Each year the Virginia Legacy Soccer Club and the Williamsburg Soccer Foundation awards up to $1000 in scholarship aid in memory of David Pickeral. David was a travel player with the club, who passed away at age 16, suddenly on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005. David's passing was subsequent to an injury he suffered while playing the game he loved. A native and lifelong resident of Hampton, David was an honor student at Bethel High School. David loved soccer and played with pride for the U18 Wizards Elite. When his grandmother passed away, he took great joy in driving her 1994 Cadillac. He also had a love for children which was displayed by the interest he took in working along the side of his mother at the daycare center "Friends in Jesus Learning Center."
The David Pickeral Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a male or female player who intends on continuing his/her studies in college. The applicant is not required to continue to play soccer in college. The VLSC Board of Directors developed and oversees the application process. A review committee appointed by the board will recommend the award of the scholarship. The money must go towards tuition, fees, housing or books. The applicants must have played for the Virginia Legacy Soccer Club for at least three years prior to consideration for the scholarship
We are proud to announce the 2019 recipient is Megan Johnson
Megan was with the Virginia Legacy since she was 15 years old. She graduated 3rd in her class with a 4.48 GPA and a 1300 SAT from Smithfield High School where she was an integral part of the athletic and academic community there.
Megan was a member of the Beta Club, Varsity soccer team (captain), Freshman Mentor, National Honor Society and Math Honor Society. She was a two time class president, 3 time winner of the Smithfield High School Academic Excellence Award and a 4 time winner of Smithfield High School Scholar Athlete Award
Megan Johnson is attending the University of Virginia in the College of Arts and Sciences. Megan had this to say about the award "It’s such an honor being able to go to my dream school and I am so thankful for the opportunity Legacy gave me to pursue my passion and gain leadership experience. It has definitely shaped me into the person that I am today."
We at Virgina Legacy commend her for her excellent work and committment on the field, in the classroom and in the community!
For more information on the David Pickeral Scholarship and the past winners – please visit the website here - http://www.valegacysoccer.com/travel/david-pickeral-memorial-scholarship