Watertown had a successful fall season, and four athletes were honored for their play by the Boston Globe.
Boy’s soccer player Rafael DeSouza earned the Div. 3 player of the year from the Boston Globe. In his senior year, DeSouza scored 11 goals and added 12 assists, grabbed the Middlesex MVP award and was named All-New England by the EMSCA. He scored 36 goals and had 26 assists in his career and is a two-time EMass All-Star, according to the Globe.
The Raiders’ field hockey team continued its remarkable run, winning a sixth straight field hockey championship and extended its unbeaten streak to 138 games, the second longest in the nation, ever.
For that effort, Watertown’s Alexandra “Allie” Doggett and Emily Loprete were named co-Div. 2 field hockey players of the year by the Boston Globe.
Doggett scored 24 goals and added 18 assists this year, finishing her career at Watertown with 62 goals and 67 assists. Next year she will play for Boston University. This is her second straight Globe All-Scholastic team.
Loprete started all four years at Watertown High School and scored 20 goals and had 13 assists this season. In her time at WHS, she scored 66 goals and added 42 assists. She also repeated as a Globe All-Scholastic selection. Loprete will play next year at Holy Cross.
Senior Rachel Campbell was named to the Globe’s All-Scholastic team, too, after scoring 18 goals and chipping in 14 assists. In her three years starting for the Raiders, Campbell scored 58 goals and added 36 assists. Next year she will play at Northeastern.
Watertown field hockey coach Eileen Donahue was also honored by the Globe, as Div. 2 coach of the year. This year’s state title was the 15th total for Donahue and she improved her career record to 574-30-45, including this fall’s 23-0 effort.
The Boston Globe ranked Watertown number 1 in its season-ending poll, ahead of Div. 1 champion Acton-Boxborough. The team is ranked number 2 nationally by Top of the Circle (see the rankings here). The team also has the second longest shutout streak ever nationally, 25, behind Garden City, N.Y.’s, 32, according to Top of the Circle.