Updated: Jan 5, 2021
Saint Louis Park, MN - Noah Kantorowicz is a sophomore at St. Cloud State and is the latest player to sign with Joy SLP. He spent 2019 playing on Dec 1 Portugal and was a member of the Joy of the People 2018 US Youth Futsal National Championship team. Kantorowicz played for St. Anthony HS and has played at Joy of the People since its inception in 2009. "Noah is still growing into his game. Every time I see him he is getting stronger and better. He is versatile, a tough defender and a creative attacker, he has played every position, and for him, the sky is the limit," said Ted Kroeten, Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Joy of the People.
In addition to Kantorowicz, Joy SLP has recently announced the signing of local homegrown players to the NPSL roster that includes, Emmanuel Iwe, Eric Lagos, Aden Cavanaugh, Marco Corona-Duran, Bennett Koume, Noah Kantorowiz, and Mika Folstad.
Kroeten has selected well-known local coach, Arinze ‘Ace’ Ezirike, to coach the NPSL expansion team during its inaugural season with Lioul Minas acting as the assistant coach.
Joy Athletic is the umbrella organization for both the NPSL soccer team and the NFSL futsal team, and its mission is to place beauty over winning. The vision is to provide a venue for some of the talent developed in the free play youth system at Joy of the People soccer club and change the way people think about talent development.
Andrei Gotsmanov, General Manager of Joy of the People, will help manage the day-to-day operations of Joy Athletic, bringing to the players and coaching staff his unique perspective as a former MN United player and NCAA standout at St. Johns University and Creighton University.
The NPSL season is scheduled to start in May 2021 and finishes with playoffs in the middle of August 2021. Joy SLP home games will be played at the Oriole Stadium at Saint Louis Park High School.
For more information on Joy SPL visit: www.joyalthletic.com. For more information on Joy of the People, the parent organization, please visit: