(Amherst, NY) – The Buffalo Junior Sabres announced today (May 30, 2012) that Megan Tornambe has been hired as the team’s new Education Advisor. In this position, Tornambe will provide academic guidance and support to Junior Sabres players while fostering effective communication between team management, players, families and colleges.
“This includes communicating with Junior Sabres management in support of the team’s education policy, assisting the players in making sound decisions in regards to their educations and schools of choice, and facilitating the registration process with players at high school and post-secondary levels,” said Tornambe. “I will also be available to assist in choosing college courses that will be easily transferrable when an appropriate college is selected.”
“The missing piece to our staff for the past three years has been the Education Advisor,” said Junior Sabres president Larry Playfair. “Megan has a terrific way about handling the players. They need guidance and understanding of how and what is expected at the college level academically. Having someone of Megan’s qualifications elevates our program and should give assurance to parents that have entrusted the Junior Sabres with their sons, knowing we put a very high value on education.”
Born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts but raised in Lancaster, New York, Tornambe graduated Cum Laude from Canisius College in December 2006 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies, concentrating in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication. She received her Master’s Degree in Education from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2008. Tornambe is currently provisionally certified in New York State as a School Counselor for grades K-12.
The 2011-2012 Junior Sabres produced three players who have committed to NCAA Division I hockey programs beginning in 2013. Additionally, two players from last season’s lineup will join NCAA Division III programs beginning this fall. Tornambe and the Junior Sabres look forward to helping foster even more college commitments in the 2012-2013 season.
“Working for the Buffalo Junior Sabres is like a dream come true and I can’t wait to get to know the families and start working in my new role,” said Tornambe. “I feel that playing team sports is such an important part in having a healthy social and mental development and I am excited at the prospect of being part of a team that I have so much love and respect for.”
Megan Tornambe and her newlywed husband Joseph reside in Cheektowaga, New York.