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Kaiden Ring is Honored With the Jack Bauman Scholarship

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

August 2, 2022-The Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) is very pleased to announce that Kaiden Ring is receiving a Jack Bauman Scholarship. 
The scholarship’s namesake, Jack Bauman, is considered the father of women’s soccer on Long Island. He was devoted to the Massapequa Soccer Club, Eastern New York and making sure that girls had as many opportunities to play soccer as boys did in an era when girls playing sports was not as accepted as it is today. 

At Columbia High School, Kaiden was a member of the Student Council and a High Honor Roll student, being a member of the soccer, lacrosse plus track and field teams. All this activity was even more amazing as she would suddenly grow tired and her narcolepsy went undiagnosed until a neurologist visit made her healthy again. She was varsity soccer captain and made the All-New York State Second Team.

The Castleton resident played in the Capital District Youth Soccer League (CDYSL) for the Greenbush Soccer Club and the Alleycats.
In her essay, she wrote, “Before I knew how to tie my own shoes, I knew how to kick a soccer ball. I knew the thrill of an early Saturday morning game, and I knew the suspense of waiting for a late afternoon game. Is it time to go yet? When are we leaving? How much longer?”
We wish Kaiden the best studying and playing soccer at Oneonta State.
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