Pictured moving the ball up the field on a clear in the Central/East semifinals vs. Medway, Cameron Roycroft (29) was named Division III Player of the Year this past week by the Boston Globe after helping the Raiders to the Division III state title.
By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor
It was quite the year for Dover-Sherborn’s Cameron Raycroft and DS athletics in general. First, the DS boys took home the school’s first-ever Division III state championship in basketball this past winter, with Roycroft serving as one of the Raiders’ centerpieces on the offensive end as a small forward.
Two weeks ago, the DS boys lacrosse team captured the Division III state championship with a 7-4 victory over Grafton. As was the case with the basketball title, Roycroft had a ton to do with the Raiders hoisting their second state championship trophy this academic year - but this time from the defensive side as Dover-Sherborn’s top shutdown defensive pole.
This past week, the two-sport star and state champion Roycroft was named the Globe’s Division III Player of the Year, a fitting end to an outstanding career on the hardwood and on the lacrosse field. Raycroft was also named TVL Small MVP.
“Obviously, it means a lot to get that type of recognition on top of winning states with all my teammates and friends,” said a humbled Roycroft. “Its pretty awesome to see all the hard work that I put in throughout the year pay off, and it’s very special that I’m able to say that I went out on top with that award and with my teammates by winning states.”
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