2013 MASSACHUSETTS YOUTH SOCCER SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED
Massachusetts Youth Soccer received more applications for its One Thousand Dollar Scholarships than ever before. All of the candidates brought tremendous qualifications both academically and athletically, to the process. Massachusetts Youth Soccer Executive Director is proud to announce that the two 2013 recipients are Sarah Cowles of Bedford, MA and Jason Foster of Fairhaven, MA.
Sarah attended Bedford High School where she was a Harvard Book Award winner, Bausch & Lomb Honorary Award winner and a National Merit Scholar. She was also awarded her high school's Mathematics and French Awards. Sarah excelled in athletics at Bedford High where she captained both the Buccaneers Girls' Soccer and Tennis teams during her senior year. She played club soccer with Middlesex Phantoms and for Westford Youth Soccer. Sarah has also coached a youth girls soccer team for five years. In her spare time, Sarah played clarinet in the BHS Concert Band and sang both in a school a cappella group and for her Church choir. Sarah will attend Brown University this fall where she plans to major in Chemistry or Mathematics.
Jason attended Moses Brown School in Providence where he was elected to the National Society of High School Scholars. He received no grade less than an "A" from his sophomore year forward. In addition to his impressive academic success, Jason has served as a Leader for the American Heart Walk for ten years and has volunteered at St. Luke's and Hasbro Children's Hospital for for the past five years. Jason, an avid New Revolution fan and season ticket holder, played soccer at Moses Brown all four years and captained the Quakers as a senior. He played his club soccer for Expo's Soccer Club and has worked his way to a Grade 8 USSF Referee. In the fall Jason heads off to the University of Rhode Island where he is enrolled in the College of Pharmacy. He plans to earn his Doctor of Pharmacy degree in the 6-year URI doctorate program.
Congratulations to both Sarah Cowles and Jason Foster for being named the 2013 Massachusetts Youth Soccer Scholarship recipients.
***Notice to New Organizations***
New youth soccer organizations that wish to be affiliated with Massachusetts Youth Soccer must submit an acceptable constitution and bylaws to the Massachusetts Youth Soccer office by June 1 of the preceding soccer year in order to qualify for play in the following soccer year. Hence, to qualify for play at any time during the 2013-2014 soccer year, a new organization must submit the requisite documentation to Massachusetts Youth Soccer Executive Director, Michael Singleton before June 1st. Should the organization's documentation be deemed acceptable, it will receive written notice. Failure to provide a constitution and bylaws or one that gains acceptance by this date will result in their needing to wait until the next soccer calendar year for affiliation.