By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
June 19, 2013-B/W Gottschee of the Cosmopolitan Junior Soccer League (CJSL) defeated the Little Neck/Douglaston Red Dragons of the Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL), 5-0, in the Boys-Under-12 Arch Capital Group Cup final. The game for Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) supremacy was played on June 8 at the Peter Collins Soccer Park in Plainview.
"We were able to get the ball down to our feet and open them up. The first goal gave us confidence," commented B/W Gottschee coach John Keane.
Jason Lee scored two goals for B/W Gottschee while Kevin Montesdeoca, Mark Dacov and Evan Chairez each added one. Chris Covarrubias had the shutout in goal.
B/W Gottschee also received the Howard Rubenstein Sportsmanship Award. 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.
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"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.