ABOUT WWLOA

WWLOA is the Washington Women’s Lacrosse Officials Association. We are a non-profit membership organization that trains, supports and facilitates the game assignments of officials for women’s lacrosse in the state of Washington. 

Governing Bodies

US Lacrosse

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US Lacrosse is the sport's national governing body. They provide national leadership, training, structure and resources to fuel the growth of lacrosse and enrich the experience of participants. They primarily serve the youth and high school level of play. 

COLLEGIATE WOMEN'S LACROSSE OFFICIATING ASSOCIATION

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The CWLOA is a professional organization representing all women’s collegiate lacrosse officials. The CWLOA is responsible for all aspects of officiating at the college level and is dedicated to promoting the interests of women’s lacrosse officials.

LEAGUES WE SERVE

Washington Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association

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WSLA, the Washington Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association, is the governing body for girls’ youth and high school lacrosse in Washington state. WSLA organizes, develops and promotes girls’ high school and youth lacrosse by facilitating a safe environment to play lacrosse, promoting the growth of the sport and honoring the game.

Northwest Women’s Lacrosse League

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NWWLL, the Northwest Women’s Lacrosse League, is a women’s collegiate club lacrosse association comprised of teams from the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. NWWLL is a member of the Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (WCLA) of US Lacrosse.

NCAA NORTHWEST CONFERENCE

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The NCAA is a non-profit association that regulates athletes and organizes athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. The Division III organization provides for passionate participation in a competitive athletic environment in which student-athletes build upon their academic success. 

Pacific Northwest Lacrosse League,

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PNWLL, the Pacific Northwest Lacrosse League, is a post-collegiate women’s lacrosse league comprised of teams in the Pacific Northwest including Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver.

SPIRIT OF THE GAME

WWLOA believes in safe, fun and competitive play

WWLOA recognizes that women’s lacrosse players are allowed to play with passion, speed and intensity. At the same time, WWLOA reminds players that their conduct on the field should comply with the rules and be consistent with the “spirit of the game”.


US Lacrosse has established a philosophy to maintain the “spirit of the game”. This philosophy is stated in the US Lacrosse Women’s Rule Book and states that “players…should observe the intent of the rules, making a sincere effort to observe them and not attempting to take advantage of them”. Also, “players…should be vigilant when…playing…so that the safety of all players and the integrity of the game are maintained”.


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OUR BOARD MEMBERS

WWLOA is governed by a local board consisting of up to ten individuals. The board positions and current board members are identified below. Board meetings are generally held once a month with a General Membership held in November or December of each year.

BOARD CHAIR

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Tsering Yuthok Short

chair@wwloa.org

EDUCATION CHAIR & ADULT CO-CHAIR

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Jeannette Wake

education@wwloa.org


ADULT Co-CHAIR

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Edith Harris

zebraedith@gmail.com 

Youth Official Co-Chair

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Youth official co-chair

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Registrar

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William Christensen

registrar@wwloa.org

Secretary

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Anna Gustafson

RECRUITMENT

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Chip Kelly

Webmaster

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Cori Geiger