By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
July 1, 2017-Saratoga/Wilton United of the Capital District Youth Soccer League (CDYSL) rode a 4-2-0 record, scoring 20 goals and conceding 9, to become champions of the Girls-Under-17 Division in the Eastern New York Premier Soccer League (ENYPL) this spring.
“This is a special group of girls and they have been a real pleasure to coach. The girls work hard in practice and they have been able to successfully apply the concepts they learn in practice into the games,” explained Saratoga/Wilton United coach Miguel Hoyos.
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.
“Our girls, as a group, are very coachable and have an excellent knowledge of the game. They play hard for each other every game and they truly have the mindset of putting the team first,” Coach Hoyos concluded. “Their ball movement and unselfish play has helped lead them to success this 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 onto http://www.enysoccer.com/, which receives nearly 300,000 hits annually from the growing soccer community.