LISRA Scholarship chairperson Jean-Marie Maio, scholarship recipient Alexander Beattie and LISRA president Cathy Caldwell (Photo courtesy of ENYYSA)
Six teenagers received $750 college scholarships at the Long Island Soccer Referee Association’s June meeting at the James Allen School in Dix Hills, N.Y. on June 8.
Jeremy Abel – The Ohio State University
Erik Albanese – Mount Saint Mary College
Robert Baldwin – Geneseo State
Alexander Beattie – Tufts University
Victoria Buzzitta – St. Joseph’s University (Patchogue)
Michael Fallon – The Ohio State University
LISRA is one of the oldest organizations in the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association and the largest referee association in the state.
The organization started its college scholarship program a decade after its founding, in 1981. Under the direction of LISRA recording secretary and scholarship chairperson Jean-Marie Maio, the program is open to high school seniors who are either LISRA members or the child of a LISRA member and moving on to higher education. Maioand her committee select the scholarship recipients based on essay, resume, recommendations and grades.