Manager of Officials Programs
Liz coodinates the development and implementation of the education and training for women's game officials.
At US Lacrosse since:
Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Education from SUNY Cortland
I was a teacher for 10 years, teaching middle school science and math as well as all levels of physical education and health. After that, I became a stay-at-home mom, raising three kids. During that time I became a lacrosse and field hockey umpire.
If you played lacrosse, when and how were you first introduced to the game?
I was a college field hockey player and my coach also coached the lacrosse team, so she asked me to give it a try and it was an instant fit.
Are you currently involved with the game outside of work? If so, how?
I am currently a women’s lacrosse umpire, working all levels. My primary level is college, however, I work the international game as well as high school and youth.
What sports do you play/did you used to play?
I have always been a sports junkie. I played field hockey, basketball and softball in high school and field hockey and lacrosse in college. I love watching sports, especially NCAA basketball and the Yankees.
What’s your ideal Saturday?
I have three teenage kids who are very involved in sports, as well as music and theater, so my ideal Saturday would be watching their games or shows and events. Family time is extremely important to me.
What is your favorite book/magazine/newspaper/blog/etc.?
One of my favorite books is "The Secret Life of Bees". It is a great story about family, acceptance and perseverance.
What was your childhood dream job?
To compete athletically at the highest levels. I was an NCAA Division III field hockey All American and through umpiring have worked NCAA finals, as well as the U19 World Cup tournament, including being on the Gold Medal game.