Each year the Virginia Legacy Soccer Club and the Williamsburg Soccer Foundation awards up to $1000 in scholarship aid in memory of David Pickeral. David was a travel player with the club, who passed away at age 16, suddenly on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005. David's passing was subsequent to an injury he suffered while playing the game he loved. A native and lifelong resident of Hampton, David was an honor student at Bethel High School. David loved soccer and played with pride for the U18 Wizards Elite. When his grandmother passed away, he took great joy in driving her 1994 Cadillac. He also had a love for children which was displayed by the interest he took in working along the side of his mother at the daycare center "Friends in Jesus Learning Center."
The David Pickeral Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a male or female player who intends on continuing his/her studies in college. The applicant is not required to continue to play soccer in college. The VLSC Board of Directors developed and oversees the application process. A review committee appointed by the board will recommend the award of the scholarship. The money must go towards tuition, fees, housing or books. The applicants must have played for the Virginia Legacy Soccer Club for at least three years prior to consideration for the scholarship
We are proud to announce the 2020 recipient is Andy Sabochick
Andy was with the Virginia Legacy since he was 15 years old. He graduated with a 4.24 GPA from Grafton High School where he was an integral part of the athletic and academic community there.
Andy will be attending Hampden Sydney College and will be a member of the Varsity Soccer team as a goalkeeper. In high school off the field - Andy was a member of the National Honor Society and German National Honor Society. He volunteered at numerous church and special olympics camps - also serving as the Vice President for the special olympics club - in which he won the excellence award for this contributions to the organization. On the field - Andy was the team captain for his Grafton HS team while also helping the 02 CCL Legacy Boys capture 2nd place in the Virginia State Championships last fall.
Andy and his family had this to say about his experience: "Legacy has been such an awesome experience for Andy over the past 4 years - AND your guidance to me since when I started emailing you to ask for advice as it became clear that Andy wanted to compete at a high level, continue to be challenged and improve, and ultimately play in college. The families, teammates, coaches we have been with have been incredible...Thank you so much truly for all you've done over the years - Andy will continue to leave his Legacy!!!"
We at Virgina Legacy commend him for his excellent work and committment on the field, in the classroom and in the community!
For more information on the David Pickeral Scholarship and the past winners – please visit the website here - http://www.valegacysoccer.com/travel/david-pickeral-memorial-scholarship