Awards: Finalist (Best Hockey Play-by-Play), Intercollegiate Broadcasting Systems
2021 UMass Broadcaster of the Year (UMass Twitter Awards)
My enthusiasm for broadcast journalism began with my upbringing. My family did not have a cable subscription, so my consumption of sports was exclusively radio-based. I spent many late nights with a portable radio, listening to Sean Grande and Cedric Maxwell call Celtics games or Joe Castiglione and Dave O’Brien bringing me the latest from Fenway. I fell in love with the art of broadcasting: the cadence, the wordplay, the chemistry, and the connection with fans near and far.
Beginning in the fall of 2021, I have served as the radio play-by-play broadcaster for UMass Women’s Basketball, travelling with the team to road games and serving as a fill-in for TV broadcasts on ESPN+ and NESN. I have also been the lead radio play-by-play broadcaster for student radio broadcasts for defending national champions UMass Hockey.
Along with radio, I have worked with UMass Sports Network in a variety of capacities since arriving at UMass. This includes play-by-play and color commentary for women’s basketball, soccer, field hockey, and lacrosse, with games being broadcast on ESPN+. Additionally, I have gained valuable experience on the production side; operating replay decks, cameras, and graphics systems.
From May to September of 2021, I worked as the Broadcasting and Media Relations assistant for the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats. While learning from Tyler Murray and Bob Lipman, I called over 30 games for WGIR, with home games simulcast on MILB.tv. I travelled with the team across the Double-A Northeast and hosted pre- and post-game shows and conducted player interviews in both English and Spanish.
When I arrived at UMass-Amherst in 2019, I immediately joined WMUA, UMass’ student radio station, and joined the hockey and basketball beats. I was selected to travel to Denver to broadcast a top-5 matchup between the Minutemen and Pioneers, while also travelling to Saint Louis to call Atlantic 10 postseason games for UMass Women’s Soccer. In April, UMass Women’s Basketball played in the WNIT, making the national postseason for the first time in three decades. I travelled to Charlotte, North Carolina and called all three games for radio, while also serving as the color commentator for FloHoops for a number of games in the tournament.
I am scheduled to graduate in May of 2022 from UMass magna cum laude with a GPA of 3.93, with a major in Political Science and a minor in Art History. I am fluent in Spanish, and have been learning Portuguese over the last three years.