By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
July 26, 2016-The Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) congratulates Alyssa Kogelmann, who is receiving a Patricia Louise Masotto and Brenda Driscoll Scholarship which is based on academic and athletic success as well as community service. The scholarship’s namesakes were best friends and top women’s soccer players from Massapequa, Long Island. Eastern New York set up a scholarship in their name after they were killed by a drunk driver in 1985.
At Guilderland High School, Alyssa played four years for the varsity girls soccer team, receiving the Coaches Award in 2015 and was inducted into the National Honor Society. She volunteered as a chairperson for the Publicity, Facebook, Prom and Ball committees. Alyssa received High Honors (95 average and above) from the 6th through the 12th Grade.
Playing in defense and midfield for the Alleycats Blackcats of the Capital District Youth Soccer League (CDYSL), her team were Eastern New York Premier League (ENYPL) champions in 2012 and Northeast Regional Premier League champions in 2013.
Eastern New York wishes Alyssa the best as she studies and plays soccer at Connecticut College this fall.
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 11 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.