FIRST WOMAN: Aronson named ENYYSA State Youth Referee Administrator
The Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association announced Thursday that Cheryl Aronson has been named its new state youth referee administrator.
Aronson became the first woman to be hired for this role.
SYRA serves thousands of young football referees in East New York.
The Islip, NY resident has been a referee for a decade. She was the corresponding secretary of the Long Island Soccer Referees Association, the largest group of referees in the state.
“I’ve always loved soccer, including as a player or a coach, but being a referee is really my passion. From my very first game, I knew this was for me,” Aronson said. “I really enjoy being with the little ones and helping them understand the game, right up to the adult games, watching how far they have progressed.”
Aronson has refereed ENYYSA, US Soccer Development Academy, MLS Next, Women’s Premier Soccer League, United Soccer Leagues and Men’s Open Cup matches.
Her day job is an office manager for a commercial real estate agency where she also handles loan processing and property management.
“Dealing with tenants can be very similar to dealing with parents of footballers,” she said.
Aronson brought enthusiasm and dedication to his new position.
“I’ve done all the refereeing roles, I understand the needs of our officials and I know the game,” she said. “I have a strong desire to do whatever I can to help the 10 Eastern Districts of New York.”
Interested in becoming a soccer referee? Please contact Aronson at [email protected]