“That’s kind of the way he’s always handled himself,” McElligott said. “He’s always motivated. He always goes into a match thinking he can beat anybody. He has an offensive style, and he does that on anyone. Personally, he has the confidence; he doesn’t care if the other kid is a two-time All-State placer. He learns from his mistakes and keeps coming.”
Boyle will return for his second season as a Triton captain this winter. McElligott said Boyle’s summer regiment sets a perfect example for the rest of the team.
“You can always stress things the kids need to do in the offseason,” McElligott said. “I tell them to get in clubs and wrestle at the Bay State Games if they’re serious. Mark’s still playing football and baseball. He’s well-rounded, but very focused. I give him things to do in the offseason, and he actually goes out and does it. You can see the progression of how he gets better. You can show the other guys, this is how he gets better.”