LYNN, Mass. — The North Shore Navigators have announced the promotion of Swampscott native Maggie Barden to General Manager for their upcoming 2022 season.
Barden is entering her third season with the organization and becomes the youngest female GM in summer collegiate baseball. She is also the third female GM in the New England Collegiate Baseball League. In her new role, she will assist President Derek January with all day-to-day operations of the franchise.
“Maggie is a future star in the sports world,” January said. “She’s learned so much and has an incredible passion to make sure the Navs are successful. It won’t surprise me to one day see her running a franchise of one of the four major sports.”
Barden joined the organization in the Spring of 2020. She was hired as the Director of Interns and quickly became a key member of the staff, preparing the Navigators and Fraser Field for the inaugural season under the ownership of the January Family.
Barden was named Assistant General Manager at the end of the 2020 season, and General Manager of Game Day Operations during the 2021 season.
“I cannot thank the January family enough for this opportunity. I am extremely excited for the upcoming season,” Barden said. “I have learned so much the past two years with the team and I am just excited to see what we can do this year. I am so grateful for the people in this organization, like staff, interns, players and fans who have become more like a summer family.”
Barden will be graduating from Springfield College in May with a major in Sports Management and a minor in Psychology. She is a Dean’s List student, a student ambassador and a former student-athlete on the women’s soccer team who was named to the NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Team.
During her time at Springfield, she has also worked game day operations for the American Hockey League’s Springfield Thunderbirds, the Spalding HoopHall Classic, and the College of the Holy Cross. She is currently interning in the Athletics Department at Providence College.
For more information about 2022 tickets or to book group outings, email Maggie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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