Boston High School: Jake Sargeant

The Hockomock League recently announced its boys' lacrosse All-Stars and season Most Valuable Player.

Here's a look at the list, courtesy of Ryan Lanigan and

Editor's note: League all-star lists may be sent to editors Scott Barboza ( or Brendan Hall (

Pat Ward, Canton

Kurt Leavitt, Canton
Ben Lodge, Canton
J.C. Marcone, Canton
Conor O’Brien, Canton
Pat Ward, Canton
Tyler Ames, Foxborough
Alex Pacitti, Foxborough
Luc Valenza, Foxborough
Kyle Finamore, Franklin
Mike Patjane, Franklin
Jake Sargeant, Franklin
Mike Sullivan, Franklin
Connor Eshmann, King Philip
Brendan Murphy, Mansfield
Matt McIntire, Milford
Eric Overdahl, Milford
Josh Rosenblum, Sharon

D1 Lacrosse: Franklin 7, Framingham 6

May, 29, 2013
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – Mike Adley stole a pass with less than 30 seconds remaining in the game and Framingham quickly transitioned into the attack. The Flyers, down by a single goal to Franklin in Wednesday’s Division 1 lacrosse tournament game, moved the ball from right to left and put it on the stick of the player that they wanted to take the big shot.

Senior midfielder Joe Igoe dodged and cut through the middle of the Franklin defense to find an opening 12 yards in front of goal. As he lined up a shot, it seemed a mere formality that the preliminary round game would be heading to overtime. Standing in the way was Franklin goalie Jimmy Keane, who snared the shot and sent the Panthers bench storming onto the field.

Keane finished the game with 12 saves, including four in the final five minutes of the game to preserve a 7-6 victory for No. 17 seed Franklin (13-6) over the No. 16-seeded Flyers (12-6). Keane robbed Igoe, Mike Stearns and Amir Rassipour, all from point-blank range to keep the Panthers on top.

“[Igoe] is a great player, he was bringing heat all day,” said an elated Keane after game. “So I knew we had to watch them over the middle and keep an eye on the stick, especially when he goes through a bunch of sticks like he does and just read the ball.”

Keane laughed when asked what he was thinking when the players get into the middle of the defense. He remarked, “I really hope I guess right. I really hope I know where he’s going before he goes there because if not – it’s a goal.”

Keane also drew praise from his head coach Lou Verrochi, who is hoping that he can count on those types of performances from his goalie as the Panthers advance to face the top seed in the bracket, Lincoln-Sudbury.

He said, “He was superb today. When he’s on, he’s just unbelievable, you know. He just stopped everything. He kept us in the game, especially at the end because they had some good looks.”

Framingham took the early lead on a goal from Rassipour, assisted by Jake Cotton. Franklin responded off a turnover by the Flyers defense as Mike Patjane tied the game at 1-1. Just 40 seconds later, Patjane was at it again with an unassisted goal to give the Panthers their first lead of the game.

Both coaches would complain about the sloppiness of the first half and turnovers let the Flyers right back into the game. Jimmy Chin scored twice for Framingham and Cotton struck the post as the Flyers got back out in front 3-2 with a flurry. When Igoe tacked on a man-up goal at 10:27 of the second quarter, Framingham seemed in control.

But it was a game of runs and Franklin came storming back.

Kyle Finamore fired in the first of three goals on the night to make it 4-3 and sophomore Jack Vail scored from a Patjane assist to tie the game heading into halftime. Framingham coach Ed Moy pointed to that sequence as the turning point in the game.

“We had our chances, it was a back and forth game, and I felt the game started to get away from us in the second quarter when we started playing out of control,” he commented.

In the third quarter, the Panthers extended their run to four unanswered goals. Patjane (2 goals, 2 assists) connected with Jake Sargeant to make it 5-4 before Finamore found the back of the net for a second time. Igoe ended the run early in the fourth, but with 6:08 remaining, Finamore netted his hat trick on a man-up goal that seemed to settle the game for Franklin.

Finamore’s three goals were a great sign that the captain may have found his scoring touch for the Panthers.

Verrochi explained, “Finney [Finamore] comes up big in big games. He’s had kind of a quiet season for us; this was a breakout game for him, but he’s the real deal. He can play.”

