Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association announced Wednesday that James Malone, president of Middle Country Children’s Soccer in the Long Island Junior Soccer League, has been named as its administrator of the year.

Malone has been involved with Middle Country Children’s Soccer since 2008. He has served on the Middle Country Children’s Soccer Board as an assistant executive secretary, executive secretary, vice president, scholarship selection committee and president of the league for the past 12 years. He is also certified as a Grade 8 referee.

According to ENYYSA, Malone has demonstrated “an extraordinary commitment to the soccer community as well as to the general public.”

The Centereach, N.Y. resident also has discerned “quickly … individual needs and moves efficiently to provide key information, recommendations or direction. He takes it upon himself to provide exceptional support and service to the new and current Middle Country Children’s Soccer League Board members, coaches, trainers, churches, community organizations, schools and other soccer club organizations.”