Jark's Field Established at Seacoast United

17 Scholarships Awarded to Graduating Seniors

On Sunday, August 2nd Seacoast United dedicated Field 3 at their outdoor complex in Epping after Jarkko Tuominen, a long time supporter of the Club and an employee of Nike Soccer.  Jarkko passed away on September 23, 2005 at the age of 37.  He was a dual Finnish/American citizen living half his life in Finland before moving to Oregon on a soccer scholarship to Concordia College.  He broke all kinds of records during his playing career, some of which still stand today.  Jarkko spent ten years with Nike Soccer, both in sales and marketing, during which he developed a wonderful relationship with Seacoast United.

"Jarkko was a dear friend to all of us at the Club and a Seacoast United fan through and through.  We loved him and while we miss his big smile and sense of humor he will forever be a part of Seacoast United, especially now that we have a field dedicated in his honor," expressed Paul Willis, the Club’s Executive Director.  In addition to the field dedication, the Club has held a memorial golf tournament in Jarkko’s name every August at Abenaqui Country Club in Rye.  The event took place this past Monday, August 3rd and over 80 golfers participated including guests from New York, Oregon, and North Carolina.

Seventeen College Scholarships were awarded this year to graduating seniors who all have enjoyed an athletic career within Seacoast United.  The recipients were:

Name Hometown Club College
Ryan McLeod Haverhill, MA Seacoast United UMass Lowell
Ramzi BenSaid Lee, NH Seacoast United Cornell University
Emily Brown Rye, NH Seacoast United Colby Sawyer College
Ryan Daley Byfield, MA Seacoast United Gordon College
Kaitlyn Newdorf Auburn, NH Seacoast United Lacrosse St. Michael’s College
Owen Gehling Lee, NH Seacoast United Tulane University
Gabe Warren Edgecomb, ME Seacoast United Maine Florida Institute of Technology
Aaron Earle Derry, NH Seacoast United Valley Forge Christian College
Noelle Brouillard Hampton Falls, NH Seacoast United Lacrosse Allegheny College
Dennis Francoeur East Hampstead, NH Seacoast United Northeastern University
Matthew Peabody Brunswick, ME Seacoast United Maine Brandeis University
Charlie Roche Haverhill, MA Seacoast United University of New Hampshire
Jillian Aslin Hampton, NH Seacoast United Lacrosse University of New England
Michael MacLeay Epping, NH Seacoast United Endicott College
Amory Houghton Brunswick, ME Seacoast United Maine Franklin Pierce College
Jeromy Lyman Stratham, NH Seacoast United Northeastern University
James Costello West Newbury, MA Seacoast United UMass Lowell