Jan. 17, 2014
PHILADELPHIA - Former Stony Brook women's soccer defender Kelly Grant has been named the 2014 recipient of the Charlotte Moran Memorial Scholarship, given to an individual dedicated to the growth and development of girls and women in soccer. The National Soccer Coaches Association of America bestowed Grant the honor at its national convention this week.
The Charlotte Moran Memorial Scholarship is dedicated to the memory of Charlotte Moran, who had been involved in soccer for more than 20 years, beginning at the grassroots level as a team manager through roles at regional and national levels. In addition to her leadership roles at the state level, she also served as the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program Region I Girls Administrator for a number of years as well as the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program National ODP Girls Chair.
Moran succumbed to pancreatic cancer in May 2009 after battling the disease for two years. Her wishes were to provide financial support to anyone involved as a player, coach or administrator of girls or women's soccer for their positive contribution to the sport or in support of their continued work in the development or promotion of the women's game.
Grant, who played for the #Seawolves from 2006-09 and graduated from Stony Brook with a Bachelor's Degree in Health Sciences and Technology, is currently a graduate assistant coach at Goucher College. She previously was an assistant women's soccer coach at the Catholic University of America.
As a recipient of the scholarship, Grant will receive $1,500 towards her National Diploma course.