By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
November 23, 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.
Forest Hills’ Mike Godi was selected as the NYMISOA New Official of the Year. In the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA), he has refereed the Cosmopolitan Junior Soccer League and Westchester Youth Soccer League. In the Eastern New York State Senior Soccer Association, Mike has refereed the Cosmopolitan Soccer League, Caribbean Cup as well as WPSL Elite.
"Mike’s passion and enthusiasm for intercollegiate soccer puts him a notch above his colleagues. He always gives his best on the field," commented NYMISOA President John Puglisi.
Congratulations to Mike Godi!
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.