Class of 2020 Moving On: WHS Student-Athletes College Bound

ON HIS WAY - To the next stage of his life is Watertown High School graduate Austin Dickson after receives his diploma on June 17. Dickson was a member of the Indians’ boys basketball and soccer teams. (Dreher photo)

WATERTOWN - In spite of a senior year which was tragically interrupted by circumstances way beyond their control, student-athletes in Watertown High School’s graduating class of 2020, some of whom did not get to complete, or in some cases, even begin their final year in the orange, black and white, nevertheless persevered.

Upon the completion of the graduation ceremony on June 17, WHS athletic director Paul Catuccio released a list of seniors who would be taking their games to the nextt level in college in the fall - hopefully.

“I couldn’t be prouder of a group of young men and women than I am of these seniors,” said Catuccio. “They all dealt with something out of their control, some not getting to earn their final farewells in the form of competing, measuring their accomplishments against their rivals and peers, not having a senior day or team awards dinner to share the memories.

“Still, they will continue a proud tradition of Watertown student-athletes who excel in the classroom as well as on the fields of competition,” said Catuccio.

“In the past, as will this class, they carry the lessons and skills they’ve learned in Watertown onward and do us all proud. I look forward to seeing that continue, and I wish them all the luck in their future endeavors.”

Certainly, after a senior year they’ll never forget, don’t we all wish them the best?


COLLEGE               SPORT

Miron Jusufi

Nichols College           Soccer

Matthew Hardisty

Anna Maria College  Football

Steven Phillips

Southern CT State    Baseball

Miron Jusufi

Nichols College              Soccer

Kiara Hima

Wentworth Ins. of Tech.  Tennis

Ian Wivestad

Post University                 Golf

Simone Romano-Pringle

Univ. of Hartford  Cheerleading

Rafael Dayton

Post University               Track

Mary Massaro

Mt. St. Mary                Lacrosse

Isabella Longo

Post University           Lacrosse

Owen Jalbert

Dean College Football/Lacrosse

Zackary Fenn

Albertus Magnus          Soccer

Emily Perin

Mount St. Mary           Lacrosse

Morgan Dodge

Univ. of Bridgeport        Soccer

Malina LaCapra

Western New England   Soccer

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