Former Watertown High School field hockey player Emily Sideris, who now manages Daly Field for Simmons University, recently got to participate in her first NCAA Convention.
Sideris attended the national collegiate athletics event in San Antonio during the week of Jan. 11-14, where new legislative proposals for governing the NCAA and college athletics were discussed, the 2022 NCAA Woman of the Year was awarded, and other issues were touched on during small-group discussions, such as mental health, student-athlete experience. She also met different members of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference, in which Simmons competes.
The convention took place before former Governor Charlie Baker took over as NCAA President.
Sideris enters her second year as the Manager of Daly Field Facilities and Athletic Operations at Simmons University. Daly Field is located across the Charles River from Watertown in Brighton. In addition to that position, she has taken on an additional role of compliance officer in her second year at Simmons.
Sideris graduated from Watertown High School in 2011, and played for Hall of Fame coach Eileen Donahue. She attended Stonehill College where she played field hockey for four years and was a three-time Northeast-10 first team selection and a three-time NFHCA All-America Team recipient.
After graduating from Stonehill College with a degree in communication in 2014, Sideris spent three years working promotional events for the Boston Bruins, Boston Celtics, New England Patriots and New England Revolution with CBS Radio’s promotions team. Sideris also coached middle and high school field hockey at The Rivers School.
Before Simmons, Sideris had a brief stint with the West Point Association of Graduates, where she gained valuable skills in fundraising and stewardship. That came after spending two years working in operations at Manhattanville College while she earned a Master’s Degree in Education.