Ela Soccer Club is happy to announce this years winners of the $1000 College Scholarship.
Maggie was part of the first Ela travel team for her age group and throughout the years demonstrated her ability to lead on and off the field. Her commitment and desire and overall positive approach toward training and competition is an example for all players. Playing for Lake Zurich High school Maggie has earned All Conference, All Area Honorable Mention and All–Sectional awards. We wish Maggie every success as she enters the next chapter of her life.
“Stepping on to the soccer field many years ago, I never realized how a sport could aid in defining who I am..... I would never have become the person I am today if I chose not to play soccer…. The skills and expectations I obtained through my years at Ela helped me earn these awards….. although I do not plan on playing collegiate soccer, I hope to play intramural or club next year. Soccer has been a huge part of my life up until now and I cannot imagine life without it.
In his 12 years with Ela Jacob has grown as a player and a young man. He developed great leadership qualities and always demonstrated an overall willingness to help teammates. His contribution on the field has not been overlooked by his coaches and teammates. We wish Jacob all the best!
“Soccer isn’t just a game, its my passion, my stress reliever……soccer is a game that is fun to play but because of it you learn crucial life lessons…..I’ll never forget a coach saying persistence beats resistance …..soccer has been more than a sport in my life……always teaching me a new lesson and teaching me how to mentally be prepared for the world to come. It has made me the man I am right now.