May 26, 2017
- Eleni Glouftsis AFL Umpire
- Bob Joyce Baseball Umpire
- Squash Referee Cake
These are the 3 Stars selected for Week 21 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.
No surprise here for long time followers of 101. I never met a chocolate cake I didn’t like. I have no idea what kind of cake this is. Maybe it is a squash cake. Whatever it is, when there is cake and sports officials together in an Officials101 post, there is a really good chance it is going to the 3 Stars. This week is no exception. The Squash Referee post gets 3rd Star.
@nickmatthew Nice!!! Had one for me too 🙂 thatssupposed to be me (a referee) and on the court !! It’s the thought and love that counts. pic.twitter.com/I4gELQt4MU
— Noman(@crowntaj) May 23, 2017
Bob Joyce is a Baseball Umpire from Connecticut. He is also the play-by-play for the UConn Women’s Basketball. This is a great article. Joyce talks about the similarities between his 2 jobs and has some funny stories to tell about his journey. Bob Joyce is 2nd Star for the week.
Bob Joyce — voice of #UConn women’s basketball — spends offseason as baseball umpire https://t.co/ND90lf1mUE @UConnWBB @bobjoyce27 pic.twitter.com/KV746pOfOy
— NHRegisterSports (@nhrsports) May 21, 2017
Not much doubt on this one. The Officials101 search feeds have been packed with posts about Eleni Glouftsis for the past couple of weeks. Glouftsis had the distinction of becoming of becoming the first female Field Umpire in a professional Australian Football League game. To put that in perspective for those of you outside the AFL game, that is the equivalent of a woman officiating in the NHL, MLB or Premier League Football. This is a pretty big thing. For this historic achievement, Elenis Glouftsis, AFL Umpire is 1st Star for Week 21, 2017.
What a great moment this was, congratulations again EleniGlouftsison being the first female field umpire in AFL history! pic.twitter.com/i0eVLNS5e2
— EssendonFC (@EssendonFC) May 21, 2017
#AFLDonsEagles @EtihadStadiumAU umpire Shaun Ryan hugs Umpire EleniGlouftsisafter game umpires race @theheraldsun pic.twitter.com/7T8oDc8oYp
— Wayne Ludbey(@WLudbey) May 21, 2017
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