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Pat Dillon

Hall of Fame


Inducted 2008


Towson University

Inducted as a truly great contributor, Dillon is a top-rated college and high school official, and a dedicated national and local leader in lacrosse organizations. Dillon's devotion to the sport has helped nurture its growth at all levels over the last 25 years. She was introduced to the sport at Towson, playing on the newly formed women's lacrosse team, and began her umpiring career in 1983. By 1989, she had earned a National rating and she's gone on to officiate at the championship level in both high school and college. She has a well-earned reputation as one of the sport's best officials. 

Her contributions, however, extend well beyond the playing lines. At the time of her induction, she had recently completed a decade of service on the executive committee of the US Lacrosse Board of Directors, serving as chair of the organization from 2004 to 2006. Prior to that, she also served on the board of the USWLA. Dillon has served as chair of the US Lacrosse Rules Committee since 1991 and as secretary/rules editor of the NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Rules Committee since 2006. 

She is a longtime member of the board of directors for the Potomac Chapter of US Lacrosse, currently serving as its treasurer. She also served on the National Umpiring Committee for 10 years and as the chair of the Washington Lacrosse Umpires Association from 1985 to 2003. Dillon was inducted into the US Lacrosse Potomac Chapter Hall of Fame in 2004.