By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
June 18, 2018-The Lake Grove/Newfield Dynamite, ranked #1 in the state, have added the Boys-Under-15 State Open Cup title to their overflowing trophy case.
Lake Grove/Newfield shut out Commack United, 1-0, in the final between two Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL) teams on June 14 at the Peter Collins Soccer Park in Plainview. As Boys-Under-15 state champions, they received the Ray Wolfe Cup, named after a man who gave tirelessly of himself for decades as a player, coach, referee and administrator. In the last decade of his life, the Franklin Square resident served Eastern New York as State Youth Referee Administrator (SYRA).
“We’ve been battling Commack for years. As good as they are, we benefitted from playing the top teams in the country,” explained Lake Grove/Newfield coach Tim Graham. “I could not be prouder of our team.”
Lake Grove/Newfield was also crowned Eastern New York Premier League (ENYPL) champions last month.
Lake Grove/Newfield will represent the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) at the Regionals from June 29 to July 3 in Spotsylvania, Virginia as part of the National Championship Series.
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 11 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.