Chris Le was elected trustee at Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association’s Annual General Meeting Aug. 8.
The Niskayuna, N.Y. resident is the director of coaching for the Albany Alleycats in the Capital District Youth Soccer League.
“We welcome Chris to our board of directors and look forward to him sharing his ideas crafted from many years as both a player and coach at high levels of the game,” ENYYSA president Richard Christiano said in a statement.
Le’s father is Vietnamese, his mother is Armenian. He grew up in Virginia, where he played for the Braddock Road Youth Club in Fairfax County. He mainly competed with the Braddock Road Hawks but also served as a guest player with Annandale United and Chantilly Sabres. He studied and played at W.T. Woodson High School and Carnegie Mellon University. In high school, he was a two-year captain, two-year team MVP, three years All-Liberty District Selection as the Cavaliers won the Liberty District championship during his senior season.
He has coached the Alleycats since 2013 as his teams often have advanced to the State Cup finals. Le’s 2006 girls team won State Cup championships in 2018 and 2919. The team also became the first Alleycats squad to qualify for the U.S. Youth Soccer National League. Le’s 2003 and 2005 girls teams have won the State Cup championship as well.
Many of his teams have been successful, winning the PDA Spring Kickoff, Manhattan Kickoff Classic, NEFC Spring Kickoff, FC Delco Memorial Day Weekend Tournament and Needham Memorial Day Weekend Tournament.
Le works as a school psychologist, finishing up his dissertation for his PsyD. He also has served as a licensed mental health counselor. Le enjoys spending family time with his wife of five years, Tricia, and 10-month old son Thomas.