November 27, 2014

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. Previously, he wrote Nats News Network and Caps News Network and spent four years in commercial radio covering the Baltimore Orioles, Washington Redskins and the University of Maryland football and basketball teams.  He co-hosts “Nats Nightly”, “Caps Weekly” and “Redskins Wrap”, Internet radio shows on Blog Talk Radio, has appeared as a guest talking Caps and Nats on 106.7 The Fan and 106.7 HD, and is a weekly guest columnist for “Nationals Buzz” for MASNSports.com.  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.

Ed Morgans is DC United Page Editor for District Sports Page. Ed worked for The Journal Newspapers (now The Examiner) for several years and covered DC United from 1997-2002. He spent the 2003 season writing for the club’s website. Ed has covered All-Star Games, MLS Cups, CONCACAF Champions Cup, World Cup qualifiers, and international friendlies. He also worked as a blogger at www.bigsoccer.com, the country’s leading soccer message board website. You can follow Ed on Twitter @writerEd21.

Justin Byram is the Washington Redskins Page Editor for District Sports Page. Justin started writing about the Redskins with the Maryland Sports Blog and currently contributes to Hogs Haven, Son of Washington, and Pro Player Insiders in addition to his role with DSP. Justin has had his work published on many different platforms, including Redskins.com. You can like his page on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JustinByramNFL and email him at JustinByramWriting@yahoo.com. You can follow Justin on twitter @Justin_Byram.

Alyssa Wolice is a Staff Writer for District Sports Page covering the Nationals and Wizards. An American University alum, Alyssa worked as a political blogger and financial reporter before making the switch to sports journalism. As a former production assistant, she covered the Nationals, Redskins, Capitals, Wizards, D.C. United and local collegiate teams. A New Jersey native, Alyssa currently serves as a community and sports reporter for a number of small-town newspapers in her home state and works full-time as a marketing communications specialist with a trade association based in Washington, D.C. You can follow Alyssa on Twitter @awolice.

Katie Brown is a Staff Writer for District Sports Page covering the Capitals. She grew up in Virginia and Maryland, currently resides in Arlington, VA, and developed a love for the sport of hockey as a youngster while watching her brothers play. She combined her enthusiasm for the game with her love of writing after college. Katie works at a nonprofit organization by day but the rest of her time is devoted to watching, writing, and talking about hockey and perfecting her mean one-timer. She is co-host of Girls Just Wanna Have Puck podcast. You can follow Katie on Twitter @katie_brown47.

Brian Skinnell is a Staff Writer for District Sports Page covering the Nationals and Wizards. He is currently earning a degree in Sports Communications at Shepherd University. A resident of Herndon, Virginia, Brian grew up in the D.C. area. An avid sports fan since the days of his youth, Brian’s world revolves around sports. He began his work years ago with his own D.C. sports blog titled “The Skinny on Sports,” but has been a contributor to Yahoo Sports and Rant Sports in recent years. You can follow Brian on Twitter @Brian_Skinnell.

Aly Lewnes is a Staff Writer for District Sports Page covering the Redskins and Wizards. Aly grew up in Annapolis, MD and graduated with a degree in Journalism from Salisbury University. She also covers NFL injury news for SportsInjuryAlert.com. Aly became a Redskins fan after her family’s heartbreak when the Baltimore Colts left for Indianapolis in the middle of the night when she was a young girl, though she still considers the Orioles her team. You can follow Aly on Twitter @ALewnes7.

Joe Ziegengeist is a Staff Writer for District Sports Page covering the Redskins. He is a 2012 graduate of Old Dominion University where he earned a degree in sports management.  Joe grew up in Chesapeake, VA and has shared season tickets to the Redskins since 2007.  Joe is also an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox and his alma mater Old Dominion Monarchs football and baseball teams.  Recently, his article previewing the team and training camp in Richmond was the cover story for Hanover Lifestyle and featured on RichmondNavigator.com. Apart from writing, Joe is an Account Executive for Ripken Baseball in Aberdeen, Maryland and a Machinery Technician in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve. You can follow Joe on Twitter @bostonskins.

Eric Hobeck is a Staff Writer for District Sports Page covering the Redskins 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.

