By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
August 3, 2021-The Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) is very pleased to announce that Kieran Farrell is receiving a Livio D’Arpino Scholarship. The scholarship’s namesake was a beloved Eastern New York Vice President who was seemingly involved in every level of local soccer before his untimely passing in 2002. The award is based on success in high school as well as community service.
Kieran was a member of the National Honor Society, National English Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, Science National Honor Society and World Language Honor Society before graduating from West Islip High School this June. At the school, he was President of the National Honor Society, Class President and Student Senate President. He was a straight-A student and played the trombone.
Kieran played in the Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL), mainly with the West Islip Blizzard, competed for West Islip High School and has been a ref in the Long Island Soccer Referees Association (LISRA) since 2016.
Kieran’s essay stated, “My journey with soccer through the years has been closely tied with my work and growth in school. I believe the two always played off each other. The character growth I experienced while playing soccer helped me learn to be a more sociable and well-rounded student, and the general sense of responsibility I gained from school always inspired my endurance and resilience in soccer. In both school and sport, I’ve always chased the greatest challenges in sight, whether it be a skilled team, rigorous courses or something else of the sort.”
We wish Kieran the best at Harvard 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 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 https://www.enysoccer.com/