Top-rated college and high school official, dedicated national and local leader in lacrosse organizations, Towson State graduate, incoming national Board chair of US Lacrosse, Women’s Rules Committee national chair, longtime chair of WLUA, officer of US Lacrosse/Potomac Chapter, frequent volunteer speaker and leading supporter of girls’ and women’s lacrosse in the DC metro area.
Throughout her lacrosse officiating career, Pat Dillon has been a leader, seeking to nurture and develop this rapidly expanding sport, which is so dependent upon officials for growth. She has undertaken responsibilities that no one else wanted, and inspired others to work with her for the greater common good. Pat has devoted the past twenty years to the development of the sport in the greater Washington, DC area. The results are self-evident.
Pat’s introduction to the game of lacrosse came when attending Towson State, where she played on the newly formed women’s lacrosse team. She began umpiring lacrosse in 1983, earning her National Rating in 1989. Pat has subsequently become one of the most sought-after officials in the region. She has umpired high school league championships (ISL, WCAC, Fairfax & Montgomery Counties) and state championships in Maryland and Virginia. At the collegiate level, she has umpired league championships (ACC, America East, Atlantic 10, and CAA) as well as the NCAA playoffs.
In addition to her on-field umpiring, Pat served as Chair of the Washington Lacrosse Umpires Association, assisting in the growth of that group from 8 members to the current 140+ members. She continues to serve as the WLUA Treasurer. She was an active member of the National Umpiring Committee from 1990-2000, and was on the Board of the United States Women’s Lacrosse Association prior to its merger with US Lacrosse. Pat currently serves as national Chair of the USL Women’s Division Rules Committee. In that capacity, she has been an annual presenter at the USL Convention and a member of the Women’s Division Board of Governors.
A resident of Beltsville, MD, Pat has been a longtime member of the Potomac Chapter Board of Directors. She currently serves as Chapter Treasurer.