By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
June 20, 2014-Four goals by Elmer Alfaro, three goals by Oscar Alonso and one goal by Roger Ochoa gave Terryville AC Milan of the Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL) the Boys-Under-15 Arch Capital Group Cup championship. Their 8-3 victory over South Bronx United 98 of the Cosmopolitan Junior Soccer League (CJSL) took place on June 7 at the Peter Collins Soccer Park in Plainview.
“The tremendous heart of our players was the difference in the game,” explained Terryville coach Winston Mendoza. “We were losing in the first half but our players gave everything they had to win the Arch Capital Group Cup.”
South Bronx United received the Howard Rubenstein Sportsmanship Award as selected by game officials. If the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) had a best-dressed award, South Bronx United would certainly win it as well since all their players arrived at the field in dress shirts and ties.
Eastern New York would like to thank our 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.
“This cup competition is a great event in that it gives young people an opportunity to experience high levels of competition. And you don’t have to be the best team in the state to win a championship with the Arch Capital Group Cup,” said Brian Hughes, Senior Vice President and Chief Actuary of Arch Capital.
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.