LIJLSL is pleased to announce the recipients for the League’s annual Scholarship Program.
Established in 1966 under the goal of “Building Character Through Soccer”, LIJSL has continued to foster growth and development of youth through the sport of soccer by teaching players the values of hard work, discipline, responsibility and teamwork.
Each year, LIJSL awards student-athletes in their senior year of high school with scholarships. These well-rounded students exemplify the very character that the League was established upon in 1966.
“This has not been an easy year, but even in a pandemic, we have donors who continue to be generous and recipients that are worthy. We have all found something special in crisis and ways to face these challenges” stated Lynn Scarpati, Scholarship Program Chairperson.
The 2020 scholarship recipients mark the Program’s 40th year of providing exceptional students with awards.
“The League would like to acknowledge and express it’s appreciation for the tremendous support the (Scholarship) Program has received from sponsors and foundations. The continued backing from our supporters has been an essential piece to the Program’s longstanding forty years of success” said Steve Padaetz, LIJSL Managing Director.
We wish you all great success in your future endeavors. Congratulations to the 2020 Scholarship Recipients!
|Award||Recipient||High School||College Attending|
|Addei Matei-Iaia Presidential Scholarship||Matthew Power||Northport||UMass Amherst|
|Bobbie & David Marks Memorial Scholarship||Danielle DiTomasso||Plainedge||Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute|
|Bobbie & David Marks Memorial Scholarship||Emily Rosa-Figueirdo||St. John the Baptist||Quinnipiac University|
|Bobbie & David Marks Memorial Scholarship||Scott Thorley||Eastport South Manor||UMass Amherst|
|Brittney Walsh Memorial Scholarship||Nicole Jenal||Bethpage||Felician University|
|Brittney Walsh Memorial Scholarship||Gregory Paul||Mepham||Alfred University|
|Carolyn Page Memorial Scholarship||Makayla Reardon||Sacred Heart Academy||Fairfield University|
|Eileen Frazita Memorial Female Student Scholarship||Sarah Santacroce||Mattituck||Sacred Heart University|
|Frank Gorman Memorial Scholarship||Halle Trahey||East Islip||Molloy College|
|Jerry Marinan Memorial Scholarship||Michael Leandrou||Oyster Bay||American University|
|John R. Pinezich Memorial Scholarship||Conor Andrews||Calhoun||The Ohio University|
|Joseph Lombardo Memorial Scholarship||Matthew Jakubowsky||St. Anthony’s||St. John’s University|
|LIJSL Merit Scholarship||Olivia Vinson||Wantagh||Binghampton University|
|LIJSL Merit Scholarship||Leyla Kalmaz||Carey||Molloy College|
|Matthew Scarpati Memorial Scholarship||Ross Gossett||Bellmore JFK||University of Maryland|
|Michael B. Scarpati Memorial Goalkeeper Scholarship||Michael Koutsouras||New Hyde Park||Fairleigh Dickinson University|
|Michael Secko Memorial Scholarship||Tyler McElwee||Mepham||SUNY Oneonta|
|Miles for Matt Scholarship||Declan Griffin||New Hyde Park||Susquehanna University|
|Miles for Matt Scholarship||Gaetano Parisi||Mepham||Roger Williams University|
|Miles for Matt Scholarship||Megan McIntosh||Riverhead||Molloy College|
|Pat Grecco Scholarship||Abigail Landri||West Islip||SUNY Oneonta|
|Peter C. Collins Memorial Presidential Scholarship||Rory King||Mepham||Northeastern University|
|Sandra Atlas Bass Scholarship||Kaylee Hoffman||St. Anthony’s||University of Georgia|
|Sean Urda Memorial Scholarship||Daniel Conigliaro||General MacArthur||Adelphi University|
|Rocco Amoroso Memorial Sportsmanship Scholarship||Luca Rienecker||St. Anthony’s||University of Rochester|
|George Hoffman Memorial TOPSoccer Scholarship||Annalea Passeggiata||Smithtown||Binghampton University|
|George Hoffman Memorial TOPSoccer Scholarship||Hannah Walz||West Hempstead||Molloy College|
|LIJSL TOPSoccer Scholarship||Timothy Cappitelli||South Side||Fairfield University|