Liz Wacienga, athletic communications assistant at The College at Brockport State University of New York, has been named as director of athletic communications for Kentucky Wesleyan College, according to Director of Athletics Rob Mallory. She begins at the College today.
“We are very excited to add Liz Wacienga to the Panther athletics family,” said Mallory. “Her knowledge and skills mesh well with our needs in the athletic communications office. I have no doubt she will be a tremendous asset to our scholar-athletes, coaches, and fans.”
At Brockport, Wacienga oversaw all aspects of media relations for eight sports (football, men’s ice hockey, women’s field hockey, softball, men’s and women’s cross country and track and field) for two and half years.
Wacienga also coordinated and implemented a social media campaign which catapulted the Golden Eagles men’s basketball to No. 1 on Top 10 Plays.
Her other duties were website design, live webstreaming, photography, statistical recording, writing releases, producing publications and managing approximately 40 workers for home events.
She also hosted three conference championships and one NCAA Division III Championship.
Wacienga steps into her role on the heels of Roy Pickerill’s retirement as Sports Information Director after more than 40-plus years of service to Kentucky Wesleyan athletics.
Pickerill announced his plans in June but remained on staff full-time while the search for his replacement was conducted. He will transition to his new role as Special Assistant for College Relations and Sports Information Director Emeritus after the first of the year.
“As I said in June, you can’t overstate the impact Roy has had on Kentucky Wesleyan athletics. There is no replacing Roy Pickerill,” said Mallory. “He was very involved in the search process, and we are confident that Liz will be able to continue the tremendous work that Roy has done over the years.”
Prior to Brockport, Wacienga spent two years at the State University of New York College Cortland as sports information assistant from 2012 to 2014.
In the summers of 2013 through 2016, Wacienga served as the Team Store associate, field timing coordinator and track man operator for the Rochester Red Wings, the Triple-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins.
She also interned in game productions with the Rochester Knighthawks of the National Lacrosse League during the Winter of 2011.
Wacienga graduated cum laude from Cortland in 2014 with a bachelor of science in sports management. The Fairport, NY. native is currently pursuing her masters in athletic administration from Brockport.
She graduated from Fairport High School in 2011 where she played softball and golf.
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