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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) — Just over two months ago, the Reedsville Panthers won their first state football championship. Now there’s another team rising in the rankings, the Reedsville boys’ basketball team.

“You can’t think about it all the time. Just keep it in a corner of your head and stay humble. It’s cool to be on top and know that people think you’re one of the best teams,” said Brennen Dvorachek senior.

Dvorachek, a quarterback for Reedsville in the fall and a winger in the winter, is used to having the target on his back. In the fall, the Panthers were ranked at or near the top until they brought home the school’s second Golden Ball (the 1946 men’s basketball was the other).

Now it’s the basketball team’s turn.

“Since we ranked first in D5, I mean everyone wants to beat us. I mean, as we keep winning games, playing better and better with teams, winning, then you kind of start to believe it,” Carter Salm said.

Salm was not on the football team in the fall, but is a key part of the current hardwood run. He is not alone. About half of the basketball team plays other sports or specializes in basketball.

“They all walk the same halls together at school, and I think they all feel the same way. They want to be the best they can, and it’s just a really good time right now. A lot of fun being with all these young people,” said head coach Ron Prochnow.

“It’s not too different because you’ve already played with the basketball guys for most of your high school career. You kind of already have these pieces already built, and you just have to put them together when you arrive. here,” Dvorachek said.

No season is without challenges. The biggest part of the regular season for Reedsville came Wednesday night against Sheboygan Lutheran, one of Division 4’s top teams, which ended in a 72-56 loss.

“Well, playing this team, it could be the best team we play all year. If we can fix what we did wrong there,” Salm said.

“We have it pretty well, but they have it really well over there. If we can keep building it, always having a positive mindset and attitudes, I think we could still improve,” Dvorachek said.

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Multisport Athletes Power Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Women’s Basketball Team – The Daily Gazette https://lernersportsmarketing.com/multisport-athletes-power-burnt-hills-ballston-lake-womens-basketball-team-the-daily-gazette/ Sat, 22 Jan 2022 04:39:00 +0000 https://lernersportsmarketing.com/multisport-athletes-power-burnt-hills-ballston-lake-womens-basketball-team-the-daily-gazette/ SCHENECTADY — Ella Blesi played a key role in the success of the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake basketball team at Schenectady on Friday night with her high volume of steals and assists. Her Spartans teammate Carlie Rzeszotarski finished the first half with a layup and added four more early in the third quarter to help the […]]]>

SCHENECTADY — Ella Blesi played a key role in the success of the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake basketball team at Schenectady on Friday night with her high volume of steals and assists.

Her Spartans teammate Carlie Rzeszotarski finished the first half with a layup and added four more early in the third quarter to help the Spartans retire in what was a 38-point victory.

Not too bad for a young couple best known for their exploits in other sports.

“They’re athletes,” Burnt Hills coach Gary Bynon said of Blesi, Rzeszotarski and his three other starters. “They like competition.”

Burnt Hills is competing – and winning – with a unique roster of five multi-sport athletes starting for Bynon who is one of the most successful women’s volleyball coaches in state history. Only one of those five starters – Grace O’Connor – considers basketball her primary sport.

“We just want to win,” O’Connor, a junior, said after scoring a team-high 16 points in her team’s 63-25 Suburban Council victory at the Pat Riley Sports Center. “It doesn’t matter what the sport is.”

O’Connor also plays lacrosse, as do fellow starter MK Lescault – who has signed up to Johns Hopkins to play the sport – and Blesi. With Blesi, Lescault also plays football. Also in the starting lineup are volleyball stars Rzeszotarski – who has committed to playing the sport at Colgate – and Callie Chevalier, the seniors who led the Spartans to their eighth state championship in the sport during the campaign. fall — and the next star volleyball player at school could be Sarah Robbins, a freshman who came off the bench Friday and contributed five points and eight rebounds.

“You don’t see it anywhere else,” Blesi, a junior, said of the Spartans’ multi-sport athlete mix that also includes reserves. “It’s more a matter of culture. The students want to play.

“It’s more fun to play than not to play,” O’Connor added.

Burnt Hills students, Bynon said, are encouraged to participate in more than one sport.

“The coaching staff and the phys. education staff work together. We want children to participate and we promote it. We’ve created an atmosphere where it’s okay to play multiple sports,” said Bynon, who led the women’s volleyball team to their eight New York crowns and also has a Section basketball title. II in boys on his coaching resume. “were [one of the smaller schools] in the league, so it’s great for our school district and it’s good for the kids.

