COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Madeline Schachte (Madison, Wis.) has been named the 21st recipient of the Brian Fishman Internship. Schachte’s experience will include 12 months in the communications division at USA Hockey’s national office in Colorado Springs, Colorado, beginning in late June, with the second 12 months of the internship spent in the communications department at USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program in Plymouth, Michigan.
The Brian Fishman Fellowship is awarded annually to an outstanding college graduate pursuing a career in athletic communications. It was established in 1999 in honor of the late Brian Fishman, who served as the manager of communications and marketing for USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program. He died unexpectedly on Jan. 7, 1999, at the age of 28.
“I am incredibly honored to be named the 21st Brian Fishman Intern,” Schachte said. “I can’t thank the Fishman family and USA Hockey enough for this unbelievable opportunity. I am so excited to continue Brian’s work in the sport I am so passionate about.”
Schachte’s responsibilities will include assisting with various communication projects, event promotions and publishing initiatives, including USA Hockey Magazine.
Schachte, who graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison earlier this month, has spent the last two years working as a communications assistant for UW athletics with a primary focus on men’s hockey, women’s hockey and men’s rowing. Among her duties were preparing game notes, maintaining and updating social media accounts, assisting with media relations and player appearances, and writing post-game notes.
In addition, Schachte has served as a marketing and communications intern for the All-City Swim and Dive League in Madison, maintaining social channels and drafting press releases for the organization.
Schachte will begin her duties the last week of June.
NOTES: Schachte will become the 21st Brian Fishman Intern. Chris Krenn (Tampa, Florida/University of South Florida) will begin his second year of the internship at USA Hockey's National Team Development Program in Plymouth, Michigan, beginning in July ... Previous Brian Fishman Interns include (most recent listed first): Sydney Blackman (Phoenix, Ariz./Arizona State University), Laurel Young (Petoskey, Mich./Michigan State University), Pat Durant (Norfolk, N.Y./Ohio University), Alyssa Girardi (Dearborn, Mich./Michigan State University), Jasmine Grotto (Alpena, Mich./Wayne State University), Zack Friedli (Rochester, Minn./University of Minnesota Duluth), Brian Smith (Woburn, Mass./Boston College), Alex DiFilippo (East Tawas, Mich./Michigan State University), Caryn Switaj (Farmington Hills, Mich./Boston College), Matt Caracappa (Randolph, N.J./Penn State University), Carly Peters (Bloomington, Minn./Syracuse University), Chris Peters (Chicago, Ill./Iowa State University), Craig Stancher (Calumet, Mich./Michigan Tech University), Alex Clark (Glenview, Ill./Colgate University), Christy Jeffries (White Lake, Mich./Boston University), Caitlin Lazaro (Effingham, N.H./University of New Hampshire), Seth Cole (Blue Hill, Maine/St. Michael's College), Yariv Amir (Plainsboro, N.J./Colgate University), Cassy Maxton (Vandalia, Ohio/Miami University) and Jennifer Dame (St. Louis Park, Minn./St. Cloud State University).