One very cold day this January, a team of six young Virginia referees arrived at Reagan National Airport at 4:30 AM for a flight to Tampa, Florida, to participate in the ECNL Florida Winter Showcase. The competition among 230 U16-U19 teams was observed by college coaches and scouts representing over 400 colleges. While adhering to a busy schedule of officiating assignments, these referee pals managed to find a few minutes to snap this picture at the beach. Left to right, Casey Burridge, Adam Gallini, Andrew Smith, Ben Schlenz, Zack Moss, and Audrey Atwell. Audrey and Ben were selected to officiate the National Selection game to conclude the showcase.
Posted Jan 11, 2024