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2016 Chapter and Sportsmanship Awards

Once again, NY Metro ISOA members are being asked to select those officials and coaches who have made a difference on college and junior college soccer fields. Please download this year’s awards ballot. Please take five minutes from your busy day to make your selections and send to Randy Vogt.

The winners in each category will be honored by our chapter at our dinner on Monday night, November 14 at the Sterling. Thank you!

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.

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!

2014 Chapter and Sportsmanship Awards

Those officials who particularly excelled in their performance and those coaches who excelled in their sportsmanship this season will be honored at our Annual Chapter Awards Dinner on November 17. We need your participation once again so we can honor these refs and coaches. Please complete the linked ballot and send to Randy Vogt by US Mail or e-mail by November 1. Thank you!

2013 Chapter and Sportsmanship Awards

Those officials who particularly excelled in their performance and those coaches who excelled in their sportsmanship this season will be honored at our Annual Chapter Awards Dinner on November 11. We need your participation once again so we can honor these refs and coaches. Please complete the linked ballot and send to Randy Vogt by US Mail or e-mail by October 29. Thank you!

2012 NY Metro Chapter Awards and Sportsmanship Ballot

The NY Metro ISOA Executive Board again asks our members to vote for those referees and coaches who have particularly made a difference during the current season. The winners will be honored at the NYMISOA Annual Dinner on November 12, 2012. Linked is the Awards Ballot for you to complete and send to Randy Vogt by October 29, 2012. Thank you!

2011 NYMISOA Referee Awards And Coach’s Sportsmanship Ballot

All NYMISOA members are encouraged to vote for the four referee awards and three coach sportsmanship awards. Please download the ballot and follow the instructions indicated on it. The winners will be honored at the NYMISOA Annual Dinner on November 14, 2011.