By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
July 27, 2022-The Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) congratulates Alessandro Perna upon receiving a Livio D’Arpino Scholarship. The award is based on success in high school as well as community service.
The Garden City resident was on the National Honor Society, Math Honor Society, Business Honor Society and Foreign Language Honor Society at Carey High School. He played soccer and baseball plus ran track for the Seahawks. He received All-County honors in soccer, plus he coaches and referees too.
Alessandro played for Eastern New York’s Olympic Development Program (ODP), the highest level of play in any state association, and for the Long Island Soccer Club.
The scholarship’s namesake, Livio D’Arpino, was a beloved Eastern New York Vice President who was seemingly involved in every level of local soccer before his untimely passing in 2002.
We wish Alessandro the best studying and playing soccer at St. John’s University this fall.
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 http://www.enysoccer.com/