Bios of 2020 Interns

Baseball Operations Interns

General Manager Interns

Rebekah Lajoie

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.

Gabe Gross

Gabe Gross is a rising Sophomore at Bucknell University from Avon, Connecticut where he graduated from Avon Old Farms School. He is a Markets, Innovation, and Design major and is a member of the club baseball team on campus. Additionally, he serves as the Intern of Operations and Marketing for Bucknell Athletics, responsible for coordinating game-​day logistics, scheduling, and staffing. Gabe has previously worked for the Hartford Wolf Pack, the AHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the Hartford Athletic in the USL.

MLB Liaison

Andrew Rankin

Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, Andrew just graduated this May with a Bachelors of Business Administration degree in Marketing and Communication Strategy from the University of Mississippi. In his time as a student there, Andrew was a Volunteer Student Worker for the Ole Miss Baseball team in data analytics, as well as a Gameday Student Worker for the Ole Miss Athletics Marketing and Fan Experience Department. Andrew also has experience working with Perfect Game as a Scout and Field Manager, the Cincinnati Reds as a Youth Academy Intern, and the Columbus Blue Jackets as a Fan Development Intern. As the MLB Scout Liaison this season, Andrew hopes to continue to gain experience to start a career in scouting or player development, and looks forward to spending his first summer on the Cape.

Clubhouse/​ Grounds Intern

Mike Murray

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.

Administrative/​ Event Management Interns

Hannah Horton

Hannah is a rising senior majoring in Anthropology with a Peace and Conflict concentration at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. She is originally Huntington Beach, California where she graduated from Edison High School in 2017. At Holy Cross, Hannah is an infielder on the Division I Varsity Women’s Softball Team, a member of the Student Athletic Advisory committee, Marketing Programmer of Resident House Council and media volunteer in the Athletics department. Despite being a west coast girl, she loves all things New England and is a lifelong baseball fan. Hannah is extremely excited for her first summer with the Commodores as she hopes to gain the knowledge and experience she needs to pursue a career in professional sports. 

Bryce Winsky

Bryce Winsky’s hometown is Charlton, Massachusetts. He is a rising junior at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and is a double major in Sports Management and Finance at the Isenberg School of Management. He has been working for the UMass Football team since his fall semester of freshman year. Bryce is very excited to be living in Cape Cod and working for the Falmouth Commodores this summer.

Merchandise Intern

Olivia Peretti

Olivia is a Senior at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and is studying Public Relations and Journalism. This is her first summer with the Commodores. She is from North Easton, Massachusetts and graduated from Oliver Ames High School where she was a cheerleader and played field hockey and lacrosse. She grew up spending summers in Falmouth with family and friends and has loved attending Cape League games for as long as she can remember. Olivia’s favorite pastimes are going to Red Sox games, hanging out with her dog, and traveling. She’s excited to kick off the season with the ‘Dores!

Media Interns

Photography Intern

Ashley Herman

Ashley Herman is from Miami, Florida and says she is “super psyched” to be the 2020 Falmouth Commodores team photographer.  After graduating from the Fusion Academy, Ashley started working professionally at the age of 18, having shot at events like March Madness and the Pro Bowl, and also worked the 2019 season as a credentialed freelancer at Marlins Park, as well as around Minor League Baseball.  Ashley is eager to expand her portfolio on the Cape.  But most of all, she is excited to interact with the fans, as well as build relationships with the players, coaches, front office, and of course her fellow interns. Roll ‘Dores!

Video Director

Adriana Kandro

Adriana is a rising junior at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. She is currently Undeclared but her concentrated areas of study include Economics, Studio Art, Sociology, and Digital Media. Adriana is originally from Connecticut where she graduated from Mercy High School in 2018. At Holy Cross, she is a two-​sport D1 athlete, being a member of Track & Field and Swim & Dive. At school, she interns in the Athletic Department where she helps with production for live broadcasts, hype shoots, and media relations. Adriana is extremely excited for her first summer with the Commodores and is looking forward to being a part of the B&M team!

