By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
May 22, 2018-Predators FC 04 won the Boys-Under-14 Eastern New York Premier League (ENYPL) title this spring with a 7-0-1 record, scoring 19 goals and giving up only 4.
“We are a young and small club, less than two years old but with the desire to continue growing and for us it is with great pride to be able to win this championship,” explained coach Alberto Entivero. “Our unity and camaraderie are very important, that we all have the same goal to prepare ourselves physically and mentally for the challenges of the ENYPL competition. We all work as a team to push the boys to be the best they can be.”
Predators won the MIRSL titles in Fall 2016 and Spring 2017, won Pennsylvania’s FC Europa Turf Cup and the Washingtonville Harvest Cup last year plus became champs earlier this year of the Metrokids Indoor Tournament and the HonduBronx Indoor Tournament.
Coach Entiveri added, “Support is also very important, not just from the coaching staff but from the team families as a whole. We are not just a team, but a family and that is a big key to our success.”
The ENYPL is the oldest continuous Premier League in the United States and is playing in its 18th year in 2018. Under the direction of ENYPL Chairperson Andreas Touros, teams from eight member leagues from all over the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) formed the ENYPL for the 2018 Spring Season.
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 on to http://www.enysoccer.com/, which receives nearly 300,000 hits annually from the growing soccer community.