By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
June 16, 2016-The Commack Fire of the Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL) burned FC Select Black of the Cosmopolitan Junior Soccer League (CJSL), 5-1, to win the Boys-Under-13 Arch Capital Group Cup title. This Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) final was played at the Peter Collins Soccer Park in Plainview on June 11.
“We were a little nervous in the beginning but the boys settled down and played our possession game,” commented Commack coach Mike Davicino. “We played with a lot of poise and passion, connected passes, finished opportunities and were clinical in front of the goal. Playing futsal during the past few winters really helped us with our possession.”
Matthew Davicino scored two goals and Jackson Masters, Dillon Mortensen and Max Stein each scored one to pace Commack.
FC Select Black received the Howard Rubenstein Sportsmanship Award as determined by the game officials. Now living in Kentucky, Mr. Rubenstein was President of ENYYSA from 1980 to 1984.
Eastern New York would like to thank our sponsor, Arch Capital Group, which writes insurance and reinsurance on a worldwide basis through operations in the United States, Bermuda, Canada and Europe, with a focus on specialty lines.
With over 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 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 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/, which receives nearly 300,000 hits annually from the growing soccer community.