From the Globe's Robert Hohler:
For the first time in five years, soccer players in the Boston public schools are scheduled to play an all-star game tonight at White Stadium as part of the city's quest to boost pride, participation, and a competitive edge in interscholastic sports. The city revived the game with help from the Boston Scholar Athlete program, which Mayor Thomas M. Menino created in August with a $1 million grant from Suffolk Construction Co.'s Red & Blue Foundation to address serious inadequacies in the city's high school sports system.
Soccer was the first sport to benefit from the project, with teams receiving new uniforms as well as equipment they lacked, including goals at several practice fields. Intramural programs were formed at schools without interscholastic soccer, and players at every level were coached to place a greater emphasis on academic achievement.
The girls game is scheduled for 6 p.m., the boys play at 7:30 p.m.
(Boston Latin School's teams are not included because they compete in the
Dual County League. The East Boston boys chose not to participate to try to
prevent injuries before the state tournament.)
Boston Girls Soccer All-StarsBoston Latin Academy Gigi Coletta Emily Kilbourn-Shear ElizabethRockett
Girls IntramuralsCharlestown Natalia Degannes Si Yan Lin
Boston Boys Soccer All-Stars
Boston Latin Academy
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