By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
February 5, 2024-The Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) is very pleased announce that Maureen Spaulding has been honored as our 2023 Administrator of the Year. She shared the honors with Jean-Marie Maio of the Long Island Soccer Referees Association (LISRA). Both women received their awards at the Eastern New York Hall of Fame Banquet on January 27 at Marina del Rey in the Bronx.
Maureen is currently the Treasurer and Director of Recreation Leagues for the Cornwall United Soccer Club in the Hudson Valley Youth Soccer League (HVYSL). She was nominated by Cornwall United President Rob Kirkpatrick, who wrote, “Maureen directs our Recreation League, which has proven to be an enormous success by serving players ranging from Pre-K children (some of whom might literally show up to practice with a blanket or stuffed animal) to teenagers seeking important recreational outlets.
Maureen’s counsel to me has been invaluable in my first year as President and her encyclopedic knowledge of club history informs every Board meeting. I often find myself thinking ‘What would Maureen do?’
Finally, Maureen has inspired her entire family to make contributions to our club. Her sons serve as coaches for teams and clinics. Her husband recently measured field dimensions to help us determine the best solution for sharing the town’s one multi-use property. Maureen is not merely a member of our Board of Directors, she is a Cornwall United Soccer Club institution!”
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 10 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. For more information, please log on to http://www.enysoccer.com/