LIJSL Honors 31 Club Volunteers
March 07, 2014 | by Ken Ilchuk
The Long Island Junior Soccer League honored 31 men and women for their dedication to the sport of soccer and the nearly 60,000 youngsters who play the game on Long Island. The ceremony took place at the organization’s 32nd annual Volunteer Awards Dinner on Friday, March 7th, at the Hilton Huntington Hotel in Melville, NY.
Worthy candidates are nominated by their home club (97 clubs representing local towns from Queens to the Hamptons are members of the LIJSL). This year’s group includes coaches, administrators, fundraisers, team mom’s, board members, committee chairs, and club presidents, among others, and many of the honorees have served as all of the above.
The LIJSL thanks all of its volunteers for their time and efforts, and for doing their part to advance the league’s mission of, “Building Character Through Soccer”.
This year’s honorees are: Giulio Petrocelli (Auburndale), Jeff Schmier (Bethpage), Leslie Bourjolly (Cambria Heights), Sue Haely (CSH/Huntington), Sonia Kelly (East Islip), Marcella Soldatic (Franklin Square), Desmynd Costin (Garden City Park), Marty Shannon (Glen Cove), Joseph Grippo (Hauppauge), Vito Sciascia (Hicksville), Chris Blom (Island Trees), Nick Selini (Lake Grove/Newfield), Jordan Hirsch (Levittown), Ray Doran (Lindenhurst), Joanne Lewis-Jacus (Lynbrook-East Rockaway), John O’Neill (Massapequa), Joe Ditillo Sr. (Mastic), Kevin Krem (New Hyde Park), Donna Borgogelli (Plainedge), Christopher McGovern (Plainedge), John Horenstein (Plainview-Old Bethpage), Garen Tchopourian (Rockville Centre), Alphonse Esposito (Sachem), Brian Pontecorvo (Sachem), Kevin Robinson (Smithtown), Wayne Mann (Sound Beach), Kosta Siskidis (Stony Brook), David Locker (Syosset), Theresa Dawes (Terryville), Timothy J. Graham (Valley Stream), Debbie Zedeck (West Babylon)