Videographer

Ryan Beaton

Ryan is a rising senior at the University of Massachusetts Amherst majoring in Journalism with a concentration in sports. He is involved in a multitude of on-​campus media outlets including the University’s newspaper, the Massachusetts Daily Collegian, and radio station, WMUA 91.1 FM.  His writing has appeared in outlets such as WickedLocal.com and the Daily Hampshire Gazette.  He has also worked as on-​air talent for ESPN+, broadcasting all UMass women’s basketball home games. Ryan has a passion for video content creation and is excited to start up his first year with the Commodores.

Broadcast Interns

Matt Levine

Matt Levine is a rising junior broadcast journalism major at the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Matt is  originally from Port Washington, New York on Long Island and is a die-​hard New York Mets fan. For his baseball creds, when he was 13-​years-​old he turned an unassisted triple play and hit a walk-​off single in the same summer baseball game, earning the nickname “Matty Ice,” which stuck with him through every sport.  This summer, Matt hopes to better his play-​by-​play craft, to continue learning and to build professional connections. His favorite baseball broadcaster is Gary Cohen who calls Mets broadcasts for SportsNet New York and WPIX.

David Hadar

David Hadar is in his first season with the Commodores and serves as one of the play-​by-​play broadcasters. David just finished his junior year at Penn State and is from Chapel Hill, NC. During his time in Happy Valley, David served as the play-​by-​play voice of the Penn State Women’s Volleyball team for two seasons. He also broadcasts other sporting events such as football, basketball, lacrosse and baseball for the student radio station, CommRadio. David is thrilled to be spending this summer with the Commodores and can’t wait to experience the best summer league in the country!

Web Reporter

Taylor Viles

Taylor is excited to be returning to the ‘Dores for his second summer!  He is a rising Junior at Lasell University in Newton, Mass, studying Sports Communication and Journalism.  At school, Taylor works for the athletic department as a broadcaster and PA Announcer.  He is also the Sports Director of the campus TV station and a journalist for the campus newspaper, “The 1851 Chronicle.”  He is thrilled to develop his writing skills this summer covering promising college athletes on Cape Cod.  As much as Taylor loves baseball, his dream job is to be the play-​by-​play announcer for the Boston Bruins.

Sideline Reporter

Joanne Bethea

Joanne Bethea is a Junior Sports Communication Major at Clemson University. At Clemson, she is a sports reporter for The Clemson Insider, where she covers all Clemson athletics. Joanne also interns with WSPA Channel 7 News in Spartanburg, SC, where she has been provided with opportunities such as covering the Carolina Panthers Training Camp, the ACC football Championship, the Fiesta Bowl, and the College Football National Championship. She is from Dillon, SC and grew up attending Clemson Football games. Her father, who is a member of Clemson Football’s 1981 National Championship team, passed down the passion for sports at a young age. Joanne is excited to cover the Falmouth Commodores and to be a part of the team.

Social Media & Graphics

Jennifer Hutnyan

Jennifer Hutnyan is a junior at Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts. She is majoring in Marketing with a minor in Communications and is also a member of the Division I Varsity Women’s Softball Team, where she plays third base and first base. At Merrimack, she also participates in Marketing Club, Women in Business, and helps run the social media pages for the Varsity Softball Team. Originally from Norfolk, MA, Jenn has been spending portions of her summer on Cape Cod with her friends and family. She is a dedicated student, athlete, and sports fan. With her love of the games of softball and baseball, she knew that the opportunity to work with the Commodores would allow her to pursue her other passions of  designing and implementing social media and marketing programs.

Public Address Announcer

Eryk Jones

Eryk is a rising sophomore at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. He works as a broadcaster for Carleton soccer, basketball, baseball, and softball and a statistician for Carleton football and volleyball. Eryk is from West Hartford, Connecticut and is a graduate of Kingswood Oxford School. He and his family spend much of the summer in Falmouth, where his father grew up and played baseball for Falmouth High School. Eryk is a lifelong Commodores and Boston sports fan and when not watching sports, he enjoys listening to music, and sailing and swimming at Quissett Harbor. He is excited to work with the Commodores for the first time this year.

