Meet Monica Austin, LeagueSide’s Business Development Representative. A lifelong athlete, Monica is now able to turn her childhood passion for youth sports into a career, helping a new generation of young players develop the same love for the game that she had. Read below to learn more about our newest team member!
Growing up I loved anything to do with sports. I participated in every league my parents could sign me up for, watched my favorite teams on TV each night, and trading baseball cards with neighborhood friends in my downtime.
Working at LeagueSide, I’ve been able to re-discover that childhood passion for the game. With my new role as a Business Development Representative, I’m able to provide the opportunity for the next generation of youth athletes to develop the same love for the game that I had throughout my childhood.
Where you’re from
I grew up in a small suburb in New England in the early 2000’s, so you could say that sports were a pretty common topic of discussion in my household. The voices of Jerry Remy and Don Orsillo constantly blasted from our television and filled the summer air in and around my house.
Sports were a huge part of my childhood as well as into my teenage years when I started traveling to showcases across the country.
I went to college at Elon University in North Carolina where I spent four years studying Sport Management and how to change the game for the better. While at Elon, I worked for the Elon Football Team as an equipment manager.
I then interned at USA Baseball as the 14U National Team’s East Championship Coordinator. During my final summer at Elon I moved to Philadelphia and interned at the Philadelphia Phillies as a Ticket Sales Intern. I would then get promoted into the Phillies Sales Associate program following my graduation.
Why you joined LeagueSide
As youth sports becomes a more profitable industry, it in turn becomes more expensive for families to participate in. LeagueSide gives corporations the ability to grow their brand in their targeted communities by providing children a spot on the team without money being a deterrent.
I’m excited to grow my professional career with LeagueSide and can’t wait to see what this extremely talented team of individuals that Zubin and Evan have put together can achieve to help make sure everyone has the chance to get in the game.