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The Fond du Lac Soccer Association (FDLSA) has named Matt Schneider the winner of its 2016 FDLSA Scholarship. This $250 grant is annually awarded to one male and/or female graduating high school senior who participated in the FDLSA soccer program. Schneider began playing Recreational League soccer for the club when he was five. He then advanced to Select League, and spent eight years on Fond du Lac Phoenix teams. Schneider also served as a referee. He is currently attending UW-Fond du Lac, where he continues to play soccer while pursuing an engineering degree.
"Soccer made me into the most respectful, responsible, and hardworking individual that I could possibly be," wrote Schneider in his scholarship application. "I gave it my all at every practice and every game in order to get an edge on those that I competed against. This carried over into my job, my schooling, and ultimately, my individual success. Soccer has truly made a positive impact on my life and it will continue to do so in my future."
"Matt and his family have been committed to soccer in our community for many years, and we're honored to present him with this scholarship," said FDLSA President Chad Collett. "We had the pleasure of witnessing Matt advance as a player and leader, both on and off the field, and wish him the best in the years ahead."