HENNIKER, N.H. – The New England College Athletic Department would like to announce the hiring of Lauren Mackey as a new Assistant Athletics Director/Senior Woman Administrator. Mackey will be responsible for assisting with recruiting strategies and enrollment initiatives, team oversight, events management, student-athlete services, community engagement, fundraising, and the overall administration of the Athletics department.
"We are thrilled to be able to add Lauren to our administrative team. Lauren proved to be a great asset to our softball program in her time here," said DeCew. "We anticipate that her work ethic and passion will aid in the continued growth of our competitiveness and core values of pride, integrity, and respect."
Mackey most recently finished her Master's degree in strategic leadership at New England College in May of 2019. She served as the Graduate Assistant for the NEC softball team, where the team went 47-31 over that span. This past season the Pilgrims broke a single-season record for wins in a season (30), and tied the record for the longest winning streak in program history (16).
"I am looking forward to coming back to New England College as the Assistant Director of Athletics," said Mackey. "It is an honor to be able to work closely with the Director of Athletics, Dave DeCew. I am excited to work with the student-athletes, coaches, trainers and the alumni of New England College Athletics."
A native of Dublin, New Hampshire, Mackey is a graduate of the class of 2017 from Clark University. Mackey graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science and Policy. She played field hockey and softball for the Cougars. Mackey finished ninth in Cougars history in goals scored with 41. She appeared in 122 games with a .363 career batting average on the softball field. During her Senior year, Mackey was named to the Worcester Area All-Star Second-Team. Mackey was also awarded the Merit Award, which is given to the senior student-athlete who has made a significant impact on their sports, playing at an extremely high level.
Story and photo courtesy of NEC Sports Information