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We are working to share GLASRA member accomplishments. If you would like to share a special accomplishment or invitation, please feel free to submit to admin@glasra.org.

Below are some of our members' recognitions. Future additions may also be posted to our Blog. Subscribe to our RSS feed or follow our blog as we plan to update membership regularly through such social applications.

2016 MHSAA Field Training​

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  • August 13, 2016
  • Holt High School Field
  • Match times will run from 9:00 am until approximately 3:00 pm.

GLASRA is hosting a High School referee field training session. At this event, you work closely with GLASRA High School mentors during matches. You will receive direct input and feedback. These sessions help determine where you can best be utilized during the season. If you want to work more matches as a center referee, this is the training session that you NEED to attend.

Contact Joe Gazda ​ if you plan to attend.  ​​


​Lifetime Member Award​

Scott Goldstein was awarded the Lifetime Member Award at the June 2016 Board Meeting.

Scott is moving closer to his children and grandchildren, so will no longer be officiating in the Lansing area. We will miss him greatly as he has been a very active member.

Scott served as GLASRA President, sub-assignor, mentor, and friend over the course of his 20 plus years. We thank him for his years of service to the game, organiztion, and community.

​GLASRA Member Wins - 2015 Michigan and Region II Young Female Referee of the Year

Emily Williams.JPG​Congratulations to Emily Williams who was selected as Michigan Young Female Referee of the Year. As the MI winner, she automatically advanced to the Region II selection process. She was chosen as the winner of the 12 state region. Emily will travel to the USYSA National Conference as one of four national finalists.

We wish Emily the best of luck! We're proud to say you are a GLASRA member!

​Fall 2015 MHSAA Post Season Recognitions

​Rex Beracy - Regional

Giles Brereton - Regional
Eric Blankenship - Regional
Collin DeBrabander - Regional
Joe Gazda - Regional
Scott Goldstein - Regional
Andrew Hoard - Regional
Nic LaPorte - Regional
Eric McGaugh - Regional
Glen Rupert - Regional
Bob Manes - Regional and Semi-Final
Roger Blasey - Regional and Semi-Final
Mike Yassine - Regional and Semi-Final
Dena Conine - Regional and Final

​GLASRA Logo

Many thanks and congratulations to Justin Troisi who won the ​GLASRA new logo design contest . 

​Scholarship Recipients

We were very pleased with the response to our first annual scholarship announcement. ​There were several qualified and deserving applicants from which the following recipients were chosen.

Jake Barnett
Greg Ingle
Ashley Marroquin

Congratulations to all three! Our best wishes and admonishment to all applicants in their academic endeavors.

(Funds are provided by assignor fees. No amount is awarded from member dues.)

​New Logo

Congratulations to Justin Troisi who entered and won our new logo design contest last fall. The new logo is ready in black and white rendering. Colored flags may be used as we refine the design for specific uses.

​MHSAA Spring 2015 Post Season Recognitions

​As many of you may know, post season assignments are by invitation from the MHSAA office. We congratulate and thank our GLASRA members for their performance and recognition.

Congrats to all!

Grinczel, Stephen VRegion 1FinalReferee
Barnett, Jacob R Region 2Semi #2Referee
Brereton, Giles J Region 2Semi #2Asst Referee
DeBrabander, James R Region 5FinalAsst Referee
Laporte, Nicholas J Region 6Semi #2Asst Referee
Ingle, Anthony J Region 10Semi #1Referee
Hoard, Andrew T Region 10Semi #1Asst Referee
Manes, Robert D Region 10Semi #1Asst Referee
Yassine, Michael A Region 10Semi #2Referee
DeBrabander, Collin James Region 10Semi #2Asst Referee
Kimmith, Dean V Region 10Semi #2Asst Referee
Grinczel, Stephen VRegion 10FinalReferee
Conine, Dena R Region 10FinalAsst Referee
Light, Mike J IIRegion 10FinalAsst Referee
Barlog, Bradley C Region 12FinalAsst Referee
Laporte, Nicholas J Semifinal 1 Asst Referee
Conine, Dena R Semifinal 1Asst Referee
Manes, Robert D Semifinal 1Alternate
Barnett, Jacob R Semifinal 6Referee
Brereton, Giles J Semifinal 6 Asst Referee
Ingle, Anthony J Div 3 State FinalReferee
Grinczel, Stephen VDiv 2 State FinalAsst Referee

​2014 Michigan Young Male Referee of the Year -

Charlie Coon

Congrats to GLASRA member Charlie Coon! Charlie has been involved in soccer as a player, referee, and a coach. He currently plays for the MSU Club Soccer Team and is a goalkeeper coach for the Williamston High School Boys Team.

He has learned to view soccer from a different perspective through refereeing. "Refereeing has given me an expansive knowledge of the game I love so much," says Charlie. He is confident that it will help him be a more analytical soccer coach, a more ethical employee, a calmer "soccer Dad", and, simply a better person. 

Be sure to congratulate Charlie when you see him! 

