By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
To borrow from a Frank Sinatra classic, it was a very good year for Reanna Marino. The Massapequa resident won the State championship with St. Anthony’s High School last fall and the State Open Cup with the Massapequa Force on June 3. Reanna has been playing for the Force for the past nine years.
In 2012, Reanna received scholarships from the Massapequa Soccer Club and the Long Island Junior Soccer League, as well as the Patricia Louise Masotto/Brenda Driscoll Scholarship from the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA). The scholarship’s namesakes, Patricia Louise Masotto and Brenda Driscoll of Massapequa, were best friends and top women’s soccer players. ENYYSA set up a scholarship in their name after they were tragically killed by a drunk driver in Farmingdale in 1985.
Reanna was a Honor Roll student at St. Anthony’s and was selected as Most Valuable Player of the 2010 Long Island championship game, a 2-1 victory over Kellenberg High School.
She played for ENYYSA’s Olympic Development Program for the past eight years and also serves as a youth soccer referee.
Reanna will be taking her many talents to Villanova University this fall.