Friday, September 7, 2012
The former Raiders star earned the honor from the Northeast-10 Conference for her performance in her debut with Stonehill College.
Friday, September 7, 2012
The following information was provided by Stonehill College Athletics: Stonehill College freshman forward Erika Kelly of Watertown has been named the Northeast-10 Conference Rookie of the Week for field hockey by the league office today. Kelly earns the award for the first time following her performance in her collegiate debut against Bloomsburg University, ranked No. 2 in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division II preseason poll, in Stonehill's season opener on Saturday. Kelly dished an assist for her first career point on the Skyhawks second goal of the contest. Kelly has come off the bench in each of Stonehill's first two games and has totaled the one assist for a point early in her freshman season. She is a 2012 …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Outstanding senior athletes were honored at a banquet at Watertown High School.
Watertown High School honored its senior athletes at an awards banquet held at the high school last week. Athletic Director Michael Lahiff gave out awards for the best athletes in a single sport, for sportsmanship and the most outstanding athletes in the senior class. Outstanding Senior Male Athlete: Giovanni Ortiz Ortiz earned three letters on the football team and two on the baseball team. He is the Watertown High School’s first 1,000-yard receiver and first nominee for the Shriner’s Game in 18 years. He was a Middlesex League All Star in football. Currently, he is leading the baseball team in hitting and is one of the leading hitters in the state. Outstanding Senior Female Athlete: Erika Kelly Kelly played four years on the varsity…
Monday, April 2, 2012
The lacrosse team defeated their rivals in overtime. Girls ice hockey player Erika Kelly was named to the All-Scholastic team by the Boston Globe.
Timely goals by junior Joey Farrar and sophomore Matt Donnell powered the Watertown's boys' lacrosse team past rival Belmont, 9-8, on Friday. The game went back and forth, said Watertown head coach Chris Burns. The Raiders led 2-1 after the first quarter and the game was tied 4-4 at halftime. Belmont took a lead at the end of the third quarter by the Raiders battled back from an 8-5 deficit, Burns said. Donnell tied the game at 8 with 1:35 left in the game. The teams played a four minute overtime, and Farrar scored the decisive goal with 1:07 left in OT, Burns said. Raiders goalie, senior Justin Pelletier made some key saves to keep the Raiders in the game, Burns said. "Justin had 11 saves on 19 shots, and two big saves in ovetime," …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
The MetroWest Subaru High School Sports Weekly highlighted the leading scorer for the Watertown/Melrose girls' hockey team.
Erika Kelly's successful season on the ice caught the eye of the makers of the MetroWest Subaru High School Sports Weekly. The senior on the Watertown/Melrose girls' hockey team was featured in this week's video. Kelly comes from a family of ice hockey players and said she has always shot to impress them. Coach Kevin Russo said "As Erika goes, usually, the team goes." He said she also acted as a mentor for younger players. See Kelly's interview at the MetroWest Subaru site.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Watertown's girls' hockey team traveled to Belmont and brought home a win against their rivals.
It has seemed as if there is a will in which a Watertown girls team can beat Belmont, Erika Kelly is the way they are going to do it. Kelly, the three sport senior standout, has been the bane of Belmont's contest for the past three years, whether on the field hockey pitch, the softball diamond and on the ice. And Wednesday, Dec. 14, afternoon's match between the neighboring rivals saw Kelly the difference once again, scoring twice as Watertown began its season with a hard fought 4-2 victory at Belmont's "Skip" Viglirolo Rink, despite being outplayed for long stretches by a Marauder team that peppered Raiders' sophomore goalie Anna Kleis with 32 shots. "Kleis is a young starter who we need to play well and she came through against a …
Sunday, November 20, 2011
The Raiders wrapped up another unbeaten season by beating Oakmont 3-1 in the Div. 2 state final Saturday.
The Raiders' senior class went out on a high, winning their third straight state championship with a 3-1 victory over Oakmont, Saturday, at Worcester State University. Senior co-captain Erika Kelly scored two goals after senior Lauren Giordano tallied the Watertown's first goal. Goalie Kayla Costa stopped all but one of the Spartans' shots. The Raiders finished the season 22-0-1, and the team extended their unbeaten streak to 69. Coach Eileen Donahue claimed her 12th state title in her career at Watertown, which began in 1986.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Watertown's Erika Kelly's three goals stood up to Canton's attack. The Bulldogs' comeback bid fell short as the Raiders won 3-2.
For the third straight year Watertown faced Canton in the MIAA Div. 2 field hockey state semifinal and for the third straight year the Raiders came out victorious. Both teams came into the game at Westwood High School as section champs, with identical 20-0-1 records. The Raiders jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first half, but the Bulldogs scored two goals. The clock ran out before they could get a third. Watertown heads to Worcester State University Saturday to take on Oakmont for the Div. 2 state championship. The game begins at 10 a.m.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Erika Kelly's two goals powered the Raiders past the Sachems, Tuesday.
The Raiders kept moving through the MIAA Div. 2 North Section tournament, beating Winchester 2-0 on Tuesday night in a game played at Reading High School. Senior Erika Kelly provided both goals for the Raiders, with one in each half. Kelly scored on a breakaway with 17:19 left in the first half. Winchester, which finished 14-4-2, pressured the Watertown in the second half, but Kelly scored on a long shot off a penalty corner with 12:44 left in the second half. Alyssa Carlson got the assist. The Raiders, now 19-0-1, move on to the Div. 2 North Section final Saturday at 11 a.m. at North Andover High School. Watertown faces the winner of the Belmont-Newburyport game to be played Wednesday.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
The senior's hat trick helped lift the Raiders to a win in the Middlesex League Clash
Erika Kelly's hat trick provided more than enough offense to lift Watertown High School's field hockey team over Stoneham on Monday afternoon. The senior scored two first half goals, and fellow senior Lauren Giordano scored to give Watertown a three-goal lead over Stoneham going into halftime. Stoneham goalie Denise O'Brien did her best to keep her team in the game, and made 21 saves during the match. Watertown's attack kept coming, however, and the Raiders scored on two long shots from near the edge of the 16-yard circle. Allie Doggett scored the first and Kelly scored the final Watertown goal to earn her hat trick.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
The Raiders won the Middlesex League contest 6-0, behind a hat trick by Erika Kelly.
A first-half hattrick by senior Erika Kelly powered the Watertown field hockey team past Woburn on Monday at Victory Field. The Raiders defeated the Tanners 6-0, and Watertown coach Eileen Donohue said her players’ effort encouraged her. “Everyone is getting into the game and contributing,” Donohue said. “We passed the ball well and were generous with it.” Meaghan Kelly, Lauren Giordano and Lauren Sutherland also put the ball in the net for the Raiders. Facing Watertown was a tough task for the Tanners, said coach Barbara Locke. “They are a well skilled team and well coached,” Locke said. “I told (my players) one thing, don’t quit. And they didn’t quit.” Watertown dominated play, and kept the ball remained in the Woburn half most of the …