Winning championships is nothing new for Watertown’s Kourtney Kennedy, who won four state titles with the Raiders, but this fall she was was part of one at the Div. I college level.
Kennedy plays for UConn, which went undefeated and captured the NCAA Div. I Field Hockey championship with a 2-1 win over Maryland.
“It was something I will never forget,” Kennedy told Wicked Local Watertown. “It was so cool. We had a shootout win against North Carolina in the semifinals and then the finals was so back and forth. When it was over, it was the best feeling for everyone.”
Kennedy played in 19 games for the Huskies and started one game. At WHS she was an offensive star, with 112 goals and 92 assists, but in college she plays mostly on defense or at midfield. She tallied an assist this season in a game against Georgetown. While the college game is much faster, Kennedy said that her time in Watertown helped prepare her to play for UConn. Read more in the Wicked Local Watertown report.
Kennedy was honored for being part of an NCAA championship at halftime of the Watertown-Belmont football game on Thanksgiving.
Watertown’s Antonellis Named Field Hockey All-American
Former Watertown High School field hockey player Michaela Antonellis was named a Div. II All-American for her play at Stonehill College this fall.
The sophomore was named to the 2017 Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division II All-America first team, according to the organization. This comes after she was named a Synapse Sports second team All-American last week and an All-NE10 first team honoree this season, according to Stonehill Athletics.
Antonellis played on the Skyhawks penalty corner offensive and defensive units, and finished fourth on the team in scoring with 12 points – netting four goals and dishing out four assists in 20 games. She had a team-high three defensive saves.
Antonellis most successful game came in Stonehill’s 5-0 win at Bentley University on Sept. 20, when she scored the first two goals of her collegiate career and adding her first collegiate assist for a five-point game. Antonellis has 23 starts in 40 career games played in her two seasons at Stonehill.
Watertown’s Jarvis Finalist for Ivy League’s Top Defender
Watertown’s Richard Jarvis recently finished his stellar career at Brown University where he played defensive end and was named to the All-Ivy League first team and is a finalist for the Ivy League’s Defensive Player of the Year this season. He was a co-captain for the Bears this year.
The Belmont Hill graduate recorded a career total of 105 tackles, including 39 for a loss, and 17.5 sacks at Brown. He also contributed 9 forced fumbles, recovered 2 and had an interception.
His senior year, Jarvis had 44 tackles and 8 sacks, including four tackles and two sacks against Columbia in his final game at Brown.
As a junior, the biology major was a First Team All-Ivy selection and was named to the 2016 All-New England Football Team, as well as the ECAC FCS All-Star First Team.
In high school, Jarvis lettered in football, basketball, and track and field. He was a three-year starter and MVP of the football team and earned an All-ISL and All-New England selection after recording 18 receptions for 239 yards and one touchdown.