Watertown High School's successful fall season was recognized by the Boston Globe, which selected field hockey player Lauren Sutherland one of the players of the year and boys' soccer coach Frank Cacia as a coach of the year.
Sutherland recieved the Div. 2 Player of the Year award from the Globe, and helped guide the Raiders to an undefeated season and Watertown's fourth straight state title. She never lost a game in her four-year career and the Raiders only had three ties. Next year she will play at Holy Cross, according to the Globe.
Alyssa Carlson, co-captain for the field hockey team, also made the Globe's All-Scholastic team. She played defense for the Raiders, and also contributed to the four straight state titles four. She will play for Northeastern, according to the Globe.
The Raiders' boys' soccer team enjoyed a deep tournament run, too, making it all the way to the state final before falling to Sutton. The Globe recognized head coach Frank Cacia for his team's state tourney success by naming him Div. 3 Coach of the Year.
Cacia helped guide his alma mater to the program's first ever Eastern Mass championship. The Raiders finished 15-3-6, and were undefeated at home, and claimed the Div. 3 North title. This is not his only honor. The EMass Soccer Coaches' Association named him the 2012 Coach of the Year.
The Raiders also had a number of athletes selected to the Globe's All-Middlesex League Freedom Division team:
Field Hockey: Melissa Butler, Rachael Campbell, Alyssa Carlson, Allie Doggett, Emily Loprete, Maddie Rocklin and Lauren Sutherland
Football: Joey Farrar, T.J. Hairston, David Lucas and Logan Riley
Boys' Golf: Anthony Busconi
Boys' Soccer: Cody Hecht, Greg Koutroukas, Shant Vosbigian and Vardan Yeghiyan
Girls' Soccer: Gabrielle Coppola