By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
August 18, 2019-The Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) is very happy to announce that Kaitlyn Torres is receiving a Jack Bauman Scholarship. The award is based on academic and athletic excellence plus community service.
Kaitlyn has played youth soccer for 13 of her 17 years, competing most recently for the New York Surf. The North Babylon resident is bilingual in both English and Spanish, was on the High Honor Roll at North Babylon High School and was captain of the Girls Varsity Soccer Team. She helped kids with special needs participate in art and tutored high school students in Chemistry.
She stated, ”In college, I’m hoping to pursue a career in cybersecurity because computers have always fascinated me and I have always wanted to work with people’s security via the Internet.”
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 a bygone era decades ago when girls playing sports was not as accepted as it is today.
We wish Kaitlyn the best studying and playing soccer at Adelphi University.
With over 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 Association. For more information, please log on to http://www.enysoccer.com/, which receives nearly 300,000 hits annually from the growing soccer community.