Veteran Schenectady women’s basketball coach Carol Lupo has seen Burnt Hills’ athletic program rise over the years to become one of the most successful in Division II.

“Burnt Hills is doing a really good job of making his athleticism a priority. Things have changed for them,” Lupo said. “They’ve developed a mindset of having athletics in their programs.”

The Burnt Hills girls’ basketball team used their athleticism and superior size to wear down Schenectady. O’Connor’s 11 points helped the Spartans take a 25-10 halftime lead before Rzeszotrski and Blesi triggered a third quarter.

“Not everyone’s No. 1 sport is basketball, but we’re all athletic,” O’Connor said.

They hook up just as quickly.

“With athletes, you can do different things,” Bynon said. “We didn’t practice having Ella on the foul line, but we wanted her to distribute from there because we saw something in their defense.”

Blesi had eight assists and five steals to go along with his seven points against Schenectady. Rzeszotarski finished with 14 points and Chevalier – the only other senior on the team – had seven rebounds, four steals and four assists to go with five points.

“We just want to win, no matter the sport,” O’Connor said.

Bynon said his team (8-6) continues to improve and with one more win will be the most for the Spartans since the 2005-06 season.

“I’m happy where we are at this point, but we haven’t played our best game,” said Bynon, who saw his 10 players reach the scoring column on Friday. “We’re working on things and getting better.”

Schenectady got strong performances from Izabella Hempstead, who scored 12 points, and Anya Hernandez, who had eight rebounds and blocked two shots.

“My children have shown incredible courage in the face of the challenges we have faced this year,” Lupo said. “We started with 10, lost two and have one injured [scoring leader and lone senior Janessa Jones]. These seven children, day after day, played as hard as they could.

Burned hills 13 12 23 15 — 63

Schenectady 4 6 5 10 — 25

Burnt Hills scorers: Blesi 2-2-7, Cahan 2-0-5, Catalano 1-0-2, Chevalier 1-3-5, Goodell 2-0-6, Lescault 1-0-2, Neary 0- 1-1, O’Connor 5-2-16, Robbins 2-1-5, Rzeszotarski 7-0-14. Schenectady score: Adams 0-1-1, Hempstead 5-0-12, Rodriguez 3-0-6, Terry 3-0-6. Totals: Burnt Hills 23-9-63, Schenectady 11-1-25.

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Local roundup: Lions recruit two multi-sport athletes https://lernersportsmarketing.com/local-roundup-lions-recruit-two-multi-sport-athletes/ Fri, 24 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://lernersportsmarketing.com/local-roundup-lions-recruit-two-multi-sport-athletes/ Breadcrumb Links Sports local sports The Lambton Lions have received commitments from two local dual sport athletes. Publication date : December 24, 2021 • December 24, 2021 • 2 minute read • Join the conversation Content of the article The Lambton Lions have received commitments from two local dual sport athletes. Content of the article […]]]>

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Zion Ainsworth and Hayden Scott of Great Lakes High School will join the Lions men’s baseball and basketball teams for the 2022-23 season.

“Lambton College has always been the college I saw myself attending because of the great respect it commands, both academically and athletically,” Ainsworth said in a statement. “It’s a great campus, and it has great facilities for college programs that will allow me to excel as a student-athlete.”

Ainsworth is a point guard in the field and an inside midfielder and a pitcher on the diamond.

“Lambton fans can expect a player who works hard, who will play with his heart and who will be a good teammate,” he said.

Ainsworth summers for the Sarnia Brigade senior men’s baseball team, while Scott most recently played with the Corunna Giants.

Scott is expected to be an outfielder on the Lions baseball team and a shooting guard on the basketball team.

“I really like the coaching staff and fit in well with the other players,” said Scott, who will be majoring in sports and recreation management. “They also had the course I wanted, and the ability to stay in my hometown is a big selling point.”

Scott and Ainsworth are the first two male basketball players to sign with the Lions for next season.

The 2022 baseball recruiting class also includes second baseman Nolan Leighton of Bowmanville and Alex Austin of Orono. They were teammates of the Clarington Renegades.

