The Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) has announced the names of 55 individuals that will serve in on- and off-field officiating capacities at the 2019 FIL U19 Women’s World Championship in Peterborough, Ontario. The group includes 17 officials from the United States.

“US Lacrosse is proud of the professional accomplishment of these 17 U.S. officials and is excited for their opportunity to represent the United States at the FIL U19 World Championship,” said Caitlin Kelley, senior manager of the women’s game for US Lacrosse. “Officials are an integral part of growing the game internationally, and the selection of these officials reflects the vitality and commitment of the women’s game officiating community in the U.S.”

The overall team of 55 officials will be led by FIL Women's Officiating Chair, Stephen Taylor of England and a leadership team of five officials: Sachiko Goto (JPN), Jane McCarthy (ENG), Nancy Madsen (USA), Wendy Reynolds (ENG) and Mara Wager (USA). 

"I am honored to once again have the opportunity to lead such skilled and dedicated groups of individuals,” said Stephen Taylor, FIL Women’s Officiating Chair. “Our officials come from eleven different countries, covering four continents. When I first officiated at the first U19 World Championship at Haverford (Pa.) in 1995, we had 12 officials from seven countries. This growth is a direct reflection of the development of the sport across our 62 member nations, which has recently led us to our provisional recognition by the International Olympic Committee. Our goals include strong teamwork, consistency and growth in knowledge and professionalism. I am excited to see, what we accomplish together." 

Don Blacklock, Technical Director for the FIL added, “Congratulations to all of the officials selected to participate at the largest ever U19 Women’s World Championship. As FIL continues to expand its membership, the number of umpires and technical delegates who are qualified to officiate in our events will continue to grow and develop. Our goal is that we provide the very best officials for each FIL competition and that each official will return to their country with some new or additional techniques and skills for teaching others the rules and nuances of umpiring women’s lacrosse.” 

The officials will be arriving on the weekend of July 27 and will participate in clinics, warm up games, fitness and rules tests ahead of the opening games on Thursday, Aug. 1. A total of 25 nations are expected to compete at this year’s championship.

U.S. On-Field Officials

Cheryl Anstotz
Lorma Capili
Lauren Charwat
Lucia Clark
David Dunham
Trina Mangano
Mike Miller
Cathy Russo
Lisa Volland

U.S. Off-Field Officials

Reta Brown
Sheila Donahue
Lissa Fickert
Bonnie Foley
Rala Heinen
Sue Kennedy
Maureen Richards
Dave Shifman