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This year, Maclay Athletics introduced a new “Voice of the Marauders.” A position often filled by a parent or volunteer, the new Athletic Director, Jake von Scherrer, put a request out in the fall looking for a sports-loving student to take on the challenge. Will Daughton accepted the challenge and took on the role behind the microphone.
Daughton, a sophomore, has been a student at Maclay for 11 years. He is class president, a member of the Varsity Tennis team, Student Council, Honor Council, Mentor Club, Spanish Honor Society, and now holds the title as the Voice of the Marauders. Although he has a wide range of interests, he’s always had a fascination with sports announcing.
“I have been interested in sports announcing since I was eight years old watching ESPN, so it has been a great experience to be able to do it at Maclay,” said Daughton.
He was thrilled to get the call from AD von Scherrer, who had received a referral from former AD and now Operations Director Scott Eagen recommending Daughton. Because this is his dream job, Daughton jumped at the opportunity and before he knew it, was announcing his first game.
Being the Voice of the Marauders requires a bit of work. About the details of his job, Daughton said, “I announced the home football, volleyball, and some basketball and soccer games for Maclay. Before the games, there’s a bit of preparation getting the rosters for the visiting teams, set up the microphone, play music, and make pregame announcements.”
Even though this is only his first year on the job, Daughton’s not done yet. He plans to continue announcing for Maclay for years to come and maybe even as a career someday. His dream job is working for ESPN as a commentator for football, basketball, or tennis. That being said, this is just the beginning for the Voice of the Marauders.
“I am very thankful for this opportunity. It certainly has given me insight into the field of announcing,” said Daughton.