Thursday, 29 August 2013 00:00
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.
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 10:58
These days, raising kids is rougher and tougher than ever — sometimes parents just need a break. And when that break is beaconing, both new parents and old pros look to the ever-reliable babysitter to provide a few hours respite from the many duties of caring for children.
However, parents often have a difficult time locating an honest, trustworthy and reliable babysitter in a pinch. But the Massapequa Public Library’s Babysitter Job Fair aimed to remedy this problem.
Saturday, 30 November 2013 00:00If there’s one thing that ever Tom, Dick, and Jane should keep a tight leash on, it’s the health of their ticker. Heart disease is one of the most prolific causes of death in the United States, and it’s a very avoidable malady provided you keep tabs on your blood pressure; it only takes moments, but just might save your life.
Visiting Nurse Association of Long Island (VNA) holds regular monthly free blood pressure screenings at the Massapequa Public Library; Marie Gilchrist, a registered nurse who runs the screenings, said that it’s just a way for VNA to give back to the people they serve each and every day.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
It was a historic day for the Chiefs as both the boys and girls varsity soccer teams capped the season with state championship titles. The win was the first state championship for the boys, who defeated Fairport, 1-0 at SUNY Cortland and the fifth for the girls, who beat North Rockland, 2-1 in Middletown, New York.
The winning goal for the boys team was scored by sophomore Dylan Nealis, who just the day before scored the winning goal in the AA state semifinal.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
The Town of Oyster Bay will host two Saturday night prime time high school ice hockey contests this season as part of its High School Hockey Night in Oyster Bay series held at the Town of Oyster Bay’s Ice Skating Center on Stewart Avenue in Bethpage, according to Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto.
Starting off the series will be the Massapequa Chiefs taking on the Syosset Braves on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. The second contest, featuring the Cold Spring Harbor Seahawks and the Bethpage Golden Eagles, is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 1, at 8 p.m.