Massachusetts Referees on the Move

More than two dozen Massachusetts referees will be traveling out of state this Summer to officiate at regional and national youth soccer tournaments. These tournaments provide valuable experience in the highest levels of youth competition, and an opportunity to meet and network with referees from other states.

Referees who travel out of state to officiate games must be approved by the state referee committee. They represent some of the most qualified and promising officials in the program. At recent national tournaments, including the Sun Bowl in Tampa, last Winter, administrators of these events noted that Massachusetts' referees demonstrated exceptional professionalism and skill.

Fourteen referees and three Massachusetts referee assessors will be officiating at the Regionals in Niagra Falls, NY, on June 29 through July 3:

1. Matthew Ames, Sharon
2. Joshua Brothers, Dudley
3. Nicole Capite, Paxton
4. Paul Ciaramitaro, Gloucester
5. Frank D'Andrea, Belmont
6. Ryan Davis, Salem
7. David Delbuono, W. Springfield
8. Sean Duggan, W. Springfield
9. Gregory Filippetti, Shrewsbury
10. Jorge Fonseca, Ludlow
11. Eric Jansen, Lexington
12. Rebecca Layte, Paxton
13. Jeffrey Rousseau, Springfield
14. Edward Shea, Holyoke


R. Ted Carlson, Bedford
George Duggan, West Springfield
Charles Van Nederpelt, Waltham

From June 8 through 10, six refs and two assessors from the Bay State will officiate at the regional Olympic Development Program tournament to be held in Princeton, NJ:

1. Jillian Triplett, Oxford
2. Douglas Coutts, Millis
3. Jonathan Simon, Charlestown
4. Michael Rugnetta, Rockland
5. Rebecca Layte, Paxton
6. Scott McGrail, Worcester


John Utter, Spencer
Dennis Laversa, Whitman

The following referees have been appointed to the Veteran's Cup in Beckley, West Virginia. The tournament is from June 21 through 24.

1. Jeff Rousseau, Springfield
2. Kounga Kounga, Chelsea
3. Dutrochet Djoko, Chelsea
4. Ilijas Lakacha, Brighton