Albert - All Underclassmen Team
Albert, a sophomore forward, was among the league’s top offensive threats this season with 32 points, including 17 goals and 15 assists, as Taunton made a run to the D2 South semifinal. Taunton coach Kris Metea said, “Mike is a total team kid. He works hard every single day, and his passion for the game is an example that all kids should want to embody.”
Hawks Outlast Tigers In Offensive Showdown
2017 Record: 0-18
2017 Finish: Missed playoffs
Coach: Brendan Chambers
Now in its third year as a varsity program, Taunton is aiming to progress day by day to continue to build the program.
The Tigers went without a win last season but bring seven starters back with another year of success on their belts. Junior goalie Ryan Williams returns in cage to give the Tigers a familiar face on the defensive end. Williams has been manning the cage for Taunton since the team moved to a varsity schedule.
In front of Williams will be junior Justin Demoga, a captain, that handles close defense. Head coach Brendan Chambers noted Demoga is great with positioning, takes a great approach, and is willing to learn and improve every day. Chambers noted Demoga will be tasked with menacing opponents’ best attack throughout the season.
In the midfield, junior captain Dylan Nichols provides leadership and experience for the Tigers. Nichols has the speed to make an impact on both ends of the field and Chambers is hoping for some offensive production out of the junior. Nichols will be joined by senior Chris Kanabayashi who will contribute to the offense with his hard shot.
Junior Noah Kuczewski is making the jump from JV to varsity and will be one of the Tigers’ main pieces on attack. Chambers is also relying on junior captain Joel Delgado, who put a lot of time in during the offseason to improve, to be an important part of the offense.
“Our goal this year is to continue to build on what we did last year,” Chambers said. “We want to increase our lacrosse IQ and try to be more competitive in all our games. Ideally, we’ll win a couple games and get better every day.”
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