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Farris & Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week: Eric Barry, DASH

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Eric Barry played a key role in his Downeast Association of Sports for Homeschoolers (DASH) varsity boys soccer team’s two wins last week, making him this week’s Farris & Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week.

From his center defensive midfielder slot, Eric scored a goal in each of the United’s two wins against North Carolinians for Home Education Athletic Commission (NCHEAC) East Region foes. DASH won both matches by 7-0 scores to improve to 5-0 in region play, including a 1-0 victory against archrival North Wake Storm on Sept. 19 in which Eric scored the only goal.

The son of Rebecca and Steve Barry of Wilson, Eric is currently in his final year of home school while also taking courses at Nash Community College. Eric, who has a 4.0 GPA, completed Classical Conversations’ Challenge program this past spring. He was a captain and starter for the DASH junior varsity basketball team that won the NCHEAC championship last season.

He was an advisor to the Wilson County 4-H Envirothon middle school team that won the North Carolina Envirothon championship and previously competed in the largest environmental education competition for several years.

Eric is active at Wilson Presbyterian Church with his family and is a volunteer youth soccer coach for Wilson Parks and Recreation Department. He has played for the the Wilson Youth Soccer Association since the age of 7 and helped the ‘01 Explosion reach the N.C. Youth Soccer Kepner Cup semifinals last May.

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