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S & R Sport Referee Of The Month - February 2014 - Haz Ortega

Feb. 25, 2014

The winner of the S & R Sport Referee of the Month for February 2014 is Haz Ortega of the Southern Pacific Zone. For winning referee of the month Haz receives a $50 gift certificate to

Haz has been a fixture on the water polo scene in Southern California for many years.  His dedication to his craft and his desire to make himself available for each and every professional development opportunity that comes his way has led to a blossoming career locally in So Cal and more recently on the National Stage as well.

Haz has been selected to officiate at a number of National Events including being tabbed to referee the Championship Game at last summer's USA Water Polo Men's Open Championship.

Mr. Ortega has also been appointed to USA Water Polo's UANA Referee list for 2014, an honor reserved for just a few of the top referees in the United States.  The selection to represent the United States on this list is a true indication of his abilities and potential for a very bright future indeed.

In addition to Haz's achievements, he has taken on a very active leadership role in his home Southern Pacific Zone and has been instrumental in the training and education of  referees.

His attitude and aptitude are but just a couple of the characteristics that will surely lead to a very bright future for Mr. Ortega. 




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