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Soccer Player of the Year: Springdale's Batres A Natural Scorer

Posted: June 8, 2014 at 1:30 a.m.

STAFF PHOTO ANDY SHUPE Erick Batres of Springdale High is the All-NWA Media Boys Soccer Player of the Year.
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STAFF PHOTO ANDY SHUPE Erick Batres of Springdale High is the All-NWA Media Boys Soccer Player of the Year.

SPRINGDALE -- Erick Batres' asthma came in handy as a 7-year-old in El Salvador.

All-NWA Media Boys Soccer Player of the Year

Erick Batres

School: Springdale

Class: Senior

Position: Forward

Notable: Scored a team-high 15 goals and had five assists this year. … Had seven goals in Springdale’s final four wins, including a goal in each of the Bulldogs’ two playoff victories. … Had 14 goals and 11 assists as a junior. … Bulldogs won a state title, finished runner-up and made a semifinal appearance his three years on varsity. … Signed to play at Eastern Oklahoma State.

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