By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
June 14, 2013-After winning just one game all of last season, the Girls-Under-16 Staten Island United Chaos of the Staten Island Youth Soccer League (SIYSL) continued their vast improvement by taking the 2013 Arch Capital Group Cup. They defeated the Oceanside Wave Runnerz of the Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL), 4-2 in overtime, in the final on June 8 at the Peter Collins Soccer Park in Plainview.
Two goals by Gabby Amoroso and one each by Zene Dema and Alexa Taliercio gave Staten Island the win in this Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) title game.
"We started off slow but our fitness made the difference in overtime," commented Staten Island coach Peterson Azille. "We work on a lot of fitness in practice."
The cup sponsor, Arch Capital Group, writes insurance and reinsurance on a worldwide basis through operations in the United States, Bermuda, Canada and Europe, with a focus on specialty lines.
"This cup competition is a great event in that it gives young people an opportunity to experience high levels of competition. And you don’t have to be the best team in the state to win a championship with the Arch Capital Group Cup," said Brian Hughes, Senior Vice President and Chief Actuary of Arch Capital.
"We at Eastern New York would like to thank Arch Capital Group because if we did not have their continued financial support, this cup competition would not be possible," commented longtime soccer volunteer Michael D’Ambrosio.
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. Eastern New York 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. Eastern New York 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.