Former Nipmuc Regional star Juliette Carreiro flourishing for Brandeis women’s soccer

Former Nipmuc Regional star Juliette Carreiro flourishing for Brandeis women’s soccer

Missing out on the University Athletic Association playoffs her sophomore year, then going more than 600 days without playing a game at all with her Brandeis teammates gave senior Juliette Carreiro all the motivation she needed coming into this season.

“Everyone was so excited to get back out here,” Carreiro said.

The Upton resident and former Nipmuc Regional soccer star has two goals and four assists in the Judges’ first four games. She was Brandeis’ leading scorer in 2019.

The Judges didn’t play last season due to the pandemic, but the team practiced in small groups last fall, had three scrimmages in the spring, and did a lot of team building through Zoom meetings.

“We put so much effort in during the pandemic trying to make those connections,” Carreiro said. “I feel so close to all my teammates.”

Carreiro also got ready for the 2021 season by working out at Resilience CrossFit in Hopkinton, playing on a summer league team, and training with her older sister, Gaby, who starred in soccer at Boston College.

The Carreiro sisters helped lead Nipmuc to the Division 3 state championship in 2014.

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