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Academy Referee of the Week for the Week of Feb. 15

Referee of the Week: Skye Arthur-Banning
Hometown: Clemson, S.C.
Grade: 4

Skye Arthur-Banning has been selected as the Development Academy Referee of the Week for an outstanding performance on Feb. 6 in a match between Southeast Division rivals South Carolina United FC and Birmingham United. 

A referee since 2000, he has officiated many Academy matches this season and continues to prove his dedication to the program with his hard-work ethic and professionalism. In addition to working the 2009 Development Academy Playoffs in Greensboro, N.C., Skye has also officiated WPS and USL games.

Not only is Skye a USSF National Referee, he is also the father of a 1-year-old daughter and is a professor of Sport Management at Clemson University. Skye’s professional research involves youth development through sport and ethical behavior and sportsmanship in sport. Though there is much to do, Skye says he enjoys balancing all aspects of his life.