Tuesday, September 19, 2017

HIGH 5 OF THE WEEK: Taylor DiChello goes from the pool to the TV

Taylor DiChello (WWLP-22News)
In her time at Boston University, Taylor DiChello was a good diver and a good student.
Now a BU graduate, DiChello is honing her skills in front of a camera as a multi-media journalist for WWLP-22News in Chicopee, Mass.
In truth, DiChello has already been working on her media skills. She covered sports and politics for BUTV10 at Boston University, according to her bio on the WWLP-News22 website. During that time, she was executive producer and anchor for Inside Boston, and she was also an anchor for Terrier Nation
DiChello was a producer for the Telly-Award-winning election coverage newcast, The Vote 2016. The Telly Awards are about "honoring excellence in video and television across all screens," according to its website.
DiChello was also a sports intern at WHDH-TV in Boston.
Oh yeah, and there was also Taylor DiChello the athlete. She managed to be a Division I diver for the Terriers, fulfilling the term student-athlete. Her WWLP-News22 bio states that she became interested in sports because of Bristol-based ESPN.
DiChello enjoyed her love of sports as an athlete, and she used her passion to fuel her broadcast career.


DiCarlo (WCSU athletics)
Luca DiCarlo, Western Connecticut State soccer
The Colonials defeated Southern Maine 2-0 on Saturday at home, and the former Holy Cross goalkeeper had a hand in the shutout.
DiCarlo only faced three shots in goal, but he didn't allow a single one to go into the goal. For his effort, DiCarlo improved to 3-0 on the season. WCSU upped its record to 3-1 with the victory, so DiCarlo owns all three wins as goalkeeper.
DiCarlo was the winning keeper in a 5-3 victory over St. Joseph's (Long Island) in the season opener on Sept. 5. Three days later, DiCarlo claimed a second win in net when the Colonials defeated Lehman 2-1 in North Adams, Mass.
DiCarlo is a 6-foot-1, 180-pound junior.



Wyrebek (WCSU athletics)
Bailey Wyrebek, Western Connecticut State volleyball
Just like at Bristol Eastern, Wyrebek continues to do her part in her sophomore season with the Colonials.
Wyrebek is second on the team in service aces with 18 and fourth in digs with 79. Wyrebek has played in 10 of the team's 12 matches, recording a total of 34 sets of action. 
Wyrebek's best match of the season was a 3-2 win over Penn State-Berks on Sept. 2. In that match, Wyrebek had 18 digs and six service aces. The match was part of the season-opening Colonial Classic Tournament, which is held at WCSU.
Wyrebek was just three digs off of her career-high of 21 that she had as a freshman.


Phelps (CCSU athletics)
Cole Phelps, Central Connecticut State football
Three games, three starts on the offensive line for the former Wolcott standout.
Phelps has started at right guard in each of the first three games of the season. That means the 6-foot-1, 275-pound sophomore has played at Syracuse, stepped onto the home turf against Fordham, and seen a former Division I-AA power in Youngstown State (game was in Ohio).
Phelps appeared in six games during his freshman season. The former Eagle stood out off the field in his first year with the Blue Devils. Phelps was named to the Northeast Conference Fall Academic Honor Roll.



Medina (Post athletics)
Luis Medina, Post sprint football
The Eagles got off to a horrible start in a lopsided loss at Army, but Medina contributed to his team's effort in many ways in his first game.
The former Bristol Central standout led Post in rushing with 37 yards. Medina returned two kickoffs for a total of 52 yards, or 26 yards per attempt. His longest return went 32 yards.
Heck, Medina even had a tackle on his ledger.
The 5-foot-5, 150-pound freshman is studying Communications.


Statistics and information compiled from the athletics (or TV station) website for each athlete.

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