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Bo Eskay’s passion for local soccer earns Distinguished Graduate Award in Athletics 2018
December 6, 2018
Robert Eskay Jr., a 1983 graduate, is the 2018 Distinguished Graduate in Athletics. He is the founder of FC Frederick, a local soccer organization. Eskay’s family is very involved in FC Frederick. All five of his students have played soccer with the club and have continued their athletic career in college. Both Eskay and his wife Jackie have volunteered their time to help the club in any way.
Eskay has devoted a lot of time to FC Frederick to teach the players the game they love. With his knowledge and experience, he is one of the most qualified coaches to help not only improve the skills of the players but the club as well.
The organization is in the planning stages of building a soccer facility on Barthlow’s Road.
Eskay excelled in soccer during his time in high school. He was awarded Player of the Year, 1st Team All-State, 1st Team All-County, and All-MVAL. His love for the game helped shaped his career with FC Frederick.
Eskay participated in both soccer and basketball but focused on soccer his senior year. He was also involved with the Student Government Association (SGA) from 7th grade to 12th grade. He was the class president his senior year.
“Life’s not easy, but if it was, what would be the fun in that?”
— Bo Eskay
After graduating from the College of William and Mary, he focused on his career in law until he was given the opportunity to found and manage FC Frederick.
Eskay’s life interwoven with the Frederick community. He cares for the kids and always looks for new ways to help the kids grow in the game of soccer.
Eskay’s advice to help the freshmen through high school was to help them better handle a tough situation.
While touring the school, Eskay was shocked by how much the building had changed since his high school days. Dominic Barbagalo, SGA President, accompanied Eskay throughout the day.
“He is a driven man who quit his high-paying job to pursue what he loves in life, which is extremely admirable,” said Barbagallo.
During the third block, Eskay visited two physical education classes. He gave the students advice to use during high school and beyond.
“Get outside of your comfort zone and take advantage of everything that is offered in high school,” said Eskay. “Being open to friendships and relationships with a wide variety of kids can definitely help down the road.”