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Tim Ryan College Scholarship

In spring 2008 Herndon Youth Soccer began awarding $1,000 college scholarships annually to high school seniors who have participated in the club as a player, referee, coach and/or volunteer. The scholarships will be awarded based on the applicant’s involvement in the club over the years, their application and an essay. Recipients will be announced in May/June with monetary distribution made directly to the college or other post-secondary institution upon proven acceptance.
Recipients can be attending any High School but must be a graduating senior. Please see the application on the next page and remember to enclose a copy of your High School transcripts.

Tim Ryan was a long time HYS coach and volunteer who died in 2007 after a long and valiant battle with cancer. He coached for his children’s soccer teams from microkicks to all-stars to travel, along the way founding some very successful travel teams. Tim fought the battle with cancer the same way he did everything else, with optimism, strength and faith. Tim exemplified the spirit of good sportsmanship and volunteerism that is prized by every sports organization and we are honored to award these scholarships in his name.


Nicholas Geyer who graduates from Herndon HS and will attend Virginia Tech. Nick played his entire soccer life with HYS, first in the house league and then on the NCSL Division 1 Red Devils.

Sammy Zemni who also graduates from Herndon HS and will also attend Virginia Tech is a long time player in both the HYS house and travel programs as well as a dedicated referee for the past 5 years.

Past Winners

Year Name(s)
2016 Nicholas Geyer
Sammy Zemni
2015 Collin Peterson
Josue Mendez