Scholarship Awards 2020
Bradford G. "Brad" Wilby Memorial Award
Brad Wilby had a true passion for soccer and great appreciation for nature and the outdoors. Brad was the assistant soccer coach at Hobart College.
Brad was a 2004 graduate of Plymouth State University, where he played goalie for the Panthers soccer team. He was All-New England first team and was the recipient of the Plymouth State Paul E. Arnold Varsity Club Male Athlete of the Year Award.
Brad was also a 1999 graduate of Haddonfield Memorial High School, where he was a standout goalkeeper. He helped lead the team to two state championship titles.
Brad was also a 1999 graduate of Haddonfield Memorial High School, where he was a standout goalkeeper. He helped lead the team to two state championship titles.Brad Wilby was a member of Haddonfield SC.
Sean Smallets:Tufts University, Mathematics
My name is Sean Smallets and I will be attending Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. Throughout my years in high school, I was very fortunate to be able to win multiple awards, both academically and for sports. I was named Winslow Township High School’s Scholar Athlete for Boys Soccer in 2018 and 2019 and Boys Lacrosse in 2019. Additionally, in 2019, I became a Second Team All Olympic Conference player.
I would like to thank the General Membership, Executive Board and Scholarship Committee of the South Jersey Soccer League for selecting me as a recipient.
Charles "Charlie" Kellogg Memorial Award
Charlie was a former president of the S.J. Soccer League and the former State Commissioner for the S.J. Soccer League
He was also President of the S.J. Soccer Hall of Fame
Charlie served as the assistant coach of Eastern HS Soccer and many youth and adult soccer leagues in the S.J. area.
The Charles "Charlie" Kellogg award recipient for 2020 is Pietro Del Re.
Pietro Del Re:The College of New Jersey, Electrical Engineering
Hello, my name is Pietro Del Re and I want to thank you for awarding me the South Jersey Soccer League Scholarship. I am a senior at Camden Catholic High School and I graduate in June. I have had the pleasure of making Honors this past third quarter at Camden Catholic.
I have been accepted to The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) where I will be pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering this fall.
It is a pleasure and an honor to receive the South Jersey Soccer League Scholarship. I have been a part of SJSL since I was eight years old. While playing travel soccer, I have made many friends and some of which I still play with.
I played on the Camden Catholic soccer team all four years and finished up my last season this past fall. It was a great experience which I will never forget.
This past fall and winter, I volunteered as a “Buddy” in the Sports Unity Program (SUP) for soccer and basketball. SUP is a program that is dedicated to providing the opportunity for special needs children to learn how to play and participate in organized sports. I have volunteered in the SUP spring and fall soccer programs and the winter basketball program since I was in 7th grade. The Sports Unity Program has been a very important experience in my life and it is awesome to watch the children learn and have fun.
During this tough time, I have been attending online classes for Camden Catholic to finish out the rest of the senior school year.
I look forward to attending TCNJ in the fall where I hope to make new friends and continue to play soccer.
I thank you again for providing me with the scholarship and I wish the South Jersey Soccer League continued success.
Paul F. Gilligan III Memorial Award
Paul was a member of the Westmont Soccer Club and Haddon Twp. HS Soccer Team and Valedictorian of the Class of 2001. He was also a National Merit Scholar and a Bloustein Scholar. Paul captained the varsity soccer, basketball, and baseball teams, earning 10 varsity letters at Haddon Twp.
Paul graduated from Harvard University Magna Cum Laude in Biology with a 3.8 GPA and planned to attend medical school starting in September 2006. He traveled & volunteered as a soccer coach in Europe.
At Harvard, he played three years of JV soccer and was the first-ever Harvard University Intramural Athlete of the Year in 2004.
Paul died in a tragic accident in New York City on June 24, 2005, only two weeks after graduating from Harvard.
The Paul F Gilligan III Memorial award recipient for 2020 is Stephan Boyle.
Stephan Boyle:Albright College, Undecided Major
My Name is Stephan Boyle. I am currently a senior at Woodbury Junior Senior High School. In the fall of 2020 I will be attending Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania. As of now I’m going in as an undecided major. While I am there, I’m going to be a part of the men’s soccer team. I’ve played for two great SJSL clubs (Woodbury and Penns Grove) with two amazing coaches (Scott Magill and Matt Murray) that taught me more than just soccer. While I was a SJSL player, I had the chance to take what I learned and play in the EDP league for Deptford Premier under Luke Tyler. Currently, I am a US youth soccer referee.
After college I plan on staying involved in the league and the game. During high school, I worked hard to maintain a 3.8 GPA. Along with that I am also a member of the National Honor Society, Math League, Student Council, and the Ecology Club. I also was a 4-year varsity starter for the Thundering Herd Boys Soccer Team. My sophomore and junior year I led the team in assists. I was also awarded the Coach’s Award my sophomore year. I was then named captain of the team my junior and senior year.