(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.
• Katie Howes – Canada
• Shihoko Kishima – Japan
• Rob Keogh – England
• Steph McRae – Australia
• Shoko Noda – Japan
• Tammy Varga – Australia
• Liz Brush – USA
• Lauren Charwat – USA
• Jenn Eames – USA
• Sachiko Goto – Japan
• Suzanne Kirkby – Australia
• Jodi Michna – USA
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!
‡ = Emeritus & International Honorary Umpire | † = Emeritus Umpire
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.