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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.

Dennis Botsaris

Dennis Botsaris

Long time New York Metro ISOA Executive Board member and First Vice President, Dennis Botsaris has passed away after a long fight with cancer. Dennis served our chapter as a recruiter from the New York Soccer Referee Association as well as our resident meeting hospitality manager. Dennis was also a long time assignor for the various senior amateur soccer leagues in the New York metropolitan area.

Final arrangements for Dennis are as follows:

Frederick Funeral Home (718) 357-6100

192-15 Northern Blvd.

Flushing NY 11358

Hours are Sunday (November 13, 2011): 2-5pm and 7-9pm and Monday (November 14, 2011) 2-5pm and 7-9pm.

Our chapter extends deepest sympathies to Dennis’ family. He will be missed. The family requests that any donations should be made to the Lustgarden Foundation in Dennis’ name.

Randy Vogt Recognized for 8000 Matches

NY Metro ISOA’s Second Vice President, Randy Vogt was recently recognized for working his 8,000th game.

Partly because of verbal abuse from spectators, some referees never officiate 10 games. Many refs do not make it to 100 games and very few ever officiate 1,000 games. Yet, referee Randy Vogt has not only survived but has thrived on the soccer fields.

MR. 8,000  Syosset referee reaches unique milestone.

Congratulations Randy on quite an accomplishment.

Russell Huber Elected to Adelphi University Athletic Hall of Fame

Long time NY Metro ISOA member, Russell Huber will be inducted into the Adelphi University Athletic Hall of Fame at its 41st annual Hall of Fame Ceremony on Thursday, April 14, 2011 at the Ruth S. Harley University Center in the Thomas Dixon Lovely Ballroom.

From the Adelphi press release.

Huber was a multi-sport talent at Adelphi, participating in baseball, men’s soccer and squash. He found his most prominent success on the squash court, twice representing Adelphi at the NCAA tournament. He was also a four-year member of the baseball team, seeing action behind the plate and led the nation in saves as a goalkeeper on the soccer pitch his sophomore season.

Congratulations, Russell.

Local College Soccer Coaches and Referees Are Honored

The New York Metro Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Association (NYMISOA) is made up of nearly 100 college soccer referees in New York City, Long Island and Westchester. Every November, its annual Awards Dinner at The Sterling in Bethpage, Long Island honors those individuals who have particularly distinguished themselves during the college soccer season. The awards are based on voting by NYMISOA’s members. Read the rest of this entry »

Randy Vogt Authors a Well-Received Book on Preventive Officiating

I am psyched after writing and designing my debut book, Preventive Officiating. How cool is this?

It’s available on Amazon or on the book’s website.

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