By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
June 5, 2013-The Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) would like to congratulate Brentwood Freedom ‘98, the 2013 champions of the Girls-Under-14 State Open Cup. Brentwood, under the guidance of coaches Chris DeBiase and Chris Roche, defeated another Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL) team, the HBC Impact, in a shootout after overtime was tied 1-1.
The final was played under sunny skies on Saturday, June 1 at Stringham Park in LaGrange.
HBC received the Howard Rubenstein Sportsmanship Award as determined by the game officials. Now living in Ohio, Mr. Rubenstein was seemingly involved in every facet of New York soccer for decades and is a member of the Halls of Fame of Eastern New York, the US Amateur Soccer Association and the Long Island Junior Soccer League.
This was the third consecutive year that HBC made the final. They were Girls-Under-12 champions in 2011.
With 123,843 youth soccer players––68,587 boys and 55,256 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 12 leagues throughout the association, which covers the entire state of New York east of Route 81. Eastern New York 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 Special Children. No child who wants to play soccer is turned away. Eastern New York is a proud member of the United States Soccer Federation and United States Youth Soccer Association. For more information, please log on to http://www.enysoccer.com/, which receives nearly 300,000 hits annually from the growing soccer community.