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Pequa Goalie Earns Scholarship

The Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) announced that Emmalee Meyer is receiving the Patricia Louise Masotto and Brenda Driscoll Scholarship. The scholarship’s namesakes were best friends and top women’s soccer players from Massapequa. ENYYSA set up a scholarship in their name after they were killed by a drunk driver in Farmingdale in 1985.

Meyer played goalkeeper for the Massapequa Elite of the Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL) from 2004 to 2012. She served as team captain and starred for the Elite when they won the State Open Cup in 2008. Meyer played for ENYYSA’s Olympic Development Program from 2005 to 2010 and for Region 1 ODP in 2008.

She earned an amazing five varsity letters in soccer at Massapequa High School and was named the state’s Outstanding Goalkeeper while leading the Chiefs to the 2010 state championship. She also was honored as All-County in 2011 and 2012 while serving as team captain and received the 2012 Scholar/Athlete Award.

Meyer volunteered as a TOPSoccer Buddy for the Special Children of the Massapequa Soccer Club and with SADD, Autism Speaks and peer tutoring. The National Honor Society member maintained an average in the high nineties.

She wrote in her essay, “Being the goalkeeper, I am the first to line up to shake hands with the other team. After doing so, win or lose, I continue to shake hands with the referee and encourage my team to do the same. By showing our respect to not only the other team but also to the referees, we display character and integrity and we even set an example for the other team.”

Her major is Engineering and she will be preventing Villanova University’s opponents from scoring during the next four years.