“Fans can expect to see a player who never quits and plays hard every game,” Leighton said. “…I’m best known for my defense and my speed, but I’m also not afraid to sacrifice my body for the team. I bring everything I can to every game, I’m there for my team and I’m always working to give my best. »

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Flyers’ Richardson makes 34 saves

Petrolia Flyers goaltender Tyler Richardson made 34 saves in a 4-2 win over the Dresden Kings Thursday of the Provincial Junior Hockey League.

Landon Marcy, Clay Dolbear, Andrew Jaques and Evan Morningstar scored for the Flyers in front of 305 fans at the Greenwood Recreation Center.

They were leading 2-0 after one period and 3-1 after two.

The Flyers (4-14-2-2) are seventh in the Stobbs Division with 12 points, four ahead of the Kings (3-17-1-1) and Wallaceburg Thunderhawks.

Notah Hopkins and Jackson Arcand scored for the Kings, and Ty Golden made 37 saves.

The Flyers host the No. 1 ranked Lakeshore Canadiens on Thursday, Jan. 6 at 7:30 p.m.

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Multi-sport athletes got Wachusett boys’ basketball team off to a great start https://lernersportsmarketing.com/multi-sport-athletes-got-wachusett-boys-basketball-team-off-to-a-great-start/ Tue, 21 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://lernersportsmarketing.com/multi-sport-athletes-got-wachusett-boys-basketball-team-off-to-a-great-start/ The Wachusett-area boys’ basketball team is off to another strong start this season, thanks to a group of versatile, hard-nosed upperclassmen who make the longtime coach Tom Gibbons’ Mountaineers a tough game for the best teams in the region. Wachusett has a main rotation of four seniors and three juniors, all between 6ft and 6ft […]]]>

The Wachusett-area boys’ basketball team is off to another strong start this season, thanks to a group of versatile, hard-nosed upperclassmen who make the longtime coach Tom Gibbons’ Mountaineers a tough game for the best teams in the region.

Wachusett has a main rotation of four seniors and three juniors, all between 6ft and 6ft 3in, which gives them more switching opportunity at both ends of the floor than most teams, while still having enough size to handle bigger forecourt.

“We have the ability to change perimeters and they’re all tough kids,” Gibbons said, adding he believes his team has the advantage of becoming an elite defense.

Wachusett's Tucker McDonald grabs a rebound in Thursday's game against Doherty.

In the lead, the senior captains Theo Stangas and Adam Bates, who are joined in the starting XI by juniors Tucker McDonald, Jake Chiasson and Aiden Mc Geary.

“We make mistakes and then they fight right back and do something positive,” said Gibbons, who thinks one of the best traits of this team is the players’ ability to move on quickly after mistakes. “There is no ego and they know the coaches believe in them.”

FOLLOWING: Men’s Basketball Scoring Leaders Update

The 6-foot-2 McDonald plays point guard. He is also the quarterback and shortstop for the highly successful Wachusett football and baseball teams.

Top contributors like Bates and McGeary were also key members of a Mountaineers football team that made it to the Division 1 quarter-finals, bringing with them a pedigree of success and the competitiveness to fly all over the pitch.

Wachusett's Nick Ciccone watches his shot go in during Thursday's game.

“We love multi-sport athletes and we have several of them,” Gibbons said. “A lot of kids specialize today, but we really appreciate these multi-sport kids.”

Gibbons said he was slowly integrating another football player, a 6-foot-7 sophomore Grayson Baker, in the line-up, which will give the team a true front-row player.

FOLLOWING: Men’s Basketball Ranking Update

After that, Wachusett’s next tallest player is the 6-foot-3 Stangas.

“He’s got high clearance and can shoot really fast,” Gibbons said of Stangas, who leads the team with 15.3 points per game. “But he worked to get the ball into the basket and he worked really hard on his defense and his rebounds.”

Wachusett's Nick Ciccone goes up for a successful layup in Thursday's game.

Senior Captain Nick Ciccone and junior Antoine Zingarella, both 6-2, offer depth off the bench, while Gibbons said both Zingarella and Chiasson have made big improvements to earn bigger roles in the team this season.

“He shakes things up,” Gibbons said of Chiasson. “He’s not afraid to make plays.”

The Mountaineers (2-1) once again have one of the toughest schedules around, facing Eastern Mass opponents such as Catholic Memorial, Brookline and Central Catholic.

