Thursday, February 22, 2018
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Unfazed by disability, Lopez thrives for Storm

By Jake Mendel

Southern Vermont StormBENNINGTON — As long as football has been around, coaches have preached playing to the whistle — finishing the play.

Even though Joanel Lopez can't hear the whistle, it hasn't stopped him from becoming a force on the Southern Vermont Storm defense.

Lopez, 32, is deaf and cannot speak. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and attended the St. Francis School for the Deaf in Crown Heights.

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Source: Bennington Banner

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