About Us

The Office of Campus Recreation offers a wide variety of recreation opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and community members; including Aquatics, Club Sports, Fitness & Wellness, Group Exercise, Outdoor Pursuits, and Intramural Sports. For detailed information about our programs, please click on the associated link. Campus Recreation programs are housed in a number of indoor and outdoor venues. Please visit our Facilities page to learn more.


The Mission of Campus Recreation is to enrich the quality of life of the UAlbany campus community by educating and encouraging participation in recreational opportunities that develop leadership skills, cultivate social relationships and emphasize healthy lifestyles. In our commitment To Engage; To Learn; To Succeed, we provide you:

  • Diverse, innovative and stimulating programs
  • Exceptional service with integrity and courtesy
  • Opportunities for leadership development
  • Quality and well-maintained equipment
  • Enthusiastic and professional team
  • Commitment to safe and clean facilities

Contact Us

Campus Location

Recreation Services: Main level of the Physical Education Building, (PE) 110A

Campus Recreation Business Office (CRBO): Basement level of the Physical Education Building (PE) B-107

Mailing Address

Office of Campus Recreation
University at Albany
PE B-107
Albany, NY 12222

Phone: 518-442-2627
Fax: 518-442-5859

Program Contacts

Program Area Phone
Aquatics (518) 442-2627
Club Sports (518) 442-2627
Fitness/Group Exercise (518) 442-2627
Recreation Services (518) 437-3739
Intramurals (518) 442-2627
Outdoor Pursuits (518) 442-2627

Staff Directory

Title Name/Email Phone
Director of Campus Recreation   Sam (518) 442-2627 
Assoc. Director Programming Craig (518) 442-2627
Asst. Director Fitness & Wellness Jessica (518) 442-2627
Asst. Director Intramural & Club Sports Marissa (518) 442-2627
Asst. Director Membership & Staff Development Sarah  (518) 442-2627
Asst. Director Business, Marketing Alisha (518) 442-2627
Secretary Judy (518) 442-2627

Staff Bios

Sam Axley


BS in Communications from Middle Tennessee State University, 1995

MS in Kinesiology from James Madison University, 1998

Certifications: NIRSA Certified Recreational Sports Specialist, NIRSA Registry of Collegiate Recreational Sports Professionals, AHSI Certified CPR, AED, First Aid Instructor

Office located in Physical Education Building, 104

Craig Brewer

Associate Director, Programs

BS in Political Science from SUNY Plattsburgh

MS in Leadership from SUNY Plattsburgh

Certifications: First Aid/CPR/AED, MVP Trainer, NCBI Trainer, UACCESS Ambassador 

NIRSA Member (2010)

Office located in Physical Education Building, B002

Jessica Blasioli

Assistant Director of Fitness and Wellness

B.S. in Applied Exercise Science from Springfield College (2012)

M.Ed. in Exercise Science and Sport Studies with a concentration of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention from Springfield College (2014)

Certifications: NETA Group Exercise, NETA Personal Training, American Heart Association CPR/AED/First Aid

Judy Lasher

Secretary, Campus Recreation

Licensed Zumba Instructor: Basic I, Basic II

American Red Cross First Aid and CPR Certified