Slater of the Week: William Whisler
William Whisler is a communication/journalism student who has a love for the world of sports.
Whisler spends his days working with The Slate and has been the sports editor for two years.
Whisler extended his passion for sports and student media by joining WSYC.
Whisler has covered a range of sporting events throughout his years on The Slate and has even been in attendance for memorable championships.
He has covered Shippensburg University football, the NCAA Division II men and women’s basketball tournaments, the field hockey team’s national championship and the men and women’s swimming at the PSCAC Championships all within the 2016-2017 academic year.
As Whisler travels and runs from game to game, he has enjoyed getting to know the coaches, players and the Shippensburg information staff, as well as his fellow Slaters.
“The Slate has been something that has been great to be a part of, and I am grateful to Dr. Drager and The Slate staff for what we have been able to accomplish here,” Whisler said.
Whisler is very grateful and appreciative of Bill Morgal, Shippensburg University’s Sports Information director, and Perry Mattern, Shippensburg University’s Sports Information assistant, for making what his section does possible.
Whisler created a video series called Slate Sports Live this semester.
He started the series to put together video highlights of the teams on campus and chose a new team to spotlight each week.
The project lasted four weeks and Whisler hopes to continue filming the videos to promote the accomplishments of Shippensburg’s sports teams.
In his future career he would love to work as a national college football beat writer, or as a national college basketball writer.
He would also enjoy covering any of the four major professional sports leagues.
With Whisler’s go-getting and determined personality, he will be one to remember in the sports news industry.