Posted on: July 13, 2017

Ukraine to Andover, Stas Curreri loves his new pitch

From the beginning, Stas Curreri always had soccer. Even when things looked like they couldn’t get much worse, he could always pick up a ball and practice. It has been an escape of sorts for him, the one constant presence in a life filled with change.

“He literally bleeds soccer,” said Mitch McPike, a close friend and his U17 former coach with Massachusetts-based Global Premier Soccer.

“It’s just incredible that he’s so passionate about it, considering what he’s been through.”

A 17-year-old junior at Andover High, Curreri was born in Ukraine, raised by a single mother who worked three jobs. The two lived alone in their one-room apartment in a very poor section of the city of Fastiv.

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