Vice Chair, Athletes Commission
Term: 2019-22 – Three-Year Term
Residing: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
One of the most accomplished athletes in the history of international women’s lacrosse, Dana Dobbie has been a member the World Lacrosse board of directors since 2018. A member of the Canadian National Team since 2001, she has been an All-World Team member on three occasions, leading Canada to the bronze medal in 2009 and helping the team earn silver medals as a team captain in both 2013 and 2017.
Dobbie was also captain of the 2003 Canadian U-19 team, leading the squad in goals scored, and was a member of the 2003 World Championship team that won the bronze medal.
On the professional level, Dobbie served as captain for a Women’s Professional Lacrosse League’s Brave that claimed the WPLL title in the summer of 2019. Dobbie was named a WPLL All-Star that season, and also was a team captain and all-star for the WPLL Baltimore Ride in 2016.
In addition to her success in international and professional lacrosse, Dobbie enjoyed an outstanding playing career in college lacrosse. A two-time All-American and Tewaaraton Trophy finalist, Dobbie concluded her Division I career as the NCAA’s all-time leader in draw controls with 334.
At the University of Maryland, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in family science, Dobbie was a two-time Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year. As a senior, she was named the 2008 International Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association Midfielder of the Year after leading Division I and setting an NCAA single-season record with 126 draw controls.
Dobbie was a unanimous First Team All-America selection in 2007 and 2008, leading the ACC with 70 goals, the sixth-highest total in Maryland history. She spent her first two seasons of collegiate competition at Ohio University.
Today, she serves as an assistant coach for the highly successful women’s lacrosse program at Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Under Head Coach Jen Adams, the Greyhounds have developed into one of the top programs in NCAA Division I.