By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
November 19, 2012-Nearly 100 college soccer officials from New York City, Long Island and Westchester form the New York Metro Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Association (NYMISOA). On November 12 at the Sterling in Bethpage, Long Island, NYMISOA honored those officials who particularly made a difference during the college soccer season. Stevan Ambrus of Middle Village was selected as the NYMISOA Official of the Year.
"Stevan is a premier official. He maintains his high level of capability and consistency over the years very impressively," commented NYMISOA President John Puglisi. "He is clearly a role model for younger officials."
Stevan has been refereeing for the past 17 years. In the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA), he has refereed in the Cosmopolitan Junior Soccer League and Long Island Junior Soccer League. In the Eastern New York State Senior Soccer Association, Stevan has officiated the Cosmopolitan Soccer League and Hellenic-American League in addition to doing professional and international matches.
Stevan was also selected as NYMISOA’s New Official of the Year in 2003 and as the Assistant Referee of the Year in 2006. Congratulations to Stevan Ambrus!
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. 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 Special Children. 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.