2018 International Referee Assignments

FINA Referees

Referees on this list will represent the United States at international competitions governed by FINA including but not limited to the FINA World Championships, FINA World League Super Final, FINA Intercontinental Tournament, FINA Junior World Championships, etc.

Danielle Dabbaghian
HOMETOWN: San Diego 
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 24 years, ASUA/UANA in 2006, FINA in 2013
HIGHLIGHTS:
-First female duo in history with Amber Drury at the 2015 NCAA to whistle the women’s Championship game
-First female ever to whistle the Men’s NCAA championship game is 2017.
-Played in the first Junior world championship in 1995 as a player for USA ... and reffed the 10th junior world championship as a FINA ref for USA in 2013.


Amber Drury

HOMETOWN: Indio, CA
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 28 years, FINA Referee since 2004
HIGHLIGHTS:
-2013 World Championships - Bronze Medal Game
-2015 - USAWP Hall of Fame Inductee
-2015 - NCAA Championship Game with Danielle Dabbaghian
-Every year I was able to be NJO Head Referee of the 12/10 under division

Michael Goldenberg

HOMETOWN:  Fort Lauderdale, Florida
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE- 35
HIGHLIGHTS:
- Fina World Cup Final ( Oradea, Romania, 2010)
- World League Finals Men ( Podgorica, Montenegro) 2009
- 6 NCAA Men Finals

Humberto Navarro

HOMETOWN:  Palm Beach, Florida
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 21 years
HIGHLIGHTS:
- 2017 World University Games in Taipei, China.
- 2016 Men's Youth World Championship in Podgorica - Montenegro
- 2015 PanAmerican Games in Toronto, Canada
- 2015 Centro and South American Championships as a Neutral referees in both events.

Steven Rotsart

HOMETOWN:  San Diego, CA
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:  24 years officiating, - FINA Referee (2002)
HIGHLIGHTS:
- 2012 Olympic Referee
- 3 World Championships
- World Water Polo Referee Association Executive Committee Member (WWR)

Darren Spiritosanto

HOMETOWN: Davis, CA
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 10th year, 3rd year International
HIGHLIGHTS:
- 1st International Game: - WSNT - USA vs AUS Road to Rio Series at Fresno St.
- Watching our Men's Cadet team win the 2017 Darko Cukic Memorial Tournament beating host country Serbia in bracket play and beating Croatia in the final.
- 2009 Speedo Cup at the University of Michigan

Alex Stankevich

HOMETOWN:Voorhees, NJ
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 20 years
HIGHLIGHTS:
- FINA list since 2008
- Officiated 12 NCAA final games.
- Officiated several World League Super Finals, World University Games, and  Junior World Championships


UANA Referees

Referees on this list will represent the United States at competitions held within the Americas governed by UANA including but not limited to the Pan American Youth Championship, CCCAN Championship, etc.

Levon Dermendjian


Hadi Farid

Josh Kratz

HOMETOWN:Philadelphia, PA
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 8 years
HIGHLIGHTS:
- 2017 Tom Hermstad Distinguished Referee National Award
- 2017 and 2018 UANA List
- Officiated two NCAA Women's Championships

Sergio Macias

Jennifer McCall

HOMETOWN: Huntington Beach, CA
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 11 years
HIGHLIGHTS:
- UANA Youth Championships in Lima, Peru
- NCAA Championships
- UANA Junior Championships

Haz Ortega

HOMETOWN: Anaheim CA
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 13
HIGHLIGHTS:
- Representing USA in the international stage
- Attended JR World Championships, Volos Greece, Mens Intercontinental Cup Australia & Japan.
- Men’s World League, Moscow Russia.
 
Joe Peila

HOMETOWN: Montebello, CA. Living in Henderson NV since 1994
YEARS OF EXP: 30 years experience. First international trip in 1999
HIGHLIGHTS:
- Rio 2016 Olympics
- 2015 World Championships.
- Men’s and Women's NCAA final game

Scott Voltz
HOMETOWN: Grand Rapids, Michigan
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 20
HIGHLIGHTS:
- Representing USA at the 2017 FINA Junior World Championships in Belgrade, Serbia
- Representing USA at the 2015 UANA Youth Pan American Games in Kingston, Jamaica
- Selection to the 2017 NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship Tournament