Andres Vidales South Region NPSL Referee of the Year


From NPSL News:

The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) is proud to announce the four recipients of the 2018 NPSL Referee of the Year awards: Michael Dee (Northeast Region), Turan Oz (West Region), Austin Saini (Midwest Region), and Andres Vidales (South Region). . . .

[Andres] Vidales is an entrepreneur who owns and runs an electronic security integration company based in South Florida.  He has officiated at all levels, including youth regionals, national tournaments, U.S. Open Cup, Development Academy Showcase and Playoffs, PDL, and NPSL. This year he is working diligently towards continuing his referee development and obtaining his Grade 5 badge.

“First, I want to congratulate my colleagues from the other regions whom I have the privilege of sharing this award with,” Vidales said. “I am extremely humbled and grateful to receive this recognition. I’d like to thank my wife Claudia and my son Matthew for being my biggest supporters as I pursue my referee dreams. I also want to thank all those who have been and continue to be instrumental in my development as a referee. Starting with the Florida administration for their support in my endeavors, the mentors and coaches for their valuable feedback which has been essential in our growth, and the assignors who believe in us and offer opportunities for us to flourish. I am looking forward to continuing my learning curve and working hard towards achieving additional milestones such as this award.”

The nominations were made by the US Soccer’s National Assignors who appoint officials to NPSL matches. These nominations were compiled and reviewed by a selection committee comprised by members of the NPSL and US Soccer. This committee selected the winner of each region. The criteria examined included not only their performance on the field, but also their contributions off the pitch.


2018 NPSL Referees of the Year Announced

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