By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
June 22, 2016-Three goals toward the end of the second half made the difference as Westchester Flames 03 of the Cosmopolitan Junior Soccer League (CJSL) defeated New York Kids of the Big Apple Youth Soccer League (BAYSL), 4-1, to win the Boys-Under-12 Eastern New York Premier League (ENYPL) title. This Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) championship game was played on Saturday, June 18 at the Peter Collins Soccer Park in Plainview.
“Our conditioning made the difference,” commented Westchester coach Joao DeSouza. “I specialize in conditioning with my players.”
Daniel Bench, Tyler Chang, Augustin DeArmas and N’flany Mara scored for Westchester with Kevin Hernandez scoring a 30-yard golazo off the post for New York Kids.
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.