Bios of 2021 Interns

Baseball Operations Interns

General Manager Interns

Rebekah Lajoie

Rebekah is a rising Junior 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 Junior 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 is a 2020 graduate 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 eighth 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 rising Sophomore at Assumption University. During his high school years at Xaverian Brothers  in Westwood, Massachusetts,  he managed the varsity baseball team. He enjoys playing baseball, hockey, and golf,  and works as a hockey referee.

Administrative/​ Event Management Intern

Hannah Papagno

Hannah is a rising sophomore at the University of Massachusetts Amherst majoring in Sport Management at the Isenberg School of Management. Hannah is from Stoughton Massachusetts but has spent her summers in Falmouth for as long as she can remember and lifeguards at New Silver Beach. At UMass Hannah is a part of the Women in Sports Management Club and the McCormack Student Leaders Club. She also attends weekly webinars run by Fenway Sports Management where she learns about the sports industry from the professionals themselves! Hannah went to the Commodores baseball camp as a kid, and is excited to be back involved with such an amazing team and organization this summer!

Jackson Wilkes

Jackson Wilkes is a rising junior at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is double majoring in Sports Management and Marketing at Isenberg School of Management. He lives in Concord, New Hampshire where last summer he worked at Beaver Meadow Golf Course as a maintenance member and as a part of the Pro-​Shop. At UMass, he is a part of the club Association of Diversity in Sports and spent last year as the understudy to the Vice President. Jackson is excited to spend his summer on the Cape and intern with individuals who have similar career aspirations to him.

Merchandise Intern

Olivia Peretti

Olivia is a 2021 graduate from Louisiana State University and earned her Bachelor’s studying Public Relations. 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 has grown up spending summers in Falmouth with her family and has loved attending Cape League games for as long as she can remember. Olivia’s favorite pastimes are going to the beach, hanging out with her dog, and traveling. She’s excited to kick off the season with the ‘Dores! 

Media Interns

Photography/​Social Media 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 an Economics and Digital Media double major with a minor in Studio Art. 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, and is co-​Director of Athletics and Recreation on the Student Government Cabinet. She has an internship with the broadcast and marketing department through HC’s Athletic Department where she helps with media relations and helped out HC’s baseball team 2020–21 with player development and data analytics. Adriana is extremely excited for her first summer with the Commodores and is looking forward to being a part of the B&M team!

Video Graphics /​ Audio Technician

Graphics Technician

Connor McDonald

Connor McDonald is a Sophomore at Endicott College and a native of Quincy, Massachusetts. He is majoring in Marketing, has a minor in graphic design, and also a pitcher on the Endicott College baseball team. He graduated from Boston College High School. His family recently purchased a summer home in Falmouth.  Connor enjoys watching all Boston sports and also plays golf in his free time. This will be Connor’s first year as an intern and is very excited to spend the summer in Falmouth and gain new skills.

Broadcast Interns

Matt Levine

Matt Levine is a rising senior broadcast journalism major at the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism.  Matt is the Director of Broadcasting and Media for the Maryland Baseball Network, which is the flagship radio station of the Maryland Terrapins.  He is originally from Port Washington, NY, on Long Island, and is a die-​hard New York Mets fan.  Matt’s oldest memory is on a baseball field when he was two years old.  This summer, he hopes to better his play-​by-​play craft, continue learning, and build professional connections.  Matt is beyond excited to spend a summer on Cape Cod around some of the best talent in the nation.

David Hadar

David is a 2021 graduate from Penn State University 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 is a Sports Director with CommRadio, the student radio station, where he also broadcasts other sporting events such as football, basketball, lacrosse and baseball. In the past, he has interned with Westwood One Sports in New York City and with the Saugerties Stallions of the PGCBL. 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

Tommy Mumau

 Tommy Mumau is a rising junior Sports Media major at Ithaca College’s Roy H. Park School of Communications. He covers Ithaca Bombers athletics as a staff writer for the college’s newspaper, The Ithacan, and is a co-​host of “On the Mound,” a baseball talk show that airs on VIC radio. Additionally, he has served as a cameraman and assistant producer for multiple sports programs on the college’s television station, ICTV. Tommy also covered baseball the past two summers as an intern with the Utica Blue Sox, in his hometown of Utica, NY. Tommy is looking forward to the opportunity to cover the Falmouth Commodores this summer.

Sideline Reporter

Joanne Bethea

Joanne Bethea will graduate as a Senior Sports Communication Major at Clemson University, and is currently President of Clemson’s Association of Women in Sports Media.  She is also a sports reporter for The Clemson Insider, where she covers all Clemson athletics.   Joanne is interning for the “Tiger Tailgate Show” at radio station WCCP 105.5, “The Roar.” She has interned with WSPA Channel 7 News in Spartanburg, SC, where she covered 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.

Camera Operators

Cade Velleman

Cade is from East Granby, Connecticut, and has grown up spending time in East Falmouth with his family every summer. He is a rising junior at the University of New Hampshire, and majors in Sports Management & Leadership while pursuing a minor in Business. A longtime Commodores fan, Cade is excited for his first year as an intern with the team in which he is eager to learn and make connections. He played baseball his whole life until college and is now a part of the sailing team as well as other clubs at UNH. Outside of baseball, his interests include playing golf, skiing, fishing/​boating, listening to music and hanging out with friends.

