Strikers Sportsmanship Winners - Again!
We are pleased to announce that our team, the "Smithtown Strikers" U10 Boys are the proud recipients for the Fall 2016 Sportsmanship Award. This is the 2nd consecutive season our team earned the award and we were given the GOLD patch for our uniform. We were told that this is the highest level of Sportsmanship recognition that a team can achieve.
Dynamite Hold Food Drive
Thank you for all the contributions to the 2016 Dynamite Give Back Food Drive. Our friends at the Smithtown Food Pantry were so grateful for our support. As we dropped off the food, there were people stopping by the pantry to pick up food for their families in need.
Great job by the Dynamite coming together as a team to help others in need during this holiday season! This is a perfect example of the Smithtown Kickers commitment to our community!
U17 Roma Win EDP Cup
Boys U17 Roma won the 2016 EDP Fall Cup. The team went undefeated 4-0 to win the bracket Championship. The team allowed only 1 goal during the tournament.
Lightning Take 2nd Place at Northport Tournament
Smithtown Kickers at the Special Olympics
The Smithtown Kickers Special Soccer program had 4 players attend the Fall Special Olympics NY State event and compete in the Soccer Skills Competition. This is our second year attending the Special Olympics. The players had a great time and won medals in the competition.
U13 Cosmos Win at FC Stars
Congratulations to the Girls U13 Smithtown Cosmos for winning the FC Stars 2016 Championship in Massachusetts for the 2nd year in a row! The Cosmos had an amazing weekend. They played 4 games during the tournament and Goal Keeper Talia Scheffer had some great saves preventing any goals from the opposing teams.
U15 Hurricanes Win at East Meadow
Boys U15 Panthers completed an undefeated weekend and won the East Meadow tournament.
U13 Panthers Win at East Meadow
Girls U13 Panthers completed an undefeated weekend and won the East Meadow tournament.
U13 Bayern Win at East Meadow
Boys U13 Bayern completed an undefeated weekend by allowing only one goal and winnning the East Meadow tournament.
U11 Ambush Win Long Island Cup
The Smithtown Ambush won the major division of the U11 Long Island Cup with a solid 2-0 win.
U14 Warriors Win State Cup
The Smithtown Warriors won The Arch Capital State Cup with a thrilling 1-0 victory over Latham Circle Soccer. The winning goal by striker Arianna Rodichok, with assists from defender Kristina Castellano and midfielder Jessica Saraniero, was scored with approximately 30 seconds left in regulation time. Huge saves from keeper Madison Flynn helped the Warriors to keep the sheet clean and secure a victory.
Eastern NY Article on the Warriors victory
U15 Chelsea Win State Cup
Smithtown Chelsea defeated Primo 3-0 to win the ENY State Cup. Chelsea went undefeated throughout the Competition (6-0) while posting 18 GF & 0 GA. They are proud & excited to represent both the Smithtown Kickers & ENY as they head to West Virginia for the Regionals in July.
U12 Panthers Win State Cup
Congratulations to the Girls U12 Panthers for capturing the New York State Championships. The Panthers won the final game 3-2 in a hard fought battle over HBC. Coach Andrea Miller states that getting to this level was the ultimate goal for this premier level team and is extremely proud of the team's dedication and commitment. The Panthers will be traveling to West Virginia in July for US Youth Soccer Region I Championships.
Smithtown Special Soccer had two teams that competed in the annual LIJSL TOPS Soccer tournament on June 4th at Soccer Park. Both our junior and intermediate teams did exceptionally well competing against their peers from New Hyde Park, Commack, Kings Park and Plainview. This is the second tournament the children participated in this season and they have thoroughly enjoyed the experiences.
Click here to watch some highlights from the LIJSL TOPSoccer Tournament.
