Suzanne Honeysett McKinny was inducted as a truly great umpire. She transitioned into officiating after a successful playing career at the collegiate and national team level. She was a four-year player at Ursinus College and also a member of the U.S. Women’s National Team, First Team from 1965-1972, as well as the U.S. Touring Team three times (1964, 1969, 1970). She would frequently go into schools and clubs to teach lacrosse during her three international tours.
McKinny umpired 35 years at the high school level, 30 years at the collegiate level and 20 years at the international level. She also served on the Philadelphia Umpiring Board and served as USWLA treasurer. She devoted her life to lacrosse and remained a great ambassador for the sport. She was an umpire at every level and only stopped when her mobility became a concern. Many regional umpires today can trace their interest in officiating to McKinny, who took every opportunity to introduce the sport to whomever was interested.