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Soccer squad becomes melting pot for success

Watertown High’s Camille Sheehan (right) maneuvers past a North Reading player during Wednesday’s 1-0 tourney win for the Raiders.
Watertown High’s Camille Sheehan (right) maneuvers past a North Reading player during Wednesday’s 1-0 tourney win for the Raiders. Mark Lorenz for the Boston Globe

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The soccer ball was tapped in off the foot of Camille “Kami” Sheehan for a “pretty standard goal,” his teammates would later call it. But 30 seconds into sudden death overtime Wednesday night, the “pretty standard goal” had just advanced the Watertown High boys’ soccer team past North Reading, 1-0, in a North semifinal to keep the Raiders’ hope of a Division 3 state championship alive.

Sheehan was in the right place at the right time, and not by accident.

On the Raiders, there are 24 players, 18 of which could represent a country other than the United States in international play. They each have their own journey of how they got to Watertown High. Together, they’ve led the Raiders to a 16-2-2 record and a chance at a North title Sunday afternoon in Lynn.

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