LIJSL Honors 31 Scholarship Winners

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The 2018 LIJSL scholarship winners.

The Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL) honored 31 players for their efforts on the pitch, in the classroom and in their communities and its recent Scholarship Breakfast held at the Huntington Hilton.

New this year was the Jerry Marinan Memorial Scholarship and the Brittney Walsh Memorial Scholarships. Marinan, a LIJSL Hall of Famer, was a member of the Levittown Soccer Club for more than 35 years, volunteering as coach, travel director, social activities director and president plus was heavily involved in both the LIJSL’s Liberty Cup and Waldbaum’s Cup.

Walsh was ranked #22 in the 2012 graduating class at Copiague High School, was captain of the girls soccer team and winter track team plus played for Lindenhurst and Massapequa in the LIJSL. She was the personification of her yearbook quote, “Be a Fruit Loop in a World of Cheerios.”

This year’s scholarship recipients:

  • Ryan Mehryari MacArthur High School in Levittown, attending Molloy College, Jerry Marinan Memorial Scholarship
  • Caitlyn Lopeck, Valley Stream South High School in Valley Stream, attending the Sage College, Brittney Walsh Memorial Scholarship
  • Jack Zaretsky, Mepham High School in North Bellmore, attending Fairleigh Dickinson University, Brittney Walsh Memorial Scholarship
  • Andrew Wagner, Kellenberg High School in Uniondale, attending Adelphi University, Rocco Amoroso Sportsmanship Award Scholarship
  • Konstantine Mendrinos, Northport High School in Northport, attending Queens College, Sean Urda Memorial Scholarship
  • Kailee Vaseghi, Oceanside High School in Oceanside, attending Molloy College, Frank and Michael Vertullo Foundation Scholarships
  • Colin Capece, Chaminade High School in Mineola, attending Notre Dame, Peter C. Collins Presidential Scholarship
  • Colin Fitzgerald, Smithtown West in Smithtown, attending the University of Florida, Addie Mattei-Iaia Presidential Scholarship
  • Emily Zeblinsky, Northport High School in Northport, attending Johnson & Wales University, Pat Grecco Scholarship
  • Erin Fitzgerald, Smithtown West High School in Smithtown, attending Drew University, Eurosport Scholarship
  • Ronin Chasin, JFK High School in Plainview, attending Cornell University, Bobbie Marks Memorial Scholarship
  • Caitlyn Humann, Sachem North High School in Lake Ronkonkoma, attending Fordham University, Bobbie Marks Memorial Scholarship
  • Alexis Quealy, Island Trees High School in Levittown, attending Queens College, Bobbie Marks Memorial Scholarship
  • Diana Hadjiyane, MacArthur High School in Levittown, attending Boston College, Eileen Frazita Memorial Scholarship
  • Nina Macagnone, Northport High School in Northport, attending Albany State, Joseph Lombardo Memorial Scholarship
  • Tyler McElhinney, Jericho High School in Jericho, attending Loyola University, Michael Scarpati Memorial Scholarship
  • Leo Musacchia, Half Hollow Hills West High School in Dix Hills, attending Stevens Institute of Technology, Matthew Scarpati Memorial Scholarship
  • Matthew Barresi, St. Anthony’s High School in Melville, attending American University, Miles For Matt Foundation Scholarship
  • Liam Farrell, West Islip High School in West Islip, attending Cornell University, Miles For Matt Foundation Scholarship
  • Connor O’Callaghan, Smithtown West High School in Smithtown, attending Quinnipiac University, Miles For Matt Foundation Scholarship
  • Robert Cydzik, Herricks High School in New Hyde Park, attending Fordham University, Carolyn Page Memorial Scholarship
  • Katelyn Byrnes-Cunningham, Massapequa High School in Massapequa, attending the University of Delaware, Sandra Atlas Bass Scholarship
  • Mackenzie Griffin, New Hyde Park High School in New Hyde Park, attending Geneseo State, Dalia Morelli Memorial Scholarship
  • Brandon Rodriguez, Patchogue-Medford High School in Patchogue, attending Suffolk Community College, Frank Gorman Memorial Scholarship
  • Jaclyn Corbin, Wantagh High School in Wantagh, attending Haverford College, John Pinezich Memorial Scholarship
  • Nick Mastroianni, Commack High School in Commack, attending Trinity College, Michael Secko Memorial Scholarship
  • Michael Mulqueen, Division Avenue High School in Levittown, attending Cornell University, Jonathan Marc Serota Memorial Scholarship
  • Fiona McCaul, Archbishop Molloy High School in Queens, attending the University of Scranton, Modell’s Scholarship
  • Samantha Rini, Smithtown East High School in Smithtown, attending Manhattan College, George Hoffman TOPSoccer Volunteer Scholarship
  • Allison Kunstler, Lynbrook/East Rockaway High School in Lynbrook, attending Duke University, George Hoffman TOPSoccer Volunteer Scholarship
  • Jack Costa, Rocky Point High School in Rocky Point, attending Springfield College, Modell’s TOPSoccer Volunteer Scholarship