2012 High Grade Referee List

The State Referee Committee would like to recognize the following referees that have qualified for higher grades in 2012:

State Referee 1 (Grade 5)

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John FerrieraJoao “John” Ferreira
John moved from his native Portugal to Rhode Island in 1968 and played for P.A.C. of Central Falls from 1970-73 before going on to a sterling refereeing career that has spanned over 30 years. In 1991, he co-founded the R.I. Men’s Over-30 Soccer League, which has expanded from five original clubs to 43 at present. He has been president of the league for 20 years, which currently has over 1,000 registered players. He currently resides in Central Falls, R.I. and is a 2011 inductee into the New England Soccer Hall of Fame.

State Referee 2 (Grade 6)

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Juan MontalvanJuan Montalvan
Juan Montalvan, from Pawtucket, has been a referee since 2001 and became a State Referee in 2010. Juan was born in Peru and played at the collegiate level for “La Agraria” University in Lima. Juan is also a distinguished coach, currently serving as the Head Coach at Wheeler High School. Juan graduated from Salve Regina University with a M.S. in Management and speaks fluent Spanish. Juan has been selected in the past to officiate at regional youth tournaments and he is currently coaching in the Olympic Development Program.

Steven MauricioSteven Mauricio

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Referee 1 (Grade 7)

  • Jose Andrade, Pawtucket
  • Al Behbehani, East Greenwich
  • David Blezard, Warwick
  • Mahfoud Boudjilida, Wakefield
  • Tony Branco, Cranston
  • Adam Briggs, North Smithfield
  • Matthew DeBlois, West Warwick
  • Nicholas DelGreco, North Kingstown
  • Martinho Dias, Pawtucket
  • Saleh Ead, Providence
  • Joseph Giblin, North Kingstown
  • Jerry Hobbs, Portsmouth
  • Kabba Joof, North Providence
  • Miguel Lara, Pawtucket
  • Andrew Maldonado, Hope Valley
  • Andrew Morris, Warwick
  • Mike Parks, Warren
  • Gordon Preiss, Westerly
  • Norm Ripstein, West Kingston
  • Kathy Souza, North Smithfield
  • Susan Sparks, Lincoln
  • Brian Sperlongano, North Kingstown
  • Mike Williams, Lincoln
  • Bob Wise, Providence