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Hall of Fame Class of 2006

Tom Abbott

Tom Abbott

Tom Abbott

Tom Abbott is a familiar face at the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Final Four Championship contests – he’s been on the field for eleven games in the last seventeen years. In fact, he’s blown the whistle at 7 NCAA Division 1 Semi-Final Games, 6 NCAA Division III Championship Games and 6 NCAA Division III Semi-Final Games, as well as 2 National JUCO (National Junior College) Championship Games. “Have whistle-will travel” has been Tom’s motto. He refereed for the World Championships in Manchester, England in July, 1994. Tom was one of the two USA officials selected for the World Championships. He was a member of the selection committee for officials for the 1998 World Games played in Baltimore. He has also donned the black and white as a Major League Lacrosse official from 2001 to 2005.

His officiating doesn’t stop with lacrosse. He’s also coached and refereed for Valley Youth hockey, (1988-96) and the Syracuse Stars, (1996-2001), bringing both teams to the National Championships in 1996 and 1999.

Tom is a lifetime resident of Central New York and a graduate of Syracuse University (Bachelor of Science Degree). He and his wife, Lone, have three children, Michael, Matthew and Melissa. As a 2006 inductee, Tom is proudly following in the footsteps of his father, Larry Abbott, who was inducted into this Hall of Fame in 2002.

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