Lelie Sacre was born in Delta, BC but currently resides in London, England where she is working as a school teacher.
Lelia began umpiring in 2007 to help fill assignments in the Vancouver League. She quickly began to realize she had potential to take her umpiring to higher levels. Her first international appointment came in 2013 at the Women’s Pan American Cup in Argentina.
Along with umpiring, Lelia also was a member of the Canadian Women’s National Team from 2005-2008. She played for the University of Maine where she was an All-American.
Lelia credits much of her international success because of her ability to approach her games with humility and humor, all of which helps build rapport with the players.
Lelia’s favorite hockey memory was umpiring the 2013 Super Series final between Argentina and Australia with 2012/2016 Olympic umpire Kelly Hudson, where she had to give 8 time FIH Player of the Year Luciana Aymar a yellow card.
2013 Women’s Pan American Cup – Mendoza, Argentina
2013 Super Series – Perth, Australia
2016 Hawkes Bay Invitational – Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
2015 and 2016 England Hockey League Premier Championship and Playoffs
2010/2012 FHC Senior National Championships
2012/2014 FHC U16 National Championships
208/2015/2016 FHC U18 National Championships