Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association announced Tuesday that Kieran Farrell will recceive a Livio D’Arpino Scholarship.
The award is based on success in high school as well as community service.
Farrell was a member of the National Honor Society, National English Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, Science National Honor Society and World Language Honor Society before graduating from West Islip High School in June.
At the school, he was president of the National Honor Society, class president and Student Senate President. He was a straight-A student and played the trombone.
Farrell played in the Long Island Junior Soccer League, mainly with the West Islip Blizzard, competed for West Islip H.S. and has been a referee in the Long Island Soccer Referees Association since 2016.
In his scholarship essay, Farrell wrote: “My journey with soccer through the years has been closely tied with my work and growth in school. I believe the two always played off each other. The character growth I experienced while playing soccer helped me learn to be a more sociable and well-rounded student, and the general sense of responsibility I gained from school always inspired my endurance and resilience in soccer. In both school and sport, I’ve always chased the greatest challenges in sight, whether it be a skilled team, rigorous courses or something else of the sort.”
The scholarship’s namesake was a Eastern New York vice epresident who was seemingly involved in every level of local soccer before his passing in 2002.