The Pitch

2017-2018 Staff

Kate Rarey

Opinion Editor

Kate Rarey is a senior (18!!) at WJ. She’s an opinion editor this year, and enjoys hanging out with her friends, and her two dogs. She is beyond excited for this year on The Pitch.  

Jack Linde


Jack Linde is excited for his first year on staff. This year Jack is the photography editor and can’t wait to take more photos. Outside of school, Jack enjoys playing baseball and hanging out with friends and family. ...

Julia Eisen

Feature Editor

Julia Eisen is a junior at WJ. She took the journalism class on a whim last year and instantly fell in love. She is super excited to be working as a Feature Editor.

Sophi Thompson

Editor In Chief

Sophi Thompson is in her second year on the Pitch staff, moving into an Editor in Chief position for her senior year. Her roots in the Arts and Entertainment section won’t be forgotten, and WJ can expect some stressed out se...

Isaac Snow

Staff Writer

Sophomore Isaac snow is in his first year writing for The Pitch. In his free time, he enjoys baseball, writing, and spending time with his pals (three of which are on Pitch staff!) and family.

Matt Garfinkel

Arts and Entertainment Editor

Matt Garfinkel is currently a junior. He is the online Arts and Entertainment editor and this is his first year on The Pitch staff. He is also on the WJ Debate Team and encourages you to check out WJ Sound ( for more...

Annika Backer

Feature Editor

Senior Annika Backer is excited to embark on her journey as one of the print feature editors. This is her first year working on The Pitch staff, and she is hopeful for what’s to come. Outside of school, she enjoys horseback...

Clara Freitas

Editor In Chief

This is Clara Freitas’s second year working with The Pitch. She was a staff writer and an assistant opinion editor last year, and she is thrilled to be the managing editor in her senior year. When Clara is not working with ...

Izzy McMullen

Editor In Chief

This is senior Izzy McMullen’s third year writing for The Pitch. She is the Online Editor in Chief for The Pitch Online. She was a Online Co-Assistant Feature Section Editor the past 2 years and enjoyed it as well. She additio...

Yael Hanadari-Levy

Editor In Chief

This is senior Yael Hanadari-Levy’s second year working on the Pitch and first year as editor-in-chief. She doesn’t have any free time between school, her internship and the Pitch, but if she did she would probably spend it...

Sam Falb

News Editor

This is Sam’s second year on The Pitch. He took the Journalism course during freshman year and was hooked - last year he served as the online news editor. Aside from The Pitch, Sam is the Vice President of the Environmental C...

Beatriz Olivares

Copy Editor

This is Beatriz Olivares’s first year writing for The Pitch as an Assistant Copy Editor. She loved Journalism 1 last year and absolutely had to come back. In her free time she likes to read, watch netflix, and hang out with frie...

Jessica Silverman

Copy Editor

Junior Jessica Silverman is very excited to be the Copy Editor for the 2017-2018 school year. She took Journalism 1 last year and really enjoyed it. She’s really happy to help contribute to The Pitch this year! Jessica is als...

Lilli Konicoff

Staff Writer

Lilli Konicoff is a Junior at WJ, and is a first year staff writer who is very excited to join The Pitch family. She took Journalism 1 last year and can’t wait to learn more. She is the president of the Random Acts of Kindness ...

Christine Tenorio

Social Media and Marketing Coordinator

Christine Tenorio is a senior and this is her first year writing for the Pitch. She’s so excited to run the social media accounts and write some stories. Christine loves to hang out with her friends, sing and shop. She hopes to stu...

Charley Becker

Social Media and Marketing coordinating

Sophomore Charley becker is so excited to be a co social media and marketing coordinator for the pitch for this year! This will be her first year on the pitch staff, and when she's not doing pitch she’s also a member of the Va...

Sophie becker

News Editor

This is Sophie’s first year on The Pitch where she serves as the Print News Editor. Sophie loved Journalism 1 last year and cannot wait to write this year. You can find Sophie under the lights of the football games with the ...

Andrew Resnick

Editor in Chief

Senior Andrew Resnick is entering his third year in the Pitch. After taking Journalism 1 as a freshman, Andrew continued on to become co-Assistant Sports Editor, and Assistant News Editor as a sophomore and the head Print Sports Edito...

