Minnesota Lacrosse Umpires Association (MLUA)

Providing sports officials to girl's & women's lacrosse teams in the upper midwest US.

MLUA Board Members

Tony Lancette, MLUA Chair (Term ends 2019), lacrosse official since 2008.  I have been a hockey official for 21 years with USA Hockey, MSHSL and NCAA.  Presently the Director of Operations for Northern Edge Sports Academy and Achiever Academy.  Contact me at tlancettejr@gmail.com.

Tim Likes, MLUA Vice-Chair (Term ends 2020). Also serves as the Coordinator for Referee development for U.S. Lacrosse in 7 states. Contact me at chevylikscape@hotmail.com.


Kip Kilen, MLUA Member At Large and Recruiting Coordinator (Term ends 2020). Contact me at coachkk2@gmail.com.

Fred Edstrom, MLUA Treasurer (Term ends 2019), MSHSL official since 1987 and women's lacrosse official since 2008. I am a retired Certified Public Accountant. I worked for Anoka County since 1991 and retired in 2016.  Contact me at Fred.E.Edstrom@gmail.com.


John Nicholson, MLUA Secretary (Term ends 2020). I also serve on the Audit Committee for our association.  I have been a women’s lacrosse official since 2007.  Recently I also became a women’s lacrosse official in Southwest Florida, where my wife and I now winter.  I am a licensed Certified Public Accountant, and retired in 2012 after 33 years of working for the Federal Government.  My title was Assistant Regional Director, Regulatory Audit, Customs and Border Protection.  Contact me at nicholj50@aol.com.

Connie Sutherland, MLUA Member At Large (Term ends 2019) and webmaster for MLUA.org.  I have been an official of women's lacrosse since the spring of 2014.  My daughter's love of the game soon became my inspiration for making a positive impact as an official. I've had the opportunity to travel to out-state tournaments and look forward to expanding my knowledge of officiating and coaching.  Contact me at mlua.org@gmail.com.

Tom Eliason, NCWLL College Rep for MLUA.  I've been a lacrosse umpire for 15 years and am one of the original members of the MLUA. Within this time, I've held a number of positions of Local Chair, Vice Chair, Regional Chair and I'm currently is the NCWLL Rules Chairman. I also had the opportunity over a span of 7 years to be able to coach lacrosse from youth to high school. I currently work at Voss Lighting out of Roseville.  Contact me at tomeliason1963@gmail.com.


Holly Souza, Regional Chair for US Lacrosse.  Contact me at hollycape24@gmail.com.