Published On: August 30th, 2022


August 30, 2022

Samantha Rubin



Madison Mallards Name Samantha Rubin as General Manager

Rubin is the first female General Manager and the fourth in team history


The Madison Mallards have named their former Assistant General Manager, Samantha Rubin, as the fourth General Manager in the team’s history. Rubin will also serve as the first female General Manager in Mallards history.

The Florida native spent her first season with the Mallards learning the team’s history while connecting with the community and fan base. 

“My lifelong dream has been to be a General Manager of a baseball team. To fulfill that dream at 25-years-old with the gold-standard franchise that is the Mallards, that’s not something I take lightly. I’m also incredibly honored to serve as the first female General Manager in team history. Women are rising in the sports industry, and to be a part of that movement is an honor.”

With the new role comes new responsibilities. In 2022, Rubin directed the team’s marketing and corporate advertising departments. Going forward, she will oversee all day to day operations, ensuring the Mallards continue to grow both on and off the field in the 2023 season.

“We couldn’t be more excited than to promote Sam to become the GM of the Mallards. She has excelled at connecting with the entire Mallards family in just 9 months here and I’m confident that those connections will continue to grow and that great things will happen around the club during her tenure in this position. The Mallards are committed to being a vibrant part of our community and Sam will continue to strengthen that bond.” said Big Top Sports + Entertainment President Vern Stenman.

In Rubin’s free time, she enjoys working out, traveling, hanging out with her dogs Stella and Slugger, and walking through beautiful Downtown Madison. 

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The Madison Mallards are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Now in its’ 29th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires, and front office staff, 300 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (NYM), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and 2019/2021 Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and 2021 All-Star, MLB Gold Glove winner and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TEX). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. League games are viewable live at and on ESPN+. For more information, visit or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Mallards as your favorite team.

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