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Referee Special Honors

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Dana Hackney - Invitation To The Academy & Officiating A Semi-Professional Game

Dana Hackney is the youngest official in Indiana to officiate a semi-professional game.  She started playing soccer at the age of three. Learn more 


Jeff Swartzel - Getting The Call To Officiate In Major League Soccer

Jeff Swartzel is a soccer official based out of Indiana. He started officiating soccer in 2011 and in 2020 he received his first appointment to a Major League Soccer match. Jeff started playing soccer at the age of four and the highlight of his playing career was the high school state championship in Ohio before deciding to go into officiating. Learn more


Erin Patterson - 2021 USYS Midwest Region Female Referee Of The Year 

 Erin Patterson received the Margaret Domka USYS Midwest Region Female Referee of the Year at this year's 2021 Midwest Regional Championships held in Maryland Heights, MO.  Domka, one of the highest decorated female referees was selected as a match official for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. Learn more