(January 26, 2011) Lance Cartelli is hoping to cram one year’s worth of development into five weeks. An STAA client, Cartelli has been hired as Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations for the Arizona Winter League.
The AWL is comprised of players from four different independent leagues. They play their games in Yuma, AZ and the season runs throughout the month of February. There are ten teams, five games per day and two broadcasts most every day. Cartelli will be broadcasting all of those games online.
“The AWL is only for about five weeks but I will get a year’s worth of experience in those coming weeks and it will hopefully lead to another position in broadcasting,” says Cartelli.
Cartelli is a former student in the sports broadcasting class taught by STAA CEO Jon Chelesnik at Palomar College in San Diego. He is also the second straight STAA client to broadcast AWL games. Last winter, Dan Hawkins parlayed the opportunity into a Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations job with the Chico Outlaws of the Golden Baseball League.
The AWL opportunity came to Cartelli through the help of a friend and fellow STAA client Josh Feldman. The pair met 18 months ago when Feldman was Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations for the Orange County Flyers. Feldman called STAA for recommendations for an assistant and ended up hiring Cartelli. This winter, Feldman has moved on to the Kannapolis Intimidators (A) and the Flyers have suspended operations. However, Feldman called a friend at the AWL on behalf of Cartelli and recommended him for the position. Cartelli emailed the link to his STAA Talent Page to the league and eventually landed the job.
“I want to thank STAA for all the help and support and fellow STAA client Josh Feldman for recommending me for the position,” says Cartelli.
“I learned how to do play-by-play with the Flyers last year. This experience will let me be a No. 1 broadcaster and help me figure out everything it takes, including games notes and media notes. It’s going to a great experience for me.”