Two Prince William County Youth Named ‘Referee of the Year’ (Soccer)
Daniel Carroll was selected as the 2012 VYSA Young Male Referee of the Year.
Daniel began refereeing at age 12 and has increasingly accepted more challenging roles. A former player with PWSI, he also coached a U16B team in the Suburban Friendship League last year. He has refereed in NCSL, ODSL, WAGS, and VCCL as well as many tournaments including the State Cup Tournament.
Daniel is a Life Scout working on his Eagle Scout. He is the founder of Limbs for Fitness, an organization dedicated to helping amputees live a full life. He is a senior at C.D. Hylton H.S. in Woodbridge.
Lexi Hodgson was selected as the 2012 VYSA Young Female Referee of the Year. She began refereeing at age 14. Her first day refereeing was a bitter cold rainy day in which her assignor decided to test her by giving her a middle on a U12 match. She was hooked and came back for more.
A competitive soccer player, Lexi has played for PWSI Courage and currently plays for NVSC. She is the starting goalkeeper for Osbourn Park H.S. in Manassas, where she is a senior. She takes on a heavy load of assignments including travel matches and tournaments, often refereeing above her age group.
Daniel and Lexi join Angela Ruf (2011), Stephanie Ellis (2010), Stephanie Myrick (2009), and Ryan White (2008, 2007) as Young Referees of the Year from PWSRA.
It is believed this is the first time two referees from the same association have won this prestigious honor in the same year.
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