Monday, November 19, 2012
The sophomore at Stonehill College made the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Div. II All-America Squad.
Monday, November 19, 2012
The following information was provided by Stonehill College Department of Athletics: Two members of the Stonehill College field hockey team have earned a spot on the Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division II All-America squad. Sophomore Emily Sideris (Watertown) and junior Devin Ingersoll (Londonderry, N.H./Londonderry) were both selected to the NFHCA All-American second team, marking the 17th and 18th All-America selections in program history. Sideris earns All-America honors for the first time after also collecting her first All-Northeast-10 Conference selection with a spot on the second team. She enjoyed a breakout season for Stonehill this fall, posting four goals and four assists for 12 points over 17 …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The Raiders' boys' soccer and field hockey teams both take the field Wednesday seeking a spot in the state final.
Two Watertown High School teams play tonight for a berth in the state final. For one, that has become a regular in the state semifinals and another has not reached this point for years. The Raiders boys’ soccer team continued its historic run Monday by taking out Weston in the MIAA Div. 3 North Section final. Coach Frank Cacia said his team has shown resilience throughout the state tournament. “We got scored on in the first game (against Georgetown) with 25 seconds left and we came back and won it in overtime,” Cacia said. In Monday’s section final, the Raiders had a good shot to score the go ahead goal late in the game, but could not convert the breakaway opportunity. The team regrouped and won on penalty kicks. Cacia credited his players…
Friday, November 9, 2012
The Sachems scored late in the game, but Watertown held on for a 2-1 victory in the MIAA North Section Div. 2 semifinal.
Watertown took a two-goal lead in the first half, but Winchester put the ball in the back the net with under three minutes to go to make a tense ending in the MIAA North Section Div. 2 field hockey semifinal Friday night in Reading. Allie Doggett put No. 1 seed Watertown (20-0) into the lead nine minutes into the first half, and Kayla Johnson doubled the lead with seven minutes left in the first half. The No. 5 Sachems (16-4-1) pressured the three-time defending state champs much of the second half, and senior co-captain Emily Savage scored off a scramble in front of the goal with just under three minutes left in the game. Watertown coach Eileen Donohue called timeout right after the Winchester goal to organize her team. “We weren’t …
Thursday, September 22, 2011
The Wildcats score twice in second half, but the Raiders earn 6-2 victory.
The Watertown field hockey team dominated host Wilmington in the first half and went on to a 6-2 victory on Wednesday, but you wouldn't know that based on the looks on the faces of players in the postgame high fives. Head coach Eileen Donahue's perennial powerhouse Raiders took the victory with a grain of salt, looking to improve throughout the campaign and add another championship to their resume. Following the victory, the team is 4-0 on the year, but Donahue admitted there is much more work to be done. Still, she said she saw signs of improvement during the tilt.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Erika Kelly scored both goals for the Raiders in the game at Victory Field.
Watertown's Erika Kelly scored both goals in the Raiders' victory over Arlington, Tuesday at Victory Field. The season opening victory extends the two-time defending state champions' unbeaten streak to 47 games, but coach Eileen Donahue said the team did not play its best game. "We had a great preseason, we played all the best teams," Donahue said. "Now the games count and we didn't do it the way we wanted it to be done." Some of the Raiders came to play, Donahue said, including Kelly, and fellow co-captain Lauren Giordano, as well as Lauren Sutherland and goalie Kayla Carlson. Arlington had few chances on net, and Watertown scored twice. All in all, Arlington head coach Colleen Flynn said she was happy with her team's performance. "We did…
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Boston Globe also named Watertown's Bianca Jones to All-Scholastic team. Jessica Doggett named to Boston Herald's All-Scholastic team.
The Boston Globe honored Watertown High School junior forward Erika Kelly with the Div. 2 field hockey player of the year award. Kelly had 23 goals and 21 assists, according to the Globe, and helped lead the Raiders to the second straight MIAA Div. 2 state championship. The newpaper also named senior midfielder Bianca Jones to the All-Scholastic team. Jones scored 21 goals and 16 assists, according to the Globe, and she plans to attend UMass-Lowell. Three Raiders to were named to the Boston Herald's All-Scholastic team. Along with Kelly and Jones, senior midfielder Jessica Doggett, received the honor. She plans to go to Fairfield University, according to the Herald. Several Raiders were named to the Globe's Middlesex League All-League …
Monday, November 22, 2010
Coach Eileen Donahue pointed to her players dedication to the team when talking about Watertown's second straight state crown, and 11th overall.
As the Watertown field hockey players screamed and hugged in celebration of the state title win on Saturday in Worcester their coach, Eileen Donahue said it was her players' focus on working together that made the difference. The Raiders beat Auburn 1-0 to clinch their second straight MIAA Div. 2 championship, and two of the key plays demonstrated Watertown's focus on working as a team. "It's different every year," said junior Erika Kelly. "It feels awesome. It's not like it's expected it to happen. We have to work really hard at it." Holding on to a one-goal lead, the Raiders were faced with defending against one last corner by Auburn. The Rockets had just brought the ball down field in a desperate attempt to tie the score as the last few…
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Raiders defeat Auburn in MIAA Div. 2 state final on goal by Erika Kelly. Watertown deny last second chance by Rockets.
The Raiders had to play all-out until the last second, but the Watertown High School field hockey team kept Auburn out of the goal and won a second straight MIAA Div. 2 state title, Saturday, with a 1-0 win over Auburn. A second half goal and a last second save preserved the Raiders' win and another state title – the second in a row and 11th overall – in the final played at Worcester State University's John Coughlin Memorial Stadium. Watertown controlled play much of the game, handling the ball in the Auburn half for much of the first 30 minutes, but neither team could find the back of the net. Watertown coach Eileen Donahue told her team to keep positive and try to get into a flow offensively. "I think first half we clearly missed some …
Friday, November 19, 2010
Watertown High School's field hockey team has the state final on the line Saturday in Worcester, as well as a second straight undefeated season.
Pefection is on the line for the Watertown High School field hockey team Saturday. The Raiders put their 24-0 record on the line against Auburn in the MIAA Div. 2 state final at Worcester State University. The Raiders also seek to defend their state crown, which they won last year in Worcester by beating Oakmont 1-0. Watertown completed the 2009 season with an undefeated 21-0-2 record. This year, most teams have had trouble scoring on the Raiders, let alone staying close to coach Eileen Donahue's team on the scoreboard. During the regular season Watertown outscored their opponents 83-3. Junior Erika Kelly lead the team with 24 regular-season goals, and she has four more in the playoffs. Senior Bianca Jones had a dozen regular-season goals…
Thursday, November 18, 2010
A gallery of photos taken by Walter Morris at the MIAA Div. 2 state semifinal.
Photo highlights of the Watertown High School field hockey team's 1-0 victory over Canton in the MIAA Div. 2 state semifinal in North Andover. Photos were taken by Walter Morris.