August 22, 2022
The Turks were blessed with these seven amazing student interns that were outstanding assets to our organization this past season.
Stephen Potucek and Nick Zona graduated from James Madison University in 5/2022. They were our Game Day Operations staff. They were responsible for contacting and assisting all of our National Anthem performers, Field of Dream Teams, First Pitch guests, and Pack the Park Night Sponsors. They created and produced all of our season game day rosters. They did a great job with our young fans running our on-field games. Our fans enjoyed their wit and energy. They made sure to greet all of our fans as they were leaving the games and encouraged them to come back.
Stephen was the hardest working energizer bunny that we’ve ever had. He did his job and was always looking for what else he could help with. We’re looking forward to giving him a raving reference to whatever jobs he applies for. He’ll definitely be an asset to their company.
Nick Zona played on the JMU baseball team and was selected in the 2022 MLB Draft by the Seattle Mariners. He had to leave us the last two weeks before our season ended as he moved on to pursue his childhood dream of playing major league baseball. Nick also played for the 2019 Turks. We wish him all the best.
Quinn Madden from Shepherd University was our Social Media Director along with her assistant Elizabeth Helmich from James Madison University. These two talented young ladies did a fabulous job creating eye-catching graphics on all of our social media platforms all season for our fans to enjoy.
Quinn does social media for the Shepherd University football team. She had a busy summer interning with the Turks and for the JMU Athletic Department to build her resume as she returns to school this fall.
Elizabeth Helmich Elizabeth is a media arts and design student at JMU where she plays for the Dukes
Social Media volleyball team. Elizabeth also had a productive summer interning both with the Turks and the JMU Athletic Department, while working some of their volleyball camps. She is a very talented young lady and we’re looking forward to attending some of her volleyball games this fall.
Logan Weller is a media arts and design, and sports communication student at James Madison University. He is the Assistant to the Supervisor of Athletic Photography. We were blessed to have him as our team photographer. Logan captured outstanding action shots of our players, great memories of the player, and staff friendships. He was always at the right place at the right time to take that special shot to share that play, celebration, excitement, and the feeling of what was being experienced at that time by our players, coaches, and fans.
John Breeden graduated from James Madison University this spring. He was our staff writer covering all of our Turks games this summer. John also did a good job writing interesting stories on our players and coaches. He had acquired his writing experience working on the JMU Breeze paper, and freelancing at the local Daily News-Record. We’re proud to report that after our season was over John was hired as a sports reporter for the DNR. We look forward to following his stories on all of our local sports in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County.
Shelton Moss, our webcast broadcaster wasn’t an intern this summer. Shelton graduated from Virginia Tech last spring and interned with the Turks for the 2021 summer. He did such a great job we were excited to invite him back for another season of him sharing the action at our home games at Veterans Memorial Stadium into the homes of all our families and fans from afar. Shelton came to us last summer with plenty of experience announcing games at Virginia Tech. After our 2021 season, he was hired as an Athletic Communications Assistant covering men’s soccer and baseball at Radford University. Shelton was thrilled to return for another season with the Turks to continue to build his resume and his broadcasting form. We wish him continued success in his sports communication career.
The Harrisonburg Turks are very proud of these young people’s desire to gain experience and build their resumes with our organization. We can see each of them being successful with their work ethics and talents as they continue their professional journeys. We sincerely appreciate their energy and hard work, skills, and great personalities that helped to make the 2022 Turks season a huge success.