2019 Intern Directors
Deb Brocklebank, Director of Game Day Operations
Deb enters her fifth year as the Director of Game Day Operations. She has been a part of the Falmouth Commodores organization since 2004. She first started with the club as a host family, housing 22 players and interns including major leaguers Jacoby Ellsbury, Kyle Gibson, and Joe Paterson. She has participated in several committees with the team including: Housing, Game Day Operations, Fan Relations, Hot Stove, Master Schedule, Kids Club, Golf Tournament, Press Box Renovation, Fundraising, and helped develop the contact and outreach database. She works as a Project Manager in the Gaming and Hospitality industry for Infor Global Solutions. She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts – School of Business and attend the University of Hawaii as an exchange student. She resides in Falmouth with her husband Steve.
Rob Kauffman, Director of Broadcast/Media Interns
Rob has been vacationing with his family on Cape Cod for more than 20 years, eventually purchasing a home in Falmouth in 2013. After spending countless hours at Commodores games, Rob began volunteering and soon moved into the Director of Broadcasting & Media position after the 2017 season.
When not volunteering for the Commodores, Rob works in a global commercial capabilities role for the British drug maker AstraZeneca, that has him frequently traveling. Prior to joining AstraZeneca, Rob spent eight years in talk radio as a producer and on-air host, broadcasting throughout central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland for Clear Channel Radio. Rob holds a B.A. in Management of Information Systems from Eastern University. He resides in the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, area with his wife Karen and their two sons, Aaron and Justin.
General Manager Interns
David is a junior at the University of South Carolina majoring in Sport and Entertainment Management, and is also part of the South Carolina Honors College. Throughout David’s time in school, he has taken advantage of his university’s and his major’s corporate and faculty connections to pursue internships and other work experiences. In the summer of 2017, David completed his first internship with the Gateway Grizzlies baseball team working in stadium operations. The following summer, David interned with the Pawtucket Red Sox in community relations. He has also had the opportunity to work the 2018 Masters Tournament and the Bojangles Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. As a GM intern with the Falmouth Commodores, David is excited to learn more about the day-to-day operations of a collegiate league baseball team, while also expanding his skills and knowledge in baseball operations, scouting, and statistics.
Rebekah is a sophomore at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts. She is majoring in Economics and double minoring in Business Administration and Latin. She is also an infielder for the Wheaton softball team. She volunteers as a hitting coach for a local club softball team and helps to run softball clinics around her community. Rebekah is a graduate of Taunton High School and grew up spending her summers in Falmouth, where her father grew up and her grandmother currently resides. She aspires to work in baseball operations for a MLB team.
Ben is a rising senior Management & Leadership major in the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. He works with the BC baseball team as a student manager doing scouting and video work. He is also a member of the BC Sports Business Society. Last summer, he interned with the Bourne Braves as their public address announcer/scoreboard operator. Ben is a native Cape Codder and local Sandwich High School graduate.
Clubhouse/ Grounds Intern
Mike is returning for his seventh year with the Commodores. He was a batboy for four years before taking on the role of Clubhouse Intern two years ago. He and his family enjoy hosting players. Mike is currently a junior at Xaverian Brothers High School in Westwood, Massachusetts, where he manages the varsity baseball team. He plays baseball, hockey, and golf, and works as a hockey referee. This year Mike is expanding his role and taking on more field duties.
Clinic and Corporate Events Interns
Lauren grew up locally in Marstons Mills, and is a rising junior at Ithaca College. She is studying Business Administration with concentrations in Sport Management and Sport Marketing. As a member of the Ithaca College gymnastics team, she is a dedicated athlete, student, and sports fan. Lauren is a life long Cape League and Boston Red Sox fan, and hopes to one day work in marketing for a Major League Baseball team.
Emily is a Bethesda, Maryland, native who just completed her junior year of high school at the National Cathedral School in Washington, DC. She spends her summers in Falmouth and is a life-long Commodores fan. In addition to being an avid baseball fan, Emily is also a competitive synchronized ice skater. Emily volunteered with the Commodores during the 2018 season and is looking forward to an amazing summer in her new role!
Meghan grew up in New Hampshire and is fortunate enough to call Cape Cod her second home. With family and friends living by the ocean, and her love for the Cape, becoming part of the Commodores family felt like the right opportunity to pursue her passion for photography. Meghan is a rising senior at the University of New Hampshire, pursuing a B.A. in English/Journalism with a concentration in Kinesiology. As a third-year athlete on the UNH Rowing Team, Meghan has not only become a stronger rower and teammate, but she has found a passion for sports photography and web development. She is an athletics photographer for UNH and the point-person for developing and managing the UNH Rowing Team’s website. Meghan has published articles for The New Hampshire and the international rowing magazine Row360, based out of the United Kingdom. Meghan is proud to have found things she is passionate about and more importantly, as a photographer, she is extremely honored to be able to capture both intense and exciting moments in her life and of others; like the moments of the 2019 Commodores.
