Watertown Girls Basketball Player Named All-Scholastic, Winter All Stars Revealed

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Watertown's Shannon Murphy drives to the hoop in the state semifinal. The junior center scored 20 points.

Charlie Breitrose

Watertown’s Shannon Murphy drives to the hoop in the state semifinal. The junior center made the Boston Globe and Boston Herald 2016 All-Scholastic teams.

Just a junior, Watertown High School center Shannon Murphy has earned her second All-Scholastic honor this year, as she made the top team of Boston area high schoolers for both the Boston Globe and Boston Herald. 

Murphy and the Raiders fought all the way to the State Final this year before falling to Longmeadow in Springfield. Murphy also made the Middlesex League All-Stars.

Verbally committed to play at Holy Cross, Murphy will be back at WHS for one more year. This year she averaged 10 points and 8 rebounds, according to the Globe.

The Herald noted that Murphy and a core of seniors helped Watertown’s girls basketball team win its first ever Eastern Mass. title and played in its first state final.

While Murphy made the All-Scholastics list, it was senior Katelyn Rourke who was named the Middlesex League Most Valuable Player, according to the Herald.

Other players received League All-Star honors, including senior hockey players Tyler Gardiner and Tyler Poulin, who lead the Raiders to the North Section final for the second year in a row.

Here is the complete All-Stars list:

Boston Globe Middlesex League All-Stars

Boys Basketball: Derek DiPietrantonio

Girls Basketball: Michaela Antonellis, Shannon Murphy and Katelyn Rourke

Boys hockey: Tyler Gardiner and Tyler Poulin

Girls hockey: Jonna Kennedy and Olivia Lampasona

Boys Indoor Track: Jeremy Breen, Austin Lin and Amin Touri

Girls Indoor Track:  Emily Koufos, Abigael Peterson, Elizabeth Powderly, Janaki Thangaraj and Katherine Tolman

Wrestling: Alec Campbell, Alek Kebabjian and Farid Mawanda

Boston Herald Middlesex League Freedom Division All-Stars

Girls Basketball: Katelyn Rourke, Shannon Murphy and Michaela Antonellis, Rourke MVP

Boys Basketball: Derek DiPietrantonio

Girls Hockey: Olivia Lampasona and Jonna Kennedy, Kennedy MVP

Boys Hockey: Tyler Gardiner and Tyler Poulin

Girls Indoor Track: Katherine Tolman, Emily Koufos, Janaki Thangaraj, Elizabeth Powderly and Abigael Peterson

Boys Indoor Track: Jeremy Breen, Amin Touri and Austin Lin

(The Herald did not have Middlesex League All-Stars for wrestling.)

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