2016 Smithtown Kickers Scholarship Winners
The Smithtown Kickers have awarded four graduating seniors scholarships for 2016. The recipients of these awards were chosen from graduating seniors who have been members of the Smithtown Kickers Soccer club. They were chosen based on their academic achievement, soccer background and personal soccer awards, voluntary service to the club and school and community service. This year’s winners were Matthew McDonnell- 2016 Don Santorelli Memorial Scholarship, Ali Saad-Eldin – 2016 Smithtown Kickers President’s Scholarship, Ryan Chapman-2016 Smithtown Kickers Merit Scholarship sponsored by NY LIFE and Emily Morton – 2016 Smithtown Kickers Merit Scholarship sponsored by NY LIFE. Congratulations to all the winners, we wish you the best of luck in college.
Pasquale Lamanna (President), Ali SaadEldin, Matt McDonnell, Ryan Chapman, Andy Radcliffe (1st Vice President, accepting for Emily Morton), Sandra Scanni (NY Life Sponsor), Bob Cascone (Scholarship Committee Chair)
U14 Hawks Win at 2016 Hershey Memorial Cup
The Hawks (U14-Boys) took the first place in the Hershey Cup Memorial Day Tournament by winning all four games in all shut-outs. It meant so much to the boys to share this last victory as a "team" that has grown and gelled so beautifully together. Friendships that will last a lifetime!!
U14 Stars Take Title at 2016 FC Delco Memorial Day Tournament
Building Character through Soccer
This captures the essence of our league/club! Sportsmanship and fun by “Building Character thru Soccer in Long Island Junior Soccer League". Well Done !
A Healthy Soccer Player is a Fit Soccer Player... Read more on the importance of Hydration
Ray Respect for the Game Watch video
About the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series
The US Youth Soccer National Championship Series provides more than 10,000 teams from US Youth Soccer's 55 State Associations the opportunity to showcase their abilities against the best in the nation while emphasizing teamwork, discipline and fair play. The yearlong competition begins with over 185,000 players in the US Youth Soccer State Championships. These champions and selected wildcard teams, through US Youth Soccer Regional Leagues, advance to compete in one of four the US Youth Soccer Regional Championships. Champions (U-14 through U-19) from each regional event advance to the US Youth Soccer National Championships. The Under-15 through 17 Boys and Girls age groups have two teams representative of the US Youth Soccer National League, in which the top two teams in each gender age group earn a direct path to the national championships. Overall the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series provides the nation's top collegiate coaches with the premier stage to identify and scout the most coveted players in the country.
The U11 Sharks recently completed the Fall 2015 season with an overall record of 12-1 with 50 goals scored and only 8 goals against. The Sharks won their flight at the Northport Columbus Weekend Tournament and finished tied for first in their LIJSL division. Even more impressive, each player on the Sharks scored at least two goals during the Fall season and each player played at least half of a game in goal. Great job Sharks!
Smithtown Warriors – Smithtown Food Pantry
The Warriors conducted a food drive for the Smithtown Food Pantry on the weekend of 11/7 -11/8. We are very proud of these players for supporting this great cause.
The Dynamite led by Pete Schmitz had a solid season this Fall. The girls kicked things off by taking first place in their division at the East Meadow Tournament in late August and then followed it up with a second place finish at the Northport Columbus Day Tournament. Lastly this past Sunday they closed things out by winning the GU15 Champions Division of LIJSL. Congratulations Smithtown Dynamite
Winners of the of the tournament Chelsea Boys U15
The Brooklyn Italians Soccer Club is the host of the 2015 PUMA Christopher Columbus Cup. The tournament is sanctioned by US Club Soccer and is open to all members.
The Cup attracts some of the best clubs in the United States and Canada. It will also feature many of the US Club Soccer NPL Clubs in various age groups.
Girls U9 Toros went undefeated, winning 1st Place at the Northport-Cow Harbor Columbus Day tournament…
Go Toros !!!!
Smithtown Dynamite Champions in their flight at the East Meadow Soccer tournament !!
