BURLINGTON, VT --- James Writer has been named Head Groundskeeper at historic Centennial Field for the Vermont Lake Monsters, the New York-Penn League affiliate of the Oakland Athletics announced today. In addition, Director of Fan Development & Promotions Lindsay Simmons and Box Office Manager Adam Matth have been promoted from seasonal to full-time employees of the Lake Monsters.
Writer spent the 2012 season as Heads Groundskeeper for the Williamsport Crosscutters, also of the NY-Penn League, after serving as the Assistant Turf Manager for the Double-A New Hampshire Fishercats of the Eastern League in 2011.
Writer grew up in Fletcher, Vermont and attended BFA-Fairfax (where he is currently a volunteer coach for the varsity baseball team) before graduating from the University of Maine at Farmington with a Bachelor's of Science in Geography/Geology.
Simmons was a summer intern for the Lake Monsters in 2010 and returned last season as the Director of Fan Development and Promotions. After graduating from Champlain Valley Union High School in 2007, Simmons majored in Journalism/Public Relations with minors in Advertising and Event Planning at Rider College in New Jersey.
Matth, a summer intern with Vermont in 2008, begins his second year as Box Office Manager for Vermont. After graduating from Baldwin-Wallace College in 2010 and receiving his masters in Sport Management from West Virginia University, Matth worked for the West Virginia Power in the South Atlantic League and the University of Akron athletic department.
The Lake Monsters will open their 20th New York-Penn League season on June 17th at Tri-City before hosting their home opener at Centennial on Thursday, June 20th against the Connecticut Tigers.