Waring keeper Stam earns national ODP honors

Holly Stam is quickly becoming recognized as the top goalie in the country in her age group. The Ipswich resident, who is a freshman at the Waring School, was selected to the All-Star team at the United States Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program’s Thanksgiving Inter-regional Tournament in Boca Raton, Florida.

Stam, a member of the Region 1 U14 squad, was also chosen Best Goalkeeper for her age group at the seven day tournament. This past summer she was invited to attend the U14 National Training Camp in Portland, Oregon, and based on her performance was selected to go to Costa Rica with the Region 1 team in February.

“There were 18 from each of the four regions of the country at the tournament in Florida,” said Stam. “I knew a bunch of girls there because they had been at the camp in Oregon. The competition was excellent. We played the other three

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