Congratulations to the recipients of the 2022 New York Elite Alleycats FC Ed Placke scholarship!

Tim Knowles and Greg Polyakov

ATTENTION Class of 2022 Players

New York Elite Alleycats FC Ed Placke scholarship application is now open – closed Friday, 6/3/22

Download application here, complete and submit to Blair Downie (

ELIGIBILTY: Must be a senior planning to attend college in the fall and an active player in good standing with the club

NYEAFC presents this scholarship in honor and recognition of Edward “Ed” Placke for his dedicated service to Capital District youth soccer. He devoted many years establishing soccer programs for area youths to play in a fun, competitive and enriching environment, with many of whom have grown into fine young adults. With his retirement from Capital District soccer, NYEAFC would like to recognize Ed Placke for his accomplishments which will continue to have an impact for years to come. In the spirit of NYEAFC soccer, the club will select two players to each receive a $250 college scholarship based on their exemplary model of true sportsmanship in the sport of soccer.

Contact:  Blair Downie (