I quit it to talk about it. In my senior year of high school, I faced a fork in the road: Continue to play competitive soccer, or focus on my high school’s newspaper. I elected to choose the latter.
I had known I wanted to work in sports journalism since I was 8 years old. It began with me muting the television during Anaheim Ducks NHL games. I became the commentator, printing up the statistics of the opposing team while already having memorized the Ducks’ stats.
Fast forward to the University of Oregon, where broadcasting, covering and reporting from seven events in four days is just another weekend.
I’m a broadcaster and the play-by-play voice of Oregon soccer for the campus radio station, KWVA; I also host and panel on talk shows, as well as produce games and talk shows. That started in my very first term of college when I was put on the final three soccer broadcasts to do analysis after the sports director learned of my experience in soccer. During my spring term of freshman year, I decided to apply to the independent student-run newspaper, the Daily Emerald, where I’m now an associate sports editor and reporter. I’ve come far from my 8-year-old self sitting on the couch pretending to be the commentator.
This is only the beginning of my career in sports journalism, and I look forward to what lies ahead in my future.
Please browse my website to see the various work I have done as an aspiring journalist.