Meet the Athletic Department
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Steven Waizenegger, who our soccer players and parents already know as Lauralton's Varsity Head Coach, was named Athletic Director beginning on July 1, 2018.
Steven brings a wealth of talent to the AD role. After a full athletic scholarship to Adelphi University where he earned a finance and accounting degree and went on to a five-year professional soccer career, Steven has coached high school and club soccer in Fairfield County for more than 20 years. He has served as a staff coach with Connecticut's Olympic Development Program (ODP) and has earned many certifications from the U.S. Soccer Federation, CIAC and the State.
In addition, Steven brings extensive business and financial management skills to the position based on his 20-year career in New York with leading publishers Wiley and Macmillan. When he is not coaching, Steven has been contributing his professional expertise to Lauralton’s Business Office, serving as internal auditor and collaborating with staff to improve processes.
In announcing that Steven had joined Lauralton's Leadership Team, Head of School Elizabeth Miller said, "Steven has repeatedly demonstrated at Lauralton to be a knowledgeable, energetic, and highly capable professional with great integrity. We are thrilled to welcome him as a full-time director."
Athletics Administrative Assistant
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Ms. Szymanski is Athletics Administrative Assistant, Assistant Coach Volleyball, Assistant Coach Indoor Track and Assistant Coach Outdoor Track.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Nat attended an all-girls Catholic high school in Manhattan (Dominican Academy), and went on to graduate from Fordham University in 2012 with a B.A. in Communications and Media Studies and minor in English. While at Fordham, she was also a member of the women’s club rugby team and named captain during both her junior and senior years. In her junior year, she was selected to participate on the Met-NY select side in 2011. Nat would go on to play for a women’s team in New York, where she accepted the role of Secretary in her second year with the team, and Vice President in her third, and also became an Executive Board Member for the club. After taking her first year off from playing, she has returned to play, this time for a women's team in Connecticut.
After graduating from college, Nat worked for an events company where she was responsible for, and traveled to all the shows and was able to see them come to life. Afterwards, she went on to briefly work at a start-up on Wall Street before accepting a position at Marymount School in NYC. While at Marymount, Nat was the Administrative Assistant to the Upper School Divisional Head. She assisted and worked as the main liaison between students, parents, faculty, and staff. Wanting athletics to be a larger part of her life though, she eagerly accepted the position at Lauralton Hall. Nat is looking forward to working alongside Jeanne to raise the level of Lauralton's athletic program to be the best it can be.