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November 19, 2012

Local athletes starting, finishing collegiate seasons

The Boston University women’s soccer program polished off its sixth straight America East title this fall, and a Gloucester native was right there to help them along the way.

Clare Pleuler, one of the best women’s soccer players to ever play at Gloucester High School, jumped right into the mix as a Freshman midfielder for the Terriers this fall helping the team to a 12-6-1 record.

Pleuler, who led Gloucester girls soccer to its most successful ever in 2011 with a trip to the sectional semifinals, saw action in all 19 games this season in the Terriers midfield posting a pair of goals. The highlight of the season for Pleuler came in a 1-0 win over Binghamton in October where she scored the game winning goal for Boston University.

The Bates College football team had one of its most successful season in nearly three decades this fall and a trio of Gloucester natives were at the forefront. Pat George, Gilbert Brown and Mike Tomaino, all Gloucester natives, all saw significant action and played significant roles in the Bobcats’ 5-3 season.

George, a Pingree grad, was the team’s second leading rusher on the season as the senior compiled 546 yards and four touchdowns on 104 carries this season. Sophomore Mike Tomaino, a former Gloucester High School captain in 2010 who started for a pair of Super Bowl winning teams, also saw action on the offensive end this season hauling in two passes for 36 yards from the wide receiver spot this fall.

Gilbert Brown, a Sophomore linebacker who was also a captain at Gloucester High in 2010 and started on a pair of Super Bowl winning teams, was a standout on defense recording 50 tackles, three interceptions and a sack on the season. Brown also had a 100 yard interception return for a touchdown in the season finale against Hamilton. Brown was named New England Small College Athletic Association Defensive Player of the Week thanks to the pick six.

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