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December 7, 2012
Wolfe inducted into ENY Hall of Fame

Hilda Wolfe (right), with ENYYSA treasurer Jim Eleftherion, was inducted into the ENY Soccer Hall of Fame.
Hilda Wolfe (right), with ENYYSA treasurer Jim Eleftherion, was inducted into the ENY Soccer Hall of Fame.
Photo courtesy of ENYYSA
Long-time Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association office manager Hilda Wolfe of Franklin Square, N.Y. was inducted into the Eastern New York Soccer Hall of Fame at a holiday party on December 1 at Lido Restaurant on City Island last Saturday.

The Hall is collaboration between Eastern New York Amateur Soccer Association and ENYYSA.

Wolfe has played a vital office in the organization for nearly four decades. She has served as ENYYSA's Office manager and has overseen the growth from a relatively small state association to a thriving organization.

“She began her career in soccer as a Soccer Mom and team manager 36 years ago when her boys began their playing careers, handling the usual assortment of registrations, hotel arrangements, etc. common to all busy travel teams,” ENYYSA Treasurer Jim Eleftherion said in his induction speech.

“In 1985, she accepted a position in the state office supporting the member leagues and, within 18 months, became the office manager overseeing all areas of support to, what is today, 125,000 players and 25,000 volunteers. Since then, a hallmark of her service has been her unwavering dedication to our youngsters and making their experience in our great sport as rewarding as possible.”

Eleftherion wasn't finished.

“Over the years, she has organized, traveled with and served as liaison to the teams competing in nationals, administered the State Cup competition up to and including the weekend-long finals for all tiers, overseen all registration administration, organized and managed the logistics for our own meetings as well as for executive board members traveling to seminars, conferences and meetings plus served as primary contact for our member leagues. In recognition of her many contributions, Region 1 named her the Regional Administrator of the Year in 2002.

“Without her kind, calm demeanor and guidance, our state Association would simply not be what it is today. She is universally admired and respected by everyone who has the pleasure of working with her.”
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