Farmingdale United Wins Region I Premier League
May 28, 2014 | by Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
There looks to be no stopping Girls-Under-17 Farmingdale United, which has won five State Open Cups, including the past four, all against different opponents in the championship game. The Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL) team will be playing in the June 1 final against the Alleycats Elite Wildcats of the Capital District Youth Soccer League (CDYSL) at Stringham Park in LaGrange yet the Alleycats are no pushovers as they recently finished fifth in the Northeast Region Premier League (NERP).
In the Region 1 Premier League, Farmingdale again represented the LIJSL and Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) well, finishing with a perfect 9-0-0 record and outscoring opponents 26-2 to win the championship and qualify for the US Youth National League for 2014-15. Boys-Under-16 Smithtown Arsenal, the defending national champions, were the other Eastern New York and LIJSL team to win the championship of the Region 1 Premier League.
“Having a team-first attitude and the willingness to put in the hard work day in and day out has been the key to our success. The players have always wanted to work and achieve,” said Farmingdale United coach Jaime Gonzalez. “As a coach, it is such a great feeling to know that your players come into every practice and every game wanting to compete.”
Farmingdale has played 35 games in 2014 and lost just two, to Eclipse Select Elite of Illinois and Southern California’s Carlsbad United Elite. 12 Farmingdale players have committed to Division 1 colleges and three to Division 2 programs. This spring, Taylor Sipos is Farmingdale’s leading scorer with 19 goals while keeper Lauren Hill has 10 shutouts.