Jonathan Sigal

Sports Writer

Boston, MA

Jonathan Sigal

Experienced journalist who strives to fairly cover teams, tell athletes' stories and bring fans behind the scenes.



The tale of Juan Agudelo: How a prodigy beat the hype, revived his career

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The version of Juan Agudelo that Matt Kassell remembers was, well, just 17. Agudelo, fresh off signing a Homegrown Player deal with the New York Red Bulls, lived in Hoboken, New Jersey with Kassell, a fellow academy product and, subsequently, a Red Bulls teammate. It was about an hour and a half from his hometown in Barnegat, New Jersey, and when he wasn’t hanging around the mall with friends or talking about girls, the teenager had a hobby of sorts.
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BU Boost for the Black & Gold

BU Terriers yesterday, Boston Bruins today, Charlie McAvoy and Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson are poised for big things on Causeway.
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Why UNC's Blue-Collar, Fun-Loving Cloutier Always Comes Up Clutch

In conversations about Chris Cloutier, the phrase “blue collar” always comes up. It’s fitting, too, for a kid from Kitchener, Ontario, which started as a manufacturing city, whose mom is a police officer and whose father is a mechanic.
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Is two leagues too many for women's pro lacrosse?

"Seeing this other league come up, to me, it's insanity," Murphy said.

Ivorians Kouassi, Angoua reunite as key cogs for New England Revolution

“Off the field we’re like brothers,” Angoua said through a translator. “It’s as if we’d known each other for forever, for a long time.”
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Revs reaping benefits of Lee Nguyen's resurgence

"For me, it’s critical that we draw up where Lee Nguyen should be getting most of his touches,” Heaps said.
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Jack Attack

After finding "NHL mentality," Malden Catholic product Jack Adams tears up the USHL and brightens his draft horizon.
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Dare to doubt Conor Garland

"I’ve learned from being cut or passed over, and grown up so much as a player and person."
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"A Dream Come True"

Morgan Andrews caps impressive college soccer with Div. 1 national title at USC.
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Piatelli Passion

"It's like a dream that I didn't dream, because I didn't plan this."
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In a newly stable MLS, life remains unstable for career journeymen

"I don't think they realize that athletes have the same dreams, worries and concerns..."
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Greater Fall River gun stores say ban on copycat weapons will cripple business

Local gun shops are stuck in limbo, wondering what the future has in store.
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Jonathan Sigal

Jonathan was born in Rhode Island, but currently resides in Boston. Only aged 21, he brings a wealth of professional and collegiate sports experience to the table.

His work has appeared on SB Nation, New England Hockey Journal, The Daily Free Press and more. He has also written for the features and political desk at The Herald News.

He specializes in feature writing, but also uses his own soccer, lacrosse and hockey knowledge to bring games to life. Most importantly of all, though, he firmly believes athletes are more than their accomplishments on the field, and is always searching for the deeper story.



  • Social Media
  • Deadline Writing
  • Editing
  • Feature Writing
  • Reporting
  • Multimedia