Danny is a rising senior at the University of Miami, studying electronic media and American studies. The Garden City, New York, native works as a sportscaster of Hurricanes football, basketball, and baseball for Miami’s campus radio station, WVUM, and is returning for his second season with the Commodores. Danny has served as a reporter for “NewsBreak” and “SportsDesk” on UMTV, Miami’s campus television station, and just completed a year-long stint as the host of the sketch comedy show “Off the Wire.” Danny hopes to become the voice of a professional sports team.
David returns to Falmouth for his second season as a play-by-play broadcaster for the Commodores. He is a rising senior at the University of Notre Dame, where he is majoring in Film, Television, and Theatre, and minoring in Journalism and History. Originally from Sudbury, Massachusetts, David has been vacationing on Cape Cod ever since he was a kid. At Notre Dame, he works as a student broadcaster for Fighting Irish Media and has called games for the men’s soccer, women’s soccer, hockey, men’s basketball, men’s lacrosse, baseball and softball teams. He is also the managing editor of Scholastic, Notre Dame’s student-run magazine. David has also worked for NBC Sports, assisting with production for Notre Dame home football games.
Maxwell is a rising junior at the University of Miami, studying broadcast Journalism and Sports Administration. He was born and raised on Long Island in Seaford, New York. Maxwell is a senior sports writer for Miami’s campus newspaper, The Miami Hurricane. He also is a reporter for the University of Miami’s sports television show, “SportsDesk,” as well as a sportscaster for the campus radio station, WVUM. Maxwell is very excited to start up his first year with the Commodores.
Originally from Pennsylvania, Katie now lives in South Carolina and attends Clemson University where she studies Sports Communication with aspirations to become a sports reporter/broadcaster. At Clemson, Katie is an ESPNU Campus Connection correspondent where she shoots and produces her own human interest stories on Clemson athletes. She is also a sports reporter and writer for The Clemson Insider, a website that covers all Clemson sports. Along with ESPNU and TCI, Katie interns with WSPA-TV, upstate South Carolina’s local CBS affiliate, which has allowed her to gain valuable on air experience. Katie is extremely passionate about baseball and aspires to work in Major League Baseball as a field reporter one day. She is very excited to experience Cape Cod for the first time this summer as well as join a great staff with the Commodores!
Social Media & Graphics
Haylee Blitch is a native of Jacksonville, North Carolina, and is a rising senior at Florida State University. She is majoring in Media and Communication Studies and Sports Management. After a great first summer, she returns to Falmouth for her second season, this time as the Social Media and Graphic Designer. At FSU, she writes for the baseball, football, and soccer teams and also works with the FSU Sports Marketing team. Haylee is thrilled to be back on the Cape and with the Commodores for another exciting summer!
Game Day Operations
Emily is a rising senior at Furman University, with a double major in Politics and International Affairs and Communications. This is Emily’s second summer with the Commodores. Her family spends the summer vacationing on the Cape, and has always enjoyed watching summer league baseball. She is very excited to continue her journey with the Commodore’s organization and is looking forward to this summer selling 50⁄50 raffle tickets and organizing kids club events.
Mark is a rising senior at Miami University (OH) where he is majoring in Economics. Mark is from Natick, Massachusetts, and graduated from Natick High School in 2016 where he played baseball, hockey, golf, and lacrosse. He is currently a pitcher for the Miami University club baseball team and also enjoys playing basketball and golf. Because of his passion for sports, Mark is hoping to pursue a career in baseball or basketball. He is excited to return for a second summer with the Commodores, a team he grew up cheering for during his family’s frequent trips to Falmouth over many summers.
Public Address Announcer
Taylor is from Harrisville, New Hampshire. He has summered on the Cape in Bourne for his entire life has been attending Cape Cod Baseball League games since he can remember. He is a freshman at Lasell College in Auburndale, Massachusetts studying Sports Communication. This is Taylor’s first season working for the Commodores. He is a die hard fan of the Boston Red Sox, as well as the Bruins, Patriots, and Celtics. Taylor’s other interests include music, playing hockey, and spending time with friends and family.
Homer/Game Day Operations Intern
Anderson is a rising sophomore at Great Bridge High School in Chesapeake, Virginia. This is his second summer as an intern, having previously been involved with the Commodores both as a batboy and as a host brother (family) since 2013. Anderson comes from a Coast Guard family and has moved around a lot in his life, but considers Falmouth his hometown. He enjoys reading, writing, fencing, archery, and curling.
Game Day Operation Interns
Justin is a rising senior at Roger Williams University where he studies Business Management as well as Psychology. He grew up in Natick, Massachusetts, and played basketball and baseball through high school. Justin is a 2016 graduate of Catholic Memorial High School in West Roxbury, Massachusetts. In the summer of 2018 Justin began a basketball training program and worked with several Division I players across the country. He hopes to continue to gain experience in sports operations and pursue a career in baseball or basketball.
