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NEWS FROM CONNECTICUT COLLEGE January 2014

Watch the Camels on your computer or mobile device


01/20/2014
 Gordon Donnelly ’16, Steven Victor ’15 and Patrick Leary ’15 broadcast a women's ice hockey game against Trinity. Photo by Grace Griffin ’14.

Gordon Donnelly ’16, Steven Victor ’15 and Patrick Leary ’15 broadcast a women's ice hockey game against Trinity. Photo by Grace Griffin ’14.

Do you have son or daughter competing for the Camels? Are you an alum who competed as a varsity athlete and would love to see the old team in action but you live too far away?

Either way you’ll want to tune in to live streaming videocasts of Camels home events. Available through the Connecticut College athletics website, upcoming contests include:

 

 

 

  • Women’s Ice Hockey: Jan. 24, 7 p.m., vs. Wesleyan
  • Men’s Ice Hockey: Jan. 25, 7 p.m., vs. Trinity
  • Men’s Ice Hockey: Jan. 26, 3 p.m., vs. Wesleyan
  • Women’s Ice Hockey: Jan. 31, 7 p.m., vs. Amherst
  • Women’s Basketball: Feb. 1, 2 p.m., vs. Bates
  • Men’s Basketball: Feb. 1, 4 p.m., vs. Bates

The Department of Athletics introduced the broadcasts last year. A team of students films the contests and offers play-by-play and color commentary.

“We train them and guide them, making sure they have everything they need to put on a successful webcast, but they do all the real work,” said Kelsey Lengyel-Jacovich, coordinator of athletics operations. Not only are the students paid for their work, but it’s a great resume builder for those who want to gain real-world experience in sports broadcasting, she said. 

Steven Victor, a junior majoring in government and minoring in history and economics, has provided both color and play-by-play since a concussion last year put an end to his college hockey career. Not only does broadcasting give him an opportunity to “give back to the school and athletic department for all they have done for me,” he says, but it has changed the way he watches televised sports. He says he now pays more attention to the professional commentators and tries to incorporate the character and charisma of his favorites into his own broadcasts.

“Initially it started out as fun for me, and it still is. But now I am open to the idea of pursuing a career in this field,” Victor said.