MC Mo’s stage presence has changed the game for Santa Clara sports events. Before Lichaa, SCU Athletics relied on loud music to fill the silence during time outs. Now, with Lichaa’s enthusiastic chants and interactive games, fans are fully immersed in the Bronco game-day spirit.
“Announcing is more than just talking into a mic for me,” says Lichaa. “I remember playing a halftime game with a little girl who was having trouble making the basket to win the prize. I nudged the ball in to help and she was so happy she made it, on top of the crowd cheering for her success. It was a moment where I realized that my job goes beyond the mic, I can positively impact people’s energy.”
Along with announcing 14 hours a week and staying on top of his academics, Lichaa continues to professionally DJ up to 10 hours a weekend for events ranging from school formals to corporate gatherings. Despite the packed schedule, Lichaa says he wakes up “grateful to be busy” and would not want his life any other way.