Walsingham Academy is thrilled to announce Emily Mauk as the new Assistant Athletic Director, effective this summer.

Mauk will join the Athletic Department after two years teaching in the Lower School. She will complete the 2021-22 academic year in her classroom.

Mauk, a 2016 graduate of Walsingham, was a three-sport athlete playing field hockey, basketball, and lacrosse. She was the 2016 Scholar Athlete of the Year at Walsingham. Mauk then ventured a mile down the road to William & Mary for her undergraduate studies. She graduated from W&M in 2020 with degrees in government and elementary education. She is currently pursuing an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy through an online program at Boston College.

“As a member of the Walsingham family since she was six years old, Emily knows first-hand what is expected of a Walsingham student-athlete,” Athletic Director Neil Bailey said. “Emily is sure to bring the same passion, commitment, and excellence to this new position as she has to every other endeavor in her educational, professional, and athletic life.”

During her time at William & Mary, Mauk returned to Walsingham to coach. She started as an assistant with the varsity girls’ lacrosse team and was quickly brought on to coach with the JJV field hockey team and assist with the JJV girls’ basketball program. After proving her success with the JJV groups, Mauk was hired in 2020 as the head varsity field hockey coach and this past year led the varsity girls’ basketball team.

Her success with the varsity field hockey team and varsity girls’ basketball team was immediate. This year she lead the #3-ranked field hockey team to the TCIS semifinals and a VISAA quarterfinal home game for the first time since 2014. The team when went on to the state semifinals, proving to be the most successful field hockey season at Walsingham in years, finishing with a record of 14-5.

In the most recent basketball season, Mauk proved her recipe for success. The varsity girls’ basketball team went 16-7 after going seven season without a winning record. Mauk led the varsity girls’ basketball team to their first VISAA home quarterfinal game as the #3 seed and first semifinal appearance in over a decade.

“I am beyond blessed to have the opportunity to give back to the program that means so much to me,” Mauk says. “My entire athletic journey at Walsingham shaped who I am today and I am excited to have larger role in doing whatever it takes to ensure that Walsingham students have the support and guidance they need to achieve excellence.”