The Massapequa Soccer Club was organized by two Massapequans, Pat McComiskey and Hank Oustecky, in the winter of 1970. The local community was invited to attend a meeting at which prominent individuals were present:
Gordon Bradley, then player/coach of the New York Cosmos
Bob Elder, J.V. Coach at Massapequa High School
Wayne Sunderland, Athletic Director at C.W. Post
Alan Maher, Teacher, Assistant Principal
"Bo" Wernersback, Coach at Farmingdale University
Jov Maca, Soccer Hall of Famer
In March 1971, the Massapequa Soccer Club held its first official registration for boys 6 through 18. A total of 259 boys and 18 adults responded. Soon, enthusiasm for soccer grew and the girls in the community also wanted to participate. Through the tireless effort of Liza Gozley and Nellie Haire, 40% of our club membership today is female.
Soccer took off and by 1974, 1,000 children were playing. Also in 1974, the Massapequa Soccer Club initiated its first invitational intramural tournament with over 1,800 children participating, and it is still in existence. In 1978, the M.S.C., in cooperation with Nassau County, presented the largest youth indoor soccer tournament for travel teams which was held at the Nassau Coliseum. In 1980, the M.S.C. hosted the first of its annual Memorial Day Travel Tournaments.
Massapequa teams have played, and done well, in England, Ireland, and Holland. They have also held many league, state, and regional championships and our girls have also participated in the nationals twice. In 1988, the MSC Falcons won the Athena Cup, Under 19 Girls National Championship; the first LIJSL (Long Island Junior Soccer League) team ever to do so. In 2015, the boy's got in on the National Championship fun with the Arsenal bringing home the Prestigious McGuire Cup as the Boys-Under-19 National Champions. MSC's last national title came In 2017 when the G2002 Lil' Rowdies won the 15U Premier Division of the US Club National Cup.
The M.S.C. was one of the first soccer clubs on Long Island to sponsor a program for the handicapped youth in the community. In 1978, Jane Fulton began her "labor of love" with five children. The program now run by former MSC Club president Kevin Ferrari, supervises more than thirty-five children.
"Soccer is Fun" for children has always been the philosophy of our club. Massapequa has been blessed with an abundance of dedicated workers too numerous to list. Thanks to all who have worked so hard to achieve what we have today; a club that is known for fostering the true ideals of soccer to all children in the Massapequa area.