Samantha Masayda is in her first year as the Sports Information Director at Albertus Magnus College. She began her position on January 14, 2017.
She oversees all internal and external communications efforts for the Albertus Magnus Athletic Department and its 15 varsity sports – men’s and women’s soccer, women’s volleyball, men’s golf, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s basketball, field hockey, women’s swimming, men’s ice hockey, baseball, softball and men’s and women’s lacrosse.
Masayda also oversees the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (S.A.A.C.), which is comprised of representatives from every intercollegiate athletic team on Albertus Magnus's campus. It is designed to provide an avenue for student-athletes to advocate for their needs while also working in concert with other institutions within the Great Northeast Athletic Conference and the national NCAA Division III population.
Masayda joined Albertus after serving as an Athletic Communications Assistant at Southern Connecticut State University from fall 2014 to the winter of 2016. In her position at SCSU, she served as the primary contact for the volleyball, women's basketball, men's and women's cross country/track and field and softball programs.
She also provided communications support for SCSU Athletics, including game coverage, media relations, social media, and web-based communications. Some of her other responsibilities were designing and editing of game programs, overseeing the athletics web site, managing all social media accounts and maintenance of historical records and statistics.
Prior to rejoining the Owls, Masayda served as the Assistant Director of Athletic Communications at Merrimack College. During that time, she was the primary contact for men’s and women’s soccer, women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball and men’s and women’s tennis programs.
Masayda earned her bachelor’s degree from SCSU in 2011, where she worked in the athletic communications office throughout her time as an undergraduate. She assisted in all aspects of the daily operations including press releases, game programs, and management of game day operations.
After completion of her bachelor’s degree, Masayda moved across town to the University of New Haven, where she graduated with a master’s degree in management of sport industries in 2013. She also served as a graduate assistant in the athletic communications office at UNH and was the primary contact for the softball and women’s tennis programs.