East Hampton High School senior earns soccer honor

By Jason Harris - Staff Writer
East Hampton - posted Tue., Dec. 11, 2012
Nathaniel Heroux selected to be on the All-State Soccer Team. Photo by Jason Harris.
Nathaniel Heroux selected to be on the All-State Soccer Team. Photo by Jason Harris.

An East Hampton High School senior was selected to the All-State Soccer Team at the end of November. Nathaniel Heroux, who is the co-captain of the varsity soccer team, was selected to the Class S All-State team for 2012. He’s been playing soccer since he was 5 years old.

There are 22 students from around the state that are picked for the first and second All-State teams, Heroux said. The coaches are the ones that vote on who they feel are the best players in their positions, he said.

“I was happy,” Heroux said about being selected. “It was one of my goals for this year. I let my coach know, but he could tell just through my work ethic and practices.”

Heroux's soccer coach, Bob Boscarino, said that Heroux being selected to the All-State team was a fantastic honor and well-deserved.
"I knew he would be one of the top players," Boscarino said.

“I started trying my sophomore season,” he said. “That’s when I really started working for it. I came in this season wanting to be All-State right from the start.” Heroux said.

Heroux was selected as an All-Shoreline Conference Player in 2011 and 2012, he said. He was invited to participate in the 2012 Senior Bowl, which was held at Middletown High, on Nov. 25, an event that showcases the best senior soccer players from around the state.

Boscarino said that in Heroux's three years playing soccer for him the team has won over 75 percent of their games.

His whole family is into sports, he said. “I grew up around sports,” Heroux said. In addition to soccer, he plays basketball and baseball. He said that there is usually a week between each sports season.

Heroux is captain-elect of his 2013 high school baseball team and was the starting second baseman of the state championship 2010 baseball team earning All-Conference honors in 2012. He plays second base and is looking forward to playing baseball in college, he said.

“Baseball is my biggest sport, probably my best sport,” Heroux said. Playing three sports has not kept him from achieving academically, as well. He has a 3.15 GPA at the moment and has been on the honor roll every quarter since the start of his junior year, he said.

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