By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
October 28, 2012-With great ball control and stamina plus blazing speed, Shanice Robe is trouble for opposing defenses as she leads all of college soccer in scoring. She starred for the Valley Stream Trouble of the Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL), the largest league in the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA), after emigrating from Jamaica as a teen.
As a freshman at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, she has scored 29 goals and dished out three assists in leading the Knights to a 15-2-1 record and a perfect 8-0-0 mark in Skyline Conference play. She also leads the nation with 11 game-winning goals. Shanice has been honored as the Skyline Conference Player of the Week for the past two consecutive weeks. Her 29 goals top 40% of college teams nationwide.
She has been selected by Sports Illustrated as one of the Faces in the Crowd for this week’s issue.
"Shanice is an awesome player and a very good person," commented Trouble coach Geri Toscano. "She’s very smart as she anticipates where the ball is going to be. She loves to play soccer and I’m very happy for how well she’s doing!"
The Trouble were LIJSL Division 1 champions their last four seasons from 2010 to 2012 and also won the Long Island Cup last spring. In addition to playing for the Trouble, Shanice starred for Valley Stream Central High School, where she was honored as All-State and All-County in soccer plus ran track and field.
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.