Roby Young captained Israel and starred for Adelphi University. (Photo courtesy of the Jewish Sports Heritage Association)
Former Israeli soccer international and Adelphi University forward Roby Young will be inducted into the Jewish Sports Heritage Association at Temple Israel Sunday, April 29.
The temple is located at 140 Central Ave., Lawrence, N.Y.
“We are thrilled and honored to be inducting Roby Young,” Jewish Sports Heritage Association director Alan Freedman said. “He is one of the all-time greats of Israeli soccer.”
Among Young’s accomplishments:
* 50 caps for the Israeli national team (1959-69), including the 1968 Olympics
* Captain of the Israeli tational team (1966-68)
* 300 games for Hapoel Haifa Soccer Club, 60 goals; captain (1966-69)
* Player of the millennium, Hapoel Haifa Soccer Club (2000)
After moving to the United States, Young played for Adelphi, the Cosmos, North American Soccer League champions in 1972 and semifinalists in 1973. He later coached the Queens College men’s team (1986-89) and created and coached the Queens College women’s Team (1999-2008).
Young is part of a group of eight Jewish athletes to be inducted (among the others are swimmer Dara Torres, fencer Cliff Bayer and boxer Boyd Melson) and five others who will receive individual awards.
Jewish Sports Heritage Association is a not-for-profit education organization whose mission is to educate the public about the role Jewish men and women have played, and continue to play, in the world of sports, an area of Jewish accomplishment often overlooked.
The induction ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m.
Admission is Free. Reservations are requested. Call (516) 239-1140 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.