Two Wisconsinites received prestigious national awards for their work in soccer Friday night in Los Angeles, one for excellence in the beginning stages of his career and the other for her many contributions to the sport.
It's been a pretty incredible last few months of 2016 for Philip Meersman.
Lauren Sesselmann (Green Bay Notre Dame) played the full 90 minutes in her Women's World Cup debut Saturday as Canada got past China 1-0, but needed to persevere through a rough stretch in the first half that nearly saw her taken out.
Oak Creek's Margaret Domka (Stevens Point/UW-Stevens Point) was a referee at the FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup last summer in Canada. She's headed north of the border again this summer for a bigger assignment: the FIFA Women's World Cup.
One of the newest members of the U.S. Soccer Federation's Referee Committee is one of Wisconsin's most distinguished referees.
Oak Creek's Margaret Domka (Stevens Point/UW-Stevens Point) is headed to Canada this summer for the FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup.
Two Wisconsin referees are among the 88 selected to officiate at the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships next week in Overland Park, Kan.
Hartland's Rebecca Hall was named the U.S. Youth Soccer Region II Female Young Referee of the Year for 2008.
Oak Creek's Margaret Domka has reached the highest level of officiating, as she was appointed to the FIFA Panel of International Referees.