By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
August 3, 2022-The Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) is very pleased to announce that Holly DiPalo of Merrick is receiving a
Patricia Louise Masotto and Brenda Driscoll Scholarship
The award is based on success in high school as well as community service.
Holly was a member of the National Honor Society, Italian Honor Society plus the Business and Marketing Honor Society at Calhoun High School plus received the Heisman High School Level Award. She was the captain of the soccer and basketball teams plus also played lacrosse. Additionally, she volunteered for seven non-profit organizations and starred in goal for the East Meadow Soccer Club.
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.
In her essay, Holly wrote that “At the young age of three, I started playing soccer. This incredible sport has been a huge part of my life. Soccer taught me the value of leadership, loyalty, discipline, determination, joy and most importantly, friendship. All this while playing the game I love!”
We wish Holly the best studying and playing soccer at Bentley 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/