Congratulations to the Class of 2020 Recipients of the Edward Placke Scholarship!

* Reggie Durden – Shenendehowa HS – RPI
* Jacob Miller – Shenendehowa HS – Northeastern University
* Dani Casey – Shenendehowa HS – LeMoyne College
* Anna Piccirillo – Scotia-Glenville HS – The College of New Jersey

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 retired more than 10 years ago 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.