Cynthia MacDonald has served the Stonehill athletic department and its student-athletes for over 20 years, wearing numerous hats along the way. MacDonald has always put the many student-athletes at Stonehill first with a tireless work ethic and in her various roles over her years at the College. She was recently recognized for her committment to the Stonehill athletic department with induction into its Athletics Hall of Fame in October 2012. MacDonald recently completed nearly six months as Interim Director of Athletics as the athletic program brought home its fifth Northeast-10 Conference Presidents' Cup in recordbreaking fashion.
MacDonald was hired as the College’s head athletic trainer in September 1991, a position she held for five years before being promoted to Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine in 1996. She moved strictly into an administrative role as Assistant Athletic Director and Compliance Coordinator in 1998 before being named Associate Director of Athletics in 2001 and then Senior Associate AD in 2003. She has served as the athletic program liason for men’s and women’s cross country and track and field, women’s lacrosse, field hockey, women’s soccer and equestrian, offering both guidance and valuable support throughout the seasons and beyond.
MacDonald has overseen the athletic department’s NCAA compliance for 14 years and been supervisor of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee since 2001. She has served on numerous committees, including the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Committee for Region 1 and the Academic/Athletics Committee, Intercollegiate Athletic Committee, Academic Convocation Committee, Leadership Committee and Varsity Club here at Stonehill.