The Girls-Under-12 State Open Cup champions with US Youth National Team player Claire Hutton, an Alleycats and US Youth National Team player, in the center of the back row
By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
June 9, 2022-Empire State Alleycats Academy Red defeated Greenbush SC Girls 2020, 6-1, to win the Girls-Under-12 State Open Cup. This championship game was played on June 4 at Stringham Park in LaGrange. The cup's namesake, Joanne Roth, was a beloved and smiling presence at the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) office until her untimely passing from ALS in 2019.
Ella Mullin, a midfielder, scored a hat trick.
“We worked together and did not give up,” stated goalkeeper Kimley Logsdon who made 10 saves.
Midfielder Payton Galuski added, “We work together, even though our passes were not very good today but our dribbling was.”
Center back Riley Noto concluded, “We work hard as a team and kept playing until the very end of the game.”
The Alleycats will represent Eastern New York at the East Regionals from June 24 to 30 in Charleston and Barboursville, West Virginia as part of the National Championship Series.
With approximately 100,000 youth soccer players––both boys and 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 nine 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 Children With Special Needs. 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 onto http://www.enysoccer.com/