Sweet Briar board member Alice Dixon ’82 named to Richmond’s U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame

Posted on November 01, 2018 by Casey Grogan

Alice Dixon lacrosse Alice Dixon ’82 during her varsity lacrosse years at Sweet Briar College

Sweet College alumna and Board of Directors member Alice Dixon ’82 was named to the United States Lacrosse-Richmond Chapter Hall of Fame in October for her dedication to the sport of lacrosse in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Dixon, who came to Sweet Briar from Charlotte, N.C., was a three-sport varsity athlete for four years, competing in field hockey, basketball and lacrosse for the Vixens. Away from the field and court, Dixon served as the Student Government Association president, junior class president and freshman class president, while serving on the Judicial Committee as a sophomore. A QV and an Earphone, Dixon was named in the 1982 edition of Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities.

Dixon graduated from Sweet Briar in 1982 with an A.B. in biology, before earning a Master of Humanities from the University of Richmond. In Richmond, Dixon took a job in the pharmaceutical industry. Following a long career with Carter Wallace, she entered the field of residential mortgage lending, where she earned the prestigious Certified Professional Mortgage Specialist designation.

In the sport of lacrosse, Dixon has had her hands on many facets of the game since she left Sweet Briar as a collegiate student-athlete. Dixon continued to play the sport at the club level following her college career, and was a highly respected official for 23 years at the high school and college level. Dixon also spent 10 years as an assignor of officials for middle and high school and club games. Assigning over 400 games a year, throughout Virginia, Dixon helped develop officials, while also recruiting and training new officials.

In 2008, Dixon was the recipient of the Lanetta Ware Service Award, which serves as a lifetime achievement award from the Blue Ridge Board of Officials.

Dixon’s time in lacrosse also saw her as a member of the Central Virginia Women’s Lacrosse Association, where she served as vice president of the organization, before being named an honorary member in 2003.

In 2009, Dixon assumed the role of President of the Richmond Chapter of U.S. Lacrosse, which had been dormant for many years. Dixon reconstituted and reorganized the chapter, which is now a thriving member of U.S. Lacrosse.

Most recently, in lacrosse, Dixon served as head lacrosse coach for Collegiate School’s middle school girls’ team, while also working as the head field hockey goalie coach. Dixon coached at Collegiate School for nearly five years.

Dixon joined the Sweet Briar College Board of Directors on July 2, 2015, and is chair of its Alumnae Committee. In 2017, she served as President Meredith Woo’s Inauguration Committee chair. Previously, Dixon was active in the Richmond chapter of the Sweet Briar Alumnae Association (now Alumnae Alliance), serving as the club’s president for a number of years. In her community, she has been active with her church and was a longtime member of the Junior League board, and a member of its executive committee.