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33 Student/Athletes Receive Long Island Junior Soccer League Scholarships

By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association

July 21, 2022-The Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL), the largest league in the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA), distributed 33 scholarships at the LIJSL Scholarship Breakfast on Sunday, July 17 at the Huntington Hilton. These well-rounded teenagers, selected based on academic and athletic excellence plus community service, exemplify the mission of the league and its slogan of “Building Character Through Soccer.”
The LIJSL Scholarship Program began in 1981 when one boy and one girl each received a scholarship and it has grown exponentially just as soccer has grown in the United States. 
"One of the events we look forward to every year is the LIJSL Scholarship Breakfast," LIJSL President Andrew Seabury said. "Recognizing these tremendous student/athletes ahead of their transition to college is always a pleasure and we know they will continue to be shining lights in their future endeavors." 
New this year are the Bill Peet Memorial Scholarship and Marc Stein Memorial Scholarship, named after the LIJSL Hall of Famers and former members of the LIJSL Board of Directors. 
Congratulations to all the LIJSL Scholarship recipients:

• Andre Insalco attending Fordham University, Bill Peet Memorial Scholarship
• Ashley Banta attending East Stroudsburg University, Marc Stein Memorial Scholarship
• Samir Gupte attending Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Jerry and Sally Marinan Memorial Scholarship
• Ashley Argento attending St. Thomas Aquinas College, Brittney Walsh Memorial Scholarship
• Katelyn Herbert attending Eastern Connecticut State University, Brittney Walsh Memorial Scholarship
• Skyla Marchesi attending the University of North Carolina, Rocco Amoroso Sportsmanship Award Scholarship
• Yianni Leandrou attending Bentley University, Sean Urda Memorial Scholarship
• Jack O'Boyle attending the University of Miami, Peter C. Collins Presidential Scholarship
• Madison Apicella attending Adelphi University, Addie Mattei-Iaia Presidential Scholarship
• Colin Mushorn attending the United States Merchant Marine Academy, Pat Grecco Scholarship
• Jordan Abramowitz attending Suffolk Community College, Frank and Michael Vertullo Foundation Scholarship
• James Morrissey attending the University of Buffalo, Frank and Michael Vertullo Foundation Scholarship
• Charlotte Faulkner attending Oswego State, Tania Bonilla Memorial Scholarship
• Madison Gulinello attending the University of Tennessee, LIJSL Merit Scholarship
• Madison Kenning attending Adelphi University, LIJSL Merit Scholarship
• Bridget Zahradnik attending Vanderbilt University, Eileen Frazita Memorial Scholarship
• Willem Friedrichs attending Binghamton University, Joseph Lombardo Memorial Scholarship
• Mia McElwee attending McDaniel College, Michael Scarpati Memorial Scholarship
• Matthew Jerchower attending Syracuse University, Matthew Scarpati Memorial Scholarship
• Alexandra Leggio attending Adelphi University, Miles For Matt Foundation Scholarship
• Conor McGuigan attending Fairfield University, Miles For Matt Foundation Scholarship
• Nicole Nagengast attending the United States Merchant Marine Academy, Miles For Matt Foundation Scholarship
• Alyssa Schimmenti attending St. Joseph’s University, Miles For Matt Foundation Scholarship
• Marcus Stamps attending Cornell University, Miles For Matt Foundation Scholarship
• Ava Zingone attending Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Miles For Matt Foundation Scholarship
• Bridget Murphy attending Iona College, Carolyn Page Memorial Scholarship
• Kayleigh McGetrick attending the University of Delaware, Sandra Atlas Bass Scholarship
• Ariana Taveras attending Sacred Heart University, Frank Gorman Memorial Scholarship
• Vail Muller attending Cleveland State University, John Pinezich Memorial Scholarship
• Angelina Lent attending Stony Brook University, Michael Secko Memorial Scholarship
• Halle Brigandi attending Indiana University, George Hoffman TOPSoccer Volunteer Scholarship
• Maeve Laurie attending the University of Virginia, George Hoffman TOPSoccer Volunteer Scholarship
• Catherine Andree attending Binghamton University, LIJSL TOPSoccer Volunteer Scholarship
With approximately 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 10 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