“Inspirational” Watertown Discipline Hockey Group Honored by College Committee

Charlie Breitrose Watertown discipline hockey gamers rejoice a objective within the State Closing win over Sandwich. The Raiders gained back-to-back titles, and WHS’s twentieth total.

After successful the State Championship for the twentieth time, Watertown Excessive College’s discipline hockey staff acquired reward from the College Committee, and the gamers have been known as inspirations who characterize the group effectively.

The Raiders accomplished an undefeated, untied season on Nov. 19, defeating Sandwich within the MIAA Div. 3 State Closing 2-0. The win gave Watertown back-to-back championships, and College Committee members informed the gamers and coaches that they have been happy with their accomplishments.

Even with the unblemished file and one other state title, Watertown Head Coach Eileen Donahue mentioned the accomplishments are nonetheless particular for the Raiders.

“Our staff doesn’t take wins without any consideration, OK. We undergo a giant course of. Together with working onerous, there’s a lot preparation, dedication, and it is not the best factor to undergo,” Donahue mentioned. “We have had plenty of humorous moments and we had plenty of onerous moments. It took some time for us to grow to be a cohesive staff, our staff is aware of that if you cannot pull off a giant accomplishment until everyone seems to be concerned.”

She credited each member of the staff, whether or not they have been on the sphere for the state remaining or helped put together for video games throughout practices.

“They’re all right here to be acknowledged for a giant accomplishment,” she mentioned. “It would not matter what degree you’re, what number of years you’ve got been enjoying or not. It’s so necessary — and it has taken some time however we’ve got lastly received there — that everyone is aware of that one particular person can’t win the State Championship. Everybody’s function was necessary.”

Senior co-captain Maggie Driscoll mentioned the staff appreciated every thing that “Miss Donahue” and her assistant coaches do for the staff.

College Committee Chair Kendra Foley mentioned that she admired the staff’s dedication and angle.

“I went to a variety of video games this yr and what I observed was the self-discipline you confirmed and it wasn’t simply in the course of the recreation,” Foley mentioned. “It went from the minute you stepped on the sphere if you began warming up, to the second you completed that recreation. You might see it in every thing that you simply do and that is distinctive and actually particular.”

Charlie Breitrose The 2022 MIAA Div. 3 Discipline Hockey State Champions: Watertown Excessive College.

Mark Sideris spoke on behalf of not simply the College Committee however the Metropolis Council, as he serves on each boards because the Metropolis Council President.

“On behalf of the Metropolis Council, as effectively, we’re very happy with you,” Sideris mentioned. “You characterize the group effectively. We actually admire the best way you set yourselves collectively and characterize the city the best way it must be represented. We’re very happy with you.”

This yr’s staff was particular for College Committee member Amy Donohue.

“I’ve recognized most of those ladies since they have been born, so this can be a very particular group of ladies for me,” Donohue mentioned. “You might have spent plenty of time in my home and I really like you dearly. Congratulations! You guys have labored very onerous. You ought to be very comfortable. I am very proud and I do know your mother and father are.”

College Committee member Lindsay Mosca mentioned the WHS gamers function nice function fashions for younger Watertown athletes.

“What you all have achieved, the best way you play and the best way you conduct yourselves, you’re so inspiring,” Mosca mentioned. “You’re tremendous thrilling to look at. You might have impressed so many younger ladies within the district to play. My very own daughter performs and she or he performs as a result of she loves watching you.”

Foley, a former WHS discipline hockey participant, mentioned that the gamers are persevering with a practice.

“You’re inspiring, you may not comprehend it,” Foley mentioned. “The Driscoll ladies (senior Maggie and junior Molly), your mother (Patty) impressed me and now you’re inspiring a complete new era of gamers and feminine athletes and that is necessary. You’re creating a practice that’s distinctive and particular and also you’re a extremely massive a part of it.”

She added that Donahue’s teaching over time has set a excessive commonplace.

“I give it some thought quite a bit — what makes an awesome coach. And after I do, I consider you,” Foley mentioned. “Thanks for what you will have performed for this group, for our feminine pupil athletes, and for our College District.”

Watertown Athletic Director Ryan Murphy mentioned he has loved watching the sphere hockey staff as a fan, and mentioned one of many Raiders’ hallmarks is modesty of the members of the staff and the teaching workers. He wished to offer the staff, and its coach, correct credit score.

“Twenty state championships is simply remarkable — phenomenal. One of many biggest coaches if not the best coach within the state,” Murphy mentioned. “We’re very proud to name you our coach. We do not say it sufficient. We actually do admire you. I hope you coach eternally. The workers and assistant coaches are unimaginable, and the gamers — you’re so onerous to beat. You observe so onerous, 2 to 2.5 hours, all the time searching for perfection, by no means shedding a recreation, enjoying a tricky opponent within the state championship.

