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Meet the Sports Staff

 

Joe Matthews Joe Matthews- Sports Director
Hometown:
Lincroft, New Jersey 
Major/Year: Visual and Sound Media/Junior
Favorite Sport: Baseball
Favorite Teams: New York Yankees, Brooklyn Nets, Washington Football Team
Why I Love Sports: It's a universal language that brings people together. 
Jonathan Heite Jonathan Heite- Assistant Sports Director
Hometown:
Aberdeen, New Jersey 
Major/Year: Visual and Sound Media/Junior
Favorite Sport: Basketball, Football, Hockey, Baseball
Favorite Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Rangers, New York Yankees, New York Knicks
Why I Love Sports: The pure excitement and anticipation from all aspects of the game, the comradery between teammates and fans, and the common bond that brings people together. You could be at your job helping a customer or waiting on line for a movie, and nine out of ten times, you can strike up a conversation with someone about any sport. There's not many things that have this impact on society.
William Swankie William Swankie- Assistant Sports Director 
Major/Year: Communications and Journalism/Senior
Favorite Sport: Basketball
Favorite Teams: Knicks, Yankees, Vikings
Why I Love Sports: Their ability to form a community between many different people.
John Makuch John Makuch
Homestate:
New Jersey
Major/Year: Visual and Sound Media/Senior
Favorite Sport: Football, Hockey, and Basketball
Favorite Teams: Colts, Devils, Celtics, Mets, NYCFC
Why I Love Sports: I love sports because they are the greatest metaphor for life in so many different ways. They also create great stories for players and teams alike.
Christopher Kiely Christopher Kiely
Hometown:
Washington D.C.
Major/Year: Undeclared/Senior
Favorite Sport: Football, Basketball, Baseball
Favorite Teams: New York Yankees, Chicago Bears
Why I Love Sports: Competition/Bringing people together
Justin Nicosia Justin Nicosia
Hometown:
Nanuet, New York
Major/Year: Journalism and Minor in Sports Media/Senior
Favorite Sport: MLB, NFL, NCAAF, NCAAM, NBA
Favorite Teams: Mets, Jets, Auburn Tigers Football, Seton Hall Basketball, Knicks, Devils
Why I Love Sports: Throughout the years, sports were always there for me, and provided an escape to an otherwise stressful life. I was never a huge TV person, so there never seemed to be anything else on for me. Sports kept me busy, and as someone who has always been competetive, they also filled that competetive drive. The only video games I had until I was 16 were sports video games.
Joe Walls Joe Walls
Hometown:
Haddonfield, New Jersey
Major/Year: Visual and Sound Media/Senior
Favorite Sport: Baseball, Football, Hockey
Favorite Teams: Phillies, Flyers, Sixers, Eagles
Why I Love Sports: I have always grown up watching them and it is so interesting to see such talented athletes and listen to people talk about their passions when commentating. Since I can remeber I always had some sort of Eagles T-shirt or jersey on or a Notre Dame Football jersey. I also got to witness some of the best moments in sports history in my lifetime and that has made it all worth it.
Joey Nardone Joey Nardone
Hometown:
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Major/Year: Visual and Sound Media/Senior
Favorite Sport: Soccer, Hockey, and Baseball
Favorite Teams: Atlanta United, New York Rangers, Fiorentina, Plymouth Argyle, New York Mets
Why I Love Sports: I loved sports ever since I was young. I played soccer my entire life and love watching all different kinds of sports, mostly hockey and soccer.
Ryan Henry Ryan Henry
Hometown:
Bensalem, Pennsylvania 
Major/Year: Journalism/Junior
Favorite Sport: Basketball and Football
Favorite Teams: Philadelphia Sixers and Philadelphia Eagles
Why I Love Sports: Sports connect each and every one of us. We may come from different backgrounds, but sports is the one unifying thing in this world. Everyone knows how to shoot a basketball or swing a baseball bat. It's the universal language.
Ryan Johnston Ryan Johnston
Hometown:
Newark, Delaware 
Major/Year: Visual and Sound Media/Sophomore
Favorite Sport: Basketball, Soccer, Football
Favorite Teams: Los Angeles Lakers, Arsenal
Why I Love Sports: Regardless if someone is watching or playing, sports are a platform for people from all across the world to connect and compete with each other.
Michael Stamm Michael Stamm
Hometown:
Stony Point, New York
Major/Year: Sports Management/Junior
Favorite Sport: Football
Favorite Teams: New York Giants
Why I Love Sports: I love sports because it is something everyone can connect with and watch together.
Nicholas Masturzo Nicholas Masturzo
Hometown:
Pheonixville, Pennsylvania 
Major/Year: Visual and Sound Media/Junior
Favorite Sport: Baseball, Basketball and Football
Favorite Teams: Philadelphia Phillies, Philadelphia 76ers & Philadelphia Eagles
Why I Love Sports: There is nothing like sports. The energy created by - not only the fans - but by the athletes and coaches themselves is electric. That electric energy then makes watching sports so much fun, regardless if it is in-person or on TV.
Kara Eckert Kara Eckert
Hometown:
Chatham, New Jersey 
Major/Year: Undeclared/Senior
Favorite Sport: Kentucky Derby Horse Racing, Basketball
Favorite Teams: New York Knicks
Why I Love Sports: Because of the power sports have to bring people together
Favorite Quote: "Things change. Friends leave. Life doesn't stop for anybody" -Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Kahlei Smith Kahlei Smith
Hometown:
Newark, New Jersey 
Major/Year: Journalism, Sports Media Minor/Junior
Favorite Sport: Basketball, Boxing
Favorite Teams: Chicago Bulls, Michigan State Spartans
Why I Love Sports: Playing a sport can establish certain moral and personal traits within a person that I think are invaluble. Self-discipline, responsibility, and focus are some of the traits that can seperate a good player from a great player. I love how you can fun playing a sport while simultaneously developing traits that can positively translate into your personal life.
Favorite Quote: "Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, and others make it happen."-Michael Jordan
Wilnir Louis Wilnir Louis - Graduate Student 
Hometown:
Linden, New Jersey
Major/Year: Sports Management, Sports Media Minor/Senior
Favorite Sport: Football
Favorite Teams: Baltimore Ravens
Why I Love Sports: It's one of the only things on the planet that can easily bond people from completely seperate backgrounds, upbringings, etc.
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 

 

   
   
 

 

   
   
   

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