​Member at Large: Continuing Education & Training

August 13, 2014

Welcome Giles Brereton as our new Member at Large: Continuing Education & Training GLASRA Board Member. Giles was appointed to the vacant position at the August 13, 2014 Board Meeting. We look forward to his service in scheduling training sessions and building the mentor program.

​GLASRA Referees Selected for Midwest Regionals

June 21-25, 2014

The Michigan Referee Committee selected the following GLASRA members to represent Michigan at Midwest Regionals, Dayton, OH, June 21-25.

2014 region II group photo.jpg 

Administrator
Francisco Villarruel

Assessor
Dean Kimmith
Roger Blasey
Finals
Brad Barlog
Jake Barnett
Semi-Finals
Ashley Marroquin
Danielle Kaminski
Dena Conine
Raechel Conine

​New GLASRA Secretary

Please welcome Bob Manes as the new GLASRA Secretary.

He was board appointed at our March 16, 2014, board meeting to fill this position when Tom Minter our former secretary was elected to treasurer during our Annual General Meeting.

​ODP Championships Feb. 28-March 2, 2014

Raechel Conine ODP Championships 3-2014.png

​Raechel Conine traveled to Arizona for the US Youth Soccer ODP Championships.  Congratulations, Raechel! 

​USASA Women's National Championship

In July, Dena Conine was sent by the Michigan Referee Committee to be part of the USASA Women's National Championships in Overland Park, Kansas. She was chosen to be AR1 on the U23 Finals Match. Congrats!

​2013 Region II Young Male Referee of the Year

Brad Barlog.jpgBradley Barlog 

Bradley Barlog has learned discipline, patience and gained confidence through soccer as a player and referee. He began refereeing recreation matches and recently worked in the US Youth Soccer Michigan State Cup. Bradley has continued to develop as a referee and is now a valued official at the highest youth level, as well as adult amateur games. He is willing to work with assessors and mentors to improve his officiating and passes his knowledge on to younger referees.

​2013 Member Accomplishments/Invitations

Following are some of the members who were invited or recommended to special events. It was a long year with many of our members traveling across the US for referee opportunities. Hopefully, we don't leave anyone out. But, if you notice that we did, please let us know who else we should include.

  • ​Ashley Maroquin: 2013 National Young Female Referee of the Year, 2013 Region Young Female Referee of the Year, 2013 Michigan Young Female Referee of the Year, State Cup Finals, Midwest Regionals, President's Cup

  • Danielle Kaminski:  President's Cup, State Cup Finals, Midwest Regionals

  • Raechel Conine: Region II ODP Finals, State Cup Finals, Warrior Classic, Midwest Regionals​

  • ​Dena Conine: USASA Women's National Championship Final

  • Joe Gazda: State Cup Finals​​

  • Kevin and Brion Thomas: State Cup Quarter Finals​

  • Michael Henry: State Cup Finals​

  • Nathan Keller: State Cup Quarter Finals​

  • Nicholas Sambaer: State Cup Quarter Finals​

  • Olufemi Oluyedun: State Cup Finals

  • Viyn Nugen: State Cup Quarter Finals​

​​Those are a lot of GLASRA members. Congratulations on the recognition for your hard work, dedication, and commitment to excellence.

 

​2013 Upgrades

2013 GLASRA upgrades. Congratulations to the following referees. Thanks for pushing yourself to the next level!

  • Andrew Bailey: Grade 8 to Grade 7
  • Andrew Hoard: Grade 8 to Grade 7
  • Bob Manes: Grade 8 to Grade 7
  • Danielle Kaminski: Grade 8 to Grade 7
  • Michael Henry: Grade 7 to Grade 6

​2012 National Young Female Referee​ of the Year

Ashley Maroquin

Congratulations to Ashley Maroquin who was recognized as the 2013 National Young Female Referee of the Year. We are honored to say that Ashley came through GLASRA, but the truth is that she worked hard through the many opportunities offered to her. As the process goes, she won Michigan Young Female Referee of the Year, Region II Young Female Referee of the Year, before being selected at the national level.
 

Please congratulate Ashley when you see her next!

2012 US Youth Soccer Female Young Referee of the Year [Video]

​2011 Regional Young Female Referee of the Year

raechel green jersey.jpgRaechel Conine

Even the most recognized FIFA referees begin were once young referees, and Raechel Conine hopes her strides in referee development will lead her on a similar path. Conine became a referee in 2007 and began the process of progressing from Grade 8 to Grade 7. She has officiated at the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program Region II trainings and at the US Youth Soccer Michigan State Championships.

2017 Board ​Updates​

President 

Andrew Hoard


Two-year elected term began January 2017

Secretary

Bob Manes

Two-year elected term began January 2017

​Member-at-Large: 

Giles Brereton


​Two-year term began January 2017​

​Member-at-Large: 

Evaluation, Mentoring, & Observation

John Douglas

 

Two-year term began January 2017

​Assignor  - High School (MHSAA)​

Joe Gazda 

Joe Gazda.jpg


Two-year appointed term began January 2017