|Position:||Director of Athletic Facilities & Operations|
|Alma Mater:||U.S. Military Academy|
Rachael Volpe is in her second full academic year as the director of athletic facilities and operations at the College of the Holy Cross in 2017-2018, after beginning her duties in April of 2016. Volpe assists in the management of all aspects of facility and event operations, including facility maintenance, crowd management, venue set up and tear down, coordination of visiting teams and officials, implementing emergency plans and procedures and the scheduling, training and supervision of event and student staff.
Volpe joined the Crusaders after spending the previous 15 months at the University of Connecticut. She began as an athletic operations event management intern in January of 2015, and was promoted to athletic operations event management assistant in July of 2015. Volpe served as the primary event manager for field hockey and women’s lacrosse, and was the assistant event manager for men’s and women’s basketball and men’s soccer. She was also the tournament director for the 2015 NCAA Tournament first and second round field hockey games which took place at UConn.
A 2012 graduate of the United States Military Academy, Volpe majored in Arabic and Spanish languages with a minor in nuclear engineering. She served as a student manager for the Black Knights’ football team throughout her time as an undergraduate, and was the team’s head manager as a senior. Volpe went on to receive a master’s degree in education from Springfield College in 2015.