LISFL Press Release: LISFL Kicked Off Revival of Women's Amateur Soccer this Week



Hicksville, New York - The Long Island Soccer Football League (LISFL) kicked-off its first adult women’s league game in over a decade this past weekend. It what LISFL President Gus Xikis hailed as a "great success," Mineola Portuguese SC W played the South Shore Spirit (Valley Stream) and Oyster Bay Fenerbache W took on College Point Flame W, proving that "we are in the middle of a soccer revival on Long Island." The first win honors fell to College Point, who defeated OB Fenerbache 6-3, but Xikis contends that the real victory was organizing the league in less than a few weeks: "It wasn’t easy, but effort, hard work, and a determined board are all to thank for putting those four teams on the field last Sunday." Terry Uellendahl, LISFL 1st Vice-President and Head Coach for the powerhouse Mineola Portuguese SC adult teams, coached a team of former and current professional ladies in the club’s first ever adult women’s team game. Uellendahl considers the new LISFL division a "magnet" for local talent who have been scattered since  Women’s Professional Soccer halted its 2012 season and the Board is confident the league will as much as double by next fall.

"The talent that we were able to recruit in such a short time was amazing," said Gabriel Marques, LISFL Director of PR and Mineola Portuguese SC Vice-President. "This new division puts a magnifying glass to the young women on Long Island that will be used to help recruit them into colleges or provide a place for them to play after their careers." Just one look at some of the rosters proves how strong the market really is for a women’s adult league on Long Island: the striker for Mineola Portuguese SC, Hofstra Student Salma Tarik just got back from Egypt where she scored a goal in a 4-2 win against Ethopia in the Women’s African Cup.

The key to the new division is that it is affiliated with the regional association (ENYSSA) and national federation (USSF) and will now provide women on Long Island with an official league for the first time in over a decade. Who ever receives the first championship trophy at the league’s annual meeting in august, Xikis states that it will be the first chapter in what will become a storied history for years to come.

PHOTO CAPTION: Mineola Portuguese Soccer Club Women, with Club Vice-President & Premier Team Captain Georgi Spanos and Coach Terry Uellendahl.

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Gus Xikis          Gabriel Marques
 President          Director of Public Relations

Long Island Soccer Football League (LISFL)
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Hicksville, New York 11801





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Hey Gus!

How are you?

Congratulation on putting the women’s league.

Cathya E.


GOOD going, congratulations to John, Gus and all. Carlo B.


Well done

John Hickey


EXCELLENT!  Congratulation to the LISFL from everyone at ENY.                                                                     

Pietro P.


Super Gus, congrats.  Dusanka