The NJCAA has announced the 2023-24 Committee Chairs for the 48 committees. Katie Amundson, Brookdale (NJ) Athletic Director, will serve as a first-time chair of the NJCAA Division III Women’s Soccer Committee. Each chair is a direct contact and liaison for the committee and the NJCAA National Office staff while also heading their committee all year.

In response to her latest position announcement, Amundson expressed her enthusiasm, stating, “I am excited to be taking on this role, and I’m looking forward to working with my fellow NJCAA colleagues in a different capacity.”

For 2022-23 Amundson served as the Region XIX Women’s Director for the Association and on the NJCAA Division III Oversight Committee.

With the academic year approaching, chairs are preparing to lead weekly calls, conduct national rankings, and assist with postseason at-large, seeding selections, and All-America selections. In addition to these roles, chairs complete committee-related assignments and annual NJCAA Convention tasks. In some cases, chairs will attend their respective national championship(s).

Josh Cole, Quinsigamond Assistant Director of Athletics and Fitness, will serve beside Amundson as first-time vice chair. Todd Eastin, South Mountain (AZ) Athletic Director and Baseball Head Coach, is a first-time committee chair of the NJCAA Division II Women’s Soccer Committee. Eastin will be assisted by Christine Paciero, Region 4 Women’s Assistant Director, who will serve as first-time vice chair.

From 2011 to 2020, Amundson played a pivotal role as the head coach for the women’s soccer team and served as the assistant director of athletics at Brookdale before being named director of athletics in 2018. During her tenure, Amundson has been instrumental in leading the Jersey Blues program to several conferences and regional and national titles.