Page 4 THE REVERE ADVOCATE - Friday, February 8, 2019 Pat’s soccer star DeAlmeida signs with UMass Boston Revere High School Varsity Soccer players: front row: Left Winger Bryan Medina-Espinosa, Forward and Right/Left Winger Joshua DeAlmeida and Left Back Matteo Velasquez; back row: Right Back Ariel Garay, Center Back David Vera, Center Midfi elder Daniel Gutierrez, Center Back Chris LaFontaine, Center Back Bernard Salazar, Center Midfi elder Harry Paiva and Right Wing Michael Maldonado cheer on Joshua DeAlmeida, second from left in center, as he signs with University of Massachusetts Boston in the fi eldhouse on Monday afternoon. (Advocate Photos by Tara Vocino) By Tara Vocino oshua DeAlmeida, a forward and right/left wing on the Revere High School Patriots soccer team has committed to playing for the UMass/ Boston Beacons at a signing ceremony at the RHS Fieldhouse on Monday afternoon. DeAlmeida, the team’s leading scorer, plans to study engineering. “It’s my dream school to play with,” DeAlmeida said. “I fi t in perfectly with the soccer J players, and I bond well with the students who live there.” UMass/Boston is a Division III school. DeAlmeida said he credits Varsity Soccer Coach Manny Lopes and his teammates, saying he improved both academically and athletically since he attended Susan B. Anthony Middle School and Garfi eld Elementary School. Athletic Director Frank Shea said Lopes speaks highly of DeAlmeida. DeAlmeida also attributed 8 Norwood St. Everett (617) 387-9810 www.eight10barandgrille.com Kitchen Hours: Mon-Thurs: 12-10pm Fri-Sat: 12-11pm Sunday: 1pm-10pm NEW $10 Dinner Menu! Come in and Try our New... Choose from 16 Items! Served Monday thru Thursday - 4 PM - 10 PM Grilled Rib Eye Steak! Only $22.00 includes Two Sides Every Friday FRESH HADDOCK DINNER Only $18.00 includes two sides his recent success to his math teacher, Melissa Hamilton, and his civics teacher, Chris Kingston. “They saw potential in me and helped to lift me up,” DeAlmeida said, adding that has been playing soccer since age seven. His teammate, left winger Bryan Medina, said DeAlmeida’s speed is impressive and that his goal is to win the game. “He’s been a valuable player for the team,” Medina said. “He’s a good player.” DeAlmeida’s girlfriend, Pamela Pemberthy, said he was previously unenthusiastic, but once he discovered sports, his growth fl ourished. He plans to play soccer professionally either in the United States or in Brazil after college. His 10-year-old sister, Mellanie, who attends the Hill School, said her older brother is her motivation and role model. Joshua DeAlmeida’s parents, Ricardo and Alle, front row; sister Mellanie, 10, and girlfriend, Pamela Pemberthy, were at the fi eldhouse for support on Monday afternoon when Forward and Left/Right Wing Joshua DeAlmeida, in center, signed with University of Massachusetts Boston to study engineering. On Monday afternoon Athletic Director Frank Shea congratulates Varsity Forward and Right/Left Wing Joshua DeAlmeida for signing with the University of Massachusetts Boston, where he plans to study engineering. His father, Ricardo DeAlmeida, who played soccer in Brazil, said he’s proud of his son’s accomplishments. “I hope he has a great college career,” he said. His mother, Alle, said he’s always been focused on his goal and that he works hard to achieve it. “I have an amazing son,” she said. Tara Vocino may be reached at printjournalist1@gmail.com.

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