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Jen M. O'Donnell

Hall of Fame


Inducted 2009


West Chester University

Inducted as a truly great official, O'Donnell is one of the most respected umpires in the country. Having received her first rating in 1983, she has moved up through the ranks quickly, attaining the highest rating available – international - in 1994. In addition to working post-season tournaments for the ACC, CAA, Atlantic 10, Patriot League, Big East & ALC conferences, O'Donnell had worked the NCAA Division I Final Four for 19 years at the time of her induction. She has been on the NCAA final game in 11 of those years. 

In addition to her extensive umpiring schedule, O'Donnell is a collegiate assignor for 43 NCAA colleges & universities. O'Donnell's international experience covers 15 years. In 1999, she was chosen to umpire the U-19 World Championships in Perth, Australia. She has since worked two World Cup (senior) Tournaments, 2001 in High Wycomb, England, and 2005 in Annapolis, MD/USA. 

Over the years, Jen has been a clinician for international rules and umpiring and has umpired international games in the USA involving Japan, Canada, Wales & England, to name a few. Jen has been a clinician & evaluator on the local, national & international levels. In addition, she has been a speaker at the US Lacrosse National Convention numerous times. O’Donnell was inducted previously into the US Lacrosse Philadelphia/Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2009.