About Us / Our Team

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Elite Sports NY is a Digital Sports Media Publication delivering News, Views, Interviews, Real-Time Coverage, and Unique Commentary on everything New York Sports and Trending Topics.

ESNY is the most read independent New York City regional digital sports destination in the world.

Have you ever searched the internet for your favorite team or player to find that standards for covering your team have drastically changed? You’ll be reading some idiotic view about why something should happen only to see the name of the blog is as senseless as the writer him or herself.

ESNY doesn’t use fancy dressed-up blog names like “Bantering Blueshirts” or “Yanks in the Yard.” We simply deliver you, the diehard NYC sports fan, what you crave. We also understand what you crave because we, too, are diehards.

The term “Elite” refers to an idea about content. Only the Elite NYC Sports Minds bring topics to the table that are deemed “Elite” in the eyes of the NYC Sports Fan. 

Aaron Doster, USATSI

ESNY Content has appeared or been mentioned on the following esteemed Publications/Outlets:

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Further Regionalizing Sports

–Our Mission is to further “Regionalize” Sports using only Area Expertise. Unlike other Publishers who work off a National Platform, Elite Sports NY will never employ an Average Joe with no clue to be equipped with an important NYC Sports voice. Elite Sports NY Writers live and breathe the Big Apple in more ways than one.

–Each Region across the Nation provides unique viewpoints about specific topics, including National/Trending coverage. This is the very essence of “Elite Sports,” to allow a specific Region to cover Regional and National/Trending news in their own unique style.

–For instance, New York City didn’t cover Michael Jordan torturing the Knicks the same way Chicago did. It is this mindset of combining an interesting opinionated narrative with the news that is compelling on a Region by Region basis.

–The Industry Standard brings websites to the table that cover with a National mindset. Its regional/team websites oftentimes employ writers who leave the diehard fan scratching his/her head. We believe sports are a Regional endeavor that should only be covered by the diehards themselves. What’s important to New York City sports fans isn’t necessarily important to people in the South East.

–As Writers, we Take Pride in the Delivery of our Content to the Diehard Fan: a Brutally Honest, Interestingly Unique-Take on the World of Sports and Trending Topics from the Professional Fan Angle.

Elite Sports NY’s Readership has rapidly increased since its publishing inception in March of 2015.

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Elite Roster

Robby Sabo – Founder

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Robby covers most topics. Founder of Elite Sports NY in December of 2014 after realizing New York Sports fans deserve a platform to vocalize their opinions in a passionate, yet professional way.

Formerly a Featured Columnist for FanSided.

Has interviewed the likes of Rob Dyrdek, Michael Waltrip and Dominique Wilkins and has seen his work shared on major publications such as Bleacher Report, Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports, Yahoo Sports, and Yardbarker. Born as a New York Sports Fan, something unexplainable in his blood that’ll never be shaken. Remembers the Kevin Maas days, the Yankees on MSG, the Bruce Coslet era, and the Spring of ’94.

Christian Kouroupakis – Editorial Director, Yankees Boss

About Us / Our Team  1authorchristian1Christian is ESNY’s Yankees Boss and Editorial Director.

Christian is a broadcast journalism major in his junior year at Penn State University. He has taken writing and broadcasting courses at Hofstra and Fordham University, along with being the student director for MSG Varsity and Kings Park Productions at Kings Park High School. Recently, he was a Co-Editor at Yanks Go Yard, a Staff Writer at Empire Writes Back (FanSided), and is a sports radio host at Comm Radio at Penn State.

Chip Murphy – Senior Editor, Knicks Boss

About Us / Our Team  1authorchip1If there’s basketball being played anywhere on God’s Green Earth, Chip Murphy will be there to cover it.

I’m an aspiring sports journalist from New Jersey where I attend Ramapo College. I’m a huge fan of the Knicks, Jets, Yankees, Duke, and Syracuse. I also write for Rantsports.com and Dailyknicks.com.

Chris Thompson – Senior Editor, Mets Boss

About Us / Our Team  1authorthompsonThompson writes Mets, Jets, and much more.

Chris recently graduated with a Journalism degree from Montclair State University. Baseball is his love and he hopes to bring back some of the old-school popularity to the game. He is an avid follower of the New York Mets, Jets, and Brooklyn (New Jersey) Nets, some of the toughest teams to watch in all of sports.

Billy Nayden – Senior Editor, Giants Boss

About Us / Our Team  1authornaydenIf there’s a game on TV, Nayden is watching. No sport discrimination here.

