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Woodland Regional High School graduate Nick Oliveira has overcome cerebral palsy to earn his soccer coaching certification. He is on the staff with the Hawks this season as a volunteer assistant. –RA ARCHIVE
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No stopping Woodland’s new assistant coach

WATERBURY — Nothing stops Nick Oliveira. A former student at Woodland Regional High School (Class of 2011), Oliveira used a wheel chair to navigate the steep, twisting paths to the…

Woodland boys soccer manager Nick Oliveira didn't miss a game or practice during his four years with Tony Moutinho's Hawks. STEVEN MONTAMBAULT

Woodland manager fits right in

BEACON FALLS — Nick Oliveira shouted both encouraging and not-so-uplifting messages toward his teammates on the soccer practice field before Woodland’s Class M second-round tournament game last Monday.

The Woodland senior is the manager of the boys soccer team. And he’s only the manager because he can’t play the sport he loves.

Oliveira has cerebral palsy, which requires him to either walk with crutches or use his electric wheelchair. But his physical limitations haven’t kept him from being as much a part of the team as anyone else.