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Splash Biography

GABRIEL LIPKOWITZ, Princeton sophomore studying molecular biology

Major: MOL

College/Employer: Princeton

Year of Graduation: 2019

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia, where I began to play soccer from the age of 7. When I began to referee in 10th grade, though, I never turned back, choosing to quit my team to spend more time officiating games. I regularly referee both youth and adult matches, both in Princeton and in Charlottesville when I am back on break. In my spare time, I study molecular biology at Princeton University, where I am also a part of a laboratory which studies hepatitis viruses.

Past Classes

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X404: "Come on, Ref!" The Fine Art of Officiating Soccer in Splash Spring 2017 (Apr. 29, 2017)
Like it or not, referees are an integral part of the game of soccer. In subtle, and in not so subtle ways, they shape the outcomes of each and every match. As such, anyone who plays soccer, likes to watch soccer, or is just curious about those mysterious men in black that run around with players (and sometimes away from them, see, would gain from learning a little bit about the fine art of refereeing. This course will be a rigorous, but entertaining, introduction to the basic principles of refereeing, drawing on the personal anecdotes of a USSF Grade 7 certified ref with five years of experience (and who loves the job).