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Local soccer player in national tournament

Vanessa Pierce.

soccer player This Thanksgiving, Vanessa Pierce, a ninth grader at Leota Jr. High, will be traveling to Boca Raton, Florida, to play soccer, representing the state of Washington and Region IV Girl's Olympic Development Program U15 traveling team.
    Vanessa is a player on the U15 Washington Soccer Club, coached by Mike Washington.
    The 18 young women from Washington, Oregon, Utah, Colorado, and California will compete in tournament play with the other three U.S. regions for national consideration and international play.