By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
July 1, 2017-“United we stand, divided we fall” could have been the theme of the Eastern New York Premier League (ENYPL) this spring as Boys-Under-14 Patchogue/Medford United, Girls-Under-14 Rotterdam United and Girls-Under-17 Saratoga/Wilton United all won division titles. The boys from Patchogue and Medford, who play in the Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL), had a 5-2-0 record, scoring 21 goals and giving up only 5 in ENYPL play.
“It was our hard work, dedication to training and collective sacrifice toward achieving team goals that led us to a successful season,” explained Patchogue/Medford United coach James Bentley.
The ENYPL, organized by the non-profit Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA), is America’s oldest continuous Premier League, having originally kicked off play in 2001.
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.