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Hampton boys’ basketball is poised to rebound with multi-sport athletes https://lernersportsmarketing.com/hampton-boys-basketball-is-poised-to-rebound-with-multi-sport-athletes/ Sun, 05 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://lernersportsmarketing.com/hampton-boys-basketball-is-poised-to-rebound-with-multi-sport-athletes/ Through: John Grupp Sunday, December 5, 2021 | 11:01 a.m. Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review Hampton’s Matt DeMatteo guards Fox Chapel’s Eli Yofan in a game last season. The Hampton boys’ basketball team will be looking to bounce back from one of the worst seasons in program history with a group of players who have come […]]]>

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The Hampton boys’ basketball team will be looking to bounce back from one of the worst seasons in program history with a group of players who have come up a lot lately.

The Talbots, who just finished a 4-16 season, have a roster of versatile athletes who have found success in other sports in the months since the end of last year’s disappointing basketball season. .

“I have a lot more multi-sport kids than I’ve had in a long time,” said coach Joe Lafko, entering his 26th season. “We are delighted with all the athletes we have.”

From the 11-win conference champion football team to the PIAA Class 3A champion football team, Hampton hopes the winning mentality rubs off on the basketball court. The Talbots fire all players from last season, which ended in a lopsided loss to McKeesport in the first round of the WPIAL 5A class playoffs.

“We just weren’t happy with how last year went,” said Section 4-5A senior guard Matt DeMatteo, a quarterback/defensive back who last fall helped guide the football team to its best season. “We’ve had a pretty good season (of football), and I think we’re all set to continue this win and take it to basketball.”

DeMatteo, who averaged 12.3 points last season, is joined in the starting five by junior guard Brennan Murray (3.6 apg), senior guard Zander Plizga, a football team starter of the state championship, and sophomore forwards Liam Mignogna, a 6-foot-8, 240-pounder and Robert Coll.

Top reserves include 6-4 junior center Braxton Eastly (6.0 ppg, 3.8 rpg), junior guard/forward Jaden McMeekin and another pair of football players, senior guard/forward Bobby Oliver and guard junior Eric Weeks.

The abundance of multi-sport athletes — second Brock Borgo, a 1,000-yard rusher, and junior Joey Mayer, a two-way football starter, joined the basketball team for the first time — prevented the Talbots to do a lot of off-season training as a grouper. They competed in the Pittsburgh Basketball Club’s summer and fall leagues, but rosters and attendance fluctuated.

Lafko, a former three-sport athlete himself at Frazier and a member of the WPIAL Hall of Fame, understands the concessions.

“Compared to some of my other years, where teams played 30 games together in the offseason, this team didn’t,” he said. “Not that we haven’t tried to play. But we didn’t play together. … This group in particular has some catching up to do.

Junior forward Matt Moser and a quartet of sophomores are also battling for playing time – guards Alex Nyilas and AJ Prodente, guard/forward Keegan Thompson and forward Gabe Gannelli, another football player making his college basketball debut.

“We definitely have a lot of athletic, talented kids on our team, so I think it’s going to be tough for other teams to keep up with our athleticism,” DeMatteo said. “And we also have a certain size inside.”

Lafko, who is 486-310 in 31 seasons, has just three seniors on the 20-player roster, along with six juniors and 11 sophomores. One of the promising youngsters is Mignogna, the cousin of former Hampton stars Ryan and Collin Luther. Mignogna made the college football roster last fall and has benefited from the extra work. He excelled on both ends of the court in preseason scrums against Fox Chapel and Thomas Jefferson, Lafko said.

“Liam has grown,” Lafko said. “Not just the physical size, but the maturity to deal with certain things. Compared to where we were at this time last year, it’s noticeable.

The Talbots are looking to extend their streak of 17 consecutive trips to the WPIAL playoffs, a streak that only survived last year because the district held an open tournament during the covid-hit season.

Lafko said the team’s growth and performance this summer and fall gives him reason for optimism.

“We certainly had more success in the offseason than we did last year,” he said. “We are not yet at a championship level team. But we have noticeable improvements in many areas. These are all positive signs to continue to build on. And we are still quite young.

