MANSFIELD — It is just not laborious to search out Trevor Foley when he’s on the soccer area.
He’s 6-foot-4, 190 kilos, and when he traces up for Mansfield at huge receiver, he attracts a variety of consideration.
What is sort of troublesome, although, is having the ability to cease him. No one has accomplished that but, and the Hornets are hoping that continues in his senior season.
With many taller receivers, working routes generally is a bit awkward at the highschool stage. But Foley’s footwork and talent to vary route on a dime make him a troublesome cowl.
“Just practice, practicing over and over again, offseason, in season, after practice, before practice,” stated Foley to clarify his route-running prowess.
“Usually, the tall, rangier kids that are that big, they’re good targets, but they’re not great getting in and out of cuts,” stated Mansfield coach Mike Redding. “But he’s bought nice ft. His out cuts, he’s out and in and he’s bought good size. You can run these outs to him, however you get one-on-one and also you throw the ball up on the fade, and though he’s coated, he’s going to make the play. He offers you a variety of various things.
“This year, we’re going to move him around. Obviously, teams are going to want to bracket him and get some doubles as much as they can. We’re going to move him. We’ve got four or five spots we can put him. We’ve got a nice, complementary group around him.”
Foley began as a sophomore and was immediately successful. He was a Hockomock League All-Star that 12 months, and simply starting to scratch the floor of what he may very well be.
Then, final 12 months, even figuring out defenses would key on him, Foley produced once more. He caught 43 passes for 817 yards, a 19.0 yards per catch common, and 12 touchdowns.
Foley can also be a standout basketball participant for the Hornets. He says taking part in two sports activities has helped his recreation in every.
“They both help in some way, lateral movements,” Foley stated. “Getting up for rebounds is like getting up for contested catches, and vice versa.”
Mansfield, which can compete in Div. 3 this season after taking part in in Div. 2 beforehand, shall be one of many favorites in that bracket to make a deep run. And Foley loves taking part in for Redding and the Hornets.
“It’s very important,” Foley stated. “We’ve built a family around here. We’re a tight group of guys. We all work hard together. We’ve all been through the ups and downs. We all love it here and the atmosphere the fans bring, and all that.”
Over the weekend, Foley dedicated to play his school ball at Brown. But he nonetheless has unfinished enterprise at Mansfield.
“Win as many games as possible,” Foley stated. “Definitely win the Hock title, and have a deep run into the postseason.”
Redding has confidence that Foley can do no matter he places his thoughts to.
“The icing on the cake is the leadership that’s developed,” Redding stated. “He’s a great leader in our football and basketball programs. He’s a first-class young man who’s a great athlete that loves playing. It’s been fun. We’re looking forward to this year, seeing what he can do after two great years.”