McCarthy and Hay Begin Summer Internship at NYSPHSAA

Date Posted: 06/25/2020
Author: Chris Watson, Director of Communications


Maryville University (St. Louis) senior student-athlete Tim McCarthy joins the Association for a summer internship. A 2017 graduate of Shenendehowa High School (Section 2), Tim played four seasons of lacrosse where he was team captain and also received All-Section honors.  He also was a Class Spirit representative, a member of the FBLA & DECA clubs, and graduated with a 3.6 GPA.


A resident of Clifton Park, Tim is entering his senior year at Maryville and is currently working towards his achelor's degree in International Business with a minor in Spanish. He has been a three-year captain of the college’s lacrosse team and is the team’s representative on the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). This past year, he was part of an exercise science study and trains all season long for lacrosse. Outside of the internship, Tim is working at a hometown pizza parlor, Redfront.


“As a current student athlete, athletics have played a prominent role in my life bringing about some of the best opportunities, friendships, and memories in my lifetime,” said McCarthy. “The opportunity I have been given to work to help enhance the experiences of current and future student athletes is a privilege and I’m looking forward to it.”


Laurel Hay, a rising junior at SUNY Oneonta, joins the Association for a summer internship. She is a 2018 graduate of Maple Hill High School (Section 2). During her high school career, she played four years of volleyball and was captain her senior year. Laurel’s involvement in high school athletics extended beyond taking the court as she served many years as scorekeeper for both the varsity and junior varsity girls volleyball and junior varsity girls basketball teams while in middle school. She continued this role with the varsity baseball team her last two years of high school. Her academic highlights at Maple Hill include a 4.0 GPA, Vice President of SADD and being a member of the Yearbook Club and Student Council.


Hailing from rural Castleton, Laurel is entering her final year at SUNY Oneonta working toward a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management with a minor in Communication Studies. She aspires to be a social media content creator and coordinator for a professional sports organization. Laurel is a founder of Oneonta’s Sport Management Club, was a research assistant in a sport psychology study, and a teacher’s assistant for a Women in Sport class this past semester. Additionally, she created and hosts her own sports talk-show on campus called “Haywire” along with being an assistant social media manager for Oneonta’s Mens Basketball team. When home, Laurel is a part-time waitress at Castleton’s local restaurant, The Hill.


“My love for sports has always run deep and most of my fondest high school memories come from my time as a student athlete which is why this opportunity to work with NYSPHSAA is so special to me. I’m happy to get my start in this field back where my passion first began,” said Laurel.

Tim McCarty, Summer Intern

Laurel Hay, Summer Intern