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The rush: Ryan Day believes in recruiting multi-sport athletes, Aamil Wagner commits to Notre Dame and Walker Lyons announces Top 11 https://lernersportsmarketing.com/the-rush-ryan-day-believes-in-recruiting-multi-sport-athletes-aamil-wagner-commits-to-notre-dame-and-walker-lyons-announces-top-11/ Thu, 11 Nov 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://lernersportsmarketing.com/the-rush-ryan-day-believes-in-recruiting-multi-sport-athletes-aamil-wagner-commits-to-notre-dame-and-walker-lyons-announces-top-11/ These days, more top soccer rookies than ever are hiring personal trainers and specializing in training designed for soccer, rather than participating in winter or spring sports. While that strategy may work for some rookies, Ryan Day was asked Tuesday if athletes who play multiple sports, especially basketball, are coveted at Ohio State. Day responded […]]]>

These days, more top soccer rookies than ever are hiring personal trainers and specializing in training designed for soccer, rather than participating in winter or spring sports.

While that strategy may work for some rookies, Ryan Day was asked Tuesday if athletes who play multiple sports, especially basketball, are coveted at Ohio State. Day responded that seeing an athlete compete in a sport other than football can say a lot about a player.

“I like guys from multiple sports,” Day said. “My son was in fifth grade when a coach told him, ‘You have to decide what sport you want to play.’ I almost jumped on the phone. I think the more sports you do, the healthier it is. You learn to be competitive, you learn to lose, to improve, to learn discipline, you learn so many things. And you learn different skills. Spatial awareness, hand-eye coordination, foot speed, all those things in basketball are great. I watch it a lot.

“When we were on the road before COVID in December and January, we were going to see underclassmen that we couldn’t have contact with. We love to see a guy compete, you can see how he’s trained, see he’s lost by 20, so what’s his attitude? Does he kick and yell at his coach, or encourage his teammates to go back on defense and try to take matters into their own hands in the fourth quarter with a drop of 15? You learn so much about people in these environments. You get a good overview of who they are.

There are plenty of examples of multi-sport athletes on the current roster. Dawand Jones, Garrett Wilson, CJ Stroud, Jack Sawyer and JT Tuimoloau — who spoke to Chris Holtmann during his recruiting about the possibility of joining the Ohio State basketball team — are among the Ohio State who were also prolific basketball players. Emeka Egbuka recently told the Columbus Dispatch that he has offers to play college baseball.

Offensive coordinator/tight ends coach Kevin Wilson, who was Indiana’s head coach from 2011-2016, has a special appreciation for basketball players after spending time in Hoosier State.

“Having been a coach at Indiana State, every time I saw a 6-foot-5 kid who wasn’t playing basketball, I was like, ‘Well, what’s wrong with you? “Wilson said. “Personally, I know there are a lot of great coaches out there, a lot of kids training all year round, but the competitive environment of having to take a free throw when the game is in play or getting into a batter’s box without having a false start on a 100 yard run is important. Stress yourself out, learn to compete. If you can play as a defensive back or wide receiver at Ohio State, you can play high school basketball. In my bedroom, I like tight ends who play multiple sports, I think it helps them become better players and completes them as a person.

Wagner commits to Notre-Dame

2023 State offensive tackle Aamil Wagner sent shockwaves through recruiting circles Thursday afternoon. On Tuesday, On3 reported that 6-foot-6, 265-pound offensive tackle Wayne had to choose between Penn State and Kentucky, the latter being the school where his brother played for two seasons and is a graduate coach.

Wagner, who had Ohio State in his last five schools, picked Notre Dame instead, giving the Fighting Irish three total commitments for 2023.

“I chose Notre Dame because the coaches made the university feel like home and I felt that Notre Dame can not only provide me with a great football career but can also put me in the best position for life after football,” Wagner told 247Sports.

Although joining the Irish is a bit of a shock, it’s no secret that Wagner has been away from the Buckeyes for months. Wagner was thought to have a frame better suited to playing defensive end than playing offensive line. Once in the state, offensive lineman Avery Henry became Ohio State’s third Class of 2022 commitment on Oct. 20, which put the nail in the proverbial coffin of Wagner’s chances of join the Buckeyes, who are now focusing on Earnest Greene and Carson Hinzman as options. to complete their offensive line class.

Wagner is ranked Ohio’s sixth-best prospect, 12th-best offensive tackle, and 134th-best overall prospect in the 2022 class. 2023 offensive lineman Joshua Padilla, who signed to Ohio State last week , is Wagner’s teammate at Wayne High School.

Lyon announces its top 11

A tight target from Ohio State in the Class of 2023, Walker Lyons, announced his top 11 schools Thursday afternoon. Ohio State, Ole Miss, USC, Stanford, UCLA, Washington, Michigan, Alabama, Oregon, BYU and Texas all made the cut.

