By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
December 17, 2020-The Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL), the largest league in the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA), has announced their Hall of Fame Class of 2020 during the league’s General Meeting held virtually on December 8:
Kevin Ferrari of the Massapequa Soccer Club has been a part of the club for nearly his entire life as a player, coach and administrator. He began playing for Massapequa in the club’s inaugural season 50 years ago in 1970. In addition to captaining his Massapequa Soccer Club team, he did the same with the LIJSL Select Program and Eastern New York’s Olympic Development Program (ODP). Kevin still holds several goalkeeping records at the University of Scranton, where he again served as team captain. After graduating, he immediately volunteered to coach in Massapequa. From 2001 to 2014, Kevin served on the club’s Executive Board, culminating with volunteering as Club President. He took over the Massapequa Special Needs Program in 2004 and continues to run it to this day.
The LIJSL Hall of Fame, established in 1978, seeks to honor those individuals who have made significant voluntary contributions to the development of youth soccer. With this newly announced class, it will now include 117 members. These four were to be recognized at the LIJSL Annual Convention last March, which was canceled at the early onset of the pandemic, and the league plans to induct this new class at a private ceremony to be held for each of them and their families at the league offices in Ronkonkoma early next year.