Cheryl MacNeill Wins International Officiating Award

Canada’s own Cheryl MacNeill has been selected as this years winner of the International Officiating Award. This award is presented to individuals who have made a significant impact worldwide to the growth and development of lacrosse officiating, while also demonstrating the highest standards as an official. 

Cheryl has put her heart and soul into the growth & development of lacrosse officiating. She has perspective on the game like no other. She played at the 1997 World Cup; served as the assistant coach of the 1999 U19 Women’s National Team; officiated several World Cups. She has trained & mentored officials in addition to serving as a Technical Delegate at the 2011 & 2015 U19 Women’s World Cups. 
Over the last 3 years, Cheryl has been instrumental in developing the Sixes officiating materials to get the game ready for the 2028 Olympics. Her wealth of volunteer work, in conjunction with her love of the game has impacted so many people in a positive manner. We here at Lacrosse Canada can’t thank Cheryl enough for everything she has done and continues to do for lacrosse,
Congratulations Cheryl! 

About Lacrosse Canada


Founded in 1867, Lacrosse Canada is the governing body responsible for all aspects of lacrosse in Canada. Our organization is comprised of 10 Member Associations representing nearly 85,000 individual participants, including coaches, officials, and athletes of all ages and abilities. Lacrosse Canada’s mission is to honour the sport of lacrosse and its unique nation-building heritage, by engaging our members, leading our partners, and providing opportunities for all Canadians to participate. Lacrosse Canada oversees the delivery of numerous national championships and the participation of Team Canada at all international events sanctioned by World Lacrosse. Lacrosse Canada is proud to be affiliated with partners that share the same vision and values, including our corporate partners - Nike, CoachThem, Gait, Cascade and Baron Rings - as well as our funding partners the Government of Canada, the Coaching Association of Canada, and the Canadian Lacrosse Foundation.



For more information, please contact:

Kealan Pilon
Communications Coordinator
Lacrosse Canada

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