By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
June 22, 2016-Two Premier teams located 15 miles from one another played a very entertaining Eastern New York Premier League (ENYPL) Boys-Under-14 Blue Division final at the Peter Collins Soccer Park in Plainview on June 18. The Uniondale Pitbulls of the Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL) defeated Vera SA Warriors of the Cosmopolitan Junior Soccer League (CJSL), 5-3, in this Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) championship game.
Westin Guevara scored a three-goal hat trick for Uniondale while Miguel Aguilar and Matthew Durran added one goal each. For Queens-based Vera, Diego Cardozo scored two goals and Mike Loja added one.
“I’m very proud of our team, playing up a year in the ENYPL, representing Long Island and winning the championship,” said Uniondale coach Hector Guerraro. “We love playing in this league!”
The ENYPL, the Gateway to Regional Play, is the oldest continuous Premier League in the United States and is 16 years old in 2016.
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 teenagersbetween 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 turnedaway. 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.