Nancy Lay-McCormick – Acquiring her love of the game as a player in St. Louis, Nancy accepted a scholarship to the University of Central Florida achieving National AIWA and NCAA Finalists along the way. Nancy was also recognized as an NSCAA All-American. Returning to St. Louis to coach at Villa Duchesne and Pacific High School, she also continued playing for J.B. Marine and Busch winning state, regional, and national championships. Virginia Development Program led Nancy back the east coast area where she coached boys and girls in Olympic Development programs in Georgia and in the Florida area where she was named Florida State Coach of the Year and continues to coach to this day at Clearwater High School.
While accomplishing all of her playing and coaching honors, Nancy decided in 1985 to start a career in refereeing. Starting in high school, she quickly moved to National Intercollegiate, then on to US National and Assessing, along with Professional Women United Soccer League and Nancy was the first woman to referee in the MLS. Nancy developed the Florida State Referee Teaching Association that a number of states are using as a prototype for their particular needs. Nancy also developed the Women Referee Academy for US Soccer developing officials for women at the National Veterans Cups.
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