EDDIE PANNONE is a junior at Rhode Island College (Go Anchormen!) in the great capital city of Providence, covering both professional teams in the country’s smallest state. A 2012 graduate of Johnston High School (Go Panthers!), Eddie played offensive and defensive line for the football team and was also the third baseman for the baseball team, which won back-to-back state championships during his junior and senior year. His best sports memories are meeting Coco Crisp, attending Darnell McDonald’s breakout game at Fenway, which included a walk-off hit on April 20, 2011, and seeing Coco, Papi, Pedroia, Youk, Tek, Beckett, Crawford, and others while at McCoy Stadium. His favorite athletes are Coco Crisp, Brad Marchand, Dustin Pedroia, Tedy Bruschi and Paul Pierce. He is a fan of all four Boston teams and hopes to become a sports writer. Follow Eddie on Twitter @EddiePannoneRI.
PATRICK CAVANAUGH is a 14-year-old sports journalist, currently in his sophomore year at the Pembroke Academy in New Hampshire. He can be found in the various press boxes around the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL), as he is the Voice of the Laconia Muskrats. On an off-day, he can be found in his home away from home: The Press Box at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. Patrick has covered the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Blue Jays Double-A affiliate) since 2010. He serves as BSU18’s main contributor in the state of New Hampshire. His favorite sports icons are Jerry Remy and Dustin Pedroia. His dream job is being a sports broadcaster. He can be reached at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter: @pcava12.
MATT HOSMAN is a current senior at Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass., where he plays basketball and is also a captain of the baseball team. He plays third base for the Big Blue, which has won two Central New England Prep School Baseball League titles during his time. Hosman continue his baseball career at the University of Massachusetts Amherst next fall. His biggest sports memory is hitting a walk off grand slam in the New England Regional final to take his team from his hometown of Peabody, Mass. to the Little League World Series in 2009. Hosman closely follows the Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins, and Patriots and his all-time favorite athlete is Jason Varitek.
TJ HORGAN is a senior at Burlington High School (Go Red Devils!) and has been writing for BSU18 since 2011. TJ is an aspiring sports broadcaster and was introduced to sport media by Jimmy Young, former broadcaster at NECN, through “Young Broadcasters of America.” TJ is the editor-in-chief of his school paper, “The Devil’s Advocate,” and works with Burlington Cable Access TV putting on his sports show “The Sports Mandate.” He is a lifelong baseball player, a die-hard Atlanta Falcons fan, and a seasoned fantasy football player. Follow him on twitter @TJHorgan18, or email him firstname.lastname@example.org.
JOSHUA KUMMINS, a sophomore at Lasell College (Go Lasers!), is the Associate Editor of BostonSportsU18.com, overseeing site operations and managing the staff writers. The Malden, Mass. native spent three seasons covering college hockey and minor league/college baseball for BSU18 and now contributes to Seamans Media’s chief magazines, New England Hockey Journal and New England Baseball Journal, as well as SB Nation. He also served as a member of the head editorial staff for the award-winning newspaper at MHS, The Blue and Gold. Under his leadership, the sports section placed first for “Excellence in Sports Writing” as part of the Suffolk University Greater Boston High School Newspaper Competition this past winter. Kummins is a veteran Hockey East reporter and has covered multiple Frozen Fenway events, Beanpots and conference tournaments. He also manages the site’s baseball coverage, covering the Red Sox, minor leagues and colleges. Follow him on Twitter @JoshuaKummins.
“COACH” is Mike Winn, the President and Founder of Boston Sports U18. Winn grew up in Belmont in a big sports family. He has worked in the sports radio business in Boston for 15 years including stints at Sports Radio WEEI, 1510 The Zone and 890 ESPN Boston. He is currently the General Manager of Absolute Broadcasting’s three radio stations in Southern New Hampshire. Sports have always been a big part of Winn’s life and he currently coaches baseball, football and basketball in Burlington’s youth leagues and serves on Burlington Baseball’s Board of Directors. Winn resides in Burlington with his wife, Kim and their three children Michael, Ryan and Samantha.
–Updated December 2014–