Meet the Highest-Ranking Woman in a Men’s Professional Sports League


Jessica Berman ’02, who became the deputy commissioner of the National Lacrosse League in August of last year, is the highest-ranked woman in a men’s professional sports league. Berman was profiled in an article for USA Today, outlining her career in law and sports and what she has in store for the future of national lacrosse.

Jessica Berman has never played lacrosse, but that hasn’t stopped her from becoming one of the top executives in the National Lacrosse League.

“I love it,” said Berman, who lives in Larchmont, New York. “If I could have scripted the next best opportunity for me, it would be exactly this.”

Berman said she knew by age 15 that she wanted a career in sports.

Berman is not shy about her ambitions.

“I wanted to intentionally fill any gaps in my experience so that I’d be a qualified candidate for any opportunity that comes my way in the future,” she said. “Whether it’s to be a commissioner of a league one day or the president of a team.”

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