Framingham came back with a goal by Stearns with just 5:08 left on the clock, but Keane’s heroics allowed Franklin to keep its season alive for at least one more game.

After the game, Moy spoke of his pride in the Flyers’ ability to make the playoffs despite a series of injuries and key players that chose hockey over lacrosse this season.

“Before we even started, we had guys that were hurt or didn’t play and in the season we lost one kid right after another,” he said, “But, these kids kept their eye on the prize and kept going forward. Their determination is something that I’ll forever be grateful for and be proud of.”

Franklin will advance to the first round to take on the top team in Division 1, Lincoln-Sudbury, on Saturday afternoon.

Bay State Games: July 13 recap

July, 14, 2012
Bay State Games communications coordinator Craig Kaufman sends along results from today's plethora of action:

Southeast 1, West 1

West clinched the Silver Medal by playing to a 1-1 tie with Southeast, who were hoping to put themselves in place for the silver, but ended up settling for Bronze.

Derek Bauer (Millis) drove in Steven Gilbert (Franklin) in the first inning as Southeast took a 1-0 lead and held it all the way to the bottom of the seventh inning, when West, down to their last out, tied the game when Tim Donahue (Westfield) came across the plate and forced extras.

Northeast 4, Central 3
Having already clinched the Gold Medal, Northeast took the field and held off a late Central charge to finish with a record of 4-0-1.

Northeast scored three runs in the third inning, thanks t otwo walks and two singles, the second of which a two-run hit by Nicholas Comei (Bradford). Colton Fontaine (Newburyport) scored in the third and then again in the fourth as Northeast took a 4-1 lead.

Central scored twice in the sixth inning through a two-run single by Jake Ryan (Whitinsville) to pull within a run, but Ryan McAuliffe (N. Reading) stranded two runners in the seventh to shut the door and collect the save.

Coastal 8, Metro 3
Coastal busted the game open in the fifth inning with three straight doubles, the last of which, by Kevin Huscher (Middleboro) drove in two runs. Mike Bruemmel added a two-run single in the sixth inning , while Cody Younger (Middleboro), who went 2-2 in the game, had a two-run single in the third.

Metro tied the game at 3 in the top of the fifth after falling behind. William Mitchell (Quincy) and Alex Joyce (Newton) singled and walked, respectively and Austin Johnson (Arlington) delivered a single to left field.

Final 2012 Bay State Games Baseball Standings:
1. Northeast (4-0-1)
2. West (3-1-1)
3. Southeast (2-2-1)
4. Coastal (2-3) – won the head to head vs. Central, 2-0
5. Central (2-3)
6. Metro (0-4-1)

Northeast 3, Southeast 0
Chris Donnolly (Woburn) opened the scoring in the 17th minute on a header from a corner and Conor Leahy (Beverly) doubled Northeast’s advantage with a shot from the left side in the 23rd minute. Paul Magazzu (Reading) capped the scoring in the 38th minute, taking a pass from Nick Atwood (Andover) and scoring from the right.

Metro 4, Central 2
Central got on the board first through Lukas Ritzer (Sutton) in the fifth minute, but Metro scored three times without answer, including a direct kick goal from Hilcias Palencia (Chelsea) and the first of two goals on the day from Jadison Medina (Chelsea). Central pulled a goal back in the 60th minute when Tyler Martin (Charlton) converted a penalty kick, but Miranda’s second of the day three minutes later finished the game.

Coastal 1, West 0
The lone goal of the game came in the 56th minute, when Coastal’s Noah Martins (Dartmouth) curled a bending chip shot in from 12 feet out.

Central 5, Southeast 0
Tyler Martin (Charlton) scored the first two goals of the game, including coring a penalty I nthe 32nd minute and Central shutout Southeast. Ritzer added a goal and assist, Jordan Elster (Sutton) scored and Justin Asam (Milford) had a goal and two assists in the victory.

Northeast 3, Coastal 1
Coastal got on the board first when Timothy Amaral (New Bedford) scored in the 14th minute, but three second half goals, including tallies from Nick Atwood (Andover) and Sean Berube (Wilmington) delivered the comeback victory for Northeast.

