BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Rachel Woo, a veteran soccer official on the collegiate, international, professional and amateur levels, has been named Coordinator of SEC Soccer Officials, Commissioner Mike Slive announced today.
In addition to officiating numerous conference championship finals (including the SEC, ACC, Big 12 and Big East), Woo has officiated in 18 NCAA Women's Soccer College Cups on the Division I, II and III levels, and has also officiated professional level matches in the United Soccer Leagues (USL), Women's United Soccer Association (WUSA) and Major League Soccer (MLS). Included among the several international matches she has officiated is the 2003 FIFA World Cup (USA) and the 2002 CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup in Canada.
Woo has served as an assignor, assessor and educator of soccer officials at the collegiate, professional, amateur and youth levels since 2004. In 2013 she became the first female referee inducted into the National Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Association (NIOSA) Hall of Fame.
"I am thrilled to be working with the SEC in this capacity," Woo said. "I look forward to building on the success of SEC soccer and the soccer officiating program."
Woo earned her Bachelor's degree in Biology from Colgate University.