State Cup Defending Champ Massapequa Fury Add ENYPL Title To Growing Trophy Case
May 15, 2018 | by Randy Vogt
The Massapequa Fury won the Girls Under-14 State Open Cup Championship last June and they have followed that up by taking the Girls Under-15 Eastern New York Premier League (ENYPL) title this spring. They only conceded three goals en route to a 4-0-2 record in the ENYPL and have not given up a goal yet in the State Cup, where they have advanced to the semifinals.
“I am very proud of the squad and how hard they have worked to become very good defensively,” commented coach Paul Bigilin. ”Individually, they commit to 1-v-1 defending, and as a unit within our system of play, our team defending continues to get better.”
Massapequa, out of the Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL), also recently won the Eastern Development Program (EDP) Fall Classic Top Division Championship and was runner up in the EDP Winter Classic
The Eastern New York Premier League (ENYPL) is the oldest continuous Premier League in the United States and is playing in its 18th year in 2018. Under the direction of ENYPL Chairperson Andreas Touros, teams from eight member leagues from all over the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) formed the ENYPL for the 2018 Spring Season. The ENYPL uses the slogan of the Gateway to Regional Play and Massapequa will soon be playing in North Atlantic EDP.
“The girls are very happy to have received acceptance into the US Youth Soccer National League North Atlantic EDP Conference in the new program for high-level competitive leagues beginning in 2018-19,” added Coach Bigilin.