By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
June 24, 2017-Two Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL) teams, Valley Stream Athletic and the West Islip Resistance, produced a memorable Boys-Under-10 Arch Cup Gold final on Saturday, June 3 at Stringham Park in LaGrange. Valley Stream won, 4-1, in this Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) game.
“It was a very tough game that could have gone either way at one point,” said Valley Stream coach Stephan Georges. “But once we got settled, we found our rhythm.”
Carl Jeune scored two goals plus Jaden Bascom and Oskar Chmiel added one apiece for Valley Stream.
West Islip did not leave the Hudson Valley empty-handed as they received the Rocco Amoroso Sportsmanship Award as determined by the game officials. Amoroso, a US Soccer Life Member who died last year, started the Sportsmanship Program of the LIJSL in 1980 and it spread to Eastern New York, nationally and then to China and Ireland, and in the process, made soccer games kinder and gentler.
Eastern New York would like to thank our sponsor, Arch Capital Group, which writes insurance and reinsurance on a worldwide basis through operations in the United States, Bermuda, Canada and Europe, with a focus on specialty lines. Thank you, Arch Capital Group, in providing the funds to help our players keep on dreaming!
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.