First all-female officiating crew in Metropolis Part soccer historical past takes the sphere in Huntington Park


HUNTINGTON PARK, Calif. (KABC) — Historical past was made Friday night time in Huntington Park because the CIF Los Angeles Metropolis Part’s first all-female highschool soccer officiating crew took the sphere.

The crew, comprised of 5 ladies, referred to as the sport between Marquez Excessive College and the Maywood Middle for Enriched Research.

They included: referee Crystal Nichols, umpire LaQuica Hawkins, head lineswoman Kim Bly, line choose Zina Jones and again choose Connie Wells.

The crew comes with expertise — Nichols as soon as crammed in as an official within the Nationwide Soccer League.

“That is what I do. I’m blessed and grateful to the board for placing this crew collectively,” Nichols stated, referring to the California Soccer Officers Affiliation’s board of administrators. “All these ladies are trailblazing in their very own management capacities, in sports activities and their skilled careers. I’m grateful for my ‘sisters.'”

Earlier than the sport, the mayor of Huntington Park handed out commendations to the history-making crew.

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