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)
2015 Miguel Lara
2014 James Kenney
2013 Jimmy Scacco
2012 Matt DeBlois
2011 James Brodeur
2010 Nick DelGreco

Youth Referee of the Year (Female)
2015 Kassie Patatanes
2014 Hayley Preston
2013 Victoria Williams
2012 Michelle Krol
2010 Krista McCann

Adult Referee of the Year (Male)
2015 Martinho Dias
2014 Sam Mokalled
2013 Rex Morris
2012 Amilcar Sicaju
2011 Bob Wise
2010 Tom Duff
2009 Adel Cabral
2008 Juan Montalvan

Adult Referee of the Year (Female)
2015 Amie Adams
2014 Shannon Lane
2013 Kathy Souza
2012 Krista McCann
2010 Shirley Rodwell
2009 Erica Danner
2008 Kathy Creamer