This past weekend, the NCAA Division I Field Hockey Final Four was held in Chapel Hill, N.C. Five USA Field Hockey Umpire Members were selected to officiate at the finals based on their performance during the NCAA First and Second Rounds.
One of those umpires is our own Firefighter, Suzi Sutton!
“Part of the FIH Pro League Panel, Suzi Sutton has officiated 126 international matches since first picking up a whistle in 2007. She has umpired all over the world after earning her international badge, including the 2015 women’s Pan American Games in Canada, 2016 women’s Hockey Junior World Cup in Chile, 2017, FIH Hockey World League Semifinals in South Africa, 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia, 2018 Champions Trophy in China, 2019 FIH Women’s Series Finals in Japan and numerous USA test series. Sutton has officiated at two NCAA Final Four weekends since 2015 as a result of having international appointments fall during the same time.”
“It is an honor to be selected to umpire these important games for these young athletes and collegiate staffs,” said Sutton. “As I reflect on umpiring field hockey during this unique year, my hope is that they valuable life lessons learned through sport will lead to one of these talented athletes/staff members making a positive difference in our world for others in the future.”
The LFC is extremely proud of Suzi’s accomplishments as she has always been, and continues to be an upstanding reflection of herself, our community, and our company in all of her endeavors.
Photos and story courtesy of teamusa.org/USA-Field-Hockey