Cards participate in winter driving safety course as part of LCare program
Amy Calabrese, a former University of Louisville student-athlete and UofL's Director of Student-Athlete Development for the past three years, was elevated to Assistant Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Development in 2013.
In her new role, Calabrese will continue to manage aspects of Louisville's LCare program, including leadership development, educational programming, and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. She will be the sport administrator for the Cards' field hockey, rowing, women's lacrosse, and men's and women's soccer programs.
Calabrese operated as Director of Student-Athlete Development at UofL from May of 2010 until accepting her current role. Her duties have included developing and implementing UofL's life skills program for student-athletes, including leadership development, educational programming and career education. She has had oversight for the UofL Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, managed the department's Performance Team, which provides support and mental health resources for student-athletes, managed multiple events, and implemented a senior seminar program and leadership groups.
She worked nearly three years as assistant director of student-athlete development and championships from 2007-10. In that role, she aided in UofL's efforts in serving as host for conference and NCAA championships, event management, community outreach projects and life skills program.
Calabrese first joined the UofL staff as a graduate assistant in development for nearly a year (Jan.-Oct. 2007). She assisted the Cardinal Athletic Fund with its annual fund, event management, game-day donor areas and student-athlete scholarship program. She also worked briefly as an intern with US Paralympics at the US Olympic Committee and as a sales representative for the Louisville Bats Triple-A baseball team.
Calabrese was a four-year letter winner for the Cardinals' soccer team from 2003-06, earning Academic All-America honors as a junior and senior. The stellar defender started all 77 matches of her career, playing every minute of every game but one as a junior, as the Cardinals won 43 games over her four years. A team captain her last two years, she was an All-Conference USA third-team selection as a sophomore after coming to UofL from Centennial, Colo.
She earned her bachelor's degree in sport administration with a minor in business administration from UofL in 2007 and went on to earn a master's degree in business administration, also from UofL, in 2009. She is active in the community, serving as a "Big" with Big Brothers Big Sisters and is a current board member for Girls on the Run in Louisville. She is a graduate of Ignite Louisville and member of Leadership Louisville as well as a member of NACWAA.
Formerly Amy Seng, she married Rich Calabrese in May 2014.