Referee of the Year

Each year, the RI Soccer Association and Soccer RI present Referee of the Year awards to referees that have distinguished themselves over the past year. Eight awards are given:

Adult Referee of the Year (Male)
Adult Referee of the Year (Female)
Youth Referee of the Year (Male)
Youth Referee of the Year (Female)
Recreational Referee of the Year (Male)
Recreational Referee of the Year (Female)
Rookie of the Year (Male)
Rookie of the Year (Female)

Rules of Competition

As of 2013

  1. Referee “Power Ranking” scores are used to determine the winner in each category.
  2. Previous award winners are ineligible to win again in the same category.
  3. Members of the State Referee Committee are ineligible
  4. Referees that received formal disciplinary action in the prior year, including a written warning, are ineligible.
  5. The age cutoff for the youth / adult awards is 25 years of age (as of the end of the calendar year)
  6. Eligibility for rookie of the year includes referees that certified for the first time after January 1 of the prior year.

Past Winners

Youth Referee of the Year (Male)
2012 Jimmy Scacco
2011 Matt DeBlois
2010 James Brodeur
2009 Nick DelGreco

Youth Referee of the Year (Female)
2012 Victoria Williams
2011 Michelle Krol
2009 Krista McCann

Adult Referee of the Year (Male)
2012 Rex Morris
2011 Amilcar Sicaju
2010 Bob Wise
2009 Tom Duff
2008 Adel Cabral
2007 Juan Montalvan

Adult Referee of the Year (Female)
2012 Kathy Souza
2011 Krista McCann
2009 Shirley Rodwell
2008 Erica Danner
2007 Kathy Creamer