An A to Z list of soccer officials in South Bend


  • Asoera, Tony
  • Bella, Joe – held an NCAA referee license and was one of the first officials from South Bend, working in youth and adult leagues in Michiana in the late 1970s.
  • Hunter, Rich – grew up in New Jersey refereeing soccer and took over from Henry Veldman in running clinics in South Bend.
  • Jarze, Larry – a local referee who was responsible for organizing officials for the annual Junior Irish Memorial Day Tournament.
  • Kuhar, Tim
  • Leyva, Juan
  • Molnar, Laszlo (‘Laci’) – adult soccer player who was best known for refereeing in various leagues, high schools, and colleges around Michiana, including Saint Joseph High School, University of Notre Dame, and Culver Military Academy.
  • McNamara, Patrick – local referee and son of Edward.
  • Nava, Danny – a local referee who was responsible for organizing officials for the annual Junior Irish Memorial Day Tournament.
  • Santos, Roberto – became a referee after playing for Bethel Pilots and coaching at Saint Joseph High School.
  • Vasoli, Anthony – assistant referee with the Professional Referee Organization, officiating 187 Major League Soccer games from 2005 to 2017.
  • Veldman, Henry – started referee clinics for young people in the local area and held an NCAA referee license.

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