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After the Bell

Free Press sport reporter Steve Green's weekly look at high school sports
Steve Green, Free Press Sports Reporter   2003-05-09 11:31:30  



NATASHA DA COSTA

Age: 18

Grade: OAC

School: Regina Mundi

Sport: Girls' soccer

Position: Midfielder

Background: She has played high school soccer since Grade 9, and club soccer for Forest United for six years. She won the Ontario Cup title and was national runner-up in 2001, and Ontario Cup finalist last season. She is considering scholarships to a couple of U.S. schools.

Scouting report: She has excellent ball control and passing skills and strikes the ball solidly with either foot. Doesn't back away from physical play. "Eighteen years of getting beaten up by my older brothers helped," she jokes.

Coach Mike Bettencourt: "She's a stereotypical central midfielder -- tough, both-footed, smart and a lot of heart."

Favourite subjects: Law and sociology. She is currently taking a co-op course at the courthouse through the London police force.

Favourite music: Classic rock

Quote: "We're not all that talented but we work hard. I think we can surprise a few teams and do some damage in the playoffs."

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