2017 in Review: Sports journalism is grand

There’s no doubt that 2017 was a year of change. I graduated, got a job I love, left a job I loved. Broadcasted on TV, was hired for countless freelance gigs. Covered hockey at a baseball stadium and lacrosse at a football stadium. Fulfilled a life dream of being on the sideline for a national championship. Had the play by play call for BU’s first ever lacrosse postseason win.

In 2018, I am more secure than I was at this time last season. I will be back for BU lacrosse and the Boston Cannons. I will be writing in Newburyport and also for espnW. I have trips planned to Buffalo, Columbus, and maybe Florida.

In 2017, I covered- Frozen Fenway, women’s Beanpot, men’s Beanpot, women’s Hockey East championship, MIAA girls hockey state title, the Isobel Cup, NHL playoffs, Boston Celtics, Boston Red Sox, Patriots training camp, Major League Lacrosse, CWHL, NCAA D1, D2, D3 title games, NCAA women’s D1 lacrosse title game, MIAA boys lacrosse state title, Eastern League all-star game, team USA baseball, team USA women’s hockey, UWLX semi finals, Bruins development camp, NHIAA softball, baseball, and field hockey state title games, BU vs BC alumni game, NWHL at Prudential Center, Manchester Monarchs, D1 basketball, hockey, lacrosse, high school football, golf, volleyball, cross country, and Hockey Night in Boston.

Here’s some of my favorite work from 2017. It was a journey, and I hope you enjoy reading.

1/11- Girls hockey at Frozen Fenway– Boston Globe

1/25- Boston Latin ends drought– Boston Globe

2/8- BC take women’s beanpot– Boston Globe

2/15- Braintree girls hockey numbers grow– Boston Globe

2/27- Isaiah Thomas point streak ends– WEEI

3/5- BC women win Hockey East– Boston Globe

3/19- Woburn takes D1 girls hockey title– Boston Globe

4/1- Lynnfield’s Hennessey gets shock- Boston Globe

4/8- Future bright for Laidman, Bowen– Boston Globe

5/2- BU twin commits– Boston Globe

5/25- Heavy hearts for Blue Hills lacrosse– Patriot Ledger

5/25- Kenzie Kent a dual threat- Patriot Ledger

6/11- BG softball wins stunning title– NH Union Leader

6/17- Salute to Hingham lacrosse– Boston Globe

6/18- Hingham lax goes out on top– Patriot Ledger

7/2- NLL to expand to San Diego- College Crosse

7/10- Corcoran skates with Bruins– WL Walpole

7/10- McGovern skates in Bruins camp– Lewiston Sun Journal

7/11- RJ Murphy gets pro hockey shot– WL Needham

7/17- Team USA baseball visits Nashua- NH Union Leader

7/20- Warsofsky skates in Boston– Patriot Ledger

7/24- Francisco Mejia getting close for Tribe– FanGraphs

7.25- BU and BC alumni skate for a cause– WL Weymouth

8/2- Boston’s Burke at home with Storm– WL Dedham

8/2- Poli gets her shot as a pro- WL Medfield

8/9- Westwood girls stay cool at HNIB– WL Westwood

8/10- Phalen stars for Needham- WL Needham

8/14- Pellegrino grows with Pats– Lacrosse Magazine

8/22- Goffstown’s Simoneau ranks in pro lax– NH Union Leader

8/28- Byfield sister duo stars in CWHL– Newburyport

8/29- MLL data breach– Boston Globe

9/1- BU’s MacLean ready for big season– WL Medfield

9/7- Lauren Kelly ready to star for Northeastern, pros– WL Watertown

9/13- Can’t deny NLL’s growth– Lacrosse Magazine

9/17- Milford’s Andrews gets pro soccer shot– NH HS Sports

10/6- Devils/NWHL partnership a big step– espnW

10/6- McAvoy stars in Bruins opener– Inside Hockey

10/10- Newburyport volleyball plays with purpose– Newburyport

10/27- Beauts aim for Isobel repeat– espnW

10/27- NH field hockey playoff preview– NH Union Leader

10/27- How will NWHL adjust to Olympic year?– espnW

10/29- NWHL fans react to Devils deal– espnW

11/1- Stephen Hauschka played lacrosse– NE Lax Journal

11/14- Hilary Knight aims for gold– NH Union Leader

11/21- BU’s Kelley getting chance with Monarchs– MetroWest Daily News

11/24- Triton football wins on Thanksgiving– Eagle Tribune

11/29- Walpole duo finds success with Wheaton basketball- WL Walpole

12/5- NDA girls hockey a different look– Patriot Ledger

12/5- Marshfield’s Washburn proves herself– Patriot Ledger

12/8- Schreiber’s rise in the NLL– The Athletic

12/10- Maine’s Nia Irving- the other Irving of Boston basketball– Lewiston Sun Journal

12/15- Connor Melone’s hockey journey– Newburyport

12/19- Erika Lawler back in pro hockey– Fitchburg Sentinel and Enterprise

12/21- Buffalo Beauts bought by Pegulas– espnW


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