Meet NYSEF Board Member, Darcy Norfolk!

Darcy understands what it takes to be a student-athlete and what it means to be dedicated to your sport. In High School at Immaculate Heart Central (IHC), she was a successful four-year, three-sport athlete (in soccer, basketball, and softball) and leading each as captain her senior year. In 2015 when IHC established an inclusive Sports Hall of Fame, Darcy was the first female to be inducted. In 2017, her 1990 soccer team was inducted. When asked about her high school career, she said “my success helped set the stage for other female athletes, my leadership skills guided my teams to championships.”

Darcy went off to play Division I soccer for Canisius College, “I was enticed by a turf field, business school and a big city,” she added. Darcy graduated from Canisius College with a degree in marketing and received her MBA from Hofstra University in 1999 – where she reacquainted with an IHC classmate, Matt, her now husband, while he was in law school. Matt and Darcy worked in Tokyo for one year prior to moving to Lake Placid from Long Island in 2003.

Darcy believes in supporting the community. She currently serves on Lake Placid Center of the Arts (LPCA) and NYSEF Boards and is a LPYAA soccer coach. She has held a number of executive-level positions in her professional career primarily in marketing and technology and recently was the Bid Director for the World University Games. Currently, she is the part-time Marketing Director at Northwood School and also works with clients through her business, Agency Accelerate. When discussing her career, Darcy said “my career has seen many phases since moving to Lake Placid and right now it is about flexibility to support our active children, Matt’s firm and to stay involved with organizations that impact our children and community.” Darcy and Matt have 3 children: Rowen, Lincoln and Cecilia, all of which are in the NYSEF program.

“I trained all three via harness until NYSEF got their hands on them,” she added. Photo with daughter Cecilia in February 2013 at Whiteface.