ENYSSA HOF 2018 - Lady's Night
Eastern New York State Soccer Association
Hall of Fame
“Behind every good man is a great woman”
The Eastern New York State Soccer Association celebrated this sentiment by inducting 9 women into the 2018 class of the Eastern New York State Hall of Fame. Each woman spoke eloquently about their love for the great game of soccer while juggling work, a family and yes, their husbands.
Although working diligently behind the scenes organizing, registering and doing all the necessary things to make a soccer league operate successfully they also actively took part in playing, coaching and officiating soccer. Their contributions have touched the lives of thousands of soccer players, men and women, adult and youth and can never be fully appreciated.
Eastern District Soccer League is extremely proud to have 2 representatives in this outstanding list of women, Debbie Pinori and Lori Brengelmann.
Debbie Pinori’s start in soccer dates back to 1975 when she assisted in running the soccer team which her husband played on. From there she became the secretary to EDSL from 1987 to present growing the league from 12 teams to 130 teams in 14 divisions. She also serves as the ENYSSA referee registrar, on the ENY Referee Committee and is the ENY Liability Insurance administrator. All positions she continues to serve on. Her dedication to the sport is unwavering and continues to be an inspiration to all.
Lori Brengelmann has done it all. From a soccer mom, to collegiate athlete, licensed coach and official. She been involved in every aspect of the great game of soccer. In her “spare time” Lori started and runs an Over 40 league, became president of the Hudson Valley Senior Soccer League and just recently started an Over 48 league all while continuing to play. She is truly an outstanding Ambassador for the game of soccer.
It is with great honor that the Eastern New York State Soccer Association recognizes:
Women of Eastern New York Soccer
Lori Brengelmann, Teresa Catalioti
Joanne Deluca, Margarita Natacha Guilarte
Debbie Pinori, Ann Rapaglia
Annmary Atkison Reljanovic, Elena Treglia
Courtesy of AJ Cambria