From left to right: ENYYSA President RIchard Christiano, Boys Recreational Coach of the Year Gina Campoverde,
Of the Year Awards Chairperson Randy Vogt
By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
December 11, 2018-The Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) is very pleased to announce that Barboncito FC coach Gina Campoverde has been honored as our Boys Recreational Coach of the Year. The award ceremony took place at the ENYYSA Holiday Party on Saturday, December 1 at Marina del Rey in the Bronx.
Gina coaches in the Metrokids Interregional Soccer League (MIRSL) and MIRSL President Cesar Juca nominated her by writing, “Her boys team has been together for three years, and she has created an atmosphere of fraternity. Her practices are active and the children get a lot of energy from them. Additionally, her team has received very good results and she always tell her boys to play clean and respect their opponents.“
The Forest Hills resident’s last name of Campoverde means “green field” in Spanish, Portuguese and Italian, which is fitting as her players have found a very green field in playing soccer for her.
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 nine 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.