The Fisher Flock: Fisher’s own athletic hype section

By Madison Weber ’23, Staff Writer and Social Media Editor

Photo by Cardinal Courier staff writer and photographer Jenna Costello

Boasting an instagram bio that says “Fly dangerous,” the Fisher Flock is St. John Fisher’s own student-run athletic hype section. 

“I’m the one at the games getting fired up and getting people involved,” Dylan Stellmack ‘21, one of the founding members said. According to Stellmack, they aim to “build a supportive community on campus” while also seeing “people actually out there, and putting themselves out there at the games.” 

Stellmack said the idea started in a sports marketing class here at Fisher and has grown from there. 

“The idea is to get as many kids to as many sporting events as possible. We want students supporting students, and athletes supporting athletes,” Another Founding Member and Senior Bailey Reid said. 

Fisher has a high population of student athletes, so to get students involved in athletics and creating a fun environment at games is a priority for the Flock. The organization is under the wing of Sport Management club, but students involved don’t need to be a Sport Management major. 

According to Reid the only requirement is an interest in sports and student athletics. Stellmack added, “It’s all just for fun.” 

As a senior himself, Reid hopes to get as many freshmen and sophomores on campus involved as possible. “The more people that are involved, the better we will be and the better the culture will be” according to Reid. 

The Flock updates its over 300 instagram followers on a variety of sporting events and teams on campus, including rowing, tennis, cross country, soccer, volleyball, field hockey, football and more. These updates include sharing schedules, student-made edits, and game updates. Some teams have even started tagging the Flock in their own updates, so as to let the Flock share their updates.

As aforementioned, their bio reads “Fly Dangerous,” something Reid explained, “We are setting the goal to be outside the box, to be adventurous, and always be on the attack. There is a tradition of winning here, because we want to be number one. The ones that everyone else circles around, and to be that person you always have to be a little dangerous.”  

Stellmack went on to refer to Fisher athletes as “dangerous on the field.” 

Over the summer, the Flock had a shirt release and is planning to have another release in the very near future. Updates on the shirt release will be available on the Flock’s Instagram and shirts will be available to be shipped or picked up at Fisher. Stellmack says that the newest drop of shirts will be locally sourced from a business in the Rochester area. 

To get involved with the Flock, students can reach out to Reid or Stellmack, message the Flock’s instagram, and pay attention to Sport Management emails to see when and where meetings will be held. According to Stellmack, one of the best ways to get involved is to go to the sporting events on campus and just find the Fisher Flock. 

About Madison Weber 5 Articles
Madison Weber is a staff-writer for the Cardinal Courier and their Social Media Editor. She graduated from Williamson High School in 2019, and will graduate from St. John Fisher College with her BSN and a minor in Spanish for Healthcare Professionals in May of 2023. In the past, she wrote for both her highschool and local community newspaper. Madison also has had research published on the impact of the 19th Amendment on the healthcare system in the scholastic journal, The Review. She currently works at both Highland Hospital and Newark-Wayne Community Hospital as a Patient Care Technichian. As a journalist, Madison loves to write about local politics, events, the Rochester community, and anything that impacts the Fisher community. Madison uses her writing to give a voice to the things that she cares about, and hopes to continue to do so-- whether it be for the Courier, in the world of academia, or on her blog and social media pages. She firmly believes that as a writer she is able to learn everyday, while also giving a voice to those who need it. In her freetime she loves to spend time with her family (including her dogs) and friends, go thrifting, read, write, and be an advocate for causes that she cares about. In the future, Madison hopes to have an impact in the field of women’s health.

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