FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA - The Virginia Youth Soccer Association has announced that Jamie Sachtleben is the 2017 Young Male Referee of the Year.
Jamie started officiating with PWSRA at age 12 with his brother Graham and his father, Doug. Working rec then travel games, Jamie met the challenges of his assignments eventually being invited to VYSA's State Cup Finals. A Grade 7 referee, Jamie's performance earned him a trip to the National Presidents Cup Finals in Auburndale, Florida in July where he was the referee for the 15U girls final.
In addition to his competitive youth matches, Jamie also referees adult matches with the Northern Virginia Soccer League. He will be attending NOVA in the spring semester.
Jamie will be honored on February 3 at the Annual VYSA Gala Awards in Woodbridge.
Pictured: State Cup Finals, November 4, 2017: Nathan Onibudo, Katie Highsmith, Jamie Sachtleben, Beth Thacker