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Girl's Soccer: Aptos’ Bermingham named Player of Year

Modified: Thursday, Mar 6th, 2014


Aptos High senior defender Halley Bermingham was named the SCCAL’s Player of the Year. Bermingham helped her team to their first league title since 2004. Tony Nunez/Register-Pajaronian


Aptos head coach Jessica Perkin said she saw a little bit of herself in Halley Bermingham.

According to Perkin, Bermingham was a tough defender, a hard worker and a “true” team leader.

Now, she could add on Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League Player of the Year to that list.

The senior defender was voted the league’s co-Player of the Year along with Harbor’s Erin Woods.

Bermingham set the tone for the Mariners’ stingy defense which gave up just five goals in 12 league games this season.

Making the selection even more impressive is, Bermingham switched positions four games into the season from a outside-midfielder, who attacked for the better half of the game, to a centre-back defender, whose primary function was to snuff out attacks.

“Our team needed her to be back there,” Perkin said. “Her leadership was needed in the back. That’s what makes her a great player. She’s such a great team player.”

Perkin added that although she was a solid defender that it wasn’t uncommon to see her leading the charge on the offensive side on a counter attack.

“As an old player I can respect that,” Perkin said. “She was a really great midfielder. I think that’s her best position, but it just shows how versatile she is by playing centre-back.”



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