EAST HANOVER, N.J,- Hanover Park senior guard Michael Boeckel who is averaged just under 22 pts a game this season is this week's Mary Comito's of State Farm Athlete of the Week. Boeckel is the only senior on the team and recently joined the 1,000 point club at Hanover Park scoring 35 points against West Morris.That happened to be senior night, where he was honored as well.
Boeckel scored 25 points or more eleven times this season and leads the team in assists with 118. Head Coach Todd Hartman relied on Boeckel, who played varsity all 4 years at Hanover Park to be a leader and a stable influence for the under classman.
Boeckel will attend The Citadel in Charleston South Carolina this fall. He started playing basketball in 5th grade and his Dad and a referee in the recreation league inspired him to play. By reaching 1,000 points and over 400 assist in his Hornets career Michael embodies the fact that hard work pays off and has ensured him a spot on the basketball team at Citadel.