“They can be proud of creating the definitive documentary on the Cortaca rivalry and a historic 2022 season,” Loop said.
Lubrano, who also works as the Sports Director for WICB, was grateful for all the places the documentary took them, particularly to Yankee Stadium, where the professional atmosphere gave the pair a chance to further develop professional skills, one of the many experiential learning opportunities that were available to students during IC in the City weekend.
“Being in Yankee Stadium gave us a good sense of what sporting events look like at these big venues and what media is expected at these big venues,” he said. “It was a really good professional experience that a lot of schools aren't going to give you. But at IC, you're exposed to a higher level of professionalism, and you're expected to have a higher level of professionalism.
“The opportunities that Cortaca provided were massive,” he continued. “My first Cortaca as an IC student was at MetLife in 2019. And I remember sitting in the seats with people who I just met a few months prior. Those were the same people who I was working with at Yankee Stadium three years later.”
“This Ithaca College football season was something that honestly, when you put everything together, probably won't happen again,” Solser said. “To be able to document that meant a lot to me.”