By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
May 24, 2018-The Levittown Gunners have enjoyed a great deal of success in nearly a decade as a youth soccer team. This spring, they added the Boys-Under-17 Eastern New York Premier League (ENYPL) championship to their overflowing trophy case. They scored four times as many goals as surrendered, 28 to 7, in their four wins and one loss during the recently-completed ENYPL season.
Levittown has previously won division championships in the Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL) and Eastern Development Program (EDP) plus State Cups and a range of premier level tournaments. Last month, six Gunners represented the USA in Barcelona at the World 5-A-Side championships as the winners of the Gatorade US National 5-A-Side championship.
“From their start as a youth team at 10 years old playing in the LIJSL, the Gunners have committed themselves to a brand of soccer that is focused on continual player development and preparation for playing in college,” commented Levittown coach Gary Book. “Their dedication on the field and in the classroom has been exemplary as the boys have achieved a level of understanding and application that portrays itself vividly on the field and has been admired by the college coaching community.”
The ENYPL is the oldest continuous Premier League in the United States and is playing in its 18th year in 2018. Under the direction of ENYPL Chairperson Andreas Touros, teams from eight member leagues from all over the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) formed the ENYPL for the 2018 Spring Season.
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 on to http://www.enysoccer.com/, which receives nearly 300,000 hits annually from the growing soccer community.