September 1, 2015

STAFF

Dave Nichols is Editor-in-Chief and Washington Nationals and Capitals Page Editor for District Sports Page. He is credentialed to cover the Washington Nationals, Washington Capitals and Washington Wizards. Dave also works for Associated Press, covering college football and basketball and Major League Soccer out of its Spokane, WA college sports desk and The Spokesman-Review in Spokane, WA where he is a copy editor and contributor on the sports page. Previously, he spent four years in commercial radio covering the Baltimore Orioles, Washington Redskins and the University of Maryland football and basketball teams.  He co-hosts several DC sports-themed Internet radio shows on Blog Talk Radio. Dave is a life-long D.C. sports fan and attended his first pro game in 1974 — the Caps’ second game in existence.  You can follow Dave on Twitter @DaveNicholsDSP.

Cheryl Nichols is a Columnist and Photographer for District Sports Page. She is credentialed to cover the Washington Capitals and has reported on the community service and fan events for Nats News Network and Caps News Network since 2006. Cheryl is an accomplished action photographer and has been published in The Washington Post and many other local media. She was a credentialed photographer for the 2010 season covering the Washington Nationals. She was also a contributing photographer for DCSportsBox.com in 2008-09. Cheryl is a life-long sports fan, starting with her childhood love of the Big Red Machine, spreading to the Pacific Northwest and her affection for Ken Griffey Jr.’s Seattle Mariners, and now settled in the mid-Atlantic with the Washington Nationals and Washington Capitals. You can follow Cheryl on Twitter @cnichols14.

Tom Bridge is a Staff Writer for District Sports Page covering the Nationals. Tom has been in love with baseball since he was 10. He is a founding editor of We Love DC, where he covered the Nationals and Capitals as a credentialed writer for four seasons. He grew up as an Oakland Athletics fan in the Central Valley in California, where he learned to appreciate Bill King, Mark McGwire and even Tony LaRussa. By day, he is a partner at Technolutionary LLC, where he handles IT operations. He cannot abide the Cardinals. You can follow Tom on Twitter @tbridge.

Rachel Levitin is a Staff Writer for District Sports Page covering the Nationals. For the past five seasons, she was credentialed to cover the Washington Nationals as an author for We Love DC. During her time spent with WLDC, Rachel composed game stories, covered off-the-field special events, and chronicled both of the Nats’ recent playoff runs.  In addition to her work with WLDC, Rachel’s writing has been featured in the Washington Examiner and on MASNSports.com where she has been a featured guest blogger for the Nationals Buzz blog since 2011. Her love for baseball stems from having grown up on the north side of Chicago and falling in love with the sport’s history as a result of growing up just minutes from Wrigley Field. Rachel moved to DC in 2005 and has been following along with the Nats since their inaugural season. You can follow Rachel on Twitter @RHLevitin.

John Sucich is a Contributor to District Sports Page. He is a writer and comedian living in Massachusetts. Full disclosure: John is a Mets fan. He grew up in Queens, New York, minutes from Shea Stadium. For years he wrote about the Mets on his blog, 200 Miles From The Citi, and he often refers to his favorite team in his current writing about parenting or sports. Despite the divisional rivalry, the Nationals hold a special place in John’s heart. His favorite baseball player is the late Gary Carter, who began and ended his career with the Montreal Expos, and in between won a championship with the 1986 Mets. Whenever John visits Nationals Park he makes sure to pay homage to Carter’s retired number 8. You can follow John on Twitter @jsucich.

Michael Marzzacco is a Staff Writer for District Sports Page covering the Nationals minor league affiliates.  A native of Sterling, Virginia, Michael has had a passion for sports and is a big fan of the Redskins, Nationals, Wizards, and Capitals.  Michael is currently studying media studies at Radford University with a concentration in journalism.  Michael started writing about sports in 2009 covering high school sports at GamedayMagazine.com, which he still contributes to.  Down at Radford, he is a sports writer for the school newspaper, The Tartan and has his own sports talk show on radiofreeradford.com.  You can follow Michael on twitter @Marswaggo.

Eric Hobeck is a Staff Writer for District Sports Page covering the Redskins, Wizards and Capitals. A native of Manassas, VA, Eric fell in love with sports at an early age after attending a University of Virginia basketball game. He later combined that love with a talent for writing as a freelancer for his hometown newspaper, InsideNova.com, where he still contributes on high school sports. Eric previously attended Longwood University, serving as sports editor of The Rotunda for two years. At The Rotunda, he was also the men’s basketball beat writer, reporting on the Lancers through a coaching change and several long losing streaks. He hosted his own radio show for three years on the campus radio station, while calling basketball and baseball games for the station’s award-winning sports team. You can follow Eric on Twitter @eric_hobeck.

Neil Dalal is a Staff Writer for District Sports Page covering the Redskins and Wizards. Neil grew up in Silver Spring, MD and attends the University of Maryland studying Journalism. Neil has loved everything related to the Redskins, Wizards,  Capitals, and Terrapins since he was eight years old. Neil, however, favors the Orioles as he started watching baseball before the Expos moved to DC. You can follow Neil on Twitter @NeilDalal96.

Chris Garosi is a Contributor to District Sports Page covering fantasy sports. Chris is a diehard Maryland Terrapins fan in all sports and a fan of things New England sports-related (except for football). One of his favorite sports memories is witnessing Wilson Alvarez’s no-hitter at Memorial Stadium in 1991. Chris has played fantasy sports since the pre-Internet days and participates in any league for any sport to which he’s invited. He also writes for The Fantasy Fix. You can follow Chris on Twitter at @chrisgarosi.

Ryan Kelley is a Contributor to District Sports Page covering the Nationals minor leaguers. He’s an economist by day and an aspiring journalist living in the D.C. area. Native to Connecticut, he has lived in Washington since graduating from The George Washington University and has covered Minor League Baseball and Team USA for a half-decade. He is founder of BaseballNewsHound.com, and specializes in prospects playing in leagues on the East Coast and in the Mid-Atlantic region. A former ballplayer himself, he enjoys hitting homeruns with his writing and scouting reports. You can follow Ryan on Twitter @BBNewsHound.

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