By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
August 6, 2020-The Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) is very pleased to announce that Shane Ross is receiving a Livio D’Arpino Scholarship. The award is based on success in high school as well as community service.
The Long Beach resident attended Regis High School in Manhattan where he was a National Merit Finalist and received the Order of the Owl, the highest academic honor at Regis, all four years. On the Regis soccer field, Shane was team captain, two-time New York City champion and made the All-City Select Team.
His community service included Leader of the Nassau County Kids Tales Program, Teaching Assistant at St. Ann’s School in Harlem, Writing Assistant at Regis plus a Summer Volunteer at NYU Winthrop Hospital. Additionally, he plays the piano and is working on his conversational fluency in both Polish and Spanish.
In the Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL), Shane played for the Levittown Gunners, plus was a member of the EDP Select Team.
The scholarship’s namesake, Livio D’Arpino, was a beloved Eastern New York Vice President who was seemingly involved in every level of local soccer before his untimely passing in 2002.
Shane concluded his essay by writing, “As I start my college career as a student and soccer player at Swarthmore College, I hope to be a person who leads and can be counted on. As Mr. D’Arpino was, I hope to be viewed throughout my life as a person for others."
With approximately 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 nine 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.