By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
May 14, 2016-The Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) is pleased to announce that three youth soccer teams from Eastern New York will be competing in the Regional Presidents Cup. Regionals will be played over Memorial Day weekend—May 28 to 30—in Reistertown, Maryland. The Regional winners will advance to the National Presidents Cup in Tulsa, Oklahoma from July 14 to 17.
The three local teams going to Maryland are the Bay Shore Lions and Lynbrook/East Rockaway Screaming Eagles, both from the Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL), and the Westchester United FC, from the Westchester Youth Soccer District (WYSD).
Bay Shore is currently 2-0-1 in LIJSL Boys-Under-14 Division 1 and Lynbrook/East Rockaway is 3-0-0 in the LIJSL Girls-Under-15 Premier Division. Westchester United was 2015 Eastern New York Premier League (ENYPL) champs, finalists in the 2016 City Showcase Tournament and sport a 4-1-0 record in the ENYPL Boys-Under-17 Division this spring.
“We are very excited and honored to represent Eastern New York at this year’s Region 1 Presidents Cup,” said Westchester United FC coach Antonio Corrado.
The Presidents Cup offers an opportunity to play regional competition just like the State Open Cup does and is designed for those teams seeking additional challenges to play against teams of similar abilities for a national title. In 2011, 2012 and 2013, the Capital United Blue Fusion of the Capital District Youth Soccer League (CDYSL) won the Regionals and represented Eastern New York at the Nationals, winning the Girls-Under-17 National Presidents Cup in 2013.
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.