Bigger and Better

Synthetic Turf Baseball Venue and Multipurpose Field

Athletics are an integral part of the Anna Maria experience, uniting our community on the field and in the stands, and enhancing wellness, focus, productivity, and leadership among student-athletes. As they learn from caring coaches, practice and compete, our student-athletes pursue individual and group excellence with character and integrity, and discover the value of collaboration, teamwork, and victories that can’t be measured on a scoreboard. This complex will be the home of the AMCAT Baseball  team, as well as utilized by men’s and women’s soccer and lacrosse, as well as the women’s field hockey team. This on-campus facility will provide a richer experience not only for our students, but for our wider community as well. 

Groundbreaking Ceremony

Thank you for joining us on Saturday, October 1, 2022 for the official groundbreaking ceremony of the new athletic complex. An extra special thanks to our MC, Kevin Shea from Spectrum News, Deacon Jack Franchi for his opening prayer, Trustee Tim Murray, and the students, spectators, alumni and community members who joined us.

We will be providing periodic updates as the field is being built. The field is set to be ready for Fall 2023!

More Information

The Synthetic Turf Multi-Purpose Field
Field Renderings
Groundbreaking Ceremony Recap & Video
Spectrum News Groundbreaking Coverage
Your Gift Makes A Difference
Meet Our Staff

Synthetic Turf Multipurpose Field

The new field will meet the high demand for additional outdoor athletic facility space for student-athletes, assist in recruiting  high level student-athletes in a competitive recruiting environment, and meet the needs of the entire campus community. It will be a field available for rental to the community and allow Anna Maria to host  NCAA  and GNAC conferences and Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) tournaments.  We will host fans, spectators, parents and families of players and the alumni throughout New England.

This project will include the addition of

• Two bullpens
• Backstop and netting
• Two 40’ foul poles
• Scoreboard
• Field and site lighting
• Team benches

Field Renderings

The renderings and design have been completed by Derck & Edson, a top architectural firm, specializing in college campuses, and athletic facilities. 

“The new turf complex on campus is going to be a major addition for our athletic programs and campus community. It will give our teams a premier facility to compete and practice. The complex will be the new home for our baseball team, and the addition of the multi-purpose field will give us a great space to continue to develop our student-athletes and provide them with the best experience possible while they are here at Anna Maria.”

—Joseph Brady ’96, Director of Athletics

Your Gift Makes A Difference

Gifts of all levels will make this field a reality. To support this much-needed campus project, please visit THIS PAGE.

For naming and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Bridget Leung-Rogala, Vice President of Institutional Advancement at or (508) 849-3342. 

Meet Our Staff

Mike Burlas

Assistant Athletics Director for Athletics Development and Alumni Engagement
Athletics/Institutional Advancement
(508) 849-3347

Ed Connor, Jr

Director of Principle & Planned Giving
Institutional Advancement
(508) 849-3368

Peter Gardula

Director of Development
Institutional Advancement
(508) 849-3395

Ryan Murphy

‪Vice President of Advancement
Institutional Advancement
(508) 849-3342

Drew Paulhus

‪Coordinator, Advancement Marketing & Donor Engagement
Institutional Advancement
(508) 849-3480

Johanna Walsh

Associate Director of Foundations & Grants
(508) 849-3354

Barbara Warren

Director of Advancement Operations
Institutional Advancement
(508) 849-3298