Calendar of Events
Friday, December 10th - Travel packets due
Thursday, December 16th - U6 and U7 Boys Indoor
Friday, December 17th - U6 and U7 Girls Indoor
Friday, December 31st - Deadline for Spring Applications
Please remember to send in your application before December 31st to avoid a late fee and insure placement on a team. We can not guarantee placement of any player if the application is receieved late. Inter-town play is expanding to the U14 age group. If any U-14 players are interested, please send in a registration form. We will field as many teams as we have players and adult supervisors.ams.
Our Annual Dinner Dance was held on Nov. 19th and thanks to many kind families and companies it was a tremendous success!! First of all thank you to The Jericho Terrace and their fine staff, especially Loula, Mike, Mike , Rich and Caroline, you always amaze us at throwing such a professional and beautiful affair. Thank you for always welcoming us. We truly do appreciate your kindness!
This year we had so many great prizes up for auction. The qualities of these items help make the fundraiser an overwhelming success. We ask that all of our members show their gratitude by patronizing the many establishments that made the Chinese Auction possible. Gotham Gym of New Hyde Park, Neil's Sporting Goods of Albertson, The Aquino and Prunella families representing all of the boys U-7 teams, Cinelli's Pizza of Williston Park,The Sports Loft of New Hyde Park, Henry's Inn Restaurant, Karen Arkin of It's Notable, Joe DiMaria of Boars Head Products, NHP Wildcat's U-10 Boys and Girls Travel Teams, The McGonigle family, Ken Driscoll of Above Par Sportswear, Eric Lorandini and Joe Tempone of Premier Soccer Academy, The Soccer Advisory Committee of The Town Of North Hempstead, The Nierowski Family, The Kilcullen Family, The DelGiorno Family, The DiMaria Family, The Gambino Family, The Pappacena Family , The Salvatico Family with Best Western East End and North Fork Bar and Grill, Rocky Hill Pharmacy of Bellerose and The Randazzo Family, James Engravers/Trophy Depot of New Hyde Park, Hair Say Hair Salon of Garden City Park, Manny's Barber Shop of Williston Park, Vin-Jim Liquors and Dominics Deli of New Hyde Park.
Congratulations to the highest selling Intramural players for the most raffle tickets sold. They are Antonella Cotiletta(40), The Nierowski kids(36), Tyler Baron(20), TJ Goustas(14), Anthony Tricario(13), Joseph Morreale(10). Thanks for all your help!!!!
Your prizes are waiting for you at The Sports Loft of New Hyde Park. Thanks to the coaches for collecting all of the raffles on our behalf.
The winners of the raffle were 1st prize- Dell brand computer- John Paul Sanchez, 2nd prize-portable DVD player- Theresa Vitale and 3rd prize-Game Boy- Athenia Pin. Congratulations to all of you!
Boy, oh boy were the apple pie favors a hit. Thanks to the Buttercooky Bakery of Floral Park. You guys outdid yourselves! What better way to leave a party than with a hot cup of coffee and a delicious apple pie. Thank you!
Lastly, a special thank you to Valerie Tomasini and Mr. and Mrs. Bletsch for all of your help. You are always there for us at a moments notice. Thanks!
It is through the kindness of others that we are able to succeed!! We realize this and are ever so grateful to you all! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Wishing everyone a happy and healthy holiday season!
Angela Leva, Angela Perrone, Terry Driscoll and Caryl Lorandini
The TOPSoccer Program drew to a close on Nov. 30th with the annual dinner at the Melville Marriott Hotel. All the clubs with TOPSoccer programs gather together one last time to celebrate the past year. The players with their families, friends and coaches enjoyed a festive meal followed by the awards presentation. Over 500 people were in attendance. Each player received a special gift donated by several generous benefactors, a beautiful trophy and an 8" x 10" color copy of their team photo taken at the New Hyde Park TOPSoccer Tournament in October.
A big salute to our athletes and their families for their continued support during the entire year. The super athletes were: Andrew, Debbie, Stefani, Sebastian, Nicholas, Ryan, Nicholas, Andrew, Michael, Billy, Matthew, Sean, Andrew, Joshua, Julius, Robert and Alex.
Our coaches were the best we've ever had. Kerri, Krys, Ray, Maiken, Matt, Jonathan, Megan, Amy, Kim, Amy, Katelyn, Jenny, Erica and Pete were our cadre of teenagers who make the program run. Setting up and taking down the nets, running many of the practices and being "buddies" to our young players are what makes this group so special. They are quick to volunteer and bring a contagious enthusiasm to help make the experience a joy in which to participate. While you may not see their names as stellar soccer players, they are the best of what NHP has to offer with their willingness to work with others who would not otherwise have a chance to play soccer. And while the ranks of adult coaches has dwindled, the staff of Brian Evers, Rich and Mary Jo Bursig and Jim Lawler make up for the lack of numbers with their dedication and caring not found anywhere else. I am proud to be associated with the entire group. After 27 seasons it's still a thrill to see the players at the beginning of each season running on to the field with the highest hopes as if they're going to win the World Cup. It's the best! Happy Holidays. Rich Bletsch
Boys Travel Division
NHP Lions U-13 CHAMPS
Congratulations New Hyde Park Lions U-13 Boys Take First Place
The Town of North Hempstead held its 5th Annual North Hempstead Soccer Cup Columbus Day Weekend - host to over 254 teams and games played at various venues throughout the area. A beautiful soccer weekend
outdoors and under the lights. The NHP Lions played at Mitchell Field.
Great Team effort produced shut-out wins.
NHP Lions 2-0 vs. Port Washington United
NHP Lions 2-0 vs. East Meadow Avalanche
NHP Lions 4-0 vs. GJOA Storm
NHP Lions 4-0 vs. Rockville Centre Warriors
Robert Abballe was our goalkeeper and the Team MVP for the Tournament were "The Iron Gate" Nikhil James and to Andrew Oommen, who scored a total of 7 goals. Congratulations to a wonderful group of young men. Thank you to the parents, coaches, North Hempstead Cup Committee, Refs and volunteers.