Scholarships & Awards
John A. Koller & Richard E. Jones Memorial Scholarship
Each year Grand Island Soccer Club Board of Directors solicits applications from high school seniors and votes on up to four scholarship recipients of up to $600 each.
Qualified candidates are those who have served across many different roles as club volunteers, program facilitators, coaches, and referees for Grand Island Soccer Club.
Applications are available as part of the Grand Island High School scholarship packets in the spring of each school year. Recipients are announced at graduation.
2018 – Daniel Fabiano, Tyler Berntovicz, Nick Cam, and Conner Hutton
2017 – Lou Fabiano and Garrett Robinson
2016 – Claire Ahne and Eric Albrecht
2015 – Carly Bernatovicz, Justin Figler, Connor Harrigan, Colin Osborn, and Drew Pitts
2014 – Kurtis Johnson, Brentyn Mendel, and James Osborn
2013 – Dalton Pitts, James Rustowicz, Jacob Dixon, and Lydia Bernatovicz
2012 – Dominic Morrell, Jodi Lee, Jenna Lee, and Jessica Bamberg
2011 – Ariana Mendel, Alaina Pariso, Sara Victor, Nicholas Masiello, and Jessica Osvath
2010 – Jeremy Figler, Joseph Fischer, and Anthony Grande
2009 – Maria Buyer, Samantha Forysinski, and Jenna Hutzler
Volunteer of the Year was established to honor individuals who have gone above and beyond to support of Grand Island Soccer Club. Recipients have given countless hours toward the betterment of the club either in board participation, fundraising, giving clinics, being an age group coordinator, representing the club in local, regional or state meetings, or other assistance.
2017 – Rob Walowitz
2016 – Patricia Shaw
2015 – Chris Kam
2014 – Roger Hutton
2012 – Lisa Harrigan
2011 – Mike Rudney
2010 – Bethany Bernatovicz
2009 – Terri Pitts
Coach of the Year was established to honor individuals who over the course of the year, including all seasons, displayed high qualities of coaching excellence. In their involvement with their team(s) these coaches exemplified high character, commitment, and dedication, while developing their team(s) to the maximum level of their collective talents.
2017 – Dan McMann
2016 – Roger Hutton
2015 – Todd Schiffmacher and Mike Hanes
2014 – Brian Ailinger
2011 – Gary Dixon
2010 – Tony Pariso
2009 – Brett Banker
Legacy Honoree Award was established to honor individuals who have gone above and beyond in their support of Grand Island Soccer Club over the course of many years. The Legacy Honoree Award is considered the most prestigious of our honors. Nominees shall have a minimum of 10 years of involvement with the club. Through their work with soccer on Grand Island, these individuals have left an ever-lasting impact. They have given countless hours toward the betterment of the club either in coaching, board participation, fundraising, giving clinics, being an age group coordinator, representing the club in local, regional or state meetings, or other assistance.
2016 – Rom Figler
2015 – Mark and Sherry Schimley
2014 – Ray Billica
2012 – John Gorton
2011 – Charlie Burngasser
2010 – Bill Waddington
2009 – Clive Roughsedge