Billy Nayden is an SMU Mustang from Connecticut born and raised on New York sports. Avid fan of nearly every sport from MMA to handball. His heart is in NYC, but Billy has been all over the world in search of the best possible sporting experiences.

Daniel Federico – Senior Writer

About Us / Our Team  1authorfederico1Federico is an up and coming already veteran writer who destroys it in multiple arenas.

Besides writing for Elite Sports NY, Dan Federico is also the New York Yankees Staff Writer and Managing Editor for Outside Pitch MLB, Contributor for Ringside News, an Editor and Contributor for The Sportster, and a New York Giants writer for Bleacher Report. Based just outside of New York City, Dan is an avid fan of all things New York sports and professional wrestling.

Chris Boccia – Senior Writer

About Us / Our Team  1authorbocciaBoccia is a Giants and Mets expert.

As a senior at Chaminade High School on Long Island, I’ve used my polished, learned writing abilities toward life’s most important of unimportant things: sports. I write (better word: rant) about the Mets and the follies of the franchise, which include the miseries of the last decade from Luis Castillo’s dropped pop fly (I remain convinced that I would have caught that one) all the way back to Adam Wainwright’s curveball dropping in front of a frozen Carlos Beltran (admittedly, I would have looked like a fool there too).
I am the Editor-in-Chief of Chaminade’s award-winning newspaper, and I write with the intention of provoking your thoughts.

Jeremy Fialkow – Senior Writer

About Us / Our Team  1authorjeremy1Fialkow’s personality shines through even on the most gloomy of Mets, Jets, Knicks, and Isles days.

Jeremy Fialkow was born and raised in Miami, FLA, but currently studies at the University of Maryland. When he’s not studying hard, he can be found supporting his sometimes hopeless NY teams: Knicks, Mets, Jets, and Isles.

Your sympathy is appreciated.

Chris Wengert – Editor, Rangers Boss

About Us / Our Team  1authorchris10Chris bleeds Rangers Blue unlike any other human being walking this world.

I’ve been a die hard Rangers and Giants fan for as long as I can remember. I enjoy sharing opinions, and hearing from fans that love their teams just as much as I do. Henrik Lundqvist makes all of us look like mere mortals.

Gregg Cambareri – Editor

About Us / Our Team  1authorgreggGregg is a Central Jersey boy who covers a wide range for Elite Sports NY. From the EPL to MLB, the man does it all.

Gregg Cambareri is born and bred in central Jersey. A lover of all sports, baseball sits at the top of the list. Premier League hooligan on weekends. Sports are not games, rather ways of life.

Zach Cronin – Editor, Nets Boss

About Us / Our Team  1authorzachCronin is ESNY’s resident expert on all things Brooklyn Nets and basketball.

I was once called Steve Nash in a pickup game | Writer for @TBNOfficial, @NetsBlogFS, @EliteSportsNY | Featured on @BleacherReport @FoxSports

Justin Weiss – Editor

About Us / Our Team  1authorjustinJustin is one of the foremost expert voices on the Islanders, Mets, Knicks, and Giants.

Justin Weiss is an avid Mets, Isles, Giants and Knicks fan from Long Island, New York. He is the founding editor of Blue and Orange Pride, and a writer on Rising Apple and Inside the Loudhouse.

Paul A. Esden Jr. – Editor, Jets Boss

About Us / Our Team  1authoresdenPaul bleeds green unlike any human in this great country of ours.

ESPN Producer. @sunyoswego Alum. Site Expert: @LoudHouseFS. #Jets Boss/Editor: @EliteSportsNY Self Proclaimed Biggest #Jets Fan On Planet [email protected]

Matt Di Giacomo – Editor, Islanders Boss

About Us / Our Team  1authordigiacomoYou can find Di Giacomo speaking on the Isles, wherever and whenever.

My name, as you can see, is Matt Di Giacomo. I’m a senior Communications Major currently at West Chester University with plans on transferring to William Paterson University. When I’m not screaming about every goal scored by the Islanders and every home run smacked away by the Mets, I’m probably gaming on my PC or PS4 or out with friends screaming about it with them. Sports are an integral part of who I am, hence why I obsessively write about them and why you’re reading this on the bio section of “Elite SPORTS New York”. I’m a proud, passionate fan and you can find more of my work on my YouTube channel in my social media links.

Garrett Ey – Editor

About Us / Our Team  1authorgarrettEy is one of ESNY’s master all-sports guys.

The Sports Fan’s … Sports Fan. Passionate about the Mets, Jets, and Rangers, but, more importantly, a fan that gets excited for any big game.

Patrick Hennessy – Trending Editor

About Us / Our Team  1authorhennessyHennessy bleeds Pinstripes and is the lead Trending Editor.

