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June 22, 2013

Jean DePlacido column: Salem javelin standout Beaulieu should be even better next year

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Harty is a member of the Aztec U17 team that won the state championship and will go to the US Youth Soccer Regional Championship at URI later this week. The Beverly High captain scored 50 goals this past season, is a three-time Northeastern Conference all-star and holds the school’s all-time single season record for goals and points.

“It’s an honor, and I was so happy when Doc (Aztec head coach Dushawne “Doc” Simpson) told me,” said Harty, who will start playing with the team when she returns from regionals. “It’ll be great exposure to the type of play I’ll see in college; getting an opportunity to experience it now is great.

“I’m also very excited about going to the regional championship; it’s the first time for me. Our team battled some injuries, but played great at the state tournament. We’re looking to keep it going.”

Zerfoss, who plays high school soccer for the Pingree School, is a member of the U15 Aztec Soccer Red Devils and also a key member of the Olympic Development Program’s regional team. She traveled to Costa Rica with the regional stars to play the U17 Costa Rica National team and a couple of Central America pro teams. The U15’s finished with a 2-1-1 record against excellent competition.

“Our club is committed to the development of our players by providing these opportunities for talented young players,” said Simpson, who led Aztec to the 2010 WPSL national championship and a berth in the finals last year. “Kerri and Caitlin are two great players who will find success at the next level as well. We hope to speed their development with this opportunity.”

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Tyler Phillips had a great senior season for the Marblehead High girls lacrosse team, which reached the Division 2 North final. She received a Marblehead Boosters scholarship and also took home the Offensive Player of the Year award for the Magicians.

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