Max Berkowitz – 1851 Staff
The Lasell College Athletic Department and Athletic Director Kristy Walter, recently announced the hiring of Emily Machado ’13 as the new Sports Information Director. Machado is taking over the position for Todd Montana, who served in the job since the winter of 2012.
Before stepping into this role, Machado was the Assistant Sports Information Director at Becker College in Worcester. Machado was a member of the women’s soccer program at Lasell, bringing home three consecutive Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Championships and the program’s first ever NCAA Tournament appearances and victory.
“I’m very fortunate to be able to return to my Alma Mater as a staff member,” said Machado. “I have adapted extremely well into the Athletic Department, and am lucky to have had four years of concrete, beneficial schooling that prepared me for the real world.”
As the incoming Sports Information Director, Machado has many short-term and long-term goals in hopes of improving an already successful athletics department.
Machado began her career at Lasell on Monday, November 3, just in time for the playoff run of the 2014 and five-time GNAC Champion women’s soccer team and crossover season preparing for the beginning of the 2014-15 men’s and women’s basketball campaigns.
“This year I look forward to working with the Athletic Department staff to promote the excellence and integrity of Lasell Athletics. My return to Lasell has been great so far, especially coming in at such a successful point in the women’s soccer season,” said Machado. “On the other side of the spectrum, my student staff workers have already been a great help to me. I look forward to teaching them the ins and outs of game management, and can’t wait to track their progress.”
The high expectations of working at Lasell have Machado up and ready to take on anything in the department.
“I truly appreciate the opportunity to return to Lasell College,” said Machado. “I know first-hand the impact my student-athlete experience had on me and how big a role the Lasell campus community played in my development, and I can’t wait to be a part of that experience on the other side.”