My name is Patrick Hennessy and I have a passion for writing about New York Yankees baseball as well as the MLB. I have interviewed many of the Yankees minor league talent as well as YouTube personalities. I have had the opportunity to broadcast my work on many different platforms and I plan on continue doing so.

Bryan Pol – Advisor, Longform

About Us / Our Team  1authorbryanBryan is a master of the English language and one of the more skilled long-form writers in the industry.

I am an English teacher, music and film aficionado, husband, father of two delightful boys, writer, sports fanatic, former Long Islander, and follower of Christ.

Based on my Long Island upbringing, I was groomed as a Yankees, Giants, Rangers, and Knicks fan, and picked up Duke basketball, Notre Dame Football, and Tottenham Hotspurs Football fandom along the way.

Jeff Weisinger – Advisor, Columnist

About Us / Our Team  1authorjeffFrom NYCFC, football, and hoops, this local product does it all.

Sports journalist / Video Game Journalist / Goalkeeper / Former Quarterback.

Allison Case – Staff Writer

About Us / Our Team  1authorallisonIf there’s a Yankee somewhere, Allison will be there.

Allison is a die-hard New York Yankees fans with a passion for sports and the written word. Based in Upstate New York, she grew up in the home of a Baltimore Orioles fan but quickly assimilated into the impressive NYY culture. She loves talking baseball and any sport, so feel free to share your thoughts and opinions with her.

Jack Aylmer – Staff Writer

About Us / Our Team  1authorjackaylmer1Jack is one of ESNY’s resident experts on the New York Football Giants

Co-founder of @Aylmer_MGMT Representing atheltes interests Contributor: @EliteSportsNY @PICK6MAG @NYGiantsRush. Contact: [email protected]

Matt O’Leary – Staff Writer

About Us / Our Team  1authorolearyO’Leary handles Mets and Jets content for ESNY.

I’m a Jets, Islanders and Mets fan from Long Island. I’m the General Manager of my college radio station WFTU Riverhead where I also do a sports talk show called “This Week In Sports”. In addition to ESNY I’m a co-editor of EyesOnIsles.com.

David Hong – Staff Writer

About Us / Our Team  1authordavidHong handles St. John’s and the Amazins.

Other than God, sports are my biggest love. My teams are the Mets, Knicks, NY Giants, NY Rangers and St Johns basketball (St. John’s alumni). I especially love the Mets like crazy, more than any other team and seeing them win the World Series would be a dream come true and definitely the best sports moment. The Knicks are a close second. I also like to write, so combing that with my passion for sports equals a perfect scenario, I would love to do sports writing long term. If not that, then probably sports broadcasting, cause I love to talk sports as well. In addition to writing for ESNY, I’m also currently writing for Metsmerizedonline.

Skylar Darel – Staff Writer

About Us / Our Team  1authordarelDarel handles the Giants, Knicks, NYCFC, and many more.

Staff Writer at Elite Sports New York. Lead Writer at New York Sports Hub and My Weekly Sports. Twitter, instagram: @skylardarel. Avid fan of the Yankees, Knicks, Giants, New York City FC, FC Barcelona, and Arsenal FC. Freshman at the College of New Jersey, studying Communication. Aspiring play-by-play commentator. Grew up in Manhattan, and proud to know how to work the Subway system.

Jason Leach – Staff Writer

About Us / Our Team  1authorleachJason Leach, AKA “Big Jay,” is ESNY”s Giants beat writer.

Lead Giants Sports Writer for @pfspot @theharlemtimes1, columnist for @BigPlay.com. I have the ability to make people laugh and have a wealth of sports knowledge.

Ty Butler – Staff Writer

About Us / Our Team  1authortyTy Butler writes and talks Jets and Giants football better than any New Yorker.

Content provider, producer and on air talent at ESPN Radio in Syracuse (@ESPNSyracuse). Disc Jockey for @TKClassicRock. Play by play announcer. Live and breathe sports – for better or for worse. Aspirations are that of becoming the greatest.

Anthony Pugliese – Staff Writer

About Us / Our Team  1authorpugliesePugliese is ESNY’s top Jets beat writer.

Anthony Pugliese bleeds green and writes green. If there’s something New York Jets being talked about, he’s there.

Ayshlee Koontz – Copy Editor

About Us / Our Team  1authorayshleeNets, Knicks, NBA … that’s Ayshlee’s arena.

A NY resident, Ayshlee Koontz is a West coast
native, born and raised in Portland, Ore., and a
University of Oregon School of Journalism
graduate.