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Luke Winstel Soccer Play-by-Play Demo Reel, Mercer vs. Furman Women's Soccer on ESPN+

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Total Commantating Experience: 349 games.

 

Commentating Experience as a College Sophomore in 2020-21 (50 total games): 

Volleyball Experience (5 total matches):

   - Play-by-play commentator- five matches for Division I Mercer University. Four matches were broadcast live on ESPN+ and one on the Southern Conference Digital Network.

Soccer Experience (8 matches): 

   - Play-by-play commentator for eight matches for Division I Mercer University. All eight were broadcast live on ESPN+. Four men's games and four women's games.

Basketball Experience (28 games):

   - Play-by-play commentator: Four games for Division II Georgia College and State University on the Peach Belt Network. Three men's and one women's game.

   - Play-by-play commentator: 19 games for NJCAA Division I Central Georgia Technical College. 11 men's games, eight women's games. 

   - Play-by-play commentator: Two games for Division III Wesleyan College women's basketball.

   - Play-by-play commentator: Georgia High School (GHSA) boys' Class AAAA state semifinal game on the NFHS Network.

   - Color commentator: Georgia High School (GHSA) girls' class A-public state championship game on the NFHS Network.

   - Play-by-play commentator: United States Basketball Network (USBN) three-point shooting competition in July 2020. Live-to-tape broadcast posted on social media (YouTube, Instagram, etc.).

Football Experience (4 games):

   - Play-by-play commentator- four Georgia High School (GHSA) football playoff games on the NFHS Network, including the AAAAA quarterfinal and semifinal games.

Softball Experience (3 games):

   - Play-by-play commentator- three games for Division I Mercer University. All three were broadcast live on ESPN+.

Lacrosse Experience (2 games):

   - Play-by-play commentator- two games for Division I Mercer University (one men's, one women's). Both were broadcast live on ESPN+.

 

Up next this spring/summer (as of 3.15.2021): 14 Mercer games (softball and lacrosse), 3 GCSU volleyball games, 26 Macon Bacon baseball games.

Commentating Experience as a College Freshman in 2019-20 (77 Total Games):

Volleyball Experience (13 total matches in Fall 2019):

   - Play-by-play commentator for three matches for Division I Mercer University. Two matches were broadcast live on ESPN3 and one on the Southern Conference Digital Network. 

    - Play-by-play commentator for ten matches on the Bobcat Broadcast Network, the official channel of the NCAA Division II Georgia College and State University Athletics Department.

Soccer Experience (15 matches in Fall 2019): 

   - Play-by-play commentator for five matches for Division I Mercer University. One match was broadcast live on ESPN3, one on ESPN+, and three on the Southern Conference Digital Network.

   - Play-by-play commentator for ten matches on the Bobcat Broadcast Network, the official channel of the NCAA Division II Georgia College and State University Athletics Department.

Basketball Experience (44 games in 2019-20):

   - Commentator for the SUVTV basketball network. Play-by-play for the: Jared Cook Tip-Off Classic (7 games over three days), Holiday Hoopsgiving Tournament (3 games), Georgia Elite 8 Tipoff Classic (4 games), Hawks-Naismith Classic (2 games) and AAU Battle for Georgia Tournament (4 games). Color commentated one game at the Jared Cook Tip-Off Classic, served as the host of the "SUV TV Gameday" pregame and halftime panel for two games at the Hawks-Naismith Classic, and conducted an exclusive interview with NBA Champion Jodie Meeks and his AAU Coach, Horace Neysmith.

   - Color commentator for eight men's and seven women's basketball games on the Bobcat Broadcast Network, the official channel of the NCAA Division II Georgia College and State University Athletics Department.

   - Play-by-play commentator: one men's and one women's basketball game on the Bobcat Broadcast Network, the official channel of the NCAA Division II Georgia College and State University Athletics Department.

   - Play-by-play commentator: Two GHSA semifinal games (Class A-private and AA) on the NFHS Network.

