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Shrewsbury’s Ethan Melia following father’s footsteps on the pitch

The state championship was elusive for Glenn Melia, one of the more talented soccer players to ever go through St. John’s High in Shrewsbury, before graduating in 1984.

“He was definitely a really, really good player,” said Mike Elster, who was cocaptain of the Pioneers the year after Melia left. “But I tease him; he never got what I got.”

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