Sweaty and tan-lined just as much as you are (with stripes!), referees are an integral part of our game. Oftentimes, their role on the field goes unappreciated and misunderstood. In this series of articles featuring local boys’ and girls’ umpires, MaxLaxOC will take a look behind the veil and investigate what it means to be an Orange County lacrosse referee. Read about familiar referees who we love, and who some might love to hate. There is much to be learned from our umpires. MaxLaxOC is your number one stop for an exclusive education.