Julie Halloran is a former three-sport athlete at Salem High and was inducted into the school's Hall of Fame in 2011

Julie Halloran named MIAA Official of the Year for Field Hockey

In recognition for her contributions to officiating, the MIAA has named Salem native and Lynn resident Julie Halloran as the MIAA Field Hockey Official of the Year. The award seeks to recognize and honor officials who have displayed character, integrity and dignity, while displaying the highest standards of ethical conduct. Candidates should have a record of exceptional performance, as well as a reputation, among their peers and the athletic community, for fair play, for good sportsmanship, and for the development of these attributes in our student-athletes.

Halloran has been an official in multiple sports over the past 20 years, officiating field hockey for 20 years and lacrosse for the past 16 years. In lacrosse, Halloran officiates high school and college games, including games at the NCAA Division I level. She has worked a number of MIAA sectional and state final games on the lacrosse field as well. 

In field hockey, where she has won the award this year, Halloran has also worked multiple MIAA sectional finals and also a state final over the past 20 years. 

But it's not just her officiating experience that is impressive on Halloran's resume. A Salem native, Halloran was a three-sport athlete at Salem High. Her prowess in field hockey, basketball and softball over her four years at Salem led her to be inducted into the Salem High Hall of Fame in 2011. 

From there, Halloran moved on to Northeastern University on a basketball scholarship. That wasn't all though, as she also played field hockey in her time at Northeastern. 

Halloran also spent considerable time as a successful coach in multiple sports. She coached field hockey and Swampscott High for 12 years starting in 1982, also coaching the softball team during that time. She spent time as a basketball coach at Swampscott and Saugus between 1985 and 2001, earning 184 wins and back-to-back MIAA North sectional championships with the Big Blue in 1997 and 1998. 

Halloran plans to continue her officiating career once the games return to the field.

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