Samantha Rubin named Mallards GM, first female GM in team history

Samantha Rubin (right)

MADISON, Wis. — For the first time in Madison Mallards history, a woman is the General Manager.

Samantha Rubin, who previously served as Assistant General Manager, was named GM on Tuesday, the team announced. She is only the fourth person ever to serve as the team’s GM.

“My lifelong dream has been to be a General Manager of a baseball team,” Rubin said. “To fulfill that dream at 25 years old with the gold-standard franchise that is the Mallards, that’s not something I take lightly.”

A Florida native, Rubin spent last year directing the Mallards’ marketing and corporate advertising department. Now, she will be in charge of day-to-day operations both on and off the field.

“We couldn’t be more excited than to promote Sam to become the GM of the Mallards,” Big Top Sports+ Entertainment President Vern Stenman said. “She has excelled at connecting with the entire Mallards family in just 9 months here.”

The Mallards are coming off of a 2022 season that saw them win just 26 games and only 9 in the second half of the season, finishing last in the Great Lakes West.