Coaches, Administrators, and Former Players Honored at the EHYSL Hall of Fame Dinner
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The East Hudson Youth Soccer League (EHYSL), with nearly 350 travel teams in eight counties, honored those who have particularly made a difference on Hudson Valley soccer fields with its Hall of Fame Dinner last Saturday, November 9 at the Villa Borghese in Wappingers Falls.
“The evening featured the induction of two new members into the East Hudson Hall of Fame,” explained EHYSL President Jim Purdy. “Rheyan Cader was inducted as both a longtime coach and administrator with the Beacon Soccer Club.
“Cader been a major player in the growth of youth soccer in the Beacon area for the last 20 years and is a great asset to the league.”Jim Purdy, EHYSL President
President Purdy continued, “Also inducted into the Hall of Fame was Chris Pangalos, a former Mahopac Soccer Club player who went on to All-Section, All-State and All-American honors and attended Keene State on a full scholarship. Of particular note, Chris’ father, also named Chris, was a league founder and first league President.”
The selections of Hall of Famers and the “Of the Year” Award recipients were made from nominations submitted by EHYSL volunteers.
Also honored but not pictured was East Fishkill’s Matt Angyal, selected as the EHYSL Administrator of the Year. Congratulations to all the award recipients!
From left to right: Dover United Director of Coaching Aaron Kelly, EHYSL Boys Recreational Coach of the Year Mark Taylor (both from Dover United Soccer Club) with EHYSL President Jim Purdy.
Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association: With 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) reaches from Montauk Point, Long Island to the Canadian border. Members are affiliated with nine 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.