Luis Montoya named Trustee of Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
(Via Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association) – The Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) has announced that Big Apple Youth Soccer League (BAYSL) President Luis Montoya has been named Trustee of the organization. The Astoria, Queens resident will serve ENYYSA President Richard Christiano in this role just as he once served Christiano’s predecessor, Barry Salter, in the same role as Trustee.
“We are very pleased to welcome back Luis to our Board of Directors,” commented ENYYSA President Christiano. “I’m certain that he will provide our Board with innovative ideas and continue to make certain that all children in Eastern New York are well-represented by our organization.”
Montoya is a native of Peru who emigrated to the United States in 1970. He is the only President that the BAYSL has ever known, serving in this capacity since the league’s founding in 1997. 1,000 Latino boys and girls from New York City are currently registered in the BAYSL and Montoya has spent most of his life making certain that all the children of Eastern New York have the same opportunity to play the world’s most popular sport. He has served as a member of the Diversity Committee for US Soccer under three Presidents––Alan Rothenberg, Dr. Bob Contiguglia and currently under Sunil Gulati.
Montoya has also volunteered as Games Chairperson for the Hellenic-American Soccer League and was on the Board of Directors for that league for seven years as well as serving as Trustee for a few years in the Eastern New York State Adult Soccer Association. Additionally, for nearly two decades, he promoted and coordinated C, D, E and F coaching courses in New York City with Alfonso Mondelo, Arnold Ramirez, John Ramirez, Howard Rubenstein and Nick Zlatar.
When he is not found volunteering on the soccer field, Luis works as a tele-communications technician with Verizon.