Reynolds leads the Saints' 19 NCAA Division III athletic programs, which includes approximately 300 student athletes, and oversees the University's Lee Center and Recreation programming. She is in her fifth year as Marymount’s Director of Athletics and Recreation.
In her time at the helm of the department, Reynolds has guided athletics into a stronger standing. In 2019, she boosted the sport offerings from 17 to 19 with the addition of tennis and track and field. She was one of seven athletic directors to lead in the establishment of the Atlantic East Conference, consisting of like-profile institutions and religious affiliation. The Atlantic East began competition in the fall of 2018. In it’s inaugural year, Marymount captured a record three conference championships in Women’s Basketball, Women’s Golf, and Women’s Volleyball. In the summer of 2015, she restructured the department's athletic training services through a partnership with MedStar Health, and hired the first Head of Sports Medicine, Ryan Wildenhain, who also serves as the Athletics Health Care Administrator and has since been promoted to Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Performance. Marymount Sports Performance now houses athletic training and strength and conditioning allowing for seamless injury prevention, rehab programming and peak performance training. Recently, Marymount has been able to add a mental wellness arm into Sports Performance in order to care for the whole student – in body, mind and spirit. Reynolds also moved a part-time strength and conditioning coach to full-time status in 2017 and was able to add a full-time Assistant Director of Communications to assist the Director of Athletic Communications with all branding, logos, promotion, website maintenance and game day operations.
Included in the additions to staffing during her tenure was the hiring of the first full-time Associate Athletic Director, Sarah Gustin-Hamrock, in October in 2015. She was brought on-board to oversee compliance, Title IX and student-athlete leadership programming. Furthermore, she has added Graduate Assistant positions for all sports. The most recent leadership position added to the team was the Assistant Athletic Director for Internal Operations, Stacy Natoli, who oversees the Lee Center facility, recreation programming and summer camps.
Upgrades in the facility have also been a high priority over the last 5 years, including a weight room renovation with a spin studio and the addition of a TRX functional movement system, all privately funded through Saints Club partnerships and donations. The Saints Club supports Marymount's 19 varsity athletic programs and enhances the student-athlete experience. The fund helps maintain the connection between athletic programs, alumni and friends and has seen exponential growth in donors and contributions under Reynold’s leadership.
In the 2017-18 school year, a new turf practice field was installed along with new scoreboards in the Converse Family Fieldhouse. During that time, the locker room renovation plan also began, which will be completed in 2020. All locker rooms will be renovated providing a modern space for teams to gather. The number of locker rooms was increased by two with the move of the Athletic department staff into one location, providing a collaborative atmosphere and space for the entire department. Since 2015, almost the entire Lee Center has been renovated with funding through dedicated donors, corporate partnerships, and revenue generated through Athletics. In the summer of 2019, Marymount’s home competition field at Long Bridge Park was also replaced.
Beyond the success on the field, court, and in the pool, the focus on academic success of Marymount student athletes is evident. Over the last two years, 230 student athletes have been named to conference All-Academic squads and seven teams have received National Coaches' Association Academic awards. Over the 2016-17 academic year, student athletes garnered the highest average team GPA to date with a 3.25. Additionally, the student athletes continue to live the University's mission through service and average over 5,000 hours of community service each year.
Reynolds comes highly qualified with her extensive background in administration and in athletics during her time as a Saint. While taking the interim director position, she also maintained her status as Associate Athletic Director for Advancement and Senior Woman Administrator.
During her time as Director of Advancement, she built relationships with alumni, donors and potential donors to secure financial support. Her other duties included overseeing and coordinating other programs and staffs including advising for graduate assistants and Saints Club, community service coordinator, and being the liaison between coaching staff and sports medicine staff.
Reynolds has also seen the side of athletics at Marymount from the coaching and playing perspective, manning the helm of the women’s lacrosse team for eight years while playing for the Saints in her collegiate days from 2000-03.
Reynolds has also coached in a pair of international tournaments, at the Prague Cup in 2007 and 2013 and in London, England in 2008, with American International Sports Tours Select Teams.
Despite playing just three years with the Saints, Reynolds graduated the program at fourth all-time in program history in points (113), third in goals (77) and second in assists (36). She was garnered All-Conference accolades as a Capital Athletic Conference midfielder as a senior in 2003 while captaining MU to its best record in program history at that point and its first win in the CAC Tournament.
Reynolds also serves on the President’s Cabinet, the University Enrollment Committee, University Facilities Committee, University Retention Committee, and has served on multiple University senior leadership search committees.
Reynolds is a 2003 graduate of Marymount with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and has a Master’s of Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh. Away from the office, Reynolds enjoys yoga, paddle boarding, and is an avid runner, finishing five marathons.