From the age of four, North Babylon’s Kaitlyn Torres has been kicking a ball on soccer fields across Long Island.
Recently, the North Babylon High School graduate was honored with the Jack Bauman Scholarship by the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA). The award is based on academic and athletic excellence plus community service.
Most recently playing for the New York Surf, Torres was an honor roll student in high school and was captain of NBHS’s varsity soccer team. Bilingual in English and Spanish, she volunteered to help children with special needs and was a Chemistry tutor working with high school students.
”In college, I’m hoping to pursue a career in cybersecurity because computers have always fascinated me and I have always wanted to work with people’s security via the Internet,” said Torres, who this fall is attending Adelphi University.
The Jack Bauman scholarship is named for the person who is widely considered the father of women’s soccer on Long Island. He was active in the Massapequa Soccer Club and the ENYYSA as part of his effort to make sure girls had equal opportunities to play soccer.