Lyons, a 6-foot-4, 230-pound tight end from California, is ranked the 69th best player and third-best tight end in the 2023 class. He currently has a 247Sports Crystal Ball projection of Ole Miss. OSU already has a tight end committed for the 2023 class in Ty Lockwood, although the Buckeyes could take two tight ends in the cycle.

Branch wears scarlet gloves

It was just a normal Thursday on Twitter. Then CJ “Captain Buckeye” Hicks turned into fashion police when it came to tracking down the gloves of Ohio State’s 2023 stretch target Zachariah Branch.

While Branch wearing what appear to be Ohio State gloves may piss off some Buckeye fans, it’s worth noting that the 5-foot-9, 172-pound star has also been seen wearing USC gear this season. while warming up for the games.

It’s undeniable that there has been some momentum with the branches and the OSU, however. Zachariah’s older brother Zion is a priority safety target for 2022 and is said to be leaning towards the Buckeyes, especially given the coaching turnover at USC. If Zion commits to Ohio State, it could eventually lead to Zachariah following suit.

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Sports management alumni are now colleagues at Madison Square Garden https://lernersportsmarketing.com/sports-management-alumni-are-now-colleagues-at-madison-square-garden/ Thu, 11 Nov 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://lernersportsmarketing.com/sports-management-alumni-are-now-colleagues-at-madison-square-garden/ When Jonathan Di Filippo ’21 started working for Madison Square Garden, which his former teacher calls the “mecca of sports entertainment,” earlier this fall, his new supervisor was a familiar face: fellow former sports management fellow Heather Brereton ’16. November 11, 2021 By Renee Chmiel, Office of Marketing and Communications Jonathan Di Filippo ’21 now […]]]>

When Jonathan Di Filippo ’21 started working for Madison Square Garden, which his former teacher calls the “mecca of sports entertainment,” earlier this fall, his new supervisor was a familiar face: fellow former sports management fellow Heather Brereton ’16.

November 11, 2021

By Renee Chmiel, Office of Marketing and Communications

Jonathan Di Filippo ’21 now works for Madison Square Garden.

For Jonathan Di Filippo ’21, working at Madison Square Garden (MSG), was a dream since he started his freshman year at the University of New Haven. It’s a dream he realized just months after graduating.

Di Filippo, who has a degree in sports management and has always had an interest in sports, started his job as personnel services coordinator for MSG earlier this fall. He is responsible for time reporting, attendance and scheduling of front desk and reception staff members, and is excited to begin his career in the world of sports and entertainment.

“It means everything to me to have this job at MSG,” he said. “After my hard work in the Sports Management program at the University and the internships I did throughout my studies, my hard work is paying off just months after graduating in May. My time as a student has prepared me for my new role because the Sports Management curriculum covers a variety of topics which allow students to learn about different aspects of the industry and develop a plethora of different skills.

Di Filippo is grateful for the support of his professors, including Ceyda Mumcu, Ph.D., chair of the university’s athletic management department, who introduced him to Heather Brereton ’16 at the end of her freshman year. Brereton, personnel services supervisor for MSG, is now Di Filippo’s colleague and supervisor. Their department handles scheduling and payroll for all MSG venues, and they ensure that all operations managers have the staff they need to successfully run every event at their venues.

“It’s exciting to work with a fellow Charger,” Brereton said. “It’s great to see the connections being made and eventually leading to opportunity and growth. Mentoring is so important. When I was an undergrad it was hard to find a mentor in the industry that I could regularly check in with on what was happening in the world of sports and entertainment so if I can be that person for someone , I am more than happy to do so.

“It shows the quality of the sports management program at the University”

Brereton started her own career at MSG as a part-time employee in the customer services department after earning her degree in sports management from the University. She got a full-time position the following year and has since been promoted several times, leading to her current role.

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“The fast-paced environment is something I thrive in,” she said. “Every day is completely different, thanks to our calendar of events, which makes every day interesting! My professors at the University did an amazing job preparing us for what the real work experience would be like.

Di Filippo says his experiences inside and outside the classroom prepared him for his role at MSG. A former manager of the Chargers men’s basketball team, he also completed several internships, including one with the Connecticut Sports Management Group.

“I encourage students in the University’s sports management program to pursue their dream jobs in the industry, work hard and strive for more,” he said. -he declares. “It means a lot to me to see other alumni succeed as it shows the quality of the Sports Management program at the University and that the skills we are taught are transferable to positions across the industry. .”

