Watertown Girls Basketball Coach Leaving for Div. 1 Boys Position

Watertown Girls Basketball Coach Patrick Ferdinand announced he will be leaving to take a job in Framingham. Here he is pictured working with a player in 2018. (Photo by Charlie Breitrose)

Leaving a community that has grown to be like family will be difficult, said Watertown Girls Basketball Coach Patrick Ferdinand, but he is taking a job as boys coach closer to his home which will allow him to spend more time with his wife and daughter. After more than a dozen years leading the Raiders girls team, Ferdinand announced this week that he will be taking the job as coach of the Framingham High School boys basketball team. “It’s a major change, from Division 3 to Division 1 and girls to boys,” Ferdinand said.

Watertown Grad Named Rookie of the Year in Region by D3Hoops.com

Hamilton College AthleticsWatertown grad and current Hamilton College player Taylor Lambo was named D3Hoops.com’s Region 1 Rookie of the Year. The following announcement came from Hamilton College Athletics:

Hamilton College women’s basketball forward Taylor Lambo ’26 (Watertown, Mass./Watertown HS) was selected the 2023 Rookie of the Year in Region 1 by D3hoops.com earlier this month when the NCAA Division III basketball website announced its all-region teams.

Lambo was also voted to the third team in the region. She is the only first-year athlete on the all region team in Region 1, which includes the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC), the Great Northeast Athletic Conference, Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference and the North Atlantic Conference. Lambo was named the NESCAC Rookie of the Year and made the all-conference second team in early March. She led the Continentals in scoring with 13.6 points per game and was second with 8.2 rebounds per game.

Watertown Grad Named Conference Rookie of the Year for Play at Hamilton College

Hamilton College AthleticsWatertown grad and current Hamilton College player Taylor Lambo was voted NEASC Women’s Basketball Rookie of the. Year. The following announcement was provided by Hamilton College Athletics:

Hamilton College forward Taylor Lambo ’26 (Watertown, Mass./Watertown HS) has been selected the 2023 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Women’s Basketball Rookie of the Year by the conference’s coaches. Lambo also made the all-NESCAC second team and was one of 10 players who received all-conference honors. She is Hamilton’s first rookie of the year since the Continentals joined the NESCAC for basketball for the 2011-12 season.

Watertown Boys Basketball’s Comeback Falls Short in State Tourney

Charlie BreitroseWatertown senior Ben Kullman dives for a loose ball in the State Tournament game against Rockland. Down 10 poinst late, the Watertown High School boys basketball team had a chance to reduce the deficit to two in the waning moments of the State Tournament game Wednesday night, but the Raiders fell to Rockland, 50-42. Charlie BreitroseWatertown junior Jeffrey Kerbin shoots against Rockland. He scored 11 points for the Raiders. The first half of the MIAA Div.

State Tourney: Watertown Boys Hockey Highly Seeded; Girls & Boys Hoops Get Home Games

Charlie BreitroseThe Raiders had strong support from its fans at the TD Garden in the 2022 State Final. This year the Raiders are the fifth seed. Watertown High School’s boys hockey team will seek a second straight trip to the Garden as the fifth seed in the MIAA Div. 3 State Tournament. The girls and boys basketball teams will host a home game in the State Tourney.

WHS Sports: Heartbreaking End for Girls Track, Girls Hoops Looking for Home Tourney Game

Charlie BreitroseSophomore Elsa Ryan raced in the 600 meters and was part of the 4 x 800 relay. BOSTON — Celebration turned to consternation for Watertown High School’s girls track team on Thursday night. The 4 x 800 relay team crossed the line in second place at the MIAA Div. 5 Indoor Track Championships, but minutes later the Raiders were informed they had been disqualified. Charlie BreitroseThe Watertown girls 4 x 800 relay team celebrates after finishing second at the MIAA Div.

WHS Sports: Hockey Team Hot, Big Comeback by Boys Hoops, Runners on Right Track

Charlie BreitroseThe Watertown boys hockey seeks another trip to the Final Four and the Final at the TD Garden after finishing runner-up in 2022. The 2022-23 season has been a hot and cold one for the Watertown High School boys hockey. The Raiders appear to be heating up in the latter half of the season as they look to return to the Garden for a second straight state final. The Raiders started the season winning four of their first seven games, and tying one. Then Watertown dropped four of six, and added another tie.

Watertown Girls Basketball Looks to Build on Foundation Set by Prior Teams

Catherine WilliamsThe 2022-23 Watertown High School girls basketball team. Watertown High School’s girls basketball team will have to replace a couple big contributors from last season, but Head Coach Pat Ferdinand said he wants to build on the foundation the team built last year. Gone are 1,000+ point scorer Taylor Lambo and long-time starter Ellie Monahan, who were part of last year’s team that won a State Tournament game before falling to the eventual State Champion, St. Mary’s. The 2022-23 season got off to a good start on Tuesday night.