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Broadcasting has been a natural "pick-up" for Angelo Pontello. As a senior in high school in 2011, he first filmed his father's recreational hockey games to help his dad improve his play. The league quickly took notice, and asked Pontello to film all the league games. Soon after, Pontello implemented commentary and multiple personalities to make games more enjoyable and entertaining to watch. This lead to collegiate, broadcasting opportunities at the NCAA Division II level as well as NAIA.
At Saint Leo University, Pontello was named color commentator for women's soccer and play-by-play announcer for softball. Pontello also made appearances on Saint Leo's basketball pregame reports. At West Texas A&M University, not only did Pontello call games for the Buffs and Lady Buffs, but was also responsible for running the WT Sports Network production for all sports. Pontello specifically called games for Women's Soccer, Women's Basketball, and Softball, as well as color commentary for Men's Basketball and Men's Soccer.
Pontello has also done play-by-play and color commentary at the Conference tournament and NCAA Regional levels, including calling the 2018 NCAA DII South Central Regional Championship and Elite Eight for Women's Soccer.
By the time he acquired both a Bachelor's and Master's degrees, Pontello had broadcast over 1000 games, including hockey, soccer, basketball, volleyball, baseball and softball.
Today, Pontello continues to add to his repertoire as a Voice of Thomas University Athletics, primarily calling Men's Basketball and Flag Football games while also providing color for Women's Basketball.