CuseNation Extends Coverage

Syracuse men's lacrosse is deep-rooted in a strong history with a reputation to continue. Orange women's lacrosse is making strides in raising their level of play. They join together with coverage from CuseNation's newest addition.

Christina Whiteside comes to the CuseNation family via Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician, where she covered the Syracuse University women's lacrosse team.

She will continue to cover the Syracuse lacrosse beat, both men's and women's, giving the CuseNation reading audience everything from game previews, recaps, and analysis to feature stories on student-athletes and coaches.

A former collegiate athlete at Gannon University, Christina was a four-year defensive starter for the women's lacrosse team. When she was not on the field, she was working hard as a contributing sports writer for the school's newspaper, The Gannon Knight. Alexander covered men's and women's soccer, men's basketball, football, water polo, and wrestling. Her weekly column, "Inside the Locker Room," focused on the successes, struggles, and everyday common occurrences of being a student-athlete at the collegiate level.

Christina's work has been published in Gannon Magazine, Onondaga Community College's 2009 Annual Report, Central New York's Sports Magazine, and the Erie Reader. She has worked the men's and women's high school lacrosse beat as a freelancer for The Eagle Newspaper (Syracuse, N.Y.) covering regular season games, sectional playoffs, and the women's New York State Championships at SUNY Cortland. While in college, Whiteside worked for the Erie Times (Erie, P.A.) as an evening stringer, writing briefs and recording high school scores.

Born and raised in Syracuse, N.Y., Christina resides in the Valley with her husband and cat, Petey.

She joins recruiting analyst Mike McAllister and publisher/beat writer Dan Tortora to extend the CuseNation family into even more areas to bring you the most complete coverage of Syracuse University men's basketball, football, lacrosse, and the institution itself.

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