2016 in 15 Photos

2016 in 15 Photos

As 2016 winds down and I prepare to complete my seventh and second-to-last semester at Loyola, I’ve pulled together 15 photos that I feel best describe the year that it was.

Hope you enjoy:

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Looking forward to 2017 and building off of what I have been able to accomplish this past year.

Play-By-Play Debut on the Mustangs Sports Network from Stevenson University

Play-By-Play Debut on the Mustangs Sports Network from Stevenson University

Hey everybody, earlier this month I made by collegiate broadcast debut calling play-by-play for Stevenson University men’s and women’s ice hockey. I called a total of four games in less than 48 hours and learned a ton about the sport I didn’t know a whole lot about growing up.

Here’s a clip of my post game interview with Stevenson men’s hockey coach Dominick Dawes:

Head coach of Stevenson women’s ice hockey Tracy Johnson shares her post game thoughts after a loss to Endicott:

This past weekend I made my collegiate basketball debut as I called play-by-play during Stevenson’s post-Thanksgiving matchup against Marymount University on the Mustang Sports Network.

Tarbert, along with Irmani Sanders and Jonyae Curry, combined for 41 of the team’s 57 total points as Stevenson notched its third win of the season.

Take a look at my post game interview with Stevenson head coach Jackie Boswell:

And how about Player of the Game Sara Tarbert. She finished with a double-double (19 points, 10 rebounds) and recorded 7 steals for the Mustangs. Her thoughts on the win:

Follow my every move on Twitter (@BobTrosset) as I continue on through my first season on the mic for Stevenson University athletics.

My First Collegiate Broadcast Gig

My First Collegiate Broadcast Gig

Last week, President & CEO of SFMSports.net Steve Clendenin offered me an opportunity to be Stevenson University’s newest voice of men’s and women’s collegiate hockey.

I graciously accepted his offer and am looking forward to calling Mustang hockey throughout the upcoming winter. This is my first college broadcast gig.

Glenn Clark, the voice of Loyola athletics, was generous enough to pass along my demo reel to Steve. I want to thank Glenn for his support and mentorship throughout the last few years. We work on the same broadcast team to televise Loyola athletics and he’s been a wealth of information for me in the field.

Calling the play-by-play for hockey is no easy task. Especially for a guy who didn’t grow up playing the sport. I’m committed to doing whatever it takes to ensure my broadcasts come across as knowledgeable, enjoyable and relatable for those on the other side of the screen.

Catch me on SFMSports.net starting the weekend of 11/18.

My Swan Song

My Swan Song

Since my return from Rio and the 2016 Olympic Games, I’ve had an eventful beginning to my senior at and away from Loyola University.

Once a week, I make the trip to Fairfax, VA to host the PrepZone and QB Academy on DMVStream.com. These shows highlight top athletes, teams and plays in the D.C., Maryland and Virginia regions.

DMVStream.com CEO and Founder B.J. Koubaroulis brings a wealth of experience to the television business and I feel privileged to be working closely with him.

Here’s a snapshot of the QB Academy alongside 2010 All-Met Player of the Year and my analyst Michael Nebrich.

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When I’m not attending classes or wearing my host ‘hat’, you can find me in my Media Production role for Loyola athletics. To ensure a Patriot League Network broadcast runs as planned, our team consists of a graphics controller, replay personnel, camera operators, on-air talent and a director. When asked, I’m comfortable fulfilling any one of these roles.

Here’s a snapshot (photo taken by Julia D’Agostino, Loyola senior) from a September volleyball match in my camera operator role.

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If you’ve followed my blog before, you know I interned with Monumental Sports & Entertainment last spring in Washington, D.C.

The first week of September, I met Jumoke Davis – my former supervisor at Monumental – for lunch so we could both bring each other up to speed.

Riddle me this one: I walked away from that lunch with a part-time, paid position with Monumental up until graduation. This is a season-long commitment. I’m thrilled to be a part of the team.

Ironically enough, my first day was Wizards Media Day at the Verizon Center. It was a media frenzy.

