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Damon AmendolaraD.A. (SU ’01) is the Vader to this Fizz Deathstar. He created the site in August ’08, and as editor-in-chief attempts daily to avoid icebergs while at the helm. He has been the host of “The D.A. Show” on CBS Sports Radio since ’13, heard nationally. Been known to battle coaches, appear on Top 10 shows, and lament Nike sports unis. D.A. began his radio career at WAER in Syracuse as Sports Director. Email D.A.: damon.amendolara@entercom.com

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 Tim Leonard (SU ’20) joined Team Fizz in August ’17. Despite moving from Massachusetts to North Carolina when he was seven years old, Tim still backs Brady, Belichick, Bird and Big Papi. When he is not watching his favorite teams pick off championships annually, Tim is working in the sports departments at WAER, Z89 and CitrusTV. He studies Broadcast and Digital Journalism in the Newhouse school. Email Tim: timmy.leonard4@gmail.com

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JD Raucci (SU ’20) joined Team Fizz in August ’17. His roots are in Dudley, MA where he grew up a championship-spoiled Patriots, Celtics, and Yankees fan (yes, it is possible to be all three). JD studies Broadcast and Digital Journalism at the Newhouse School and also works in the sports departments at WAER, Z89, and CitrusTV. Email JD: jdraucci@gmail.com 

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Jonathon Hoppe (SU ’20) joined Team Fizz in September ’17. He grew up in Charlotte, NC, and is still an avid supporter of the Hornets and Panthers. When he’s not writing for Orange Fizz, Jonathon’s probably at WAER, Z89, or watching Kemba Walker crossovers. He studies Broadcast and Digital Journalism at the Newhouse School. Email Jonathon: jahop23@gmail.com

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Harrison Singer (SU ’21) joined Team Fizz in July ’18. He is a native of Briarcliff Manor, New York, where he avidly roots for the Jets, Yankees, Knicks, and Rangers. Harrison is a Broadcast and Digital Journalism major, and does work for campus radio stations WAER and Z89, as well as CitrusTV. Always down to talk sports, you can reach Harrison through email. Email Harrison: hlsinger314@gmail.com

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Gill Gross (SU ’21) joined Team Fizz in October ’18. He is a Westchester, New York import. His mood is mainly affected by the performance of the New York Rangers, but he also dabbles in the Yankees, Knicks, Jets, tennis and MMA. Off the couch, Gill is probably playing tennis or drinking coffee. Sometimes both at the same time. He also works on sports staff at Z89 and Citrus TV. Email Gill: gillongross@gmail.com 

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Thomas Shults (SU ’21) joined Team Fizz in November ’18. He’s from Asheville, North Carolina but roots for the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Rams. Besides watching Yadier Molina throw out runners from his knees, Thomas spends time in the sports departments at WAER, Z89 and CitrusTV. He is also a Broadcast and Digital Journalism major at the Newhouse school. Email Thomas: thomasshults2455@gmail.com

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Jaron May (SU ‘22) joined Team Fizz in October ‘19. A native of Wrentham, MA, he became a typical Boston fan rooting for the Patriots, Celtics and Red Sox. When Jaron isn’t Fizzing, he is working at WAER, CitrusTV and Z89 or watching his teams win championships. He studies Broadcast and Digital Journalism at the Newhouse School. Email Jaron: jaron.may16@gmail.com

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Matt Bonaparte (SU ‘22) joined Team Fizz in January ‘20. A Greenwich, CT native, he grew up rooting for the Yankees, Knicks and Packers. When not watching World Series highlights or Aaron Rodgers hail mary compilations you can catch him putting in hours at CitrusTV and Z89. He studies Communication and Rhetorical Studies at the College of Visual and Performing Arts. Email Matt: matthewbonaparte12@gmail.com

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Ian Unsworth (SU ‘23) joined Team Fizz in January ‘20. Born in Philadelphia, Ian is a rabid Phillies, Eagles, and 76ers fan. He then moved to Ann Arbor, MI, so he also has an affinity for the University of Michigan. When Ian isn’t watching basketball, he’s working at WAER or Z89 (or lifting weights at the Barnes Center). Ian studies Broadcast and Digital Journalism in the Newhouse School. Email Ian: irunswor@g.syr.edu

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