Patty was a college player at University of Maryland and a club player in Washington DC through 1990. For the past 20+ years, she has been a lacrosse referee at the collegiate, high school & club level. In recent years, she has been a Division l college referee with the opportunity to officiate the Atlantic Coast, Big East & Colonial Athletic Conference Tournaments, as well as Division l & lll NCAA Final Four tournaments. As a presenter at the US National Lacrosse Convention & member of the US Lacrosse Training Committee, she has enjoyed the opportunity to influence officials as they work to improve their level of officiating, knowledge & expertise. She was selected as a Baltimore Chapter 2015 US Lacrosse Hall of Fame member.