Student Managers

Matthew Colaiacovo- Game Day Operations Manager/ Hockey Operations Manager

Matt is a Senior, Sport Management major that is looking to further his knowledge about how the business end of hockey is run. Matt’s sport career started when he became an intramural referee here at the University of Delaware. Over his two years there, Matt became a top flag football official and officiated many other sports. Over the winter of his sophomore year, Matt worked as a game day operations intern with the Delaware 87ers, the Philadelphia 76ers D-League affiliate. Matt currently works at Golfsmith International in Christiana as a sales associate for anything golf related. Matt hopes to one-day work for the Philadelphia Flyers and hopes that working with the D1 Hockey team will be a stepping stone to help him learn the ins and the outs of how the business of hockey is run. Matt assists in all aspects of the blue hen program and is a great asset to the team.

Leah Edelstein- Marketing Manager/Hockey Operations Manager

Leah is currently a Junior at the University of Delaware’s Lerner College of Business & Economics. She is studying as a Marketing major and Psychology minor but hopes to soon be accepted as a double minor with Advertising, as well. She is extremely interested in sports and entertainment marketing but is not sure whether she would rather pursue the sports or entertainment side. In the second semester of her freshman year, Leah interned for the Philadelphia Flyers in their Game Presentation & Promotions department. She attended every Flyers home game, working closely with staff in order to promote a positive image for the Flyers organization and a memorable experience for the fans. She is excited to apply the skills she learned from her past internship to the UD Men’s D1 Hockey Team this upcoming season and continue furthering her experience and education in sports and entertainment marketing. She looks forward to a great season with the team.

Analisa Vizzoni- Journalism/Communications Intern

Analisa is a Junior Marketing major and Journalism minor. She is the Journalism/Communications Intern for the men’s hockey team. She wants to work for the UD hockey team because she enjoys watching the sport, and hopes to see some of her peers attend the games with her to support the players. Analisa is really excited to work with the hockey team this season, and looks forward to a great year.

Daniella Fioretti Journalism/Communications Intern

Daniella is a freshmen Neuroscience Major. She loves the sport of ice hockey and is ready to assist the team anyway she can!

Teddy Gelman- WVUD Student Manager “The Voice of Blue Hen Hockey”

Teddy is thrilled to join the UD Mens D1 hockey team as the manager for the UD Radio Station, 91.3 FM WVUD. He is a Junior Biology major from Gaithersburg, MD. As WVUD Student Manager, Teddy leads all home game broadcasts, providing in-depth play-by-play analysis. He also oversees the other aspects of WVUD’s coverage of UD Hockey games, including setting up the broadcast team, interviewing coaches and players, and advertising the UD Men’s D1 hockey team during other station shows. As an avid hockey fan and sports fan in general, Teddy is ready for a great season of Blue Hens hockey!

 Elsa Palmisano- Game Day Operations Manager/Equipment Manager

Elsa is a Senior that assists in having every Blue Hen Hockey home game run smoothly. She loves hockey and enjoys helping out the blue hens whenever she can.