2017 Regional Youth Competitions
WNY REFEREES WARM UP AT REGIONALS

REGION 1 PRESIDENT’S CUP:
Due to the fact that NYSW did not send any teams to this year’s presidents cup, no referees attended.

REGION 1 ODP TOURNAMENT:
10 referees and 2 assessors attended the event held the weekend after state cup in the Lawrenceville/Princeton area of New Jersey. Assessors attending were Dick Reif and Sam Akinbami. Referees in attendance were Mackenzie App, Garrett Brzozowiec, Erin Buckley, Douglas Clayton, Jerome Goodridge,Shane Greene, Cassidy Hadcock, Daniel Mccagg, Meghan Nally and Antonio Triana.

REGION 1 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINALS:
Western New York nominated three referees to attend the finals in Kirkwood Delaware. They were Charles Loweecey, Mason Callahan and Ryan Trombetta. Both Charles Loweecey and Mason Callahan were invited to represent the Premier League at the Regional Championships.

REGION 1 CHAMPIONSHIPS:
17 referees and 2 assessors attended the Region 1 Championships at Huntington, WV this year. Eight of the seventeen referees were attending for the first time.

Assessors attending were Dick Reif and Art Jaspe. Referees invited to the tournament were Mackenzie App, Adam Brzozowiec, Garrett Brzozowiec, Hunter Brzozowiec, Erin Buckley, Mason Callahan, B J Dunham, Hannah Geitner, Danny Iadanza, Daniel Kaluzhnyy, Charles Loweecey, Daniel Mccagg, Meghan Nally, Alexander Parent, Douglas Scaffidi, Antonio Triana and Ryan Trombetta.

Thirteen of our referees were assigned to semis with centers going to Antonio Triana, Under 13 Boys; Hannah Geitner, Under 19 Girls; and Meghan Nally, Under 13 Girls.

Four of our referees received final assignments. They were Mackenzie App, Center, Under 17 Girls; Garrett Brzozowiec, AR2, Under 17 Girls, Hannah Geitner, 4th Official, Under 17 Girls and Hunter Brzozowiec, AR1, Under 12 Girls.

 



MACKENZIE APP
watches as play approaches the goal in a Regional 1 Championships preliminary match.



HANNAH GEITNER
watches as a player is about to be tackled from behind at her semi-final match at the Region 1 Championships.



MEGAN NALLY
judges shielding at her Regional Championships semi-final match.


ANTONIO TRIANA wathes as a player is making an unconventional approach to the ball at his Region 1 Championships semi-final.
 


HUNTER BRZOZOWIEC in position during his finals match at the Regional Championships.

 

GARRETT BRZOZOWIEC
on the hunt for the Great Virginia Grass Monster last sighted near Spotsylvania.




MASON CALLAHAN
runs down a stray defender at the Regional Championships.
 

CHARLIE LOWEECEY getting prepared for what looks to be a rather long sprint!



B.J. DUNHAM explains the substitution procedure as a 4th official at his semi-final match at the Regional Championships.
 

A photographer marvels at DAN McCAGG's wonderful position as an AR at the Regional Championships.



REGION 1 CHAMPIONSHIP PARTICIPANTS:
Back row (L-R): Dick Reif (Assessor), BJ Dunham, Antonio Triana, Doug Scaffidi, Mason Callahan, Dan Iadanza, Adam Brzozowiec, Hunter Brzozowiec, Dan Kaluzzny, Garrett Brzozowiec, William Campbell (WNYSRA SYRA), Alex Brame (NYSW Executive Officer).
Front row (L-R): Hannah Geitner, Meghan Nally, Mackenzie App, Dan McCagg, Eric Buckley, Charles Loweecey, Ryan Trombetta, Alexander Parent, Art Jaspe (WNYSRA SDA), Hugh Goodridge (NYSWYSA 1st Vice President).