Neil Solondz is a talented team player with play-by-play and hosting skills in multiple sports and mediums. Neil is currently the pre- and post-game host for the Tampa Bay Rays, and has completed ten seasons with the team. In addition, Neil does radio play-by-play for the Rays numerous times each season, and he’s filled in numerous times on now Bally Sports Sun as a host and has done play-by-play.  Neil also is the voice of the ASun Championships the past five seasons in soccer and volleyball. Neil has done TV play-by-play at the collegiate level in basketball, football, soccer, and volleyball.

On television, Neil has broadcast events on MLB Network, Comcast Sports Network, as well as ESPN+, NCAA.com and various other digital networks. On radio, Neil has broadcast minor league baseball to a national audience, including the Triple-A All-Star and National Championship Games. In addition, he also has been the play-by-play voice of the Durham Bulls, and has done college play-by-play for Rutgers, NC State and Delaware State.

A Rutgers University graduate, Neil lives in Palm Harbor with his wife Sari and daughters Emily and Abby.

MEDIA EXPERIENCE:

Tampa Bay Rays (January 2012-present)

  • Broadcast play-by-play of numerous regular season and exhibition games on 20-station network
  • Host pre- and post-game show for 162-game regular season on 20-station network
  • Host and produce weekly magazine program “This Week in Rays Baseball” on network
  • Hosted various Rays pre and postgame show programming on Bally Sports Sun
  • Was Executive Producer of kids show “Rays Rookies” on now Bally Sports Sun

ASun Network (November 2013-present)

  • Broadcast play-by-play of men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball championships on ESPN+, as well as basketball games.
  • Host ASun Hall of Fame Induction ceremony and men’s and women’s basketball preview shows.

ESPN+ (Bristol, CT) 2010-present

  • Play-by-play for Division I college football and basketball, as well as events at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports

MLB Network (2008-2011)

  • Play by play of Durham Bulls games as part of minor league package
  • Play by play of USA Baseball events, including Prospect Classic and Breakthrough Series

Radio Play-by-play Experience

  • Durham Bulls, Lakewood BlueClaws and Quad City River Bandits in minor leagues, including Triple-A National Championship and All-Star games on league-wide broadcasts
  • Football and Basketball at NC State, Rutgers and Delaware State

Honors/Awards

  • 2007 Raleigh Hot Stove League Media Award Winner
  • 2009, 2006, 2004 Durham Bulls Sales Executive of the Year
  • 2003 South Atlantic League Media Relations Director of the Year
  • 1998 New Jersey Sportscaster of the Year, NSSA

Education

  • BA. English, Rutgers University-Rutgers College, New Brunswick, NJ

CONTACT:

neilsolo@aol.com