SPOTSYLVANIA, VA (OCTOBER 16, 2012)
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.
Lexi is the sixth winner from PWSRA and this marks the seventh time PWSRA has had a Young Referee of the Year. She joins Daniel Carroll (2012), Angela Ruf (2011), Stephanie Ellis (2010), Stephanie Myrick (2009), and Ryan White (2008, 2007) as Young Referees of the Year from PWSRA.