   - Play-by-play commentator: Two GHSA State Championship games (Class AAAAAA boys' and girls') on the NFHS Network.

Football Experience (4 games in Fall 2019):

   - Play-by-play commentator for three GHSA football playoff games on the NFHS Network.

   - Sideline reporter for the GHSA 2A State Championship game at Georgia State Stadium on state-wide radio (the Georgia News Network and Dickey Broadcasting (680 the Fan)).

Softball Experience (1 game in Spring 2020):

   - Play-by-play commentator: Mercer University vs. Georgia Tech on the Southern Conference Digital Network. I had a slate of a dozen games scheduled for the spring season (six on ESPN+) but the global COVID-19 shutdown began two days after calling this game.

 

COMMENTATING EXPERIENCE AS A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT (2015-19, 222 TOTAL GAMES):

  Football Experience (56 games in four years): 

        - On-field Reporter (one year): 14 total games (10 regular season, 1 playoff, and 1 preseason scrimmage).

        - Play-by-Play Commentator: 42 total games across three years. 12 sophomore year (10 regular season, 1 playoff, 1 preseason scrimmage), 15 junior year (10 regular season, 4 playoff, 1 preseason scrimmage), 13 senior year (10 regular season, 2 playoff, 1 preseason scrimmage). Additionally, in my senior year, I was hired by the NFHS Network to call the 6A semifinal and quarterfinal games.

Total: 14 freshman year, 12 sophomore year, 15 junior year, 15 senior year. 10 playoff games, four preseason scrimmages.

 Basketball Experience (103 games in four years):

         - Play-by-Play Commentator: 1 game freshman year, 12 games sophomore year, 23 games junior year, 45 games senior year.

         - Color Analyst: 9 games sophomore year, 11 games junior year, 1 game senior year.

Total: One freshman year, 21 sophomore year (9 girls', 12 boys'), 34 junior year (16 girls', 18 boys'), and 45 senior year (22 girls', 24 boys'). I have called six region tournament games (3 boys', 3 girls'), nine boys' basketball playoff game and two girls' basketball playoff games.

         - On-Court Reporter: 2 game sophomore year, 2 games junior year.

         - 2018-19 Boys Basketball Weekly Coaches Show Host (link above)

         - 2018-19 Boys Basketball Weekly "Inside the Locker Room" Show Host (link above)

 

Soccer Experience (58 games in four years):

         - Play-by-Play Commentator: 1 game freshman year, 4 sophomore year, 3 junior year, 14 senior year. 11 playoff games, 1 preseason scrimmage

         - Color Analyst: 10 games freshman year, 12 games sophomore year, 9 games junior year. 3 playoff games, two preseason scrimmages.

         - On-field reporter: 5 games (five state championship games- 4 girls', 1 boys').

Total: 11 games freshman year (10 boys', 1 girls'), 16 games sophomore year (12 boys', four girls'), 12 games junior year (9 boys', 3 girls'), and 14 games senior year (5 boys', 9 girls'). 8 playoff games (9 girls', 5 boys'), and three preseason scrimmages (two boys', one girls'). Additionally, covered 5 games as an on-field reporter.

 

Baseball Experience (five games in three years):

        - Play-by-Play Commentator: 1 game sophomore year, two games junior year, two games senior year (all regular-season games). One of the games during senior year was broadcast from the press box at Coolray Field, home of the Gwinnett Stripers baseball team (the AAA affiliate of the Atlanta Braves).

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Spotting Charts:

During my time commentating at St. Pius X Catholic High School, I became well known for my game preparation. I spent several days leading up to the game scouring the internet for facts, stats, and stories that would be relevant to our broadcast of the game. I also interviewed writers, players, and both head coaches before every game. Here are my spotting charts from the St. Pius X vs. Americus-Sumter Elite Eight playoff game, the last high school basketball game I called as a student.

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