Game Day Operations Interns

 Lead Interns

Alex Dukhon

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 Pouliot

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.

Game Day Operation Interns

Sara Kate Dyson

Sara Kate is a rising junior at the University of Florida double majoring in sports and media journalism and sport management. She is a staff writer for ESPN Gainesville where she writes stories for the website and appears on the local radio station, ESPN 98.1, 850 AM WRUF. She also works as a Guest Services Representative for the UAA at UF baseball games. Sara Kate is originally from Uxbridge, Massachusetts but moved to Bradenton, Florida when she was in kindergarten. She visits her cousins who still live in Massachusetts every summer and every other Christmas, so is no stranger to the area. Sara Kate is hoping to work either as a sports journalist or in the communications department for a professional baseball or football team in the future. This is her first year with the Commodores and is very excited to spend the whole summer in Cape Cod while getting valuable work experience.

Shaun Murphy

Shaun Murphy is from Tewksbury, MA and has summered on the Cape his who life.  As a Falmouth Commodores fan, he has attended many games over the years. Shaun is a rising junior at Plymouth State University, majoring in Sports Management. He is a member of the Sports Management Club on campus, which has helped him gain connections and some great experience in the field.  His interests include watching and playing baseball, basketball, football, and hockey.  He also enjoys going to the gym, snowboarding, and hanging out with friends. 

Ryan Prince

Ryan is currently a rising senior attending the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, where  he is studying Business Management at the Charlton College of Business. He is from North Attleboro, MA, and has  frequently attended Cape Cod Baseball League games throughout his life. This spring, Ryan assisted his school’s baseball team by gathering analytical and developmental information during games and practices. His goal is to eventually work in a Major League Baseball front office, helping with player personnel and development. Interests outside of baseball include watching the other Boston sports teams, listening to music, and hanging out with friends. 

Stephen Gouin

Stephen is currently one semester away from graduating at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth where he is majoring in Business Management. Since 2018, he has been working as a Team Director for the Umass Dartmouth Baseball team, where he has been focusing on day to day operations, game day operations and team management. Stephen hopes to continue his education and get his masters in Operations Management and eventually pursue a career in baseball organizational management. His interests during the summer include spending time on the water, traveling, and catching baseball games whenever he can. Stephen is very excited to join the Commodores this summer and is eager to gain the experience while making memorable experiences not for just himself but all the fans that come to enjoy a game.

David DeYeso

David Hadar is in his first season with the Commodores and serves as one of the play-​by-​play broadcasters. David just finished his junior year at Penn State and is from Chapel Hill, NC. During his time in Happy Valley, David served as the play-​by-​play voice of the Penn State Women’s Volleyball team for two seasons. He also broadcasts other sporting events such as football, basketball, lacrosse and baseball for the student radio station, CommRadio. David is thrilled to be spending this summer with the Commodores and can’t wait to experience the best summer league in the country!

Andrew Hobbs

Andrew Hobbs is entering his first year as game day intern for Falmouth. He was born in Overland Park, Kansas and moved to Wildwood, Missouri when he was young, making him a devoted Cardinals fan and really got him into baseball. Andrew moved to West Hartford, Connecticut in 2017, which made him realize his love for travel and he traveled all over New England since he moved. He started going to college in fall 2019 attending the University of Wyoming, where he plays baseball and is studying communications. Andrew is excited to now be able to combine his love for travel and his love for baseball.

Brandon Robinson

Brandon Robinson is a rising senior at the University of New Hampshire pursuing a major in Marketing. He grew up in South Boston, Massachusetts and played hockey in high school. He is a 2017 graduate of Catholic Memorial High School in West Roxbury, Massachusetts. His father owns Crabapples Restaurant in Falmouth so has spent most of his summers here growing up. This is his first internship and he looks forward to gaining experience in sports operations and hopefully one day work for a professional sports organization’s marketing team. 

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