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In Memoriam; Ab Leonard

Published on July 5, 2020 in General

Ab Leonard (NY)

We are truly sorry to announce the passing of Abbey Leonard on June 17, 2020. Abbey was a long time member of NISOA serving as a National Referee and Instructor. Abbey was elected to the NISOA Hall of Fame in 1996 and served the NISOA family as President in 1995-96. Abbey leaves behind some great […]

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HDSA Films Presents The Vaughns

Published on October 8, 2019 in General

Terry Vaughn
NISOA Hall of Fame Member

This season we have been recognizing a NISOA member for exceptional performance on the field with the Terry Vaughn NISOA Referee of the Week Award. While many of us are extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to be around Terry and his family, we want to share this short film made by Rae Maxwell and […]

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On Saturday, August 3, 2019, a Who’s Who of the soccer referee community in the United States gathered in Yonkers, New York to recognize the legendary Gino D’Ippolito as he became a member of the NISOA Hall of Fame. As Gino’s career included ten years on the FIFA International Panel, over 1,500 Major Indoor Soccer […]

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Joe Manjone (AL) - Director Interscholastic Division

NISOA Hall of Fame member, Dr. Joseph Manjone has been selected as one of twelve to be enshrined in the inaugural class of the Alabama Sports Officials Hall of Fame in August 2019. Joe has officiated a variety of sports including basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, football, wrestling, cross country, track and his specialty, soccer. He […]

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In Memoriam; Mike Balson

Published on June 8, 2019 in General

Corey Rockwell and Mike Balson

By: Corey Rockwell, NISOA Member and FIFA International Panel Mike Balson passed away recently after battling 10 years with Dementia. I refereed 60 or 70 games with him.. maybe even more. We worked a ton of ACC and college games together when I was in my 20’s. But I don’t consider him one of my […]

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