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Dorothy L. Hayden

Hall of Fame


Inducted 2005


Baltimore Lacrosse Club

Dottie Hayden initiated the women's lacrosse program at Frostburg State (Md.) University, part of her service to the game that spanned four decades, including committee work and elected offices. During her 24 years as a nationally-rated official, she chaired the National Umpiring Committee for six years, officiated National Tournaments and international matches, and helped write the first umpiring manual. 

Hayden was a member of the undefeated 1975 United States Touring Team to Great Britain. She served as an umpire for the U.S. Training Squad and traveled frequently overseas to develop coaches and umpires. In 1982, she became the 26th Honorary Member of the United States Women's Lacrosse Association. For many years, Hayden played with the Baltimore Lacrosse Association and the South District teams. A Master Teacher at The Madeira School in McLean, Va., at the time of her induction Hayden had coached lacrosse there since 1979.