By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
The Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) congratulates Sean Bingham of Garden City on receiving a $1,000 Livio D’Arpino Scholarship. Sean also received the Vincent Gubin Memorial Scholarship from the Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL) this summer.
Sean graduated in the top 5% of his class at Garden City High School and played soccer there as well. The National Honor Society Member will be studying and playing soccer at MIT this fall.
Sean played for Commack United of the LIJSL, the 2010 Regional champions. He refined his wonderful skills by playing with ENYYSA’s Olympic Development Program from 2003 to 2010.
Sean has also volunteered for the past seven years with the LIJSL’s TOPSoccer Special Children’s Program.
Garden City High School counselor Patrick Doyle stated, “Even as a ninth grader, it was soon obvious that Sean was head and shoulders above most of his classmates. In his senior year, I have come to admire Sean even more. Sean is truly the consummate gentleman as he is polite and respectful to all. His humility is refreshing, his scholastic and athletic ability noteworthy, and his impeccable character unquestionable!”
The scholarship’s namesake, Livio D’Arpino, was a beloved ENYYSA Vice President who also had impeccable character and was seemingly involved in every area of local soccer before his untimely passing in 2002.