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.
To all my friends playing in the World Cup this weekend:
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.
To see more of Quidditch and the 2011 World Cup of Muggle Quidditch, tune into “1st Look” this Saturday after “Saturday Night Live” on NBC.*
NY Badassilisks should be on TV this weekend! 1st Look presenter Maria Sansone came out for a crash-course training session right before the World Cup. It was pretty fun to film so hopefully it looks awesome on TV.
*NBC Channel 4 in NY also runs it on Saturday at 7:30pm for anyone who likes sleeping.
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