Smithtown Hotspur Win the Girls-Under-15 State Open Cup in Overtime
By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
June 8, 2015-The Girls-Under-15 State Open Cup championship game on May 30 in LaGrange was a lengthy affair where one overtime goal made the difference. Smithtown Hotspur outlasted the South Merrick Lady Cyclones, 2-1, for supremacy in the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) and received the new Jack Bauman Cup, going to the top Girls-Under-15 team in the state. It’s appropriate that this game featured two Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL) teams as Mr. Bauman is considered the father of Long Island women’s soccer since he made sure that girls had as many opportunities to play soccer as boys did on the island.
“We were fortunate enough to have a majority of the chances,” Smithtown coach J.R. Balzarini stated. “South Merrick gave us everything they had. They are very well-organized.”
Jenna Blank scored in regulation and Amanda Andriano netted the winner in the second overtime.
Smithtown received a $2,000 check from Eastern New York to defray their costs during the National Championship Series. They will be playing in the Regionals from June 26 to 30 in Barboursville, West Virginia.
South Merrick was awarded the Howard Rubenstein Sportsmanship Award for the Fair Play they demonstrated on the field.
With over 100,000 youth soccer players––both boys and girls––and more than 25,000 volunteers, the non-profit Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) stretches from Montauk Point, Long Island to the Canadian border. Members are affiliated with 11 leagues throughout the association, which covers the entire state of New York east of Route 81. ENYYSA exists to promote and enhance the game of soccer for children and teenagers between the ages of 5 and 19 years old, and to encourage the healthy development of youth players, coaches, referees and administrators. All levels of soccer are offered––from intramural, travel team and premier players as well as Special Children. No child who wants to play soccer is turned away. ENYYSA is a proud member of the United States Soccer Federation and United States Youth Soccer Association. For more information, please log on to http://www.enysoccer.com/, which receives nearly 300,000 hits annually from the growing soccer community.
In the spirit of true soccer fun, the Smithtown Kickers are having Friendship games with other clubs. This provides a gracious and friendly environment for our players. This past weekend the Smithtown Kickers participating in Friendship Games with East Islip . The East Islip boys visit Smithtown and the Girls go to East Islip
Lincoln Page Memorial Tournament - finalist U12 Smithtown Chargers
Boys U-11 Explosion were the Commack Tournament Champions.
Meeting with President of the US Soccer Federation
Smithtown Players had an opportunity to meet and talk soccer with Sunil Gulati, President of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF). Mr. Gulati is directly involved at the highest level in the development of soccer in the United States.
Thunder U17 Boys Champions at the 2014 Disney Soccer Showcase
The Thunder only allowed 1 goal in four games. The final they won on penalty kick shootout. Congratulations to the Thunder! on a great tourment!!
Smithtown Arsenal U16 Capture 2013 National Title
Smithtown Arsenal U16 boys come up BIG when it matters most, becoming just the 3rd boys team from long island to ever win a national title. The Board of the Smithtown Kickers would like to extend a rousing round of applause and congratulations to a group of boys that capitalized on what most of us only dream about when we first kick a soccer ball.
On Friday July 26th The Arsenal edged out the back-to-back-to-back reigning National Champions, Fullerton Rangers 96 White (CA) 1-0 to secure their spot in the national final.
The Smithtown Arsenal finished the group stage with a perfect 3 - 0 record giving up just one goal and putting away 8. On Sunday July 28th, The Arsenal took to the pitch to play the GSA Phoenix 97 Read (GA) for the national title, who also came out of their respective group unscathed with a perfect 3 - 0 record.
The Arsenal would go out in glamorous fashion, finishing off the GSA Phoenix 2-0, securing their place in history. They are the first Long Island boys team to win a national championship since the Terryville Fire U18 completed the feat in 2007.
Addie Mattei-Iaia, President of Long Island Junior Soccer League was extremely proud to see a Smithtown team win a national title, stating “This is a great accomplishment for the Smithtown Arsenal and the club.” On behalf of the entire LIJSL, congratulations to the entire Smithtown Arsenal community!
Letter from LIJSL
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