Scholarship Recipient Signs Pro Contract

By Jonathan Kanovsky

I was very pleased to find out that Richard Martinez,  the Men’s recipient of the Sergio Villanueva Endowed Soccer Scholarship at Hofstra University, has signed a professional Contract with the Puerto Rican Islanders of the USL.  Rich had a great career at Hofstra and was the CAA Defensive Player of the year in 2009.  He had six caps for the Puerto Rico National Team in World Cup qualifying and shares the qualities that made Sergio such an incredible individual. Rich’s dad is a NYS Trooper and Rich has expressed his gratitude for the opportunity given to him and has shown his own willingness to help us fulfill our mission of promoting goodwill through the world’s game. 


 We wish him well and will continue to follow his career.  We hope to have an interview with him shortly.


We hope to have an update on all our scholarship winners soon.  You will be impressed with their accomplishments both on and off the pitch.