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Brian Dunn

Brian Dunn

Congratulations to Brian Dunn on his assignment as assistant referee in last night’s 2016 NCAA Men’s College Cup semifinal game between Stanford and North Carolina. Brian has also been selected for the Men’s College Cup final on December 11, 2016!

Brian has an an outstanding couple of years in MLS (2015 MLS All Star Game), USL (2016 Cup Final) and intercollegiate soccer.

We are very proud of Brian’s accomplishments. He is an excellent representative of our chapter.

Congratulations to Klaus Mueller

Klaus Mueller

Klaus Mueller

Congratulations to NY Metro ISOA Executive Board member, Klaus Mueller on his appointment as State Referee Administrator for Eastern New York. Klaus has served both the chapter and Eastern New York as the Director of Assessment and has been recognized for his work with this prestigious appointment. Congratulations to Klaus. We know he will serve Eastern New York with integrity and dedication.

Working with Non-NISOA Members

By: John Puglisi, NISOA Vice President and NY Metro ISOA Chapter President

Every season, the topic of non-NISOA members working intercollegiate matches comes up for discussion. It’s a fact that some intercollegiate soccer assignors assign non-NISOA members. The assignor may knowingly use a non-NISOA member or the individual misrepresents himself or herself to the assignor as a NISOA member. Here’s what you need to know: Read the rest of this entry »

Nabil Al-Saidi Named 2014 NISOA Region II Referee of the Year


Nabil Al-Saidi

Nabil Al-Saidi was recognized at the NISOA Annual Awards dinner on July 18, 2015 in San Antonio, Texas as the 2014 NISOA Region II Referee of the Year. Each year, NISOA selects a member from each region for this prestigious award. The last chapter member to be so recognized was Arnold Klein. The criteria for the award includes:

  • Demonstrating professionalism on and off the field.
  • Willingness to help other officials succeed.
  • Shows a positive attitude towards NISOA programs.
  • Displays outstanding mental and physical fitness.
  • Always wears the NISOA badge with pride.

Nabil is one of the chapter’s NISOA National Referees and continues to represent our chapter in an exemplary manner. He will receive the award at our mandatory annual rules interpretation meeting on August 29, 2015.

NISOA Annual Conduct Certification

NISOA Policy Code 900.37 requires each NISOA member to annually certify their conduct to maintain membership status. NY Metro ISOA members shall make this certification on the certification form in our Policies and Procedures section of the web site.

4 Referees Honored By the New York Metro Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Association

The New York Metro Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Association (NYMISOA) serves colleges and junior colleges in New York City, Long Island and Westchester. At the NYMISOA Annual Awards Dinner at The Sterling in Bethpage on November 11, four referees were honored by their peers for their contributions to the chapter. Besides refereeing college soccer, all four also ref in the Public School Athletic League (PSAL). Read the rest of this entry »

NISOA Life Membership Award for Jerry Stoopack

Jerry Stoopack has been recognized by NISOA for his career accomplishments, commitment to NISOA and intercollegiate soccer with their prestigious Life Member award. Jerry was a long time officer of the chapter Executive Board as well as a key member in the Eastern ISOA team that negotiated several contracts with the ECAC in the 1990s and early 2000s.

Jerry joins several distinguished chapter members who have received the NISOA Life Award.  Prior NY Metro chapter Life Membership award winners include Dick Jamison, Mike Moskowitz and Werner Rothschild. The chapter executive board is pleased to congratulate Jerry on this notable award.