Fisher alum is one of the first women to referee a men’s World Cup game
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A St. John Fisher University alum is serving as a referee at the World Cup in Qatar.
Dr. Kathryn Nesbitt was a multi-sport athlete at Fisher, competing in volleyball and figure skating. She went on to pursue her master’s degree in chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh. Before becoming a full-time referee, she was a professor at Towson University.
In 2017, she made history as the first woman to officiate a major league soccer match. In 2019, she was a referee at the women’s World Cup in France.