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Big Thanks to our 2024 Provincial Xcel Showcase Match Officials!

By Staff, 05/21/24, 5:00PM EDT


Ontario Soccer would like to recognize the 24 Match Officials appointed to the Provincial Xcel Showcase, a cornerstone event that saw its 2024 iteration take place over the Victoria Day long weekend.

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Congratulations to the outstanding Match Officials who were appointed to the highly anticipated 2024 Provincial Xcel Ontario-Québec Series series held at the Zanchin Automotive Centre from May 17 to 19. This year, the time-honoured event featured 16 thrilling matches that showcased the talent and dedication of 24 young Match Officials hailing from communities across the province. 

Below is the list of the Match Officials and their respective Districts who contributed to the success of the event:  

Peel Halton Soccer Association

  • Lara Yassine 
  • Lucia Valdez 
  • Michaela Pisani 
  • Basil Zmiyiwsky 
  • Garen Khoudigian 

Durham Region Soccer Association

  • Shiv Patel 
  • Brayden Comber 

Elgin Middlesex Soccer Association

  • Ian Fox 
  • Matthew Hawkins 

Hamilton Soccer

  • Parsa Norouzian 

Huronia District Soccer Association

  • Thomas Mickoski 

Toronto Soccer Association

  • Isaak Hubjer 

York Region Soccer Association

  • Mobin Ashtiani 
  • Jared Marshall 
  • David Xie 
  • Austin Fromhold-Treu 

Southwest Soccer

  • Emelia Schaafsma 
  • Lucas Capicotto 

Niagara Soccer Association

  • Josh Hicks 
  • Nathaniel Salvatore 

East Central Ontario Soccer Association

  • Morgan Wright-Mellone 

Southeastern Ontario Soccer Association

  • Charlie Konyer 

Scarborough Soccer Association

  • Fadi Chamas 

North York Soccer Association

  • Liam Herbert 

Our Match Officials demonstrated exceptional skill and expertise throughout the entire weekend. This series provided a valuable opportunity for them to learn from their assigned crews and enhance their officiating expertise in a competitive setting.

“These officials were identified through the OPDL and nominated by their Districts to attend this event. Although the average age was under 22 years old, the Match Officials showed a high level of professionalism and were willing to learn," said David Barrie, Ontario Soccer's Manager of Match Official Development. 

We extend our deepest gratitude to the Assessors who supported and guided our Match Officials: Adrianna Krencil, Emile Schultz, Nadia Shenurina, Justin Tasev, Marlene Ford, Mark Roberts, Lowell Williamson, and Vito Curalli. Their dedication and expertise played a crucial role in the success of the event.

One of the high points of the weekend was the education session held on the evening of Saturday, May 18. Led by Lowell Williamson and Marlene Ford, this session provided our Match Officials with valuable insights and knowledge to further their development in the game. 
"The Provincial Xcel Showcase was also an opportunity for Match Officials to meet their colleagues from across Ontario," Barrie added. "Developing these friendships will help them as they progress in the game."

For those who missed the live action, you can catch up with the results by visiting the 2024 Provincial Xcel Showcase Match Centre. Full game replays are also available on our YouTube channel. Be sure to check out Ontario Soccer's photo albums on Facebook for a gallery of images from the weekend. 

Once again, congratulations to our Match Officials and thank you for your hard work and dedication. Your commitment to excellence ensures the continued success and integrity of soccer in Ontario. We look forward to seeing your growth and achievements in the future! 

Check out Ontario Soccer’s social media channels for in-depth coverage from the weekend: