We are a non-profit organization that was created to help, by way of scholarships, the dedicated members of the North Pocono soccer program with the costly expenses of college.
The NPSAA is an association that was officially organized as of May 1, 2009. However, the idea for the association came about in January of 2005. President Dave Trygar and Treasurer Graig Arcurie made many phone calls to local businesses to fundraise and collect donations for the annual Alumni Soccer games played over Memorial Day weekend. Through long hours of paperwork, the idea finally came to fruition in 2009 when the IRS officially granted non-profit status to the NPSAA.
Trygar was the first to organize the soccer alumni games back in 1996. The game was played after the Boys' fall season and was won by the Alumni 7-1. The true highlight of the game was the snow that was falling. In 1999, the game was finally moved to Memorial Day weekend where it is currently still played. The Alumni hold the edge all-time with a 10-5-1 record (note: from 2011-2013 the game was played as alumni vs. alumni). In 2004, the Girls' game was added to the festivities. The Alumni girls have a strong hold all-time with a 7-0-0 record (note: no official girls game was played from 2009-2013). In 2015, the most exciting game ever played on the girls side was recorded. The game went back-and-forth with neither team wanting to give an inch. Goal-scoring phenom, Tiffany Mulally (Class of '98), would finally break through, with the eventual game-winner, with about 7 minutes to play in the first half with a classy goal to give the Alumni squad the victory. There was no official boys game played in 2015. In 2016, the game started being played in its current format which is a co-ed game of alumni and the seniors from that year.
If you are interested in joining the alumni association or making a tax deductible contribution to the scholarship fund, please contact the association at email@example.com.
NPSAA Executive Board
Co-Founder & President: Dave Trygar (1993)
Co-Founder & Treasurer: Graig Arcurie (1999)
Secretary: Jeff Beilman (1993)
Board of Directors:
Rick Rava (1995)
Kristen Cole (1996)
Ian Farr (1997)
Michael Smith (1998)
Alicia Sodano (2001)
North Pocono Soccer Alumni Association Scholarship Winners
Class of 2011: Sam Fritz and Jess Korshnak
Class of 2012: Jeff Rable and Michelle Stefanelli
Class of 2013: Jesse Buxton and Carly Mischello
Class of 2014: Alissa Kincel and Cory Rinaldi
Class of 2015: Emma Quinn and Billy Roman
Class of 2016: Logan Masterson and Madison Molfetto
Class of 2017: Lizzie Breslin and Chase Notari
Class of 2018: Joe Forconi, Tyler Reilly, Lacey Rinaldi and Sara Wojnar
Class of 2019: Amber Goffredo and Jason Parola
Class of 2020: Nate Kozik and Megan Winslow
Class of 2021: Noah Budnovitch, Matt Kowalski and Tori Lewis