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MLC multi-sport athletes juggle college and athletics | News, Sports, Jobs https://lernersportsmarketing.com/mlc-multi-sport-athletes-juggle-college-and-athletics-news-sports-jobs/ Sat, 23 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://lernersportsmarketing.com/mlc-multi-sport-athletes-juggle-college-and-athletics-news-sports-jobs/ Martin Luther College student-athletes Anna Treder and Joey Behm know all too well the struggles of juggling varsity and Division III varsity sports. However, Treder and Behm are among a number of student-athletes who play not one, but two sports in college. Treder is a junior at MLC who is a secondary and elementary Spanish […]]]>

Martin Luther College student-athletes Anna Treder and Joey Behm know all too well the struggles of juggling varsity and Division III varsity sports.

However, Treder and Behm are among a number of student-athletes who play not one, but two sports in college.

Treder is a junior at MLC who is a secondary and elementary Spanish double major. She attended California Lutheran High School in Wildomar, California, where she competed in volleyball, basketball, and track and field. She manages to balance a busy academic schedule with athletics. She plays on the college volleyball and basketball teams and she admits it can get hectic at times, especially during the month of October.

“One of the challenges that comes from playing two sports is time management,” she said. “October is an especially tough month because the basketball season is starting and the volleyball season is at a crucial time in conference play. Plus, it can be daunting to start regularly attending practices after the rest of the team has already been training for a month. However, I still feel welcomed and loved every time. Coaches and players are extremely supportive.

Behm, meanwhile, is a senior majoring in pre-seminary studies and is studying to become a pastor. He attended Kettle Moraine Lutheran in Jackson, Wisconsin, where he played football, basketball, and baseball. In MLC, he plays baseball and basketball.

“In addition to your athletic schedules, you also need to stay true to your academic responsibilities. Using your time wisely is a must. Another challenge would be if you wanted to focus on both of your sports. You want to get extra hits for basketball and take extra hits for baseball, but you have to balance the two. Joey Behm, senior at Martin Luther College

Like Treder, Behm said time management is always a challenge.

“Both teams have practices, open gyms or practices for most of the school year, so playing two sports is definitely a commitment,” he said. “In addition to your athletic schedules, you also need to stay true to your academic responsibilities. Using your time wisely is a must. Another challenge would be if you wanted to focus on both of your sports. You want to get extra hits for basketball and take extra hits for baseball, but you have to balance the two. Much of this balance comes from the fact that training for one sport naturally helps you in the other sport by increasing athleticism. [and] decision making.”

Treder said it was difficult to compete in practice and then come back to his room and focus on his homework.

“My schedule is really very tiring” Treder said. “Most of the time I go back to my room and collapse after I finish my homework. Every morning I pray that God will allow me to accomplish the things that need to be done and that he will gives strength and patience to get through the day.

This last year has been extremely difficult because of the pandemic. Both Treder and Behm were happy to be able to come back and compete.

Martin Luther College setter Anna Treder has 184 assists so far this season for the Knights in volleyball and averaged 3.9 points per game last year for the basketball team. ball.

“The seasons were definitely different” said Behm. “We didn’t play any non-conference games for basketball and we didn’t go to our spring training trip to Florida for baseball, but I would say both teams were just grateful to play. Many schools had to cancel their seasons, so playing at all was something we didn’t take for granted.

Both work hard on conditioning in the offseason.

“In the summer I mainly focus on lifting and conditioning,” Treder said. “I try to get my body in the best position to prevent injuries and help recover from old injuries. I was also trying to shoot three times a week after my lift. Around the end of July and the beginning of the August, I was usually serving or preparing for volleyball.

Behm also participates in amateur baseball during the summer.

“I tend to do both during the summer,” he said. “For basketball, I’ve played in different leagues over the years. Otherwise, I usually go to a nearby gym to shoot alone or with friends. For baseball, I play on a Townball team during the summer, which helps me keep pitching and seeing live pitches all summer.

And while they both agree it can be a challenge, they’re both grateful for the reward at the end.

“One of the best rewards for me is all the great teammates I’ve had over the years,” said Behm.

“I’ve had the opportunity to meet so many guys in basketball and baseball, and those friendships extend far beyond sports. While being able to spend time training for a specific sport would be nice, another reward is being able to play games for most of the year. There is hardly any off-season, so there are always games and road trips to look forward to.

