Orion Stradford selected to ref at 2008 Nationals

Orion Stradford selected to represent Region IV as referee at Nationals

Orion Stradford two Orion Stradford, a familiar sight around the soccer fields of central New Mexico, was chosen at Far West Regionals in Hawaii (2008) as one of 40 referees to attend the finals of the National Championship Series in Little Rock, Arkansas in late July. Orion represented Region IV as one of the Region’s ten selected referees.

In recent years, Orion has been a fixture in the semi-finals and finals at State Cup, as well as drawing key assignments at high school games and refereeing college and the Asylum games. Orion was one of three New Mexico referees who drew Regional final centers in Hawaii. The other two were Kris Grano and Amanda Forletta. It is quite an honor to be invited to Nationals, so if you see Orion around, give him congratulations.

For more information on Orion’s week at Nationals, see his blog...