I spent the majority of the day in the scrums grabbing sound from players and coaches. For the first time, I hopped on Facebook Live from Media Day. This is something I’ll make time for more often to give my network of friends a better idea of my day-to-day.

Check out a few snapshots from that busy day:

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Check out video from The PrepZone:

DMVStream.com Player of the Week:

DMVStream.com Athlete of the Week:

QB Academy with Michael Nebrich:

What’s ahead:

For now, I’ll continue to work in Washington two days a week and host in Fairfax on Wednesday afternoons. Once basketball season rolls around, I’m hoping to further my on-air role for Loyola athletics as sideline reporter and post-game/in-game interviewer.

Keep up with me on Twitter (@BobTrosset) and as always, thanks for the read.  (more…)

Team East takes 2016 President’s Cup at Camden Yards

Team East takes 2016 President’s Cup at Camden Yards

The sixth annual President’s Cup Showcase was held at Camden Yards on Saturday, which featured some of Baltimore’s top high school baseball players in an East vs. West format.

For the third consecutive year, I called the game on WLOY Loyola Radio. Fellow Loyola classmate and roommate of mine, Brendan Pierce, was my color analyst. Brendan and I co-host Sports Talk twice a week on WLOY. Brendan is a die-hard baseball fan who spent last summer as an intern with the New York Mets.

Coming off a lopsided 2015 President’s Cup where Team East defeated the West by a score of 15-8, Saturday of 2016 would be different.

Gilman’s John Fitzgerald had a big day for the East squad as he started on the mound and roped a key double that put him in a position to score the winning run in the bottom of the 7th.

Mount Saint Joseph’s Trevor Basso and Paul Kaschak were productive pieces in Team West’s valiant losing effort. They were just two of the five players from a well-represented Mount Saint Joseph High School.The Boys’ Latin School of Maryland and the Gilman School each featured five of their athletes as well.

City Council President Jack Young took the time to come up to the booth for the third consecutive year for an in-game interview. President Young is a die-hard Orioles fan and has worked tirelessly the last six years at making the President’s Cup Showcase a great environment for youth baseball. It’s always a pleasure and honor to spend time with President Young.

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Special thanks to WLOY Director John Devecka for accompanying us and making this opportunity possible for the third year in a row. Brendan and I look forward to calling the 2017 President’s Cup Showcase one final time before we graduate next year.

Here’s a Snapchat I recorded during the game:

2016 DMVSTREAM.COM Nova Challenge Sideline Reporting

Every spring the DMVSTREAM.COM Nova Challenge showcases high school basketball seniors from Fairfax, Loudoun, Arlington, Alexandria and Prince William at Marshall High School in Falls Church, Virginia.

During this year’s Nova Challenge, I worked as a sideline reporter during one of the two all-star games and dunk contest.

As I’ve mentioned often in my blog recently, this semester’s internship with Monumental Sports & Entertainment has been a blast. Commuting from Baltimore to the nation’s capital three times a week, soaking up a professional network environment in the Verizon Center and receiving invaluable advice from mentors along the way has been a major stepping stone from a personal growth standpoint.

Landing the sideline reporting gig would not have been possible if it wasn’t for a little casual LinkedIn research I decided to partake in just a mere three weeks ago.

B.J. Koubaroulis is the CEO of Synthesis Multimedia Productions and Founder of DMVSTREAM.COM. Kelsey Mizeur, who used to do camera work for B.J., has been a huge mentor of mine throughout the semester at Monumental. When I saw the mutual connection between B.J. and Kelsey on LinkedIn, I knew I had to capitalize on it and at least look further into it.

Kelsey was nice enough to shoot B.J. an email and, sure enough, by the end of the week I had a tryout as a sideline reporter at the Nova Challenge.

This got me thinking and it reaffirmed a major belief of mine, and many others. If I had applied through Craiglist or sent an email to B.J. without Kelsey’s assistance, I probably never would have even received a response. Kelsey was my ‘in’ and just another reminder that it’s all about who you know.

I haven’t been given a concrete answer as to what the outcome of the tryout is, but I like my odds going forward and am thankful to have been given the opportunity.

Take a look at some of the highlights from my day as a sideline reporter below: