​​​​​Announcements & Updates 


4/22/15. DO NOT leave sticks on field during weather delay.

* All equipment should be removed from field during a weather delay. Tell coaches and captains during pregame, that players are to take their equipment with them to safe place, if game is delayed by weather. Officials should note where ball is, player with ball, if penalty setup, etc. Does not matter where players were behind restraining line or where they setup when play is resumed-no advantage for either team. Use honor system to trust girls to go to nearest spot when play resumes for those below restraining line. If coach objects-its safest way to resume play. This is not in rule book.


4/15/15. Middle School and 5/6th grade A Level Game Procedures:

* 25 Min running clock halves.
* Clock stops in the last 2 min of each half, and at timeouts.

* NO PASSING RULE (except after a free position in stead of a draw when                  USL requires one pass).

* Modified checking.


* We use OVERTIME RULES that are different than what is listed in the US   

   Lacrosse Rule Book. The only level that plays overtime is Varsity.  All   

   other level games can end in a tie.
* Varsity will play one sudden victory, 3 minute overtime.  If  

   the game is still tied at the end of 3 minutes it will end in a tie.

​* (See further explanation on High School page)

If you are interested in officiating, please submit this form.

Keep it fair.  Keep it safe.  Keep it fun!

Southern Ohio Women Lacrosse Umpire Association


Anne Murphy: President

Open: Treasurer

Sean Murphy: Secretary

John Hunt:  Membership & Ratings

Lissa Fickert: Rules Interpretation

Al Brauer: Mentorship

Pat Dunn

Stacey Morton

Bill Strietmann

SOWLUA Liaisons

High School:  Pat Dunn

Middle School:  Bill Strietmann

Youth: Stacey Morton

Upcoming Events


 Jan 22-24, 2016   

US Lacrosse National Convention  

Feb 6, 2016

SOWLUA Rules Interpretation  

March 7, 2016

Youth & Middle School Ratings

March 12, 2016

Local Ratings

For directions to manage your game in Arbiter, click here for a presentation.