Alex is from Brookline, Massachusetts, but lives on the cape in nearby Centerville during the summer. He attends UMass-Amherst and majors in Sport Management in the Isenberg School of Management. This is Alex’s first season as an intern with the Commodores. His interests include watching and playing baseball, basketball, and football, as well as listening to music and spending time with family and friends.
Spencer is from Medway, Massachusetts, and is a sophomore studying sports industry at Ohio State University. Spencer currently lives in Falmouth and attended multiple Cape Cod baseball league games growing up. Spencer is a huge sports fan and enjoys playing football and ultimate frisbee in his free time. There is nothing Spencer loves to do more than enjoy quality time on Falmouth’s Old Silver beach. This is Spencer’s first year as an intern for the Commodores.
Dan is a rising junior at Fordham University, and he is enrolled in the Gabelli School of Business majoring in marketing. This is his first summer as an intern for the Commodores. Originally from Hingham, Massachusetts, Dan often visits his cousins at their house in Falmouth and has greatly enjoyed watching the Commodores play over the years. Since March 2018, Dan has worked as a Marketing and Ticketing Intern for the Fordham Athletics Department, focusing on game day operations for the men’s basketball team. Dan is a creative and communicative person who aspires to work in sports marketing and advertising in the future. He is very excited to be a part of the Falmouth Commodores family.
Anthony is from Oak Park, Illinois, and is currently a rising senior studying advertising at the University of Alabama. A former Division I ACHA hockey player, Anthony is a huge sports fan. He has come to Falmouth for the summers his entire life and attended Commodores youth clinics as a kid. This is Anthony’s second summer as a field intern for the Commodores.
Dillon is rising senior at Ithaca College where he is studying Business Administration with concentrations in Sport Management and Marketing. At Ithaca, Dillon is a part of Ithaca College football team and works on the game day event staff for Ithaca athletics. He is very excited to join the Commodores this summer and bring his past experiences to the position. Dillon hopes one day to work for a professional sports team in marketing or as an operations manager.
Zach is joining the Commodores for his first summer and is excited to get hands-on work with the team. He’s currently a freshman in the Sports Analytics program at Syracuse University. Originally from Attleboro, Massachusetts, Zach’s grown up playing and umpiring baseball, so will be no stranger to the diamond. Off the field, Zach enjoys playing and watching any other sports, and hanging out with friends.
|Andrew Corwin||Nikolas Lizdenis||Mike Murray|
|Karli Matthias||Haylee Blitch||Bobby Kraus|
|Danny LaRose||David Korzeniowski||Eliza Laycock|
|Greg Levinsky||Nick Perito||Conner Peters|
|Reed Simpson||Haley Reierson||Niall Curley|
|Anderson Uhl||Annie Clouden||Anthony Rorres|
|Emily Zeytoonjian||James Fitzpatrick||Mark Soma|
|Graydon Bower||Matt Burke|
|Brandon Ball||Blake Benard||Ryan Bowman|
|Allen Carmody||Cooper D’Ambrosio||Destini Dulin|
|Josh Eastern||Liesel Ferguson||Keith Gearin|
|Isabelle Hanewich||Mariah Janos||Alexa Johnson|
|Anna Losordo||Mike Murray||Nick Perito|
|Conner Peters||Sydney Peters||Justin Powell|
|Aaron Rappaport||Scott Russell||Harrison Savage|
|Bobby Smieszny||AJ Spirito||Jack Travers|
|Brandon Ball||Chloe LeBoeuf||Harrison Savage|
|Blake Benard||Diehl Longstaff||Alexandra Schley|
|Brian Borders||Conner Peters||Reed Siimpson|
|Erin Cronin||Cara Peterson||Annie Sloop|
|Liesel Ferguson||Lauren Phillips||Robert Smieszny|
|Alexander Fern||Chris Picher||Cameron Sugrue|
|Joshua Hess||Kyle Zweng|
|Molly Ahern||Jason DiNicola||Elizabeth Pentikis|
|Brandon Ball||Brynn Foley||Conner Peters|
|Brian Borders||Brittany Gray||Cara Peterson|
|Erin Cronin||Kenna Melkonian||Aron Salzberg|
|Ryan Delaney||Zane Moses||Michael Tricarico|
|Anthony Deleo||Joey O’Connor||Joe Weil|
|Molly Ahern||Maranda Fernald||Jordan Mendelsohn|
|Ove Asendorf||Alexa Galloway||Jessica Mulvey|
|Abigail Coughlin||Hunter Julius||Conner Peters|
|Arianna DeJulio||David Lauterbach||Varun Raghupathi|
|Jason DiNicola||Colleen Loftus||Richard Sherman|
|Liz Baker||Clare Kavanagh||Annie Papadellis|
|Brenna Callahan||David Lauterbach||Meredith Perri|
|Nate Foy||Gabrielle Lucivero||Sean Powers|
|Stephen Gage||Jordan Mendelsohn||Stacey Raap|
|Andrew (AJ) Grosenbaugh||Sarah Moore||Emily White|
|Kendall Higgins||Katie White|