3 Stars

Week 15
  April 14, 2017

3 Stars 2017 Week 15


  1. Buddy Patnode Baseball Umpire
  2. Michelle Joubert Field Hockey
  3. Hockey Hack for Referees

These are the 3 Stars selected for Week 15 in 2017. Maybe you agree and maybe you don’t, but read on below to find out why they were chosen. They were selected from posts that were added somewhere on the Officials101 website in the last 7 days. Stay tuned next week to find out who are the most notable referees, umpires and sports officials in the world today.

3rd Star

There are times when sports officials are faced with little problems outside the standard whistleblowing and decision making. This post is a comical example of big league referees showing the rest of us how to get done. Because of the smile this post gave me, and the fact that I can’t stop watching the gif, this Hockey Hack for Referees is 3rd Star for this week.


2nd Star

This is a great interview with one of the best sports officials in the world, Field Hockey Umpire Michelle Joubert. She talks about her Olympics experience in Brazil last year, shares a bit about her fantastic career and talks about the young umpires of the future. Michelle Joubert is 2nd Star for Week 15.

1st Star

Baseball Umpire, Buddy Patnode has been calling balls and strikes on a broken leg this season. It is not just the players who play through injuries and situations as the season progresses. With all due respect – For showing his warrior mentality and his extreme level of commitment to The Game, Buddy Patnode is the 1st Star for 2017 Week 15. 

3 Stars 2017 Top Referees and Umpires in the world today:

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