Applications available for the 2019 Amanda Post “AmandaWins” SAC (& RHHS) Student-Athlete Scholarship(s)
This annual $5,000 scholarship is offered in loving memory of Amanda Josephine Post who passed away in 2009, during her freshman year at River Hill High School and her ninth year as a Soccer Association of Columbia/Howard County player, due to complications from a bone marrow transplant (BMT) for relapsed Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML).
The scholarship was created by Amanda’s family, friends, teammates and classmates, based on how Amanda would want her memory perpetuated and focusing on that for which she was so passionate … excellence in academics and athletics, and being part of the SAC community. The scholarship is awarded annually to help defray tuition/room & board/expenses for the recipient’s freshman year of college.
In addition to the Amanda Post “AmandaWins” SAC Student-Athlete Scholarship, the Amanda Post Memorial Fund also offers The Amanda Post “AmandaWins” River Hill High School Student-Athlete Scholarship, which is separate $5,000 scholarship offered to students who attend RHHS. SAC members who also attend RHHS are welcome to apply for either/both scholarships.
A total of eleven $5,000 “AmandaWins” SAC scholarships have been awarded in the first nine years to:
In addition to these SAC scholarships, a total of thirteen $5,000 RHHS scholarships have been awarded, resulting in a total of $120,000 awarded to twenty-four Howard County high school graduates in these first nine years of Amanda’s two scholarships.
All information, guidelines, and applications for both scholarships can be found at the following links:
Applications are to be submitted online at the Foundation’s website via the above links, and will be accepted through Friday March 8, 2019. Please also note Amanda’s SAC scholarship is available to any player who has played at SAC on a Travel or Rec team at least one year during high school and not just specifically during their senior year.
SAC soccer coach Mohamed Ouchikh was recently recognized at the 2019 US Youth Soccer Awards Gala as the US Youth Soccer Boys Recreation Coach of the Year! Mohamed is praised for his avid promotion of sportsmanship, teamwork and positive parent involvement. Congratulations on this tremendous achievement!
Congratulations to everyone who made All County and All Metro!
Southampton FC spared no expense at their annual showcase this weekend, arranging for a mobile Under Armour shop, making their sport science staff available to monitor player agility testing at the Under Armour performance zone and bringing in a 15ft x 10ft outdoor HDTV to broadcast the weekends Premier League games. The showcase kicked off Friday night with a game between our 2006/2007 Boys Academy and the Southampton FC 2006/2007 Boys Academy.
During the tournament, Southampton’s Technical Staff watched all of the games and will select 30 players to take part in a 7-Day Player Development Residential Programme at their home facilities in England. The selected players will be announced at a later time.