By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
August 14, 2017-The Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) is very pleased to announce that Marc DePasquale is receiving a Livio D’Arpino Scholarship. The scholarship’s namesake was a beloved Eastern New York Vice President who was seemingly involved in every level of local soccer before his untimely passing in 2002. The award is based on academic and athletic success as well as community service.
The Huntington Station resident has been a goalkeeper for the Dix Hills Hurricanes in the Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL) since he was 12 years old. Dix Hills has won the past four State Open Cup titles, including the Boys-Under-16 Livio D’Arpino Cup last year. They have also been US Youth Soccer National League champions. Adding to his résumé, Marc has also won the Olympic Development Program (ODP) national championship.
Yet with all this soccer, the National Honor Society member maintained a 96% average at Walt Whitman High School and somehow found the time to volunteer for the Wildcats Booster Club and the Huntington Manor Firehouse.
We wish Marc the best as he starts studying and follows his dream of playing college soccer at SUNY New Paltz this fall.
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 11 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.