Message from Lisa Melendy, Dir. of Athletics

Dear Alumni, Parents, and Eph Fans,

We are once again back at work and play in Williamstown. Fall athletes arrived in August ready to get started, and winter and spring athletes are completing paperwork, running, lifting, and getting excited about their upcoming seasons.

This summer we added two members to the department: Associate Director for Compliance and Inclusion Tommy Verdell, and Assistant Director for Facilities and Operations Gillian McDonald. We are pleased to welcome them to the family.

This past year we completed our decennial review of the department of physical education and athletics. We had great conversations about our work and a fantastic external review committee visited campus and provided valuable feedback.  Our work continues this year as we turn these reports into strategic plans to help us meet our goal of constant improvement.

After a summer of camps, clinics, recruiting, professional development, and yes, some vacation, we are all looking forward to the year ahead. Working with these outstanding coaches and student athletes is a true privilege and joy.

I hope to see you this fall at a competition or on Spring Street. Visit our athletic website at for the latest news, schedules, and results.

All the best and Go Ephs,

Lisa Melendy
Director of Athletics