Chris Gulmi Honored For Her Many Contributions to Soccer
By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
April 16, 2014-Chris Gulmi has been honored for her commitment to the game by the Eastern District Soccer League (EDSL). The Mahopac resident has served as the Registrar of the EDSL Under-23 Division for the past five years.
“Chris is a major reason why the EDSL has become the largest adult soccer league in Eastern New York as she is always willing and ready to help in any situation that might occur,” commented EDSL President Peter Pinori. “She and her husband Ken are also good friends to me and the entire Board of Directors.”
Chris has been active in soccer for over 30 years, serving as the Mahopac Soccer Club’s Registrar for many years and becoming the Manager of the East Hudson Youth Soccer League (EHYSL) office, a position she’s held for more than 25 years. She has devoted numerous hours as a volunteer at tournaments and coaching conventions as well and is universally respected by soccer organizations throughout the Hudson Valley.
Soccer runs in the Gulmi family as Ken served as President of the East Hudson Youth Soccer League from 1990 to 2012 and is the longtime Vice President of the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA). Their kids––KJ, Joelle Marie, Drew, David and James––all played youth soccer while growing up. Joelle Marie played for the EHYSL Select Team and Ferrum College in Virginia (nationally-ranked in Division 3 at the time). Drew played for the EHYSL Select Team, then Manhattan College and served as an ENYYSA Olympic Development Program coach.
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 11 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.