ABOUT US

SOCALOA

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS

Sean Connally
Ozhan Kashkooli

President:

Sean Connally

president@socalaxrefs.org

Secretary:

Ozhan Kashkooli

secretary@socalaxrefs.org

Treasurer:

Deron Hansen

treasurer@socalaxrefs.org

Resume:

    • President of SOCALOA, 2016
    • Head Trainer of SOCALOA, 2016
    • USL Certified Observer, 2016 - present
    • USL Certified Trainer, 2015 - present
    • President of OCLOA, 2013-16
    • Secretary of OCLOA, 2011-2013
    • Head Trainer of OCLOA, 2010-2016
    • USL District 10, Sub-district Trainer: Orange County, 2010 - present
    • USBOXLA Official, 2015 - present
    • NCAA Division III - Official, 2013 - present
    • MCLA Division I - Crew Chief, 2012 - present
    • NILOA College Official: 2009 - present
    • HS Varsity Official, 2002 - present
    • US Lacrosse Coaches Education Program - Level 1 & Level 2 National Trainer & Clinician, 2012 - present

Career Highlights:

    • Referee, CA Southern Section - Orange County High School Championship, 2016
    • Umpire, Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) - SLC Division 2 Championship, 2014
    • Umpire, Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) - National Championship Tournament, 2014-2016
    • Referee, CA Southern Section - O.C. vs L.A. Boy's Varsity Lacrosse Championship, 2014
    • Umpire, CA Southern Section - O.C. vs L.A. Boy's Varsity Lacrosse Championship, 2013
    • Referee, CA Southern Section - OC High School Semifinals, 2010 - 2015
  • Official in CA Southern Section - OC High School Playoffs, 2006 - present

Resume:

    • Secretary of SOCALOA, 2016
    • Assigner of SOCALOA, 2016
    • USL Certified Observer, 2016 - present
    • USL Certified Trainer, 2015 - present
    • USBOXLA Official: 2015 - Present
    • MCLA Division I - Crew Chief, 2014 – Present
    • LXM Professional Official: 2014
    • MCLA Division II - Crew Chief, 2013 – Present
    • NCAA Division III - College Official, 2012 - present
    • NILOA College Official: 2012 – present
    • High School Varsity Official: 2010 - present

Career Highlights:

    • Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) National Championship, 2016
    • MCLA National Tournament D1 Championship Semifinals,2016
    • MCLA National Tournament Playoffs, 2016
    • Selected to represent SLC in MCLA National Tournament, 2016
    • MCLA - SLC Division 1 Championship Final, 2016
    • MCLA - SLC Division 1 Championship Semifinals, 2016
    • MCLA National Championship, 2015
    • MCLA National Tournament D2 Championship Semifinals, 2015
    • MCLA National Tournament Playoffs, 2015
    • Selected to represent SLC in MCLA National Tournament, 2015
    • MCLA - SLC Division 2 Championship Semifinal, 2014
    • MCLA - SLC Division 2 Championship Semifinal, 2013
    • CA Southern Section - OC High School Championship Finals, 2014
    • CA Southern Section - OC High School Championship Finals, 2013
    • CA Southern Section - OC High School Semifinals, 2013 – 2016
    • CA Southern Section - OC High School Playoffs, 2011 - 2016
    • USBOXLA National Tournament Championship Finals, 2015 - 2016
  • USBOXLA National Tournament Semifinals 2015 - 2016

Resume:

    • Treasurer of SOCALOA, 2016
    • Assigner of SOCALOA, 2016
    • Assigner of USBOXLA, 2015-16
    • USL Certified Trainer, 2016 - present
    • USBOXLA Official: 2015 - Present
    • LXM Professional Official: 2013-14
    • MCLA Division I - Crew Chief, 2010 – Present
    • MCLA Division II - Crew Chief, 2009 – Present
    • NCAA Division I- Field Judge, 2016 - Present
    • NCAA Division III - Crew Chief, 2012 - present
    • NILOA College Official: 2009 – present
    • High School Varsity Official: 2006 - present

Career Highlights:

    • CA Southern Section - OC High School Championship Finals, 2011-13, 2015
    • CA Southern Section - OC High School Semifinals, 2011 – 2014, 2016
    • CA Southern Section - OC High School Playoffs, 2009 - 2016
    • MCLA - Division 2 National Championship, 2014
    • MCLA - Division 1 National Championship Semifinals, 2014-16
    • MCLA - National Championship Tournament, 2013-2016
    • MCLA - SLC Division 1 Championship Final, 2012-15
    • MCLA - SLC Division 2 Championship Final, 2011, 2016
    • USBOXLA National Championship Tournament, 2015 - 2016
    • Hawaii International Invitational Tournament, 2010-11, 2013-14, 2016
    • Vail Elite Open/Masters Tournament, 2016

What is SOCALOA?

  • Non-profit Corporation
    • The Southern California Lacrosse Officials association is a public charity non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation based in Southern California and is committed to providing the highest rated boys’ lacrosse officials in Southern California leagues, tournaments, schools and other competitions, as well as educating the public on lacrosse rules and safety.
  • Excellent Assigning
    • Our assignors will work with all administrators to meet the needs of any tournament, club league, and academic institution.
  • Well Trained Officials
    • All our officials are US Lacrosse certified referees with 9-18 hours of annual classroom and field training.
    • All of our officials on the field pass the NFHS Rules certification test annually with 90% or higher.
    • Our officials regularly work the highest level games each year whether it is the CIF Playoffs and Championships, MCLA Collegiate Playoffs and National Championships, or NCAA Division I & III games.

Mission Statement

The purpose of SOCALOA is to provide high quality lacrosse officiating services through a certified education and training program, in order to promote knowledge of the rules, fair play, fun, and sportsmanship among all people involved in amateur boys’ lacrosse contests from youth to high school in the CIF-Southern Section of Southern California, as well as educating the public on lacrosse rules and safety.

We, of the Southern California Lacrosse Officials Association, will...

  1. Educate and train lacrosse officials, coaches, players and parents on the rules and mechanics of lacrosse officiating.
  2. Assign, train, evaluate and mentor the best lacrosse officials in southern California to help them reach the next level(s) of lacrosse competition officiating.
  3. Maintain a strong business and professional relationship with lacrosse vendors, affiliates, academic institutions, administrators, and other officiating associations.
  4. Create alliances with lacrosse officiating organizations across the nation to learn and improve officiating across southern California.
  5. Offer every official the opportunity to develop to their full potential through assessment, observation, and mentoring programs.
  6. Maintain a fair, continuously updated ratings system that affords equitable game distribution to our officials based on their current abilities.
  7. Advocate and enhance the assigning process to meet both the needs of competition and referee development.
  8. Encourage the spirit of fair play and sportsmanship, and ensure that all players and coaches are maintaining that spirit throughout each game.