Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


June 5, 2014

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Andover native Piper Curtis, 19, has been selected by USA Ultimate to represent the U.S. in Lecco, Italy, at the Under-19 World Championships this coming July.

Ultimate is the national governing body in the U.S. for the sport that was once called Ultimate Frisbee. The World Junior Ultimate Championships is a biennial event, held every two years, that brings together the world’s best youth ultimate players.

Curtis is finishing her freshman year at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., where she is also a member of the school’s Division I soccer team.

She began playing ultimate as a sophomore while at Phillips Academy in Andover and captained the co-ed team as a senior. She also captained the girls varsity soccer team at Phillips.

At graduation in 2013, she received the Yale Bowl, awarded to the student who has the highest proficiency in scholarship and athletics. She was also chosen multiple times for the Massachusetts Olympic Development Program soccer team, including being selected as a captain of the U18 team.

Curtis is one of 45 young ultimate players named to the team headed to Italy for the Under-19 Worlds. The coaching staff for the boys and girls teams received 250 applications, which were whittled down to 180 who were given tryouts before the final selections were made.

Therese Pelletier landed her way to the top of the podium, winning All-Around honors at the XCEL Gold State Gymnastics Championships on May 4. She placed first on bars, beam and floor, and second on vault to secure first place overall with a score of 38.10.

The win qualified Therese for the Regional Championship on May 31. She is a sixth-grader at Pike School in Andover and competes for Yellow Jackets Gymnastics Academy in Middleton.

Austin Preparatory School in Reading recently inducted five individuals and one team into its Athletic Hall of Fame and two of the inductees have local ties.

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