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Indiana Soccer And Indiana State Referee Association Celebrate Referees' Achievements At The Elite Referee Academy

As players, the referees work hard and set out to achieve high results. They are trained in the classroom, on the field, and then physically tested to meet national expectations and international standards. 

Indiana Soccer and the Indiana State Referee Association are proud of the Elite Referee Academy and some of the referees' achievements in the Elite Referee Academy. 

One common denominator for the referees below, they all were selected as Referee of The Year at different years, except two were selected Co-Referee of The Year in 2019. All also participated at the USYS Regional Championships.



Dana Hackney

  • Indiana ODP player
  • Youngest referee in the USA to officiate a Semi-Pro game
  • 15 years old
  • Assistant Referee during ODP invitational
  • Invited to the Elite Referee Academy



Jeff Swartzel

  • 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 - USL playoffs
  • 2017 - NPSL final
  • 2018 - U18 DA final
  • 2019 - Open Cup Semi-Final
  • 2019 - USL Eastern Conference Final
  • 2020 MLS – Assignments


Erin Patterson

  • 2019 - Referred the U18 Girls' Presidents Cup National Championship Game
  • 2019 - USLC
  • 2019 - International Friendly, (Liverpool ve Cleveland Ambassadors
  • 2020 NWSL
  • 2021 NWSL


Nabil Bensalah

  • 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 - USL Championship, NWSL
  • 2018 & 2019 - Back-To-Back Selected To The USYS National Championship
  • 2018 - Refereed USYS National Champion U19 Boys, (James P. McGuire Cup Final)
  • 2019 International Friendly, (Liverpool vs Cleveland Ambassadors)
  • 2021 - MLS Pre-Season Game
  • 2021 - Promoted to the Professional Referee Organization, (PRO) tier 2


Yousseff Elmessoussi

  • 2017 - 2020 USL Championship, NWSL
  • 2018 - Refereed The U19 Youth State Championship Game
  • 2018 - Refereed The U19 Regional Final
  • 2018 - 2019 Back to Back Selected To The USYS National Championship
  • 2019 International Friendly, (Liverpool ve Cleveland Ambassadors)