Lily Smith

Editor in Chief

This is Lily Smith’s third year working for the Pitch. She is the online editor-in-chief and is thrilled to be leading the pitch team. In addition to working for the Pitch, Lily has played school and club lacrosse for six years...

Akmal Mustofa

Feature Editor

Akmal Mustofa is a senior who’s excited for his first year on the Pitch. He’s taken both Journalism 1 and AP English Language during his junior year, so he’s more than ready. Akmal is currently a feature editor and looks forw...

Ian Rees

News Editor

This is Ian’s first year on The Pitch as the online news editor. As well as writing for The Pitch, he plays baseball for WJ and is an avid boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan.

Cara Demitz

Arts and Entertainment editor

Cara Demitz is currently a sophomore and an Arts and Entertainment editor for the Pitch 2017-2018.  As a freshman in Journalism One she really enjoyed working with the creative part of the news paper which is why she chose to...

Allie Nadelman

Arts and entertainment editor

Junior Allie Nadelman is an Arts and Entertainment Editor for the 2017-2018 Pitch. Allie took Journalism 1 last year, loved it and is excited to work with The Pitch this year. She is on the Debate Team and the Vice President of ...

Hailey Chaikin

Staff Writer

This is senior Hailey Chaikin’s first year writing for the Pitch. Coming out of AP Lang, Hailey learned the ropes easily and is regarded as a Staff Writer. In her free time, Hailey enjoys playing for WJ Varsity soccer as well a...

Daria London

Business Manager

This is Sophomore Daria London’s first year on the Pitch. She is excited to be working as a Business Manager this year. Besides writing, Daria enjoys playing on the WJ varsity tennis team. She aspires to have a career that i...

Thomas Wolfson

Sports Editor

  Thomas Wolfson is currently a sophomore at WJ.  This is his first year working with the Pitch as one of the Sports Editors.  Thomas is an avid sports fan, and runs indoor track and plays baseball for WJ.  He is very m...

Owen Hananel


This is senior Owen Hananel's second year on The Pitch. This will be his second year as social media and marketing coordinator and his first year as webmaster. He is excited to contribute.

Ethan Schwager

Business Manager

Ethan Schwager means business, which is why he assumes the role of Business Manager with The Pitch. This is his second year working with the Pitch, the first year he worked as a freelance writer. He is excited to contribute. ...

Seth Cohen

Staff Writer

Senior Seth Cohen is a staff writer for the Pitch. This is Seth’s first year working for The Pitch. Outside of The Pitch, Seth runs Cross Country along with Indoor and Outdoor track in the Winter and Spring. Along with running, Seth enjoys h...

Jacob Sorensen

Staff Writer

This is Senior Jacob Sorensen’s first year on the pitch, working as a staff writer. He is excited to be getting an inside look as to what goes on at WJ and in the community. Jacob spends most of his free time at the pool, s...

Jake Brown

Sports Editor

This is Jake’s third year on The Pitch, and second year as a sports editor. He is also on WJ’s wrestling team in his 4th year. Jake also does the sports announcements on WJ’s morning announcements every (Fedora) Friday. Jake is ...

Aidan Gleeson

Staff Writer

This is Aidan Gleeson’s first year writing for The Pitch. Aidan took Journalism 1 in his junior year so he’s excited to be on as a staff writer. In his free time he likes to be on his phone, play sports and hang out with f...

Sam Koskie

Opinion Editor

Sam Koskie is a junior at Walter Johnson and is an opinion editor for The Pitch. Outside of school, Koskie enjoys playing tennis and spending time with his three pet cats.

Bradford Clarkson

Sports Editor

Bradford Clarkson is currently a senior at Walter Johnson. This is his first year working on The Pitch as a sports editor.

Trevor kanter

Opinion Editor

Returning for his second year as a WJ Pitch staff member, Junior Trevor Kanter is excited to take on a new editor role. In his free time, Trevor likes to play basketball and spend time with his friends....

Courtney Cohn

Sports Editor

Junior Courtney Cohn is very excited to join The Pitch this year as a sports editor. She has always loved writing and really enjoyed taking journalism 1 last year. She loves following sports, especially the NBA, and is a huge Chicago ...

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