THS Athletics News
THS Athletics News
Player of the Year: Will Walsh, Taunton
Walsh had a season to remember for the Tigers this past winter.
The senior forward led the Hockomock League in points scored (49).
He finished with 24 goals and 25 assists.
Walsh helped lead Taunton to its first playoff win in 24 years, third consecutive state tournament appearance and first South semifinal since 1994.
Walsh, a four-year letterman, was named a league all-star and voted the Tigers’ Most Valuable Player. The Taunton resident finished his career with 34 goals, 51 assists and 85 points overall, which is 14th all-time. Walsh was ranked fourth in Division II and 15th in Massachusetts.
He received the 7th Player Award three years ago for going above and beyond.
Walsh, a Hockomock League all-star, plans to enlist in the United States Marine Corp after graduation.
Coach of the Year: Kris Metea, Taunton
Metea and his coaching staff helped lead the Tigers to their first South semifinals appearances, two playoff wins and first tournament win since in 1994. Taunton reached the postseason for the third consecutive year, just the second time in program history. Metea’s team finished with a 13-10-2 record (without two exclusion games). His graduation class recorded a four-year total of 47, which is the fourth most by a graduation class. He established a free youth clinic for Taunton area youth players.
Mike Albert, Taunton
Albert, a sophomore and assistant captain, had a solid season for the Tigers this past winter ... finished the season with 17 goals, 15 assists and 32 points ... helped lead Taunton to its first postseason win since 1994 ... named Rookie of the Year two seasons ago ... member of the lacrosse team ... a first-team Taunton Daily Gazette All-Scholastic.
Jakob Roberts, Taunton
Roberts, a senior forward, concluded his final season in style for the Tigers this past winter ... concluded with 11 goals, 13 assists for 24 points ... finished his career with 21 goals, 43 assists and 64 points, tied for 28th all-time ... team captain ... helped lead Taunton to its first postseason win since 1994 ... four-year letterman ... voted Steve Matthews Most Improved Player ... two-year varsity baseball player ... a first-time Taunton Daily Gazette All-Scholastic ... attending Bridgewater State University next fall.
Cam Sneyd, Taunton
Sneyd, a junior forward, had a successful year for the Tigers this past winter ... finished the year with 12 goals. 18 assists and 30 points ... helped lead Taunton to its first postseason win since 1994 ... three-year letterman and team captain ... was the recipient of the Coaches Award in 2015-16 ... won the Hobey Baker Character Award ... was the Henshaw-Soderberg Leadership Award recipient ... a first-time Taunton Daily Gazette All-Scholastic.
Sean Bunker, Taunton
Andrew Carter, Taunton
Brady Nichols, Taunton
Dylan Nichols, Taunton
Jack Patneaude, Taunton
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Lens Esquil - Third Team
Taunton – Guard
Taunton senior Lens Esquil had a standout final season wearing a Tigers uniform. Esquil is the type of player to do it all on the court, whether it be scoring, rebounding, playing tough defense, or making the big hustle play. He averaged a team-high 12.5 points per game and was one of the best mid-range shooters in the league. Many coaches consider Esquil as the best offensive rebounder in the league. “Lens is one of the quickest players that I have coached,” said THS coach Charlie Dacey. “Using this asset made the team better at both ends of the floor.”
Dante Law - All Underclassmen Team
Taunton – Law continued to be one of the most dangerous young players in the league, and is just one of two players to be named to the All-Underclassmen team for a second straight year. Law was a matchup issue for a lot of teams as his combination of size and speed make him difficult to cover or to try and score against defensively. He was second on Taunton with 11.8 points per game.