Andrew Corbett

Andrew Corbett is a rising senior at Holy Cross in Worcester, MA majoring in Chemistry on the Pre-​Med Track. At Holy Cross, Andrew is a part of the varsity cross country and track & field teams and is the daily tour guide coordinator for admissions. While studying to apply for medical school takes up much of his time, he always finds time for one of his true passions — baseball. Originally from Norwell Massachusetts, Andrew has spent many summers with his grandparents in East Falmouth and has always been a huge fan of the Commodores. In fact, Andrew attended the Commodores training camps and was the batboy for the Commodores when he was younger. He looks forward to a great summer of Cape League baseball and a great season with the Commodores.

Sean Oldread

Sean Oldread is a rising junior at Emmanuel College in Boston, MA. He is majoring in Political Science with a minor in Communications. At Emmanuel College, Sean is a member of the men’s volleyball team as well as the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. He is originally from Wilbraham, MA where he graduated from Minnechaug Regional High School in 2019. There he was a three sport athlete. His interests consist of all sports as well as books and movies. This is his first summer with the Commodores and he is excited to be a part of such a historic league and team. Go ‘Dores!

Public Address Announcer & Scoreboard

Eryk Jones

Eryk Jones is a rising junior Economics major and Classics minor 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 will be Alex’s second season as an intern with the Commodores, but first as a lead. His interests include watching and playing baseball, basketball, and football, as well as listening to music and spending time with family and friends.

Sara Kate Dyson

Sara Kate is a rising senior at the University of Florida, double majoring in sports journalism and sports management. She is a sports writer for the Independent Florida Alligator as well as ESPN Gainesville. She also served as a sports communicator for ESPN Gainesville and the WRUF radio station. She has previously worked as a guest services representative for the University Athletic Association for UF’s baseball games. She is originally from Uxbridge, MA but moved to Florida at a young age.  This is her first year with the Commodores and is very excited to return to Massachusetts and spend the summer in Cape Cod.

Game Day Operation Interns

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 senior 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 a graduating senior business major at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and will be pursuing a Master’s of Sports Administration degree at Boston College, beginning this fall. During his four years at UMass Dartmouth, Ryan worked closely with the Athletic Department, and more specifically with the baseball program. He frequently attended CCBL games all across the Cape as a kid and is extremely excited to be a part of the Commodores organization. Outside of baseball, Ryan’s interests include working out, playing golf, and hanging out with friends.

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.

Kevin Duarte

Kevin is a rising junior at the University of Massachusetts Amherst studying Operations and Information Management in the Isenberg School of Management. Kevin grew up in Mashpee, chasing down foul balls at the Cape League games as a kid.  During the summer of 2015, he became the Wareham Gatemen’s bullpen catcher.  He went on to play baseball for Falmouth High School, and shared Guv Fuller Field with the Commodores from 2017 to 2019.  This is Kevin’s first year working as a Game Day Intern, and he is excited to be back at Fuller with such a great team of people. In his free time, you can find him hanging out at Old Silver Beach or driving around listening to his music.

Celia Mastromattei

Celia Mastromattei is from Westwood, Massachusetts but now lives full time in East Falmouth. She attends Endicott College as a sport management major with a minor in communications. She is on the Field Hockey team at Endicott and a part of the sport management club and Endicott radio club as well. This will be her first season working as a game day operations intern for the Commodores. Celia has had a passion and love for sports ever since she was a young girl, making her extremely honored and excited to work for the Cape Cod Baseball League this summer. As this is her first time living on the Cape for the entire summer, she is thrilled for the experiences and opportunities to come.

Olivia Marshall

Olivia is a freshman at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and majors in Hospitality & Tourism Management in the Isenberg School of Management. She is from Milford, Massachusetts and visits the Cape every summer, making her well-​acquainted with the area. This will be her first season as an intern with the Commodores and is very excited to spend the whole summer in Cape Cod meeting new people and making new connections. Her interests include reading, listening to music, getting coffee, and hanging out with friends and family.

Nicholas Tantillo

Nicholas Tantillo hails from Taunton, Massachusetts and is in the class of 2024 at UMass Amherst as a Sport Management major.  He will be working as a gameday intern and can’t wait to meet some new faces this summer while working with the Commodores on delivering a great season for the fans.

Kayla Bueno

Kayla Bueno just completed her third year at California State University Chico as a Business Administration major with a focus on Sport Management. She grew up in Arroyo Grande, CA, and has spent the last two summers working as a Game Day Intern and the marketing manager for the San Luis Obispo Blues. In addition, Kayla spent time working for the Chico States baseball team in statistics and analytics. She also had the opportunity to live in Orlando and work closely with ESPN’s Wide World of Sports marketing team. Kayla’s passion for baseball and fan operations fuel her excitement for her first Commodores season!

Will Kharfen

Will Kharfen is a rising junior at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is majoring in Sports Management in the Isenberg School of Management. He is from Newton, Massachusetts, where he was a part of his high school’s baseball program, a managing editor for his high school newspaper, and was a leader in the community. Before attending UMass, Will attended Temple University where he was on the executive board for the Sports and Governance Association, a student professional organization. At UMass, he is part of the Association of Diversity in Sports Club as the understudy to the Vice President, a general executive board member for the McCormack Student Leaders Club, and also a sportswriter for the Daily Collegian. Will is looking forward to spending his summer in Falmouth. 

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