Sharon A. Klein Memorial Scholarship Award for Girls
Norman S. Inazu Memorial Scholarship Award for Boys and
President's Award for Girls or Boys
Hunter's Annual Jack Walsh Memorial Tournament sponsors these awards.
On June 6, Hunter Soccer Club gathered to award scholarships to four deserving high school seniors. Each year, HSC awards scholarships in the names of Norm Inazu a long-time Hunter Coach and Club executive, and Sharon Klein, a young Hunter player lost in the prime of her life.
The scholarships are awarded to players who have played a number of years at Hunter, have given their time to the Club in various volunteer capacities, and are standout students in their schools. This year’s awardees will represent Hunter SC as they move into the next phases of their lives.
The Sharon Klein Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Emma Lindsay, a four-year Varsity goalkeeper at Springfield HS. She played Intramural and Travel soccer at Hunter through U16, and then in our Penn Alliance Select program through U18. Emma will attend Rosemont College and major in International Business and continue as a student athlete on the Lady Ravens soccer team.
Three young men won Norm Inazu Memorial scholarships.
First is Micah Cheng, a 10-year Hunter Player. Micah finished high school at Abington HS first in his class, starred on Abington’s Varsity Soccer Team, and was part of an Abington HS chess team that won the national championship. Micah will attend the University of Michigan Ann Arbor, majoring in Computer Science.
Second is Daniel Heller, Jr. Danny played soccer at Hunter for 14 years and played Junior and Senior Varsity soccer at Abington High School. Danny also volunteered extensively, serving as a scorekeeper at the Jack Walsh Tournament and refereeing Intra-Mural games. He also coached and trained budding players in Hunter’s Pee Wees program. Danny will attend Temple University, majoring in English.
Finally, Andrew West. Andrew played for Hunter for 14 years, and played Junior and Senior Varsity soccer at Abington High School, receiving Honorable Mention in Suburban I All-League and a Coaches’ Award for his Senior Year play at Abington. Andrew gave back to Hunter as an instructor in the Pee Wees soccer camp and the Hunter Summer Soccer Camp. Andrew will attend Widener University in the Fall majoring in Engineering, and will play on their Soccer team.
To date, Hunter Soccer Club has awarded over $100,000 in scholarships to deserving high school seniors, funded with proceeds from the annual Jack Walsh Memorial Tournament.
The scholarships consist of the following:
Scholarship Director: Ralph Bocchino, Thad Macnamara