WESTFORD --Ryan Cooper of Shirley has been selected an Athlete of the Month for October at Nashoba Valley Technical High School. Ryan, son of Jim and Kerry Cooper, is the junior goaltender for the boys soccer team, leading the Vikings to one of their best seasons in years.

Ryan also plays soccer in the Ayer-Shirley Recreational League. He is an honor-roll student, who is studying Engineering Technology. Cooper helped lead the Vikings to a 4-14 finish in the Colonial League.