“I admire everybody. It actually is actually particular,” Murphy mentioned. “It’s best to take pleasure in it. Each season is totally different. I am really grateful to be a fan and be capable to watch it.”

After successful the State Championship for the twentieth time, Watertown Excessive College’s discipline hockey staff acquired reward from the College Committee, and have been known as inspirations.

The Raiders accomplished an undefeated, untied season on Nov. 19, defeating Sandwich within the MIAA Div. 3 State Closing 2-0. The win gave Watertown again to again championships, and College Committee members informed the gamers and coaches that they have been happy with their accomplishments.

Even with the unblemished file and one other state title, Watertown Head Coach Eileen Donahue mentioned the accomplishments are nonetheless particular for the Raiders.

“Our staff doesn’t take wins without any consideration, OK. We undergo a giant course of. Together with working onerous, there’s a lot preparation, dedication, and it is not the best factor to undergo,” Donahue mentioned. “We have had plenty of humorous moments and we had plenty of onerous moments. It took some time for us to grow to be a cohesive staff, our staff is aware of that if you cannot pull off a giant accomplishment until everyone seems to be concerned.”

She credited each member of the staff, whether or not they have been on the sphere for the state remaining or participated in practices.

“They’re all right here to be acknowledged for a giant accomplishment,” she mentioned. “It would not matter what degree you’re, what number of years you’ve got been enjoying or not, it’s so necessary — and it has taken some time however we’ve got lastly received there — that everyone is aware of that one particular person can’t win the State Championship. Everybody’s function was necessary.”

Senior co-captain Maggie Driscoll mentioned the staff appreciated every thing that “Miss Donahue” and her assistant coaches do for the staff.

College Committee Chair Kendra Foley mentioned that she admired the staff’s dedication and angle.

“I went to a variety of video games this yr and what I observed was the self-discipline you confirmed and it wasn’t simply in the course of the recreation,” Foley mentioned. “It went from the minute you stepped on the sphere if you began warming up, to the second you completed that recreation. You might see it in every thing that you simply do and that is distinctive and actually particular.”

Charlie Breitrose The 2022 MIAA Div. 3 Discipline Hockey State Champions: Watertown Excessive College.

Mark Sideris spoke on behalf of not simply the College Committee however the Metropolis Council, as he serves on each board because the Metropolis Council President.

“On behalf of the Metropolis Council, as effectively, we’re very happy with the you,” Sideris mentioned. “You characterize the group effectively. We actually admire the best way you set yourselves collectively and represented the city the best way it must be represented we’re very happy with you.”

This yr’s staff had was particular for College Committee member Amy Donohue.

“I’ve recognized most of those ladies since they have been born, so this can be a very particular group of ladies for me. You might have spent plenty of time in my home and I really like you dearly. Congratulations! You guys have labored very onerous. You ought to be very comfortable. I am very proud and I do know your mother and father are.”

College Committee member Lindsay Mosca mentioned the staff offers nice function mannequin for younger Watertown athletes.

“What you all have achieved, the best way you play and the best way you conduct yourselves, you’re so inspiring,” Mosca mentioned. “You’re tremendous thrilling to look at. You might have impressed so many younger ladies within the district to play. My very own daughter performs and and she or he performs as a result of she loves watching you.”

Foley, a former WHS discipline hockey participant, mentioned that the gamers are persevering with a practice.

“You’re inspiring, you may not comprehend it,” Foley mentioned. “The Driscoll ladies (senior Maggie and junior Molly), your mother (Patty) impressed me and now you’re inspiring a complete new era of gamers and feminine athletes and that is necessary. You’re creating a practice that’s distinctive and particular and also you’re a extremely massive a part of it.”

She added that Donahue’s teaching over time has been superb to look at.

“I give it some thought quite a bit — what makes an awesome coach. And after I do, I consider you,” Foley mentioned. “Thanks for what you will have performed for this group, for our feminine pupil athletes, and for our College District.”

Watertown Athletic Director Ryan Murphy mentioned he has loved watching the sphere hockey staff as a fan, and mentioned one of many Raiders’ hallmarks is modesty of the members of the staff and the teaching workers. He wished to offer them credit score.

“Twenty state championships is simply remarkable phenomenal. One of many biggest coaches if not the best coach within the state,” Murphy mentioned. “I am very proud to name you our coach. We do not say it sufficient. We actually do admire you. I hope you coach eternally. The workers and assistant coaches are unimaginable, and the gamers — you’re so onerous to beat. You observe so onerous, 2 to 2.5 hours, all the time searching for perfection, by no means shedding a recreation, enjoying a tricky opponent within the state championship.

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