New NISOA Uniform Options for 2018

Published on May 10, 2018 in General

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The NISOA Executive Board is pleased to announce three new uniform shirts and a new sock design for 2018. Thanks to our official sponsor and partner, Officials Sports International (OSI), the uniform shirts are available to currently registered NISOA members at a deeply discounted price for a limited time for only. If you buy a […]

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April 2018 NISOA Newsletter

Published on April 12, 2018 in General

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The April 2018 NISOA Intercollegiate Newsletter is now available. The newsletter includes information about the upcoming Annual General Meeting, pictures from last season’s championship matches, an interview with NCAA College Cup referee Chico Grajeda and more.

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In Memoriam; Walter ‘Doc’ Ersing

Published on February 16, 2018 in General

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Walter "Doc" Ersing (OH)

Walter Ersing, 85, NISOA Hall of Famer, peacefully passed away at home in Upper Arlington, OH, February 7, 2018. “Walt” is survived by his wife of 65-years, Maryalyce. (more…)

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Each year, NISOA recognizes interscholastic and collegiate coaches for outstanding merit and sportsmanship. Awards were presented by NISOA Executive Director, Julie Fabsik-Swarts and NISOA Vice President, Gary Huber at the United Soccer Coaches convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on January 19, 2018. (more…)

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In Memoriam; Jack Breetveld

Published on January 19, 2018 in General

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Long time NEISOA and NISOA referee, National Assessor and chapter administrator, Jack Breetveld passed away at the age of 80 on January 18, 2018. Jack was a passionate and admired soccer referee for many years. He was a national referee and a national assessor, and most importantly a mentor to young and developing referees. A memorial […]

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In Memoriam; Bill Maxwell

Published on December 6, 2017 in General

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William “Bill” Maxwell of Livonia, NY and native of Glasgow, Scotland passed away on November 15, 2017 at age 87. Bill became a member of NISOA in 1974 and refereed actively until 1995. After his retirement from the field, he acted as a valued mentor and assessor, and as an observer for ECAC. Bill had […]

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Joe Manjone (AL) - Director Interscholastic Division

By: Ross Meloan, NISOA Interscholastic Division Director On October 2, 2017, Columbia Southern University honored one of NISOA’s Hall of Fame members with the dedication of the Dr. Joseph Manjone Center for Continuing Education on the university’s campus in Orange Beach, Alabama. Dr. Manjone was recognized for his tireless and pioneering work in academe specifically […]

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Georgia ISOA Tribute to Pierce Richardson

Published on September 13, 2017 in General

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Several members of the Georgia ISOA chose to honor the late Pierce Richardson by wearing a black band on their NISOA badge for the game between Auburn University and High Point University on September 8, 2017. Thanks to Lance VanHaitsma (South Florida ISOA), Manuel Ortiz, Jr. and the Georgia ISOA for sharing the photo.

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Pierce Richardson Memorial

Published on September 9, 2017 in General

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From Griff Sims, President, Georgia ISOA: We lost a treasured friend and member of our GISOA family last week. Most of today’s GISOA referees know Pierce as our assignor, but that role the past 27 years was just his 2nd half. He was a GISOA official for 32 years before continuing his work administratively. He helped […]

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In Memoriam; Pierce Richardson

Published on September 2, 2017 in General

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NISOA Hall of Fame member, Pierce Richardson passed away on August 31, 2017. Pierce was one of the original NISOA Assignors as well as a National Referee, and Region IV Representative. Pierce’s many accomplishments are documented on his Hall of Fame page. A memorial service is being planned with details to follow.

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