For many athletes, high school graduation means the end of competitive sports, but three Watertown High School seniors will take their game to the next level.
Field hockey players Alyssa Carlson and Lauren Sutherland and lacrosse player Danny Loprete signed letters of intent to play in college. On Thursday they were honored with a ceremony at the school attended by family, coaches and friends (see the video to the right to see some of the action).
Carlson will head to Northeastern in the fall, where she will be reunited with her sister Katie, a current sophomore on the Huskies' field hockey team.
"It's going to be fun," Carlson said. "We played together for two years in high school."
What position she will play remains up in the air, said Carlson, who also played ice hockey and lacrosse at WHS.
Sutherland, who along with Carlson, was co-captain of this year's state championship field hockey team will be heading to Holy Cross next year.
"They recruited me a lot, and I liked the coach," Sutherland said. "I thought it was a good fit for me."
Sutherland hopes to play midfield. She also played lacrosse at Watertown High School.
Danny Loprete looks forward to playing lacrosse at Merrimack College.
"I have been looking at it for a while," Loprete said. "I like that it is a small school and it has a nice campus."
He only started playing lacrosse when he was in eighth grade when he joined Watertown Youth Lacrosse. Loprete said his favorite sport is ice hockey, and he also played football for the Raiders.