Lynne Nemeth, a lifelong New York State resident, has been a registered ASA/USA Softball Umpire for over twenty years. Ever a student of the game, she has worked to hone her abilities in umpiring, by striving to become a better umpire, not only on the field but also by attending Regional Umpire School and the ASA/USA National Umpire School.
As a school teacher in the Waverly, N.Y. School District, Lynne understands that hard work and study provide the fundamentals required to be successful not only on the field but off the field. Her love of teaching has helped her as a mentor to young umpires just breaking in, but also as a skilled clinician providing insight from 20 plus years performing at the highest levels. Lynne’s positive manor allows her to interact with excellent results. Her direct efforts have led to being selected for many ASA/USA Softball National Championships.
Lynne not only works as a ASA/USA Softball Umpire, but also serves as a local Adult Commissioner for ASA/USA Softball of New York. Never one to walk away from a challenge, she helps run the local ASA/USA Softball clinics and meetings, gives her time when not on the field, provides assistance at the New York State Clinics, and works as an Umpire-in-Chief (UIC) or Deputy as required.
Lynne’s personal accomplishments in the game includes not only ASA/USA Softball but New York State High School and NCAA Division I and II, where she has excelled and continues to prove her abilities. She understands the importance of the game, retains a composed and patient manner on the field, and is respected by coaches, players and fellow umpires.
A short resume of her ASA/USA Softball experience would include one ASA/USA Softball National Slow Pitch Tournament, four ASA/USA Softball Junior Olympic (JO) Fast Pitch Nationals, and just recently the ASA/USA Softball 16U Gold Tournament this year. Lynne is a member of both the Medals Fraternity, and National Indicator recipient.
Lynne is not only an asset to New York State ASA/USA Softball, but to the game of Softball and all that cross her path. Region 2, New York State ASA/USA Softball, friends, family and fellow umpires are proud to present Lynne Nemeth with August’s Umpire of the Month award.