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Two Watertown Natives Earn All-America Honors in Field Hockey

Former Watertown High School players received national recognition.

Watertown's Erika Kelly, left, and Emily Sideris earned All-American honors in field hockey for their play at Stonehill College. Photo: Stonehill Athletics Department.
Watertown's Erika Kelly, left, and Emily Sideris earned All-American honors in field hockey for their play at Stonehill College. Photo: Stonehill Athletics Department.
Two former Watertown High School field hockey players earned All-America honors for their play at Stonehill College this fall.

Sophomore forward Erika Kelly earned consensus first team All-America honors and junior forward Emily Sideris received second team All-America honors from the NHFCA. They were joined on the All-America teams by a pair of teammates: senior back Gina Sheehan (first team) and senior midfielder Devin Ingersoll (second team). 

Kelly led NCAA Div. II in scoring with 38 goals and two assists, which also set program and Northeast-10 Conference records. Her 1.81 goals per game is a new Div. II record while her 3.71 points per game led Division II and her point total shared the Div. II lead, according to the Stonehill Athletics Department. She fell two goals short of the NCAA Div. II record.

This season she scored six hat tricks an scored four goals in a game twice, and was named NE-10 Player of the Week three times. She is already tied for fourth all-time for scoring at Stonehill, with 46 goals, and is seven shy of the record, according to Stonehill. 

Sideris was named a second team All America team for the second time. She had eight goals and four assists, putting her fifth on the team in scoring. Two of her goals were game winners.

Sideris started 26 of the 35 games she has played over her three year career at Stonehill. She posted 12 goals, three gamewinners, and eight assists for 32 points over her career, according to Stonehill.

She also earned Gladiator by SGI/NFHCA National Academic Squad honors twice and received NE-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll and Athletic Director's Honor Roll status all four semesters to date, according to Stonehill

Stonehill finished 2013 with an 18-4 record overall, including 8-2 in the Northeast-10. The Skyhawks finished fifth in the final regular season Penn Monto/NFHCA Division II poll and earned the program's fifth NCAA tournament bid and made the NE-10 Championship for the fifth time.

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