About ANDREW SODERGREN
Andrew Sodergren is a copy editor on the sports desk of the Naples Daily News.
A 1997 graduate of Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania, Sodergren served as a sports writer for the Bloomsburg (Pa.) Press-Enterprise from December 1997 through August 2002. While on vacation in Florida in April 2002, Sodergren came to the realization that he no longer wanted to cover events in frigid temperatures, so he decided Florida was where he wanted to be. He moved that August, where he eventually landed a job as a sports writer for the Cape Coral Daily Breeze.
Sodergren was promoted to associate editor in 2004, before coming to the Daily News as a news and sports copy editor in March 2005. He enjoys helping out on the writing end of things whenever he can, especially during spring training when he gets to cover his passion — baseball.
Sodergren was married to the lovely Christina Marie Chaffee in November 2008, and the couple resides in Lehigh Acres with their 3-year-old yellow lab, Patty. He enjoys sports of all kinds and is a fan of all New York pro teams — Mets, Knicks, Giants and Rangers. He also roots for Penn State on the collegiate level. He has a passion for music, with the Beatles being his all-time favorite artists.
- Presentation Desk
01/01/2009 - current
- Staff Writer & Copy Editor - Sports
09/17/2004 - 01/01/2009
Prep baseball: Estero's "Dirty 30" gives his all to get Wildcats to state semifinals
Published 05/19/2013 at 8:40 p.m.
Not even a trip to the emergency room could keep Jason Moore from his Estero teammates.
Prep baseball: Estero's Pietryzk has grown into big-game pitcher
Published 05/18/2013 at 6:14 p.m.
Estero’s Zeke Pietryzk wasn’t even one of the Wildcats top pitchers as a sophomore. The lefty wasn’t even on most college recruiters’ radars.
Lee County ready for its moment in state baseball spotlight
Published 05/15/2013 at 5 a.m.
For the next eight days, Lee County will be the high school baseball capital of the state.
Prep baseball: Waiting for state title game hardest part for Estero High
Published 05/14/2013 at 7:53 p.m.
After waiting 15 years for this moment, a 12-day layoff isn’t going to deter Frank Turco.
Prep football: Fominaya, Gulf Coast working to build new identity
Published 05/13/2013 at 10:55 p.m.
Pete Fominaya knows it’s going to take time to rebuild at Gulf Coast High School.
Prep football: Former Golden Gate star Breon Brown finds new home at East Lee
Published 05/11/2013 at 10 p.m.
Breon Brown is accustomed to a life on the move.
Shift change: Ex-Blade Hartlieb still a fan favorite
Published 05/01/2013 at 10:46 p.m.
Ernie Hartlieb impresses people wherever he goes.
Shift change: Ex-Blade Buckley makes name for himself in real estate market
Published 05/01/2013 at 7:47 a.m.
One of the earliest stars for the Everblades, Tom Buckley played from 1999-2005. He is the franchise’s all-time leader in assists (207) and his No. 14 jersey hangs from the rafters at Germain Arena.
Shift Change: Ex-Blade Brindley coaching future hockey stars
Published 04/30/2013 at 8:40 a.m.
Ryan Brindley says he’d like to see Southwest Florida recognized as a hockey factory like Canada, Boston or Minnesota. He’s certainly doing his part to make that happen.
Shift Change: Ex-Blade Brent McDonald keeping a family tradition alive
Published 04/29/2013 at 10:13 a.m.
Family is extremely important to former Florida Everblade Brent McDonald, and as a hockey player, he formed a brotherly bond with his teammates.
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