4 Oct 2011

Umpires Receive/Renew International Rating

Umpires Receive/Renew International Rating

(HANNOVER, GERMANY) The Federation of International Lacrosse is pleased to announce that it has seven new international umpires, each having receiving their rating at the recently held U19 Women’s World Championship.

In addition, seven umpires renewed their international rating and one umpire, Lorna Powell, was named FIL Emeritus Umpire.

Congratulations are extended to the following seven individuals who received their rating:

• Bodhan Fuka – Czech Republic
• Katie Howes – Canada
• Shihoko Kishima – Japan
• Rob Keogh – England
• Steph McRae – Australia
• Shoko Noda – Japan
• Tammy Varga – Australia
Congrats also go to the seven umpires who renewed their international rating:

• Anika Altenhain – Germany
• Liz Brush – USA
• Lauren Charwat – USA
• Jenn Eames – USA
• Sachiko Goto – Japan
• Suzanne Kirkby – Australia
• Jodi Michna – USA

Finally, congratulations are extended to Lorna Powell on being awarded as an FIL Emeritus Umpire.

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Lorna Powell receives FIL Emeritus Umpire award at the 2011 World Cup in Hannover, Germany.
© 2011 FIL

Lorna commenced her lacrosse career at school in the early 1970’s.  In 1982, Lorna played in the first World Cup in England and continued representing Scotland as a player in 1993 and 1997 (Captain and Assistant Coach) and as Head Coach in 2001.  At the same time as she was playing, Lorna started officiating and attended her first world event as a umpire at the 1995 U19 Women’s World Championship.  She has had the honour of officiating at every U19 World Championship since that time (99, 03, 07, 11) – and in 2005, officiated at her first World Cup. Lorna completed the full cycle in 2009, when she was a Technical Delegate at the 8th World Cup.  In an illustrious lacrosse career, Lorna Powell has represented Scotland in every capacity at the world level – player, coach and official.

At the local level, Lorna continues to organise women’s officiating in Scotland as the Rules and Umpiring Chair. She delivers training at a range of levels and established the http://www.laxrules.co.uk/ website.  Since the early 90′s, Lorna has officiated at the annual Home Internationals (unless playing or coaching). Lorna received the Barclays Award for volunteering effort, and has played an active role in the Lacrosse Scotland (formerly Scottish Lacrosse Association) organisation for many years.

Lorna’s contribution to lacrosse, both on and off the field is second to none, and it is with pleasure that FIL has recently recognised her with an Emeritus Umpire award.  Congratulations Lorna, an outstanding achievement!

FIL Umpires

‡ = Emeritus & International Honorary Umpire  |  † = Emeritus Umpire

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Susie Ganzenmuller‡ USA
Marge Garinger ‡ USA
Janet Jackson † AUSTRALIA
Lorna Powell † SCOTLAND
Joan Wagner † USA
Anne Kingston AUSTRALIA
Martin Kiploks AUSTRALIA
Suzanne Kirkby AUSTRALIA
Stephanie McRae AUSTRALIA
Kristine Palmer AUSTRALIA
Tammy Varga AUSTRALIA
Katie Howes CANADA
Cheryl MacNeill CANADA
Carolyn Toll CANADA
Bohdan Fuka CZECH REPUBLIC
Ann Hutchings ENGLAND
Rob Keogh ENGLAND
Ann Parker ENGLAND
Stephen Taylor ENGLAND
Anika Altenhain GERMANY
Sachiko Goto JAPAN
First Last Country
Tomoko Hirano JAPAN
Shihoko Kishima JAPAN
Shoko Noda JAPAN
Eri Shiinoki JAPAN
Liz Brush USA
Lauren Charwat USA
Lisa Clark USA
Nancy Coffman USA
Lynn Craun USA
Jenn Eames USA
Sandy Goldthorpe USA
Rala Heinen USA
Patti Klecha-Porter USA
Jodi Michna USA
Jen O’Donnell USA
Fran Trumbo USA
Mara Wager USA
Madge Corbitt WALES
Mary McKnight WALES
Karen Owen WALES

About the FIL

The Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) is the international governing body for men’s and women’s lacrosse. The FIL currently sanctions five World Championships (women’s and men’s field, women’s and men’s U19 field and men’s indoor). The FIL is responsible for the governance and integrity of all forms of lacrosse and provides responsive and effective leadership to support the sports’ development throughout the world.

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