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Steve Montanino | USSF National Referee

Rochester NY USA

First AskTheRef.com Appearance:4/19/2007

First Year Licensed:1998
License Level:USSF National Referee, NISOA Referee, HS Referee

Association:Western NY
Additional Associations:Rochester NISOA Chapter, NFHS (CWNYBASO)

I started as a USSF referee in 1998 and I'm a newly certified national referee. I'm also a USSF certified associate instructor.

Career Highlights:
Referee on an MLS reserve match
Referee on the USASA National Cup women's amateur final
Assistant referee for U-17 USA v. Brazil
Assistant referee in the USL-1 and W-league playoffs

I've been refereeing college soccer since 2005.

I started refereeing JV High School soccer in 2004 and I became appoved for Varsity matches in 2007 (after I already made the cut for College? What an old antequated system!!)

I'm an avid student of the laws of the game and the sport in general. I've taken an FA course on league dicipline. I'm taking coaching education courses and plan to coach a U-7 team this summer to hopefully teach the kids something good and to make sure they have fun.

Hobbies and General Interest

Sports. (S0ccer, US Football, Ice Hockey, Basketball, Baseball) Music. (Singing, listening (ABC "Anything but country.") Photograhy. (All formats, digial and analog)

Favorite Quote

"Roman Abramovitch is rich enough to have bought Chelsea and, if he wanted, he could select himself to play at centre-forward. But he could not referee a Premiership match, because that is something you can't buy." by Graham Poll


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