Shantey Hill Appointed as New LI Campus Athletic Director

Patchogue, N.Y. – St. Joseph’s College (SJC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Shantey Hill as the new director of intercollegiate athletics and the chairperson for the physical education department on the College’s Long Island Campus effective immediately. Prior to coming to SJC, Ms. Hill worked at Long Island University (LIU)-Post for more than a decade, including seven years as their senior associate director of athletics/senior woman administrator and four years as director of sports medicine and head athletic trainer.

Ms. Hill succeeds Don Lizak, who has retired after 19 years of service to SJC, during which time he oversaw its transition into the NCAA’s Division III in 1997 and the growth of the Golden Eagles program into 19 varsity teams at the end of his tenure.

“I am humbled, yet excited to begin building upon the traditions that Don Lizak and the athletic department students and staff, both past and present, have worked tirelessly to create,” said Ms. Hill. “I look forward to servicing and working with the entire Golden Eagle campus community including alumni, family and friends as we continue to sculpt strong, competitive athletic programs while remaining dedicated to developing diverse, educated and well-rounded leaders.”

At LIU-Post, Ms. Hill was responsible for all internal operations and compliance with rules and regulations set forth by the NCAA and the East Coast Conference (ECC) offices. Her commitment to athletics extended beyond the Post Campus, as she served on the NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Committee, was the chair of the ECC Women’s Basketball Committee and a member of the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators (NACWAA) Sponsorship Committee.

A 1999 graduate of Post, with a bachelor’s degree in physical education, Ms. Hill was a standout member and captain of the Pioneer women’s basketball team, leading the squad in scoring twice. She obtained a master’s degree in athletic training from California University of Pennsylvania in 2001 and added a second master’s degree in health education in 2004 from Columbia University’s Teachers College. She also served as an athletic trainer at Columbia for two years.

Ms. Hill has complemented her academic accolades by completing the NCAA Pathway Program, attending the NCAA Leadership Institute for Ethnic Minority Males and Females and graduating from the NACWAA HERS/Institute.

A dedicated member of the community, she serves on the Women’s Fund of Long Island grants review and fundraising committee and has served as a speaker on several occasions for topics relating to students transitioning from high school to college athletics.

About St. Joseph's College

St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.

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