Matt Pugliese is currently a junior at Marist College. He was born in Farmington, Connecticut which is located in Hartford County. Matt went to Farmington High School and worked as a journalist for the school newspaper “The Voice.” He was also the sports editor for the paper in his junior and senior years. While in high school, Matt was on the Varsity Soccer Team which went all the way to the State Championsip. He enjoys spending time watching sports. His favorite sports teams include, the San Francisco 49ers, San Francisco Giants and the North Carolina Tar Heels. He has traveled to San Francisco twice to watch both the 49ers and Giants play. He has yet to see a North Carolina game, but plans to in the near future. Matt is very good friends with a current ESPN sports anchor named J.W. Stewart. After college, he hopes to join ESPN and become a writer for ESPN the Magazine.
Originally a lifeguard, Kevin Traynor has branched out as of late to join the staff of the River Reporter. A native of Long Island, Kevin attended Chaminade High School then continued his academic career at the University of Hartford. While attending Hartford, he served as a defenseman for the Hawks’ lacrosse team. Following his freshman campaign, Kevin changed venues. He transferred to Marist College where he resides today. Continuing his role on campus as a student-athlete, Kevin now serves as a defenseman for the Marist Red Foxes. In addition, Kevin has recently been hired by Inside Lacrosse Magazine, which is based out of Baltimore. Writing for Inside Lacrosse will be his first step towards his potential career in journalism, but before fully entering the job market, Kevin aspires to attend law school on the West Coast.