HADLEY, Mass. – Michael S. Raposo, the sports information director at Mount Holyoke College since 2007, has been named as the Assistant Director for Conference Operations for the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC), it was announced by Executive Director Andrea Savage on Monday. Raposo succeeds Daniel Fisher, who was selected to be the next Commissioner of the Landmark Conference in April.
"I'm pleased to welcome Mike to the NESCAC," stated Savage. "Mike's media relations background and administrative experience in multiple Division III athletic departments will benefit the conference immensely. I look forward to working with him in promoting the NESCAC, its mission, and its members."
Raposo has served as the sports information director and scheduling coordinator for the past five years at nearby Mount Holyoke, as the Lyons reside a mere 10 miles south of the NESCAC offices in South Hadley, Mass. During his tenure, Raposo oversaw all facets of the Lyons' athletic communication needs, promoting the institution's 14 intercollegiate offerings to local, regional, and national media, managing the department's athletics website and social media platforms, and helping administer home contests. Raposo was the media coordinator for the 2009 NCAA Division III Field Hockey Championship, hosted by Mount Holyoke. As scheduling administrator, Raposo was responsible for all of the Lyons game contracts and securing officials for home contests.
In addition to his duties at Mount Holyoke, Raposo has been involved at the administrative level within the New England region. He has served as the women's basketball liaison for the athletic administrators of the New England Men's & Women's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC), the league in which the Lyons compete, and directs the media relations needs of the New England Women's Basketball Association, having held the position since the fall of 2008.
Prior to joining the Mount Holyoke athletic department, Raposo was the sports information director and assistant athletic director at Mount Ida College in Newton, Mass. from August 2005 until July of 2007. Raposo provided publicity for the Mustangs' 11 varsity teams.
A 2004 graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a bachelor's of science degree in sport management, Raposo's career in athletics administration began at Division II Franklin Pierce University in August of 2004. Raposo was the assistant sports information director and was the primary contact for seven Raven sports.
An active member of his local community of Westfield, Mass., Raposo is engaged in Westfield Little League, serving on the organization's Executive Board as the Vice President for the South Division. He also coaches regular season and all-star teams.
"I am thrilled and honored to have been selected as the next Assistant Director for the NESCAC," said Raposo regarding his appointment. "This is an exciting time to be working in Division III Athletics, and I'm looking forward to joining Andrea in the conference office next month."
Raposo will assume his duties as Assistant Director of the NESCAC on July 16.
NESCAC member institutions offer extensive and broad based intercollegiate as well as club and intramural opportunities for both men and women. The Conference sponsors 26 conference sports and with member schools sponsoring an average of nearly 30 varsity programs, the NESCAC provides more than 7,500 opportunities for participation in intercollegiate competition at the Division III level.
Founded in 1971, The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) consists of 11 liberal arts colleges and has consistently reflected its commitment to the values of athletics and academic achievement. The member colleges of the conference are Amherst College, Bates College, Bowdoin College, Colby College, Connecticut College, Hamilton College, Middlebury College, Trinity College, Tufts University, Wesleyan University, and Williams College.