By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
November 27, 2013-The Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) is very pleased to announce that Keri Mullen, who coaches in the Sacred Heart intramural program, has been selected as our Girls Recreation Coach of the Year. The three recreation teams she coaches play under the umbrella of the Staten Island Youth Soccer League (SIYSL) and Eastern New York.
Keri was personally nominated by SIYSL President Bill Smith. Bill wrote, "Keri is the mother of three young girls who have grown up playing intramural soccer in our league. She concerns herself with player development far more than wins or losses plus consistently demonstrates the highest level of sportsmanship and is a perfect role model, not only for the girls who play for her but for the other young girls in our league as well."
Besides being active coaching and managing three teams, she takes on an additional large amount of volunteering for Sacred Heart.
At this Thanksgiving time, we in Eastern New York are particularly thankful for excellent role models like Keri Mullen.
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.