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Multisport Athletes Electrify Football Oak Lawn Spartans https://lernersportsmarketing.com/multisport-athletes-electrify-football-oak-lawn-spartans/ Wed, 29 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://lernersportsmarketing.com/multisport-athletes-electrify-football-oak-lawn-spartans/ OAK LAWN, IL — There’s a saying in high school sports that athletes who walk the halls and don’t participate in a sport are an untapped resource. So when Ryan Pattison accepted the position of head football coach at Oak Lawn Community High School this year, he knew he wanted to make the most of […]]]>

OAK LAWN, IL — There’s a saying in high school sports that athletes who walk the halls and don’t participate in a sport are an untapped resource. So when Ryan Pattison accepted the position of head football coach at Oak Lawn Community High School this year, he knew he wanted to make the most of what the school had to offer. Thus, he used his role as a junior college basketball coach to recruit explosive hoops for the gridiron.

“I’m JV’s basketball coach and have been building relationships with the players all summer long,” Pattison said. “Our football program prides itself on having multi-sport athletes. We believe competition in general is going to help us on the football pitch.

“Basketball athletes who join the football program add athleticism that makes the team very difficult to schedule on Friday nights. Wrestling athletes who play football also bring their own physical and understanding contributions. body control. We have several other players who play other sports, and I think that’s one of the reasons why we compete on Friday nights. We have a group of young men and women who want to win games of football.

For many of these multi-sport athletes at Oak Lawn, this is their first year of college football. However, the Spartans are currently 2-2 this season, and these versatile athletes are a big reason for that. One basketball player Gabe Duer has emerged as a leader under center, and he’s joined by fellow hoopers and two-way football players Eduardo Chiquito, Davion Lawrence as well as running back Nicco Reyes. Gavin Butler, a guard on the basketball team, has explosive speed out of the backfield. Evan Zambrano is another force to be reckoned with, and baseball player Jack McGlynn plays fiercely on defense.

Coaches from other sports like the approach Pattison takes with the football program.

“I think it’s good for the football program, but it’s also good for the baseball program because these kids are going to get stronger in the spring,” baseball head coach Bill Gerny said. “At the moment in high school athletics, a lot of people push the students to focus on one sport. I don’t think it helps the athlete or the school as a whole to do that. I like this that we do.”

Despite the added risk of injury from playing a violent sport like football, the positives seem to outweigh any negatives.

Head basketball coach Jason Rhodes agrees, “It’s great to see our guys on the gridline on Friday nights contributing positively to the school’s football program and culture,” he said. -he declares. “They seem to have fun competing and making memories with their teammates, that’s what the high school experience is all about.”

Car Pattison, who coached for eight years at Morton High School as well as other stages along the way, is not just here to grow the football program, but he wants to help student-athletes grow in all facets of life. He tries to build a culture of men on the playground and in the classroom.

“I love the south side vibe of the Oak Lawn community,” Pattison said. “I believe the administration and I are on exactly the same page when it comes to serving student-athletes. I believe the OLCHS can have a competitive football program year after year while helping student-athletes to develop holistically as people as they mature through the program.”

This attitude definitely gives the football program an electric vibe on Friday nights. The Spartans will entertain Tinley Park High School in the Oak Lawn Community High School Homecoming Game on October 1.

~ Contributed by Brian Frangella, OLCHS Editor

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Bobby Bowden has supported athletes from two sports at Florida State https://lernersportsmarketing.com/bobby-bowden-has-supported-athletes-from-two-sports-at-florida-state/ Thu, 12 Aug 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://lernersportsmarketing.com/bobby-bowden-has-supported-athletes-from-two-sports-at-florida-state/ Sammie Smith’s goal was to play two sports – football and track and field – at Florida State. He didn’t have to convince Seminoles football coach Bobby Bowden, who also played several sports in college. “It was definitely an added incentive that you could do both and you had a coach and a school that […]]]>

Sammie Smith’s goal was to play two sports – football and track and field – at Florida State.

He didn’t have to convince Seminoles football coach Bobby Bowden, who also played several sports in college.

“It was definitely an added incentive that you could do both and you had a coach and a school that helped you do that,” said Smith, who signed with the Seminoles from Apopka High in 1985.

“It’s different today. It seems like more kids, when it comes to athletics, are spending all their time with just one sport.

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