Hello, and welcome to the homepage of the Marist Hoops Insiders.
We are a group of five seniors at Marist College who came up with this idea to serve as our senior capstone project as communications majors. We believe that with our combination of skills and experience in reporting and production, we will be able to provide the some of the most in-depth coverage of Marist men’s basketball out there, varying from video analysis, video interviews with players, coaches and alumni to the written content you will find on this website.
Below, meet the insiders:
Steve Sabato (@Steve_Sabato)
Name- Steve Sabato
Hometown- Hammonton, NJ
Major- Communications, concentrated in Sports Communication. Minor in Business Administration.
On Campus- President of WMAR Marist College Radio, Director of Communications for Marist College Student Government Association
Internship Experience- I’ve interned at CBS Sports headquarters in New York City, in the press department, and for the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks in their inaugural season. This past summer I interned at a company in South Jersey which managed non-profit associations, in their PR Department.
Dream Job- General Manager of an NFL team.
Michael Schwartz (@MistahSchwartz)
Hometown- West Linn, Oregon
Major- Communications with dual concentrations in radio/TV/film, and sports communication, with a minor in psychology.
On Campus- I am the sports director for MCTV, Marist’s student run, campus television station, as well as vice president of WMAR, Marist’s student run radio station.
Internship Experience- My past internships include CBS Sports Network, where I worked in their remote productions department, as well as in the news room of Portland’s local CBS affiliate, KOIN.
Dream Job- to be an athletic director at a major university.
Eric Vander Voort (@ericvandervoort)
Hometown- Baldwinsville, NY
Major- Communications, concentrations in Journalism and Sports Communication with minors in Writing and Music
On Campus- Editor-in-Chief and former Sports Editor of The Circle, Marist’s student newspaper. Sports talk show host for WMAR.
Internship Experience- I interned with the Poughkeepsie Journal in the Fall of 2011, writing over 20 byline stories for the paper. I spent this past summer covering the Hudson Valley Renegades, writing two pieces a week for rays.scout.com.
Dream Job- Baseball/College beat reporter or columnist for a newspaper or website.
Matt Weiss (@weissy_33)
Hometown- North Babylon, NY
Major- Sports Communications, minor in Psychology
On Campus- Play-by-play announcer and sports talk show host for WMAR, Girls intramural basketball referee
Internship Experience- SportsTalkNY- radio intern summer ’12, CBS Local-sports and games intern fall ‘12
Dream Job- Anything that blends sports and tv/radio
Alex Wolochuk (@AlexWolochuk)
Hometown- Redding, CT
Major- Sports Communication & TV/Radio/Film
On Campus- MCTV Sports Studio Manager, President of Men’s Club Volleyball, Commissioner of Intramural Volleyball
Internship Experience- NBC Olympics (Summer 2012), Marist College Athletics Multimedia (Fall 2012/Spring 2013)
Dream Job- Sports studio or live game production