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Referees chosen for US Youth Soccer National Championships

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FRISCO, Texas (Via US Youth Soccer) — US Youth Soccer has announced the 97 referees who, based on their performance at the state and regional level, will be officiating the games at the 2016 US Youth Soccer National Championships, July 26-31 in Frisco, Texas.

The selection process for referees for the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series is based on performance throughout the Series. Just as the teams advance from the state to regional to national level, so do the referees.

The United States Soccer Federation is sending eight referee assessors to Frisco, in addition to several US Youth Soccer assessors. The referees are an integral part of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, and they play a key role in its success and advancement to the next level. Being invited to the national level is a great honor for these referees who are dedicated to promoting fair play and furthering their development.

This year, 16 referees will be returning to work at their second consecutive US Youth Soccer National Championships.

Referees participating in the 55 US Youth Soccer State Association State Cup events are considered for advancement to participate in one of the four US Youth Soccer Regional Championship events. The top referees from each regional event are then considered for advancement to the National Championships. Once selected to the National Championships, the top referees are identified and invited to return to the event the following year.

Region I Referees

First Name Last Name Hometown Assoc. Grade
Aaron Hormuth Virginia Beach VA 6
Adam Kilpatrick* Brookline MA 6
Andrew Hutton Virginia Beach VA 6
Brian DiPaolo Staten Island NY 6
Carlos Gonzalez Escobar Plainfield NJ 6
Dan Marlowe Ellicott City MD 6
Heather Dean Standish ME 6
John Griggs Newport News VA 6
John Paine Mechanicsburg PA 3
Joshua Sanders Washington PA 6
Kevin Lock Malvern PA 6
Kohl Peasley Wakefield RI 7
Luke Butcher Stamford CT 6
Lydia Dunleavy Carrollton VA 7
Max Hartman South Park PA 7
Miguel Lara* Pawtucket RI 6
Nick DelGreco North Kingstown RI 7
Patrick Casey* Malvern PA 6
Ryan Foley Howell NJ 7
Taylor Bombalski Freeport PA 6
Terrence Mull* Camp Hill PA 6
Tim Suess Alexandria VA 6
Tom Snyder Lagrangeville NY 6
Victoria Catanzaro Staten Island NY 6
Will Aten Arlington VA 6

Region II Referees

First Name Last Name Hometown Assoc. Grade
Alex Buehler Lansing KS 6
Austin Saini Avon OH 6
Bryce Bockin Eden Prairie MN 6
Caitlyn Sabbert Olathe KS 7
Carter Brochu Grand Blanc MI 6
Casie Phillips Park Hills KY 6
Christian Little Garden City MI 7
Dylan Seitz Elkhorn WI 6
Erik Orlowski Waukesha WI 7
Ismir Pekmic* Victoria MN 6
Jack Feldman* Kansas City MO 6
Justin Tatsak* Chesterfield MI 6
Kevin Fikar Columbus OH 6
Kyle Costa Lowell IN 6
Matt Printup* Eden Prairie MN 6
Michael Nickerson Columbus OH 6
Nicole Green Ann Arbor MI 6
Prem Kumar Libertyville IL 6
Reiss Baxter Elizabethtown KY 6
Ricardo Gutierrez Olathe KS 6
Royce Vanroekel Milford IA 6
Ryan Shanklin Appleton WI 6
Sara Renyer Louisville KY 7
Zachary Richter Naperville IL 7

Region III Referees

First name Last name Hometown Assoc. Grade
Alex Connelly Covington LA 6
Alyssa Pennington Jackson MS 7
Arturo Ibarra Brownsville STX 6
Ashlee Varnson Dacula GA 7
Austin Holt Arab AL 7
Brandon Cohen* Matairie LA 6
Dallas Rosier W. Columbia SC 6
David Jaye Douglasville GA 6
Donovan Eubank Huron TN 6
Ethan Frie McKinney NTX 7
Garrison Fratoni High Point NC 6
Jarrod Tackel Sachse NTX 6
Jesus Moya Bownsville STX 6
Jose Lara* Fort Smith AR 6
Luigi Lazerno Katy STX 6
Luis Casas Coral Springs FL 6
Matthew Jackson* Newnan GA 6
Matthew Thompson Jackson MS 6
Matthew Trotter Tulsa OK 6
Merhamin Hadzic Acworth GA 6
Michael Gooding Cumming GA 7
Natalie Simon Sarasota FL 6
Patrick Schmidt Jacksonville NC 6
Rosendo Mendoza* Humble STX 6

Region IV Referees

First Name Last Name Hometown Assoc. Grade
Adam Sanchez Boise ID 6
Alejandro Aguilera Las Vegas NV 6
Alexis Farmer Reseda CA-S 6
Andrew Marihart Portland OR 6
Ceciah Valero Pomona CA-S 6
Chad Stewart Camas WA 7
Cynthia Vargas Murrieta CA-S 6
Daniel Spicer-Escalante Logan UT 6
Eduardo Zavala Empire CA-N 6
Elias Anosov Littleton CO 7
Eric Herrera Phoenix AZ 6
Jeremy Davis Boise ID 7
Justin Fillmore* Westminster CO 6
Logan Griffis* Everett WA 6
Matthew Lanthier San Mateo CA-N 7
Michael Welch San Francisco CA-N 6
Michael Lanthier San Mateo CA-N 7
Omeed Azadpour Pacific Grove CA-N 6
Paige Kulm Cheney WA 7
Ricardo Renteria Fontana CA-S 6
Robert Hullner* Scottsdale AZ 6
Ryan Jung Beaverton OR 6
Salma Perez* Hunington Beach CA-S 6
Samantha Martinez National City CA-S 6

* Returning referee from 2015 National Championships

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