Corey Rockwell, a 1998 industrial engineering graduate, attended this summer’s World Cup as a spectator — and that suited him just fine.
Growing up, Rockwell played soccer constantly and followed its professional ranks as closely as he could living in the U.S. As a Tech freshman in 1992, he joined the Institute’s club soccer team. But soon, Rockwell realized he needed to start paying for college.
That’s when he turned to refereeing.
Though he would have loved to officiate games at soccer’s biggest event, after 10 years working for Major League Soccer in the U.S., he thought going as a fan would be far less stressful. Then he got to Brazil.