July 24, 2012
By Dan Guttenplan
Jillian Kinter’s back-to-school shopping will need to be done by Friday.
The Newburyport High alumna and Colgate soccer standout will be playing for a Women’s Premier Soccer League national championship this weekend in Pensacola, Fla., as a member of the Aztec MA squad. Kinter will then report back to Colgate for preseason soccer workouts Tuesday.
Kinter, the reigning Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year, has fit in well in her first season with the Aztecs as the team’s starting forward and goal-scorer.
The Aztecs earned the right to represent the East in the four-team national championship tournament with a 2-1 overtime victory over the New England Mutiny July 18. The squad, which plays its home games in North Reading, was scheduled to play New York Athletic Club in the East Regional finals last week, but NYAC withdrew from the tournament, preferring to play in the US Open Cup instead.
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