Seacoast defender stays instate with UNH

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Andrew Chaput, a Class of 2012 defender prospect from Manchester, N.H., has verbally committed to the University of New Hampshire.

Chaput started 25 of 28 matches for Seacoast United's under-15/16 team in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy during the 2010-11 season.

He was a varsity starter at Manchester Central (Manchester, N.H.) last year as the team reached the state final. This year, he was named the team captain.

Chaput is the first confirmed verbal commitment for UNH for the Class of 2012.