Year In Review:’s Most-Read Stories Of 2018

Dylan Greenberg. Photo: University of Connecticut

It was another busy year in the Long Island soccer community and covered a host of news from the local, high school, college and professional ranks. Below are the 10 most read stories on in 2018. Take a look back and click through each for the full story.

Dix Hills’ Greenberg Heading To 2019 MLS Combine
A group of 60 college players including Dylan Greenberg of Dix Hills, were invited to take part in the adidas MLS Player Combine set for January in Orlando.

50 Long Island Girls Earn All-State Soccer Honors
Long Island remains a hotbed of top high school girls soccer talent. In 2018, 50 girls high school players from Nassau and Suffolk counties were named to the New York State All-State Soccer teams.

Blank’s Goal Gives Towson A Much Needed Win
Towson University freshman Jenna Blank, a Holbrook native, scored her first collegiate goal at the most opportune time.

Jenna Blank, Towson,
Jenna Blank. Photo: Towson Athletics

Rockville Centre’s Codispoti Named DIII Player Of The Week
In late September, Andrea Codispoti, a native of Rockville Centre and current sophomore at Trinity University, was named the NCAA Men’s Soccer Division III Player of the Week by United Soccer Coaches.

Two Massapequa U-15 Sides Take Down Top-Ranked Opponents
In late May it was a weekend that had the Massapequa soccer community buzzing as two of its U-15 teams defeated highly ranked opponents to advance in the NY Cup tournament.

Long Beach’s Horgan To Host Girls Youth Clinic
Long Beach’s Shannon Horgan returned to Long Island after completing her first professional season in Sweden and hosted a girls youth soccer clinic in her hometown.

Bellmore’s Gilroy Named To USWNT U-20 World Cup Roster
Bellmore native and current member of the University of Tennessee women’s soccer team Erin Gilroy was named to the United States U-20 Women’s National Team that took part in the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in France.

Massapequa Fury, Eastern New York Premier League,
The Massapequa Fury U-15 girls team.

21 SUSA Players Sign National Letters Of Intent
Several players from SUSA Academy have signed their National Letter of Intent as they committed to a host of colleges to continue their education and soccer playing days in the fall of 2019.

Emily Menges Hosting Soccer Clinic In Memory Of Her Brother
Portland Thorns star and Garden City native Emily Menges returned to Long Island late in the year to host a youth soccer clinic to raise funds for a foundation started in memory of her late brother, Bobby.

16 NY Surf Girls Finalize College Commitments
Several players from New York Surf signed their National Letter of Intent as they commit to a host of colleges to continue their education and soccer playing days in the fall of 2019.