Alumna prepares for third consecutive Super Bowl

Fiske holds a mic in front of the Patriots player.

Up close and personal

As lifestyle editor for Patriots.com, Angelique Fiske '14 brings fans to the sidelines for a unique perspective of the team. Here, she interviews Deatrich Wise last week. (Photo courtesy of New England Patriots/Eric Adler.)

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ngelique Fiske '14 will attend her third consecutive Super Bowl tonight when her beloved New England Patriots take on the Los Angeles Rams.

The journalism alumna is the lifestyle editor of Patriots.com, covering the players when they are off the field.

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“It really is all over the map and something different every day,” she said of her work. “During the Super Bowl, that means writing player features, fan stories and really anything that comes across my desk. It’s a lot of hard work — but a lot of fun. I don’t take a single second for granted.

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Fiske holds a mic in front of the coach.

Unique perspective

Here, Fiske interviews Coach Ivan Fears last week. (Photo courtesy of New England Patriots/David Silverman.)

Fiske has been in Atlanta for the past week, and will be attending the game as a fan.

“Much of my work is done in the two weeks leading up to the game, and by the time of kickoff, I get to just enjoy the experience,” she said. “We travel back the day after the game, and if we are lucky enough to win, we hit the ground running as soon as we get back to Foxborough. This week, we had Opening Night (formerly Media Night), which is always chaotic, but in my third Super Bowl trip, I knew what to expect and was able to help our social media team make some fun videos.”

She said Quinnipiac has prepared her well for her experience.

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“The people at Quinnipiac prepared me more for this than I can ever express,” she said. “I was the editor for the Quinnipiac Bobcats Sports Network for a few years, and that experience was invaluable.”

At QBSN, she pitched, wrote and edited stories, learned how to prepare for interviews and gained an understanding of the demands of this business.

“My professors encouraged me to pursue this path and to think critically,” she said. “When I applied for this job, even though I had been working at a newspaper for a couple of years, I used a writing sample from my QBSN days (a profile of Michael Garteig) because I was and still am proud of that work. The Quinnipiac journalism community is so supportive — even after graduation. My former professors reached out to me and pushed me to dream big, and because of that, I took the risk to apply for this job in 2016. Something as simple as knowing you have a team who believes in you as a writer makes all the difference.”