Watertown High School athletes made an impression during the COVID-19 shortened winter season, with eight players being named to the Middlesex League All-Stars. Included among the League’s best were boys basketball player Gabe Spinelli, who also earned Most Valuable Player for the Middlesex Freedom Division and made the Boston Globe’s All-Scholastic team. Also, girls basketball player Taylor Lambo made the Globe’s Honorable Mention All-Scholastic list. Winter 2021 Middlesex All-Stars
Girls Basketball: Lily Lambo, Taylor Lambo
Boys Basketball: Matthew Oliveria, Adam Patterson, Gabe Spinelli (MVP)
A belated look at the Watertown High School students who stood out during the winter season. Nine Raiders were selected as Middlesex League All-Stars. Boys Basketball: Devon Breen and Gevork Karapetyan
Girls Basketball: Taylor Lambo
Girls Ice Hockey: Elizabeth Loftus and Margaret Driscoll
Wrestling: Jason Santos and Leah Knipper-Davis
Indoor Track: Kai Landry and Rose Muldrew
Note: the boys ice hockey team did not play in the Middlesex League this year.
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 had a baker’s dozen of athletes in four sports make the Middlesex League All-Stars in the Fall season. Boys Soccer – MVP: Alex Egan; All-Stars: Luke Murphy, Chris Iannetta, Alex Egan, Jafiah Edwards, Rodrigo Freitas, Ruben Sara
Girls Cross Country – Lakshmi Thangaraj
Field Hockey – MVP: Gabby Venezia; All-Conference: Gabby Venezia, Ally Kennedy, Olivia Lampasona; All-Stars: Catherine Connors, Shannon Hughes
The Watertown Youth Softball teams have had quite a summer, with the 12 and under team in first place after only losing once this year.
The 12U Raiders’ record is 11-1, recently suffering their first loss to Lincoln-Sudbury. Previously the team beat North Reading and the previously undefeated Medford team. With all the success, several members of the Raiders made the All-Star team. From the 12U Raider Red team: Zoe Ozawa and Hannah Childress
From the 12U Raider Black team: Isabella Sadkowski, Victoria Reilly, Brianna Cooper and Soline Fisher
Also, two members of the 18U Raiders team were named All-Stars: Jacquie Furbish and Stella Papadopoulos
This year’s All-Star games were be played at the Burnham Road Complex in Methuen on Saturday, Aug. 4.
Watertown High School’s athletic teams had a strong winter season, which resulted in 15 athletes named to the Middlesex League All-Stars and four named Most Valuable Player for their sport. The 2018 Winter All-Stars:
Girls Hockey: Jonna Kennedy (MVP), Olivia Lampasona, Sydney Poulin
Boys Swimming: Christopher Kerrigan, Kian Rice
Girls Basketball: Cali McMahon
Boys Basketball: Julio Fulcar, John Korte (MVP). Girls Track: Gabriella Cacia, Emily Koufos (MVP), Rose Muldrew, Abigael Peterson, Elizabeth Powderly. Boys Track: Mange Camara (MVP), Nathan Follett, Ben Landry
The Raiders had All-Stars in every fall sport in 2016, and 19 Watertown High School students were chosen by the Boston. Globe as the best in the Middlesex League. For football the list is the EMass Div. 3 All-Stars named by the Boston Globe.
Girls cross country: Emily Koufos and Elizabeth Powderly
Boys cross country: James Piccirlli
Field hockey: Jonna Kennedy, Kourtney Kennedy, Maddie Leitner, Sydney Poulin, Gabby Venezia and Olivia Venezia
Football (Boston Globe’s Emass Div.
Watertown Youth Softball had five players competing in this year’s Middle Essex Softball All-Star Game. Iris Egan, Vicky Reilly, Katie Haley, Chloe Fandetti and Gracie Denneen played in the games, which took place last weekend in Billerica. The girls were able to compete at a very high level with some of the state’s best. They competed like true champs and represented Watertown proudly, said Watertown Youth Softball Coach Del Furbish. The Watertown girls were selected for not only their great play but also for their love and joy and everyday enthusiasm they bring to the game, Furbish said.