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Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association Adds to Office Staff in Rockville Centre


Laura Francis (left) and Arthena Sherwood

By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association

April 8, 2015-The Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) is very pleased to announce two additions to our non-profit organization at our headquarters in Rockville Centre.

Laura Francis of Mineola joins Eastern New York as Operations Director. She is primarily responsible for implementing policy interpretation related to the management of Eastern New York’s operational unit, managing office staff, recommending policies to the Board of Directors, developing procedures plus is also responsible for customer service. Laura has much non-profit experience and she was previously Executive Director of Just One Break Inc. at the Viscardi Center in Albertson.

Arthena Sherwood of Queens Village is our new Communications Associate. In this role, Arthena represents Eastern New York and its 11 affiliated leagues through social media, maintains Eastern New York’s website as well as coordinates photography of games and events. She was previously a Communications Intern at the New York City Council in Manhattan and is a recent graduate of Molloy College.

Please phone them at 516-766-0849 for assistance in helping your soccer club.

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 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, which receives nearly 300,000 hits annually from the growing soccer community.