Monday, October 29, 2012
MATTHEW BURNS NAMED ENYYSA 2012 YOUNG MALE REFEREE OF THE YEAR
By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
October 29, 2012-The Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) is very pleased to announce that Matthew Burns of Scotia has been selected as our Young Male Referee of the Year. He was selected out of more than 1,000 referees under the age of 19 in Eastern New York. He is the second consecutive Matthew to win this prestigious award as Matthew Schwartz of East Meadow, Long Island, was honored in 2011.
Now 18 years old, Matt Burns started refereeing in the Highland Soccer Club’s intramural program three years ago and now referees games in the Capital District Youth Soccer League (CDYSL) and ENYYSA Premier League.
“Matt did an excellent job on all these assignments,” commented CDYSL Operations Director Italo Carcich, the CDYSL Operations Director. “He was always willing to help us out when we needed a referee in a pinch. He did this all with a smile. He has been a hard-worker and a good listener when a mentor evaluated his performance. He has received excellent comments from coaches who submit the required information after every game.”
“Regarding a game involving my team, it was a very physical game and it was competitive,” said Tim Frament of the CDYSL Board of Directors. “It wasn’t until after the game that I realized that there was not one single call that I disagreed with. The opposing coach also never questioned one of Matt’s calls either.”
Matt is currently a senior at Scotia-Glenville High School.