Playing a high school sport requires a lot of effort, dedication and time, so playing three sports a year for four years is a feat that deserves being honored, which is what Watertown High School Athletic Director Michael Lahiff did this week.
A dozen Raiders received the Athletic Director’s Award for participating in sports every season for their whole career at Monday’s School Committee meeting.
Lahiff created the award to encourage more participation in a small high school.
This year’s award winners are:
Brendan Berkeley – golf, hockey and baseball
Anthony Busconi – golf, hockey and lacrosse
Angel Carrion – football, basketball and lacrosse
Brian DallaCosta – football, basketball and indoor and outdoor track
Molly Day – soccer, indoor and outdoor track
Keegan Duguay – field hockey, indoor and outdoor track
Nick Giordano – football, hockey and lacrosse
Najmul Sahar Kahn – field hockey, indoor and outdoor track
Emily Loprete – field hockey, hockey and lacrosse
Austin Farry – football, hockey and baseball
Prosper Lubega – cross country, soccer, indoor and outdoor track
James McDonald – golf, basketball, indoor track and baseball
Watertown’s latest Middlesex League champions also received their due from the School Committee.
The girls’ lacrosse team won its third straight title this year, and made it to the State Tournament where it won its first ever tournament game. Lahiff said the team has made progress since it was started just a few years ago.
The team has been lead by Eileen Donohue, who also coaches the field hockey team.
“We’re trying to make up 20 years in three years,” Donohue said. “To win three league titles in a row is great. It’s a tough sport and I commend the girls for what they did.”
The spring season completes a successful year for Watertown High School’s teams. The school won six Middlesex League titles (football, field hockey, boys’ hockey, girls’ hockey, girls’ basketball, boys’ basketball and girls’ lacrosse), three section titles (field hockey, boys’ hockey and girls’ basketball) and two state title (field hockey and boys’ hockey), Lahiff said, along with seven athletes being named all-scholastic by Boston area newspapers.