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Roman Davis — Reflections of Watertown High senior athletes
With four years of varsity soccer under his belt, Roman Davis has much to reflect on. He’s formed important bonds with fellow players and coaches, relationships which he mentioned have helped him on and off the field. Roman has powerful memories from soccer, citing victories in the North Sectionals as a freshman and sophomore as his best memories.
His worst memory is from ninth grade, when the boys’ team made it all the way to the MIAA Division 3 state finals and lost, 2-1, to Sutton. But of all the games Roman’s played in, the toughest wasn’t a tournament match or finale; rather it was the last game of his senior year. “Just knowing you’re not playing ever again after that game, it was kind of tough, but at the same time I had to overcome that feeling and move on,” he said.
Above all, Roman says soccer has given him an outlet to stay on the right path in life, helping him overcome experiences he’s been through in the past. When asked what drives him on the pitch, Roman answered, “Winning. I like winning. I don’t like losing, I lost too much already in my life. Every time I think about winning, it just motivates me to work harder.”
And his hard work has created quite the legacy for Watertown’s soccer program. To name a few of his accomplishments, Roman was on two Middlesex All-Star teams, was named second-best Junior Soccer Player, and finished second in the entire state in scoring.
To future athletes, he had two important messages. The first, he said with a smile, “You’ll never beat my record at Watertown High School, and that’s a fact. Try to score 75 goals.”
The second, more serious one was “Work hard. And if you have an obstacle, you just have to overcome it. Don’t be stuck, go through and learn from it.”
During difficult times, Roman says soccer was always a positive thing he could look forward to and use to find a better place. With that, he leaves WHS behind some important advice, an impressive legacy, and a hard-to-beat school record of 75 goals.
–May 25, 2016–