Meet Our Summer 2024 Interns

Caleb Herrera, from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is a rising junior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he is pursuing a double major in Journalism and Sports Administration. Caleb spent the past school year contributing to UNC’s Club Hockey student creative media team and serving as a staff writer for The Daily Tar Heel. After graduating, Caleb would like to pursue a career in the hockey industry.

Helena Hrdlicka is a rising junior at High Point University where she is a Finance major, with a minor in Sport Management. She is the Treasurer of the Sport Management Association, a role that has allowed her to expand her network through interactions with industry professionals. As Treasurer she manages the club budget and assists in event planning, always ensuring adherence to budgetary restrictions. The Albany, New York native interned last summer for the Tri-City Valley Cats in Troy, NY. During her internship, she gained valuable experience in customer service, teamwork, and organization skills. She is passionate about sports and aspires to work on the business side of the NHL after college.

John David Kinney from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is a rising junior at Arizona State University. A Sports Journalism major at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, John David is a member of the Inferno Intel Club, a student-run organization that provides in-depth coverage of Arizona State athletics. During his sophomore year, John David covered volleyball, women’s basketball, softball, and baseball, providing game recaps and weekly sports segments on the Inside the Inferno studio show. He is also a member of Blaze Radio, a student-run radio station where he provides play-by-play coverage for Women’s Basketball and softball. In his spare time, John David enjoys attending NBA, WNBA, and MLB games in Phoenix. John David hopes to develop his love for college basketball into a future career as a play-by-play commentator or sideline reporter.

Mike Spaugh from Lexington, North Carolina, is a rising senior at High Point University. Mike is a Sport Management major, with minors in Legal Studies and Sales. A Dean's List student, he has served as a Sport Management Association representative to the Student Government Association, on the game-day operations start for various sporting events, and as a recreation club sports broadcasting assistant. Since November of 2023, Mike has worked as a web content administrator, writer, and editor for EnforceTheSport. He is also interning this summer for Spot Fuels Life in High Point.

Nelson Storch from Winston-Salem NC, has finished his junior year at Woodberry Forest School in Virginia. He plays football and lacrosse. He is also part of the student-led sports network (WFSPN). He is excited to learn more about sports media this summer.

Wylly Willmott is a rising junior -- "third-year" as they call it there -- at the University of Virginia and in her first summer as an NSMA intern. She lives in Memphis, Tennessee, but grew up in Oregon, where she developed a deep appreciation for the outdoors, football, and days when it doesn’t rain. At UVA she plays defense for the women’s lacrosse team and writes for the Jefferson Independent student newspaper. When she is not writing, painting, or playing backyard variations of sports with her two brothers, you can find her cheering on the Cavaliers, Ducks, Rebels, and Chiefs, the latter of which to the dismay of all those around her. Wylly is also a die-hard Trail Blazers fan, and her claim to fame is being pen pals in elementary school with longtime head coach, Terry Stotts.