Patti Rowe, Massachusetts – 2005
Patti is currently self-employed. She has been involved in women’s sports since grade school. Most of her career has been involved in officiating, assigning, and training field hockey officials and officiating and assigning for lacrosse. She did coach for a short period of time.
Her league/board affiliations include: membership in the United States Field Hockey Association, the Boston Field Hockey Association, the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association, the United States Lacrosse Association, and the Eastern Massachusetts Lacrosse Association. She has served as coordinator of BFHS and has been the official representative to MIAA for the field hockey committee. Patti has been a trainer for USFHA and an assigner for North Section field hockey and lacrosse.
Patti holds a sectional officials rating in field hockey and a local rating in lacrosse. As a field hockey official, Patti has officiated at state field hockey semifinal championships in 1996-1999 and 2001-2003. She also officiated at the 2004 lacrosse state tournaments.
Patti states that “A former teacher once said, ‘contribute your time to something and it will come back to reward you many fold.’ As a woman who has been involved with sports for many years in several capacities, I feel that I have been rewarded in many ways. To be nominated for the Women’s Hall of Fame is an honor.”
“As a trainer, official and assigner for field hockey, I have strived to be a role model. Getting and keeping women in sports is something I believe in. I hope I emulate that not only on the field by in life also. It is also a way to give back to sports for women. Young people today need to see that there are many ways they can contribute back to sports and I hope that I have set an example of the highest standard.”