Julie Soriero, the director of athletics and department head of the Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER) at MIT, has been selected as the Division III Administrator of the Year by the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA). She is one of eight administrators that were named to the honor by NCAWAA. The honorees will be celebrated on Oct. 9 in Kansas City at the 2012 NACWAA National Convention Administrator of the Year Luncheon.
“This is certainly an honor that is shared and attributable to the many people who support our programs,” Soriero said. “I am appreciative of the opportunity MIT has given me to lead such a motivated staff, work with inspiring student-athletes and to share in and promote the wonderful successes we have enjoyed these past few years. To receive this recognition from NACWAA, an organization I truly respect, is both humbling and inspiring.”
Soriero, who came to MIT in 2007, currently oversees a staff of 450 at an institution that supports 33 varsity athletic programs with approximately 1,200 student-athletes. Before her time at MIT, Soriero worked as director of athletics at Colorado College and dedicated 21 years to coaching before becoming a full-time administrator. She is credited with leading MIT athletics to a dramatic improvement in success and is highly respected for her integrity, work ethic, high expectations and good humor.
The Administrator of the Year Award, sponsored by Jostens, is presented annually to NACWAA members for significant contributions made as athletics administrators. NACWAA is the premier advocacy organization that empowers, develops, assists, celebrates, affirms, involves and honors women working in all fields of intercollegiate athletics and takes a pro-active role in advancing women into positions of influence. NACWAA is dedicated to empowering, developing and advancing the success of women throughout the profession.