West 3, Metro 1
West led 3-0 at halftime after goals by Nicholas Martinelli (E. Longmeadow), Jeff Danek (Ludlow) and Matthew Kolb (W. Springfield), before Metro’s Hilcias Palencia (Chelsea) pulled one goal back in the 51st minute.

Central 1, Metro 0
Central’s Cierra Dubinsky (Sutton) scored the lone goal in the 35th minute to deliver the slim victory to Central.

Southeast/Coastal 2, West 1
Three goals in the final four minutes of play decided this game, as Southeast/Coastal’s Stephanie Striglio (Hull) scored in the 66th and 69th minutes. West pulled back a goal in the final minute, but ran out of time to get a point out of the game.

Northeast 2, Central 0
Megan Cullen (Amesbury) got both the goals for Northeast, scoring in the 44th and 55th minutes. Sophie Draper (Andover) picked up the first assist, with Rebecca Mercuro (Saugus) assisting on the second goal.

Metro 2, Southeast/Coastal 1
Southeast/Coastal’s Kelly Couite (W. Bridgewater) scored in the 10th minute on a feed from MacKenzie Gillis (Abington), but two goals from Alexandra Curtain (Winchester) in the first half delivered the final score in favor of Metro.

Northeast 2, West 1
Northeast bookended a West goal with tallies by Carolyn Cook (S. Hamilton) and Megan Cullen (Amesbury), with Rebecca Mercuro (Saugus) picking up both assists. West’s goal came from Jordan Bates (Chicopee), with the assist coming from Natalie Caney (Belchertown).

Metro/Northeast 3, Central 0
Coastal 3, West 2
Southeast 4, Coastal 0

Boy’s 9-10 Basketball
Metro 71 Northeast 66

The Metro squad prevailed over the Northeast squad. The Metro team was led by Keith Burns from Belmont who had 21 points and Christian Lejuene from Waltham who contributed 15 points. The Northeast squad was led by Cody Broges from Dartmouth who had 16 points and Kareem Murrell from Dorchester who had 14.

West 60 Central 45
The West region was led by Jake Ross from Florence who had 18 points and Keith Natale scored 13 points.

Coastal 59 Metro 46
The Metro region was led by Adam Kleckner who contributed 9 points in a losing effort.

Northeast 67 Central 27
The Northeast squad was led by Kareem Murrell who had 18 points and Anthony Gilardi had 13. The Central squad was led by number 11 with 17 points.

Southeast 9, Metro 6

Steve Righini (Weymouth) scored three times for Southeast and Alex Pacitti (Foxborough) added two goals. Kyle Deluca (Weymouth) scored a goal and added an assist as Southeast scored three times in the fourth quarter to break a 6-6 tie. Goalie Keison Cunningham (Weymouth) made 11 stops for Southeast and also helped his own cause with a goal. For Metro, Jack Trottier (Tyngsborough) scored four gaols and Ben Foley (Tyngsborough) pitched in a goal and an assist, while Scott Powell (Swampscott) made 23 stops in a losing effort.

Coastal 11, Northeast 5
Will Mare led the way with five goals for Coastal, who also got three goals and an assist from Ethan McCullough. Mike McCarthy and Sean McNamara combined to make 7 stops in goal.

Northeast was led by Evan Connolly (Peabody) who scored twice and also got single goals from Derek Lawton (Bishop Guertin), John Curcuru (Gloucester) and Ian Kennedy (Gloucester).

Joshua Nelson (Medford) was strong in goal, making 19 saves.

Southeast 10, Central 5
Righini scored six goals and tallied an assist, while Jack Vail (Franklin) scored twice and Jake Sargeant (Franklin) notched two assists. Cunningham and Daniel Sprague (Weymouth) combined to make 9 stops in net.

Central got a goal and an assist from Michael Castellani (Nipmuc Reg.) and two assists from Nicholas Polutchko (Algonquin Reg.) and matched Southeast 2-2 in goals in the second and third periods. Matthew McIntire (Milford) made 13 saves.

Coastal 13, Metro 7
Will Moore (5 goals and 2 assists) and Joe Tyo (4 goals and 1 assist) paced the Coastal squad, with Ethan McCullough pitching in three goals and an assist. Jack Trottier (Tyngsborough) paced the Metro club with four goals, while Scott Powell (Swampscott) made four stops in net.