By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
August 20, 2019-The Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) is very pleased to announce that Deanna Schlott is receiving a Patricia Louise Masotto and Brenda Driscoll Scholarship.
The Hopewell Junction resident is a member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society at John Jay High School. Deanna volunteers in tutoring foreign exchange students from Guatemala and is applying for a seal of biliteracy in New York State.
She received the Patricia D’Amato Exemplary Character and Citizenship Award last year. She wrote in her essay that she hopes “to become a Physician Assistant in dermatology after my schooling and coach soccer for town leagues.”
Currently in the East Hudson Youth Soccer League (EHYSL), she plays for East Fishkill Bobcats and referees for the East Fishkill Soccer Club.
The Masotto/Driscoll Scholarship is based on academic and athletic excellence as well as community service. The scholarship’s namesakes, Patricia Louise Masotto and Brenda Driscoll, were best friends and top women’s soccer players from Massapequa, Long Island and Eastern New York set up a scholarship in their name after they were killed by a drunk driver in 1985.
We wish Deanna the best of luck in studying biology and playing soccer at Oneonta State.
With over 100,000 youth soccer players––both boys and girls––and more than 25,000 volunteers, the non-profit Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) stretches from Montauk Point, Long Island to the Canadian border. Members are affiliated with nine leagues throughout the association, which covers the entire state of New York east of Route 81. ENYYSA exists to promote and enhance the game of soccer for children and teenagers between the ages of 5 and 19 years old, and to encourage the healthy development of youth players, coaches, referees and administrators. All levels of soccer are offered––from intramural, travel team and premier players as well as Children With Special Needs. No child who wants to play soccer is turned away. ENYYSA is a proud member of the United States Soccer Federation and United States Youth Soccer Association. For more information, please log on to http://www.enysoccer.com/, which receives nearly 300,000 hits annually from the growing soccer community.