Mountain West Names Sandra Hunt Coordinator of Women's Soccer Officials

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Sandra Hunt has been named coordinator of women’s soccer officials for the Mountain West as announced today by MW Commissioner Craig Thompson. 

Hunt’s officiating experience covers all levels of soccer, including the collegiate level where she was assigned the national championship game at the NCAA Women’s College Cup twice. In 1998, she became one of the first two women to referee a match in Major League Soccer (MLS) and has also officiated in the Women’s United Soccer Association (WUSA) professional league. Hunt represented the United States on officiating crews at a number of international events, including the 1999 and 2003 FIFA Women’s World Cup, and the 2000 Olympic Games. After retiring as a FIFA Referee, Hunt was appointed as a FIFA Instructor and served as an instructor for numerous international and FIFA events including World Cups and Olympic games.

An on-field official for 18 years before retiring in 2004, Hunt serves as the coordinator of women’s soccer officials for the Pac-12, West Coast and Big West conferences. Since 2009, she has been the NCAA west region assignor for the Division I, II, and III men's and women's soccer tournaments.   

Hunt currently serves on the Board of Directorship for the U.S. Soccer Referee Committee and is a former member of the Boards of Directorship for the National Association of Sports Officials (NASO) and Whatcom Sports Commission.  

A native of Bellingham, Washington, Hunt earned her bachelor’s degree in leisure and recreation from Seattle Pacific University.