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Eastern New York Kicks Off an ODP College Scholarship Program

By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association 
December 22, 2021-The Olympic Development Program (ODP) is the highest level of play in each state association and he Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) has a particularly strong ODP. Crystal Dunn and Allie Long are Eastern New York ODP graduates and current Women’s World Cup champs.
Eastern New York thanks the Cortlandt Soccer Club for their very generous donation. The money donated has created a college scholarship for our ODP players that will be awarded to one boy and one girl from the 2005 age group.
Applicants must meet all these criteria:
• Current ODP player
• Plan to attend a school of higher education 
• Submit a 200-word essay on why they deserve this scholarship. Essay must include name, address, phone number and e-mail address.
• B or higher average
• Annual family income of $100,000 or less
The deadline to apply is March 30, 2022. For more info, please contact ODP director Jim Volpe at
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 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. For more information, please log on to