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Badassilisks on NBC’s 1st Look!
In case (for some obviously ridiculous reason) you didn’t see it on TV this weekend. 

edit: The video was moved, this link has been updated. Muggles…


I grabbed the snitch to end every game in which I played seeker. These pictures are what I could find: 1) my threatening gesture toward the lot of the snitches; 2 & 3) before and after a diving catch; 4) the exhilarating, game-winning (40-30) tumble-snatch; 5) me on my teammates’ shoulders following the overtime grab in an INTENSE game three; 6) Badassilisks charging me after the skirt-tearing, sometimes-no-means-yes capture in our dominant quarterfinal match.

The NY Badassilisks went 5-1, undefeated in regular pool play. We were eliminated in the playoffs by the champion Purdue team.

I’m so proud to be a part of such an incredible group of people and players. They give all of their hearts to the sport and the team, and the love I’ve felt throughout this experience is encompassing and unequaled by any sporting venture I’ve ever taken part in.

As Ralph’s t-shirt says: Badassilisks for life.


To all my friends playing in the World Cup this weekend:

Be careful.

As a quidditch player who is currently recovering from a torn ACL, let me tell you, the entire process sucks. I’ve played competitive soccer my entire life, I played D2 in college for sometime, and I never sustained a serious injury… until I started playing quidditch. A lot of you are like me, we don’t have the background in full-contact sports, so we don’t realize how to hit, how to fall, and the toll it takes on our bodies.

So be careful. If something doesn’t feel right, don’t push it.

Don’t end up like me. I’ve been stuck in this lovely post-op brace for almost a month now. Injuries suck.

Presenting the 2013 NY Badassilisks!

We are thrilled to announce that we have finished selections for our 2013 team roster!

Without further delay here are your 2013 NY Badassilisks:

David Burszan
Chris Cabeza
David Bridgman-Packer
Caitlin Dean
Clay Dockery
Kerri Donnelly
Christine Evans
Maddie Fialla
Julia Gol
Alejandro Gomez-del-Moral
Jennifer Harmon
Eddie Inzauto
Dyanne Irby
Jane Jacoby
Irvin Khaytman
Mahalah King-Slutzky
Jessica Klein
Walter Makarucha
Seth Marcus
Michael Mason
Robby May
Ralph Palmieri
Dave Plisky
Jared Rohrer
Megan Seidel

The NY Inferi/Zombie Tournament

Was absolutely amazing.

I had a blast, I love the Badassilisks, and it was a lovely day.

Not even getting knocked down in an illegal back+above the shoulders tackle that left me scared I was concussed ruined it.

What a great show. And the team did wonderfully!

We only had 13 players and 3 had to leave early for an Organic Chemistry Lecture (and the EMTs wouldn’t let me play) so the team had to play Hofstra with only 2 subs.

What an amazing day.

But I am so, so tired.