Director of Athletics Facilities
Beginning his 31st year at DePaul, Michael Lenti is now in his 12th year as the Director of Athletics Facilities.
Lenti had spent 12 years as Assistant Athletic Director for Facilities Operations. Michael had served the previous six years as Director of Facilities until his promotion in August 1989.
Among Lenti's varied responsibilities are managing the Sullivan Athletics Center, McGrath Arena, Wish Field and Caccatorie Stadium. Also, he is responsible for allocating practice times, ordering equipment and uniforms and acting as a liaison for all visiting teams to the Allstate Arena.
A native of Chicago, Lenti graduated from St. Francis DeSales High School, where he was an All-State football and baseball player and earned Who's Who All-America honors in football. A 1980 graduate of St. Xavier College in Chicago, Lenti was an All-America second baseman for the Cougars his senior season.
After graduation from St. Xavier, Lenti was drafted by the San Francisco Giants and played for Great Falls, Mont. in the rookie league in 1980 and the Giants' Class A team in Clinton, Iowa in 1981. The next season, he played with the Pittsburgh Pirates Class AA affiliate before retiring from professional baseball.
He also played 11 seasons for the Midlothian White Sox semipro team. In the summer of 1992, he helped Midlothian to the National Baseball Congress (NBC) national championship after runner-up finishes in 1988 and 1990. In 1982 he played an integral part in helping the Northbrook Hornets win the AABV National Championship in Battle Creek, Mich.
Lenti resides in Park Ridge.