By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
June 18, 2018-It was a tall task but the Beacon Bandits of the East Hudson Youth Soccer League (ENYSL) dethroned the defending champs, the Plainedge Roughnecks of the Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL), 3-1, to win Boys-Under-12 Arch Cup Gold. This championship game was played on June 9 at the Peter Collins Soccer Park in Plainview.
Avery Davis, Brody Timm and Derek Vibrock scored Beacon’s goals.
“We moved the ball pretty well and played possession,” explained Beacon coach Mike Lentini. “Defensively, Chris Crawford and Stephen McDowell did a really good job in the back."
Beacon also received the Rocco Amoroso Sportsmanship Award as determined by the game officials. Amoroso, who died two years ago, started the LIJSL Sportsmanship Program in 1980, it has since been copied around the world and he spoke about the benefits of Fair Play across the United States.
The Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) would like to thank our title sponsor, Arch Capital Group, which writes insurance and reinsurance on a worldwide basis through operations in the United States, Bermuda, Canada and Europe, with a focus on specialty lines.
With over 100,000 youth soccer players––both boys and girls––and more than 25,000 volunteers, the non-profit Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) stretches from Montauk Point, Long Island to the Canadian border. Members are affiliated with 11 leagues throughout the association, which covers the entire state of New York east of Route 81. ENYYSA exists to promote and enhance the game of soccer for children and teenagers between the ages of 5 and 19 years old, and to encourage the healthy development of youth players, coaches, referees and administrators. All levels of soccer are offered––from intramural, travel team and premier players as well as Children With Special Needs. No child who wants to play soccer is turned away. ENYYSA is a proud member of the United States Soccer Federation and United States Youth Soccer Association. For more information, please log onto http://www.enysoccer.com/, which receives nearly 300,000 hits annually from the growing soccer community.