Athlete of the Week — Senior, Kevin Dober

South senior Kevin Dober was named this month to the Massachusetts High School Hockey Coaches All Academic Team. Six hockey players statewide are selected annually to the Coaches All Academic Team. Selection is based on grades, standardized test scores, recommendations, service, and leadership and performance on the ice. Dober was nominated for the All Academic Team by Newton South Hockey Coach Chris Ryberg.

Dober is a four-year honor roll student at Newton South. He is a four-year varsity hockey player and a team captain the past two years. In the 2013-14 season, he helped lead Newton South to a 15-7-1 record and to the team’s first playoff berth in 17 years.  Dober also was a linebacker and captain of the 2013 varsity football team. He received the 2013 Shone Award for academic excellence and leadership in South’s football program. He has been a frequent volunteer for Newton Athletes Serving the Community.