By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
July 29, 2020-The Cosmopolitan Junior Soccer League
(CJSL), America’s oldest youth soccer league and New York originals since 1933, is pleased to announce that Henry Reyes of Gjøa is receiving the CJSL’s Herbert Heilpern Scholarship. Heilpern was a US Soccer and Eastern New York Hall of Famer who served as President of what is now known today as the Cosmopolitan Soccer League and the CJSL plus he co-founded both the New York Cosmos and original North American Soccer League.
In the CJSL, Henry is the central defender and captain of the Boys-Under-19 SC Gjøa Solskjaer. The Brooklyn resident is receiving the scholarship based on his grades, SAT scores and playing ability.
“Henry always set a great example for the team, very helpful and motivating towards his teammates. His qualities on and off the field were rewarded with the Player of the Year award at Gjøa and we are very proud of him for receiving this scholarship,” said his coach, Tiago Valente. “We look forward to seeing Henry excel at college in the classroom and on the soccer field.”
The CJSL Scholarship is worth $4,000 total in $1,000 installments for all four years of college. We wish Henry, a Brooklyn resident, the best studying and playing soccer at Clark University.
With approximately 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 on to http://www.enysoccer.com/, which receives nearly 300,000 hits annually from the growing soccer community.