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The Valley Breeze & Observer 06-06-2019

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20 SPORTS & RECREATION JUNE 6-12, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER | SMITHFIELD SCITUATE FOSTER GLOCESTER SMITHFIELD – The Bayside FC R.I. Strikers and Cumberland Youth Soccer Association's CSP United joined forces last Tuesday, May 28, to announce a new partnership that will begin in the 2019-2020 season and promise to expand the player devel- opment goals of both organizations. The combined programs, which offer recreational, town travel, and Premier soccer to their players, will create the largest soccer family in the northern part of this state, with a pool of over 2,000 players and 100 coach- es, as well as hundreds of volunteers and certified referees between the two clubs. The teams will compete in the New England Premiership or equivalent starting this fall, and players will have the opportunity to be ID'd by Bayside FC NPL (National Premier Leagues) and Revolution Academy coaches. Players in northern Rhode Island will have a pathway from recreational soc- cer all the way to Premiership and the Bayside FC R.I. Strikers, CYSA's CSP United begin soccer affiliation this fall See YOUTH SOCCER, Page 22 SMITHFIELD – For the past several years, Smithfield High has seen its share of student- athletes receive athletic scholarships at the Division I collegiate level, and last Tuesday afternoon, May 28, two members of the Class of 2019 signed National Letters of Intent to continue their careers at D-I universities. During a signing ceremony inside the school's gymnasium, Karleigh Lamoureux signed an NLI to continue her equestrian career at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn., and Anna Orticerio, who is a thrower on the school's girls' indoor and outdoor track and field teams, made her plans to attend nearby Bryant University official. For Rhode Island student-athletes competing in the weight and hammer throws in track and field, there are several opportunities to compete at D-I colleges with the help from scholarships. When Orticeiro was a freshman on the Sentinels' 2016 state outdoor championship team, two throwers, Meagan Malloy (Michigan) and Alyssa Colbert (New Hampshire), signed NLIs to D-I schools. There are opportunities to compete in the throw- ing events in track and field in the Olympics, but not much further professionally. Orticerio said that she did not think she had the ability to compete at that level, but she wanted to continue to compete in college, while also getting a good education. "Bryant just made me feel like a priority and that what I did (at Bryant) was really going to benefit the team," said Orticerio, who during last winter's indoor season, had a personal-best throw of 45 feet, one inch in the weight (at the New Balance Orticerio, Lamoureux ink NLIs to D-I schools Sentinels' throwing standout heads to Bryant; Sacred Heart lands Smithfield equestrian By KAYLA PANU Valley Breeze & Observer Sports Writer kayla@valleybreeze.com BREEZE PHOTO BY KAYLA PANU ANNA ORTICERIO, left, and KARLEIGH LAMOUREUX are all smiles during last week's National Letter of Intent signing ceremony at Smithfield High. Both athletes will be competing at the Division I level after they graduate: Orticerio is heading to Bryant University to join the Bulldogs' track and field program, and Lamoureux is going to Sacred Heart University to continue her equestrian career. See SMITHFIELD, Page 22 Registration for the fall recreational season Don't miss out on the FUN! Registrations are open From June 1st – June 30th Registration Guidelines Players will be classified by grade, based on the grade they will be in during the 2019-2020 school year. Please go to our website for more information and to register: www.sysa-ri.com CELEBRATING THE WORLD CUP smithfield youth soccer association St. Joseph Church 144 Danielson Pike, N. Scituate Strawrry Feival Dinner FRIDAY, JUNE 14th 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Ham and Barbecued Chicken Dinner Strawberry Shortcake for Dessert Tickets: $15.00 Adults & $8.00 Children Tickets bought at the door will be $17.00 and $9.00 Children Under 5 Free Call 647-2255 for Advance Tickets Finished and Unfinished Furniture Storage Beds • Dressers • Hutches Flat Screen TV Bases & More! 1661 Lonsdale Ave., Lincoln, RI 725-0360 www.knockonwoodfurnitureri.com Mon.-Wed. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thu & Fri 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun. 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Check out our NEW Selection of Outdoor Furniture for your Summer Entertaining

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