Another Successful Season for 400 Roosevelt Island Kids

RIYP Celebrates the 2017 Fall Competitive Recreational Soccer Program

Updated 2 weeks ago
RIYP Celebrates the 2017 Fall Competitive Recreational Soccer Program

Roy Magsisi, the Roosevelt Island Youth Program's Deputy Director and Instructor​ announced some good news - "The Roosevelt Island Youth Program is proud to celebrate the culmination of another great season for the Roosevelt Island Youth Fall Competitive Recreational Soccer Program."

"The final two weekends had some of the best soccer of the year with overtime wins, shootouts and close scores," Magsisi tells the Daily.

"We had over 400 youth participate for the fourth consecutive year. Special thanks to Andrey Chichagov, RIYP's staff sports coordinator and his assistant, Franz Enama, for another competitive season.

"We also want to thank “The Legend” Tommy Howlin for another successful season coaching our very successful instructional Kinder Kickers program."

Magsisi makes clear that a successful program is enabled by contributions large and small.

"Special thanks," he adds, "to all our volunteers that make this league possible and the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation for its funding and Executive Director Charles DeFino.

RIYP Celebrates the 2017 Fall Competitive Recreational Soccer Program
Photo credit: Masayo Ogawa for the Roosevelt Island Youth Program

"Our volunteers combined to give over two thousand hours of their time, assisting the Roosevelt Island Youth Program in delivering this free service to the youth of Roosevelt Island."

Teams and Their Coaches

Minors

Red New England (Revolution): Chris Warsing, Tapan Parikh, Fumihiro Ogawa Won 

Green Portland: Beatrice Ajaero, Conall McGonagle

White Los Angeles: James Burrows and Brandon Mason

Blue New York: Lee Spraggon, Patrick Hanrahan, Aphrothiti Hanrahan, and Amanda Raab

Orange Houston: Luiz Anjos, Marcia Guerra, Edison Tapia, and Angelica Tapia

Yellow Columbus: Taoufik Ennoure

Sophomores

Green Portland: Conall McGonagle, Benjamin Moore, Matthias Altwicker

Red (Red Bulls) : Amir Ghirani, Fumihiro Ogawa, Etay Ziv 

White Los Angeles: Patrick Hanrahan, Aphrothiti Hanrahan, and Yosi Shamay

Blue New York: Eddie Perez, Yitza Martinez, and Marlene Naula

Orange Houston: Eneaqua Lewis, Jonathan Sinton,

Yellow Columbus: Dimaura Cole and Patricia Daunivalu

Juniors

Blue New York: Lee Spraggon, “ Big Time”Eddie Perez, Yitza Martinez

White Los Angeles: Carlos Rodriguez, Marco Yoguez 

Green Portland: Marcia Guerra and Songelael Shilla

Red New England: Alexis Pelaez, Agustin Paleaz, and Marlene Naula

Seniors

Blue New York: Jack McManus “The Law”

White Los Angeles: Johanne Enama

Green Portland: Bradley Eckerson

Red New England: Agustin Palaez

RIYP Celebrates the 2017 Fall Competitive Recreational Soccer Program
Photo credit: Taj Young for the Roosevelt Island Youth Program

Season Champions

Minors

New England Revolution beat Portland* 2-0

Sophomores

New England Red Bulls beat Portland* 1-0

Juniors

Los Angeles 7-6 over New York* in a shootout

Seniors

New York* beat Los Angeles 3-2

* Team finished in 1st place during regular season.

 Hats off to the RIYP, coaches, players and generous volunteers
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