Congratulations to the Class of 2019 Recipients of the Edward Placke Scholarship!

* Julia DiMenna – Saratoga Springs HS – William Smith College
* Myranda Gale -Schuylerville HS – Ithaca College
* Tatiana Leggiero – Scotia-Glenville HS – College of Saint Rose
* Brianna Price – Bethlehem HS – University of Vermont

This scholarship is presented in honor and recognition of Edward “Ed” Placke for his years of service to the sport of youth soccer in the Capital District. Edward Placke dedicated many years establishing soccer programs for children to play in a fun, competitive and enriching environment. Many young soccer players have grown and developed into fine young adults and athletes through programs Ed spearheaded. He recently retired from soccer in the Capital District and New York Elite FC would like to thank him for what he has established and for what will continue to carry on for years to come. In the spirit of New York Elite FC Soccer, the club will award four $250 college scholarships to players who best exemplify the spirit of true sportsmanship in the sport of soccer. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors that are attending college in the fall and are currently playing for NYEFC and Class of 2020 submissions will be open in May.