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Academy Referee of the Week for the Week Beginning Nov. 9

Referee of the Week: Christopher Barnard
Hometown: Richmond, VA
Grade: 8

Barnard posted strong performances in the U-15/16 Academy match between Richmond Kickers and Virginia Rush AJ Auxerre on Saturday. Before becoming a U.S. Soccer certified referee in 2007, Barnard accumulated ten years of elite youth club coaching experience and played for the Virginia Commonwealth University men's soccer team from 1992-95, including acting as co-captain his senior year. Aside from refereeing in his free time, he teaches Biology and Chemistry at a local high school.