2016 NCAA Soccer Rules Refresher Test

Yesterday, NISOA sent an email to the membership about the availability of the NCAA Soccer Rules Test on the NISOA Arbiter Central Hub. Here are some important points about the email: Read the rest of this article »

Chapter Fitness Test Administration

The following is an excerpt from several emails sent to the chapter membership regarding chapter fitness tests: Read the rest of this article »

2016 Chapter Meeting Schedule

The 2016 NY Metro ISOA meeting schedule is now available. Get the dates, times and locations for the NISOA fitness test, the annual mandatory rules clinic, awards dinner and business meetings. Read the rest of this article »

New Chapter Business Meeting Location in 2016

Over the past several years, our chapter meetings have been held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in New Hyde Park, NY. As we were attempting to schedule the business meetings for 2016, the management at the facility told us that the building was either sold or is in the process of being sold. Thanks to the efforts of Brian Dunn and Joe Danbusky, we will hold our chapter business meetings at the Clinton G. Martin Community Center in Manhasset Hills, NY.  The GPS address for the Center is 1601 Marcus Ave., Manhasset Hills, NY 11040. The Center is less than a mile northwest of the Knights of Columbus building. We are still working with the administrators at New York Institute of Technology to finalize the schedule and host our 2016 annual rules interpretation clinic and fitness tests. Updates will be posted and announced when confirmed.

NYMISOA Celebrates the Conclusion of Another Successful Season

The New York Metro Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Association (NYMISOA) membership includes nearly 100 intercollegiate soccer officials in the New York City boroughs of Manhattan, Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island plus Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties. Its major social event of the year is the annual NYMISOA Awards Dinner, held on Monday night, November 9 at the Sterling in Bethpage, where soccer coaches and referees who particularly made a difference during the college and junior college season were honored from balloting by NYMISOA members.

NYU swept the Sportsmanship Awards on both the men’s and women’s side of four-year college programs. NYU men’s coach Kim Wyant and NYU women’s coach Michele Canning were to be honored by NYMISOA but Canning could not make it as her team was in the ECAC playoffs so Wyant, a former assistant coach with the NYU women, accepted the awards for both programs.

“At NYU, from pre-season on, we tell the players that the referee does not decide the game but the players do,” Wyant said. “We coaches want our team captains to speak to the officials during the game as well rather than us doing it. These sportsmanship awards mean a great deal to our program.”

Suffolk Community College men’s soccer coach Frank Vertullo received the 2-Year College Sportsmanship Award for the second time, matching the number of national championships his team has won. Suffolk won the national title in 2010 and 2014 and the NYMISOA Sportsmanship Award in 2008 and 2015.

A coach honored with a Certificate of Appreciation was Joe Lee, who coached the St. Joseph’s Long Island women from 2002 to 2014 and is the only coach ever to win the NYMISOA Sportsmanship Award three times. The certificate read, “Presented to Joe Lee in recognition for teaching generations of soccer players at all levels the values of sportsmanship.”

Seven referees were honored as well. Mike Godi was selected as the 2015 Official of the Year, Jiye Zhang was tabbed as Assistant Referee of the Year, Harlan Grossman was named New Official of the Year and Jim Memos received the Dennis Botsaris Service Award.

Three officials who have done professional games were also honored for their services to college soccer refereeing. Mark Passiatore received the 35-Year Service Award, Randy Vogt took home the 30-Year Service Award and Alberto Giordano, a ref in MLS’s early days, received the 25-Year Service Award.

A photo gallery from the dinner is located here.

NCAA Soccer Rules; 6.4.3 Scorekeeper

Many scorekeepers exclusively use a computer generated scoresheet to record the events of the game. In some cases, the scorekeeper does not print out a scoresheet for the officiating crew to review and sign. So what action should the officiating crew take in this case? Read the rest of this article »

2015 Chapter and Sportsmanship Awards

Once again, our members have an opportunity to vote for our officials and local coaches who have particularly distinguished themselves. Those receiving the most votes will be honored at the NYMISOA Awards Dinner on November 9. Members say, “How can I vote for anybody when I have done so few games this season?” or “I often ref with members and teams outside our area so how can I vote for anybody?” If that’s the case, then do not limit your selections to just the 2015 season but to the past couple of years as well.

The ballot is linked. You can e-mail your selections to Randy Vogt at [email protected] or send to him at 3 Hillside Lane, Syosset, NY 11791 by October 26. Thank you!