We are happy to introduce our 2017 Game Day Staff! If you are interested in joining the Aces Game Day Staff in 2017, please visit http://www.alexandriaaces.org/internships/ to see what openings we still have.
Press Box Interns
A lifetime resident of Springfield, Virginia, Paul has a long history of baseball experience and is excited to bring the games to Aces fans over the airwaves. He attends Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio where he is a rising junior majoring in public relations and sports management. While at Xavier, he has handled broadcasting duties for various teams, including volleyball, women’s basketball, and baseball. He writes for the Xavier newspaper and is a regular sports anchor for Xavier’s television channel. During the summer of 2016, Paul was on the broadcast team for the Hamilton Joes’ run to a Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League championship, and he is hoping to bring that experience and excitement to Alexandria.
Public Address Announcer
Chris is returning to the Aces Game Day Staff for their 10th season in 2017. This spring will be his fifth season as the stadium announcer for GW University Colonials baseball team. He is a member in good standing of NASPAA and was the sole announcer for the 2015 A-10 championship tournament held at Tucker Field at Barcroft Park in Arlington. He was born and raised in Springfield, VA and is retired from the US Army and currently employed by US Department of Homeland Security. For 30 years, Chris has been a volunteer Little League umpire and has a great passion for the game and giving back to the game!
Bailey is originally from Tacoma, Washington but has lived all over the United States. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Washington State University, and is an active member in her sorority Alpha Omicron Pi. Bailey is excited to be the Aces Music Coordinator this year. Bailey has been around baseball her entire life and is excited to be able to help out with the behind the scenes operations.
Mike is originally from NY, he works for Deloitte Consulting LLP where he works in the firms federal practice. Mike is a retired Army officer, who served for 21 years. This is his first year with the Aces after being a host family in 2016. His baseball background includes over 10 years of coaching youth baseball. He currently Manages a U9 team in Pioneer Baseball League in Alexandria. Mike will be serving as the official score keeper for the Aces this year. He currently resides in Alexandria.
A senior at West Virginia University majoring in Sports Management and Journalism, Andrew has had the chance to work with the award winning college radio station U92. In his time as Assistant Sports director, Andrew hosted a pre-game football show every week for WVU football and has had the chance to broadcast WVU baseball, hockey, women's basketball, and women's soccer. When he is not covering sports, Andrew enjoys being in the outdoors hiking, backpacking, or rock climbing. The past two summers Andrew led orientation trips for Adventure West Virginia, where he introduced incoming freshman to the great state of West Virginia. Andrew is originally from Burke, VA, and is looking forward to broadcasting the excitement of Aces baseball to the entire DC, Maryland, and Virginia area.
Game Day Interns
Public Relations & Field Event Coordinator
This is LauraLee McHugh's first year with the Aces. Currently a rising senior at the University of South Carolina, she is majoring in Sport and Entertainment Management. Growing up a Washington D.C. sports fan, she wants to further her knowledge and skills in a sports organization. LauraLee played youth lacrosse and eventually played lacrosse and field hockey while attending T.C. Williams High School. She cannot wait for the season to start and to get the city of Alexandria involved with the Aces 10th season.
Ticket Sales/Merchandise Coordinator
Bob Shelton is returning for his second season of helping the Aces and starting his second year of retirement from government service. Bob is an avid baseball fan and a member of the Society of American Baseball Research (SABR). He played on a 60 + team in a tournament in late 2016 and went to the Ponce de Leon Baseball camp in early 2017. His baseball trips in 2017 will include the west coast major league stadiums, which he has not seen before, plus various other minor league teams.
Game Day Operations
Sam is returning for his third year on the Aces game day staff. Preparing to enter his Senior year at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, VA, Sam is a lifelong baseball fan. He looks forward to another Aces season and hopes to develop both broadcasting and stadium and baseball operations. Sam's ultimate goal is to study sports broadcasting at the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University.