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Heather O'Reilly to referee SCORES game

Posted by Zuri Berry, Boston.com Staff  October 31, 2012 01:42 PM

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Heather O’Reilly, a member of the US women’s national soccer team and a three-time Olympic Gold medalist, will referee at an America SCORES Boston game at 2:45 p.m. Thursday at the Orchard Gardens Pilot School. The match will feature the Orchard Garden middle school girls and the John Marshall Elementary girls' teams.

O’Reilly is a strong supporter of America SCORES Boston and recently attended the 2012 SCORES celebration in which she was awarded for her support and athletic achievement.

“From my experience as an athlete and a coach, soccer provides lasting life lessons,” she said at the gala event. “In the SCORES Program, kids are staying active, learning to work together and communicate, and also improving their writing in the classroom.”

O’Reilly has been on the national team since high school and recently competed in London to assist the US women’s national team bring home the gold medal. She also just moved to Cambridge to play with the Boston Breakers, the city’s women’s professional soccer team.

For more information visit americascoresboston.org.

Mary Pavlu covers Boston Public School athletics. She can be reached at Mary.Pavlu@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @MaryPavlu

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