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Brentwood's Jean-Baptiste drafted by Portland

Brentwood soccer standout Andrew Jean-Baptiste was selected with

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The Portland Timbers selected former Brentwood soccer star Andrew Jean-Baptiste, Newsday’s 2009 Long Island Player of the Year, with the No. 8 pick in Wednesday’s Major League Soccer SuperDraft held in Kansas City.

“It’s very exciting,” said Jean-Baptiste, 19, who left UConn after two seasons. He named All-Big East first team and the 2011 Big East defensive Player of the Year this season,...

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