By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
June 13, 2016-The Farmingdale Legacy left a legacy for themselves as they became the State champions in their last competitive local match before going to college.
In the Girls-Under-18 State Open Cup final between two Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL) teams, Farmingdale outlasted the HBC Strikers, 3-1. Sam Francucci, Trista Seara and Jen Wallach scored Farmingdale’s goals on June 5 at Stringham Park in LaGrange.
“The girls really wanted to win the State championship in their last season before heading off to college,” explained Farmingdale coach Rafael Morais.
Farmingdale also received the Howard Rubenstein Sportsmanship Award as determined by the game officials. Now living in Kentucky, Mr. Rubenstein was seemingly involved in every facet of New York soccer for decades and is a member of the Halls of Fame of Eastern NewYork, the US Amateur Soccer Association and the LIJSL.
Farmingdale will be representing the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) in the Regional championships from June 30 to July 5 in Barboursville, West Virginia and Eastern New York will help pay for their costs.
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 teenagersbetween 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 on to http://www.enysoccer.com/, which receives nearly 300,000 hits annually from the growing soccer community.