When legendary videographer Sam Bender graduated in June, he left a lasting legacy.
Staples junior Matt Hodes is ready to pick up where Sam left off.
A former Westport Soccer Association travel team player, Matt took TV Production at Staples. Sam was in the same class.
“I learned the basics,” Matt recalls. “Then I figured out the rest.”
Matt was always a fan of the team, he says.
“I enjoyed watching the videos of the games and seeing the highlights rather than just reading about them. I figured this would be a great opportunity to create the videos, so people who can’t make the games are able to see what happened.”
Staples soccer videos are also appreciated by spectators on The Hill, and by soccer fans around the world. They also attract a large audience of college coaches.
“Sam Bender put Staples soccer on the YouTube map,” head coach Dan Woog says.
“I’m delighted that Matt will keep this great tradition going strong.”