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88 Referees Chosen for the 2013 US Youth Soccer National Championships

July 15, 2013 12:34 PM
Referees Announced for 2013 US Youth Soccer National Championships
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FRISCO, Texas (July 15, 2013) — US Youth Soccer is pleased to announce the 88 referees who, based on their performance at the state and regional level, will be officiating the games at the 2013 US Youth Soccer National Championships, presented by the National Guard, July 23-28 in Overland Park, Kan.
The selection process for referees for the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series is based on performance throughout the Series. Just as the teams advance from the state to regional to national level, so do the referees.
The United States Soccer Federation is sending five referee assessors to Overland Park, in addition to several US Youth Soccer assessors. The referees are an integral part of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, and they play a key role in its success and advancement to the next level. Being invited to the national level is a great honor for these referees who are dedicated to promoting fair play and furthering their development.
This year, 20 referees — five from each of US Youth Soccer’s four regions — will be returning to work at their second consecutive US Youth Soccer National Championships. Randall Kelley of Massachusetts worked as the head referee in last year’s US Youth Soccer Under-19 Boys McGuire Cup final. He said it is an incredible honor to be selected for these games, considering their prestige within youth soccer.
"So far, it’s been the pinnacle of my refereeing career to referee the McGuire Cup final," Kelley said. "It’s something that we’ve worked for, for years. It’s a real process. We work hard to get better and improve with every tournament we do."
Referees participating in the 55 US Youth Soccer State Association State Cup events are considered for advancement to participate in one of the four US Youth Soccer Regional Championship events. The top referees from each regional event are then considered for advancement to the National Championships. Once selected to the National Championships, the top 20 referees are identified and invited to return to the event the following year.
Region I Referees
First Name Last Name State Grade
Anthony Brossi MA 6
*Danielle Brzezinksi VA 6
Rosario Candela NY-E 5
*Alex Chilowicz NJ 5
Lauren Dearman NY-W 6
Matthew DeBlois RI 7
Corson Fidler MD 5
Sergio Gonzalez PA-E 6
Kiah Haslett VA 7
Melvin  Holmes PA-E 6
*Randy Kelley MA 4
Justen Lopez NY-E 5
Stewart Milton VA 7
Ian McKay MA 5
Rabee Naji NY-W 7
David Nare DE 5
Milena Nikolic VA 6
Andreas Santibanez NY-E 6
*Brandon Smith PA-E 6
*Mark Treilman PA-E 6
Anthony Visconti NY-W 6
Alexandria White MA 7
Region II Referees
First Name Last Name State Grade
*Brandon Artis OH-S 5
Keith Angel IL 5
Nick Balcer MI 7
Ali Banane IN 5
Daniel Barber KY 6
Devin Blazek KS 5
Kyle Burkhardt MN 5
Kyle Costa IN 7
Jack Feldman IA 6
Elvis Mahmutovic MO 5
Zachary Marzilli OH-N 7
*Jonathon McCoy MI 6
*Adrienne McDonald MI 6
Edgar Osorio IL 7
Lauren Parliament SD 6
*Jordan Pramuk IL 5
Chris Ruska WI 6
Rachel Smith WI 7
Ronald Stuver OH-N 6
*Vicente A.  Suarez OH-N 6
Tyler Turner IA 6
Khary Williams OH-S 6
Region III Referees
First Name Last Name State Grade
Anelise Cimino GA 7
Marcus DeBruno TX-N 7
*Doug Dutt LA 5
Oladokun Faduyile TN 5
Thomas Holt AL 7
Christina Hutchinson TX-S 5
James Meade TX-N 7
*Caleb Mendez FL 5
Tony Mensah OK 5
R. Tyler Mitcham LA 6
*Keith Ooten OK 5
Jasmine Peralta FL 5
Jennifer Politz LA 6
Michael Remensnyder GA 7
#Kaylib Robinson NC 7
Nima Saghafi OK 5
Giovanni Sanchez TX-N 5
Nick Uranga GA 6
Midge Van Es TX-S 5
Rubiel Vazquez FL 6
*Jeremy Weed TX-S 6
*Ben Wooten NC 5
Region IV Referees
First Name Last Name State Grade
*Vince Apple-Chiarella CA-N 5
Will Aten CO 5
Vincent Brizzolara CA-S 5
Miguel Carmona AZ 6
Kate  Chapman CA-S 6
Cuauhtemoc Delgadillo NM 6
Andrew  Decker OR 6
Eric Ehrhardt CA-N 6
Kira Helmer CA-S 6
*Randy Hoffman CA-S 5
Eduardo JR Jeff CA-S 5
Christopher Koll OR 6
Alicia Messer AZ 6
*Samantha Moos CA-N 5
Luis Nunez CA-N 6
Salma Perez CA-S 6
Michael Radchuck CA-S 5
*Latham  Riffle CO 5
Charles Spaniola WA 5
*Matthew  Stewart AZ 5
Miguel Urbina-Barrios CO 6
Adam Zarrin CO 5
*Returning referee from 2012
#Replaced (due to injury) by Donovan Eubank, TN, Grade 7
Each summer, the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series crowns the boys and girls national champion in seven age groups (Under-13 through Under-19). The finals are a culmination of a year-long series of competitions at the state and regional levels which provides approximately 185,000 players on over 10,000 teams from 55 US Youth Soccer State Associations the opportunity to showcase their soccer skills against the best competition in the nation.



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