ALBANY — The College of Saint Rose announced Monday that Lori Anctil, a Rotterdam native who has worked at Siena College since 2007, has been hired as its next athletic director.
A Mohonasen High School graduate, Anctil replaces Cathy Cummings Haker who retired in July after serving as Saint Rose’s athletic director for nearly four decades. Anctil officially starts next Monday in her role as an associate vice president and director of athletics.
“I am incredibly honored and humbled for this opportunity to lead The College of Saint Rose athletics program,” Anctil said in a press release issued through Saint Rose’s athletic department. “I want to thank President [Carolyn J.] Stefanco for her tremendous leadership throughout this process and the entire search committee for their support as we enter a new and exciting era of Saint Rose athletics. My priority will always be to provide the most rewarding experience possible for our student-athletes while they earn their degrees and compete for championships. I look forward to engaging our student-athletes, coaches, administrators, donors, alumni, and the entire Saint Rose community as we work together to achieve excellence for our Golden Knights.”
A graduate of the University of Buffalo where she played soccer, Anctil has worked in college athletics for two decades. Anctil worked at Siena from 1999 to 2001 as the athletic department’s academic advisor and assistant compliance officer, then worked at Seton Hall from 2001 until 2006 as the school’s director of men’s basketball operations before returning to Siena in 2007 as the assistant athletic director for development. In 2014, Anctil was promoted to associate athletic director/senior woman administrator at Siena, and she was elevated earlier this summer to assistant vice president and deputy director of athletics.
“I am excited for the positive impact that Lori will make leading Golden Knights athletics in the years to come,” Stefanco said. “In the thorough interview and vetting process, Lori demonstrated a strategic vision for Saint Rose that capitalizes on our strengths: academically and athletically strong student-athletes; dedicated coaches; loyal alumni; our membership in the prestigious Division II Northeast-10 Conference; and a legacy of recruiting and developing student-athletes who understand the meaning of teamwork — in the classroom, in service to their communities, and on the courts, tracks, and playing fields.”
There will be a press conference Tuesday morning at Saint Rose to introduce Anctil.