By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
August 21, 2012-The Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) congratulates North Massapequa’s Alexandra Deaton upon receiving a $1,000 Jack Bauman Scholarship.
Alexandra played in the Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL) for the Massapequa Lil Spirit, perennial LIJSL Sportsmanship winners. She was coached by her father Eric since she was five years old.
She commented, “My Dad plays a large role in my soccer world by showing me what a true role model is: a person who is not about winning or losing but about teaching lessons that I will carry with me wherever I go in life.”
Alexandra volunteers with the Massapequa Soccer Club’s TOPSoccer Special Children. She noted, “Extra activities outside of playing soccer made me feel proud of being part of the Massapequa Soccer Club.”
She graduated from Plainedge High School in June and we wish her well as she moves on to Fairfield University.
The scholarship’s namesake, Jack Bauman, is considered the father of women’s soccer on Long Island. Jack was devoted to the Massapequa Soccer Club, ENYYSA 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. He would be very proud of all the American women who competed at the London Olympics.