The Massapequa Fury won the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association’s Girls Under-14 State Open Cup championship last June.
The team followed that up by taking the U-15 Eastern New York Premier League title this spring. The Fury conceded three goals en route to a 4-0-2 record in the ENYPL and has not given up a goal yet in the State Cup, where it has advanced to the semifinals.
“I am very proud of the squad and how hard they have worked to become very good defensively,” coach Paul Bigilin said. ”Individually, they commit to 1v1 defending, and as a unit within our system of play, our team defending continues to get better.”
Massapequa, which plays in the Long Island Junior Soccer League, recently won the Eastern Development Program Fall Classic Top Division Championship and was runner up in the EDP Winter Classic.
The Eastern New York Premier League is the oldest continuous Premier League in the United States in its 18th year. Under the direction of chairperson Andreas Touros, teams from eight member leagues from ENYYSA formed the ENYPL for the 2018 spring season. The ENYPL uses the slogan of the “Gateway to regional play” and Massapequa soon will 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,” Bigilin said.