More than a Dozen Raiders Named Middlesex League All-Stars, 3 Got MVP Award

A baker’s dozen of Watertown High School athletes from five sports made the Middlesex League All-Star teams during the fall sports season, with three named MVP in their sport. Girls Cross Country: Lakshmi Thangaraj

Field Hockey: Emily Campbell, Ally Kennedy (MVP) and Aurise Tattrie (MVP)

Football: David Manoukian

Boys Golf: Dario Christie and Tim McCall

Boys Soccer: Devon Breen, Nicholas DiPace, Rodrigo Freitas (MVP), Gevork Karapetyan and Caiden Kiani

Watertown Junior Named to Boston Globe’s Boys Soccer All-Scholastic Team

Watertown’s Rodrigo Freitas celebrates after scoring the winning goal in double overtime over Dracut in the North Section quarterfinal. Watertown junior Rodrigo Freitas added yet another accolade for the 2019 boys soccer season when he made the Boston Globe’s All-Scholastic team. Freitas also made the All-State team, the All-EMass team, was named Middlesex League Freedom Division MVP, and was one of five Raiders to make the Middlesex League All-Stars. The midfielder scored 13 goals this season, including the game winner in overtime against Dracut in the Div. 3 North quarterfinal.

Two Watertown Players Names to Field Hockey All-Scholastic Team

Watertown Field Hockey players Aurise Tattrie (left) and Ally Kennedy made the Boston Globe’s All-Scholastic team. Here the pair signed their letters of intent to play in college. The Boston Globe named Watertown High School field hockey players Ally Kennedy and Aurise Tattrie to its All-Scholastic team. The pair added the honor to the list of other achievements this season. Tattrie and Kennedy were also named co-MVP of the Middlesex League Freedom Division.

Watertown Has Not Just 1, but 2 College All-America Field Hockey Players

Watertown’s Michaela Antonellis and Ally McCall both made college All-America field hockey teams this year. A pair of former Watertown High School field hockey teammates have gone on to success in college, and both have been named to the 2019 college All-America teams.

Michaela Antonellis and Ally McCall served as co-captains for the Raiders during their senior year, and now they both earned All-American status as college seniors. They also were part of the Watertown High School team that set the national record for longest consecutive unbeaten streak. Antonellis, who attends Stonehill College, made the NCAA Div. II All-America second team for both the Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) and Synapse Sports All-America.

Watertown Soccer Player Named All-State, Five Make League All-Star Team

Watertown’s Rodrigo Freitas celebrates after scoring the winning goal in double overtime over Dracut in the 2019 North Section quarterfinal. Watertown junior Rodrigo Freitas received several honors following the 2019 boys soccer season, including making the All-State team, League MVP, and was one of five Raiders to make the Middlesex League All-Stars. Freitas and the Raiders won the Middlesex League Small (Freedom) Division and got to the North Section Semifinals. He was one of three Middlesex League players named to the All-State team. The midfielder also made the Middlesex League All-Conference team — the best players from the Small and Large school divisions — and the Eastern Massachusetts All-Stars

Other Raiders on the League All-Stars are senior Gevork Kaapetyan, senior Devon Breen, junior Nicholas DiPace and junior Caiden Kiani.

Belmont Pulls Away from Watertown in Annual Thanksgiving Game

Watertown senior quarterback Brennan Cook hurls a pass against Belmont in the Thanksgiving Day game. The Raiders fell 24-14 at Victory Field

Watertown High School’s football team had Belmont where they wanted, with the ball in the opposition half and a chance to take the lead. However, in the end, the Marauders were the ones to find the end zone in the dying moments the Thanksgiving Day game. Belmont extended its winning streak in the big rivalry game to two in a row, winning 24-14 at Victory Field on Thursday. The loss meant Watertown ended the season with a record of 5-6.

Watertown Loses to Belmont, See How it Unfolded

Watertown senior quarterback Brennan Cook has thrown nine touchdown strikes in 2019. Watertown High School’s football season started with promise, after a 2-0 start, but a five game losing streak meant no playoffs this year. However, the Raiders have a chance to finish the year on a winning note, and a with winning record, by beating their archrivals from Belmont on Thanksgiving. Watertown hosts the Marauders at Victory Field, and will be looking for some payback after losing last year’s Thanksgiving clash. The game begins at 10:15 a.m.

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Former Watertown Track Coach to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Former Watertown High School Cross Country Coach Tom Wittenhagen will be honored with the MSTCA Lifetime Achievement Award this spring. He retired this year after 47 years coaching and teaching in town. He is shown here with James Piccirilli, left, and Emily Koufos after the 2016 All-State Cross Country Meet. During his 47 years teaching and coaching in Watertown, Tom Wittenhagen impacted hundreds of students, and his commitment will be recognized by the Massachusetts State Track Coaches Association. “Coach Witt,” who retired during the last school year, received word recently that he will receive the 2019 MSTCA Lifetime Achievement Award.