Joe Miller is a Staff Writer for District Sports Page covering the Redskins. Joe is a southern Maryland native and an alumnus of the University of Maryland with a degree in communication. He’s been a passionate follower of D.C. sports and especially the Redskins his entire life, even watching a Redskins’ Super Bowl victory from his dad’s arms as a baby in 1992. When not watching sports, Joe works for the Bowie Baysox, a minor league baseball team in Prince George’s County, MD and also contributes content for Son of Washington. You can follow Joe on Twitter @JoeCoolMiller.

Neil Dalal is a Staff Writer for District Sports Page covering the Redskins. 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.

Joe Mercer is a Contributor to District Sports Page. A communications specialist with a municipal government north of the border, Joe is an aspiring author with close to 20 years experience in the newspaper business. Starting as a sports reporter covering the Ontario Hockey League’s Barrie Colts for a small daily newspaper in Barrie, Ontario, Joe is also a self-taught graphic designer with more than a dozen regional and national newspaper awards to his credit. A Redskins fanatic since the early 80s, Joe has often made the 12-hour journey from his hometown 45 minutes north of Toronto to Washington for both training camp and regular season games. You can follow Joe on Twitter @stylesmcfresh.

Stuart Wallace is a Contributor to District Sports Page. A neuroscientist by day, the Nevada native also moonlights as an Associate Managing Editor for Beyond the Box Score, stats intern at Baseball Prospectus, and a contributor at Camden Depot. A former pitcher, his brief career is sadly highlighted by giving up a lot of home runs to former National Johnny Estrada. You can follow Stu on Twitter @TClippardsSpecs.

JJ Regan is a Contributor to District Sports Page. He is an aspiring sports journalist currently earning his master’s degree in interactive journalism from American University and has his own website at regansports.com. He is also a digital freelancer for Comcast SportsNet Washington and Baltimore. JJ follows all D.C. sports but specializes in the Capitals. You can follow JJ on Twitter @TheDC_Sportsguy.

Derek Norin is a Contributor to District Sports Page. He is also the Washington Capitals correspondent for Pro Hockey News and is a contributor to Talk the Red. Derek was a copy editor for three different student publications on the Ohio State campus and was a founder of the newspaper, the OSU Sentinel, that would become the OSU Rubicon today. He was also a researcher for the Daily Telegraph of London’s Washington bureau. As an amateur sports historian, Derek has been a member of SABR, SIHR, and PFRA. Derek put together www.capshistory.com, a history of the Capitals franchise told in Youtube videos. Derek grew up in Herndon but has lived his entire adult life in Arlington. You can still occasionally see Derek on ESPN from time to time when they replay his only lifetime defeat in sports trivia at the hands of the Schwab in 2006, leading to a tenth-place finish. He had no idea who the third-string quarterback on the ’93 Dolphins was. You can follow Derek on Twitter @dereknorin.

Chris Garosi is a Contributor to District Sports Page. 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.

Sky Kerstein is a Contributor to District Sports Page. Sky grew up in Chantilly, Virginia and is a 2001 graduate of Chantilly High School. Sky graduated in 2005 from Western Michigan University where he was a communications major. Sky got his start in radio interning for WTOP sports and then became the Caps reporter for the Capitals Radio Network. Sky also was a producer for two years for Major League Baseball Network Radio on SiriusXM Radio. Sky has been the Capitals beat reporter at 106.7 The FAN since the stations switch to sports and has also covered the Redskins, Nationals & Wizards for The FAN. Sky also calls high school play by play for the Gameday Broadcast Network and has covered every professional team in the DC and Baltimore regions. You can follow Sky on Twitter @SkyKerstein.

Ryan Kelley is a Contributor to District Sports Page. 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.

Erika Schnure is a Contributor to District Sports Page. She is the founder and writer for Ravings of a Rink Rebel, and has previously been a regular contributor to The Fourth Period, Hockey Primetime and Red Light District Hockey. She has held credentials for the Washington Capitals, Hershey Bears and the short-lived Chicago Express. Erika specializes in NHL prospects playing in junior and minor leagues. She is currently earning her MA in Sports Administration at Northwestern University. You can follow Erika on Twitter @rinkrebel.

Brian Murphy is a contributing Photographer for District Sports Page and D.C. sports blogger who is in his ninth season covering the Washington Redskins as a credentialed photographer. Murph is on Twitter at @homermcfanboy and his photos can be found here.

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