WASHINGTON – Office of the Director of Officiating (and Records): 27 of the 32 Member Teams have submitted valid ballots for the Election of the 2018 Executive Board. Additionally, non-voting ballots were submitted by upcoming member teams Gonzaga and the University of Central Florida, we thank them for their contribution. A number of alumni voted, however did not reach the required number of votes (14) to be included as an Alumni Ballot.
The open positions on this year’s ballot included: President, Treasurer, and three Directorships under the recent Board expansion. These three directors will be titled as one of their first actions of business. The positions of President and Treasurer were unopposed, so only one round of voting was required for each. There were four eligible candidates for the three Directorships, and required three rounds of voting under our preferential Single Transferable Vote system.
Member Team ballots were confirmed and preferential election counted by the upcoming Director of Nationals (Hunter Ford). The winning candidates have accepted their positions and the defeated candidates have been notified of the results prior to this posting.
There are five positions on the eight Director Executive Board that need filling.
Following the NCDA’s voting policy, the vote will be preferential. Teams will submit their ballot by ranking each candidate in order of their preference and email this ballot to the League (firstname.lastname@example.org). The most preferred candidate in each position will be offered the respective position on the Executive Board.
1. Vibius Minucius Pius
1. Decimus Iuventius Paetus
Open Directorships (three available positions)
1. Quintus Laelius Lucanus
2. Marcus Hostilius Regulus
3. Galerius Floridius Burrus
4. Paullus Marius Lucullus
In accordance with our Constitution, Voting will run from 2017-06-15 until 2017-06-25. The new board will be announced no later than 2017-07-01, with the start of the NCDA fiscal year.
– Felix Perrone
– Mike McNicholas
Open Directorships (three available positions)
– Dylan Fettig
– Zigmas Maloni
– Colin O’Brien
– Wes Peters
A constitutional proposal to alter the process of electing members to the Executive Board has been passed 5 of 5. This is a build off the proposal to expand the number of Directors serving on the board that was proposed by Fettig, which was passed for consideration in the 2017 Captains’ Meeting.
1. The NCDA will move to seven voting members on the Executive Board; an additional non-voting Director of Nationals makes the Board a total of eight people.
2. Two positions, President and Treasurer, are directly elected. Qualified Candidates explicitly run for the position of President and Treasurer.
3. The remaining 5 positions are “open” positions. Candidates run for the Board as a general directorship.
As we continue to count down the days until the 2017-18 season, I wanted to take the time to provide updates on the progress made towards Nationals 2018. As Director of Nationals for next season I will put forth the best effort in ensuring we have an event that runs well and continues to improve what is the staple event of the NCDA.
One of the first things I wanted to accomplish was securing group rates at some of the hotels in the area for players, alumni, and fans. This will help guarantee high quality rooms for the NCDA at affordable prices. Below are the details for hotels where we currently have. This list will continue to be updated as more deals are finished. Continue reading “Nationals 2018 Updates: Hotels”
The long awaited All-East Coast list has finally arrived. Member teams of the East Coast include JMU, PSU, Stevenson, Towson, UMD, UVA, and VCU. Representatives from each team submitted one ballot each in order to help pick this team. There was at least one representative per team on this list, and it certainly highlights the special leaders and players from this past season. While heavy on upperclassmen, plenty of these players will also be returning for the 2017-18 season as well.
Next year should be a great for our region of the league. Just two years ago there were only three teams: DePaul, Platteville, and Nebraska. Now we have eight teams in our area (UW- Eau Claire, UW-Whitewater, UW-Platteville, DePaul, Northern Illinois, North Park, Nebraska, and Minnesota) and it won’t take long for these teams to be competitive. I interviewed each team and here is what they had to say. Continue reading “A Closer Look at the Region”
While everyone is preparing for Summer internships and finishing finals, it’s never too early to start thinking about the next season. The biggest key to improving from one season to the next is understanding weaknesses from the past year. For many teams, how they handle the offseason is a key indicator of what to expect from them in the following season. Here, I will highlight some of the biggest things that I feel each team needs to accomplish either during Summer or early portions of next season. While some teams will need to center their focus around recruiting, for others there are very specific goals in mind.
This year we will be revealing the first All-Ohio Team EVER. This is a pretty big deal for the Ohio region, and it is well deserved, as the region begins to strengthen and grow with every season. Now, not all Ohio teams are represented on the list, as some haven’t gotten as much exposure in the league as others, this will change next year as the Ohio region continues to expand.
ROSEMONT –Office of the Director of Officiating (and Records): The Dodgeball Club at Virginia Commonwealth University will play host for Nationals 2018 in Richmond, Virginia on April 20-22, 2018.
This was a preferential election. Each Member Team submitted a ballot ranking the candidates by preference. 16 votes dictated a quorum for our current total of 32 teams. The votes were transferred in a instant runoff format until the most preferred candidate won a majority. 30 ballots were received, giving a threshold to win as 16 votes.
VCU was the most preferred candidate, winning in the third round of counting by just two votes (16 to JMU’s 14). Akron (9 votes) was defeated in the second round, and PSU/NIU (3, 2 votes) were defeated in the first round.
Please view the preferential Election counts output for the full detail on on how the votes were counted and transferred via the preferential voting format.
As my numerous rule and policy proposals illustrate, I often have opinions on what I think is best for the NCDA. These opinions are rooted in what I believe to be the best for the health and growth of the league as a whole. It is for this reason that present to you all now my opinion on where Nationals 2018 should be held.
We’ve got a special treat for all of those in the Michigan Region today! Just as each team throughout the nation voted in their All-American list a few weeks ago, each team in the Michigan Region also sent in a list for the (first ever) All-Michigan Team. Well, the votes are in, and here are your results (including a tie for 1st on the list!): Continue reading “2017 All-Michigan Team”
Following the NCDA’s voting policy, the vote will be preferential. Teams will submit their ballot by ranking each school in order of their preference and email this ballot to the League. The most preferred school will host Nationals 2018. For Nationals 2018, there are five schools placing a bid to host: Akron, NIU, VCU, JMU, PSU.
Voting will run from May 1st to May 6th, or will end early if each Member Team casts a ballot by email to email@example.com
Member Teams are left to their own devices to determine their preferences. However, some teams in the past like to run their own mini-preferential election within the team. Some may have each officer submit a preferential ballot. Some have their entire club membership vote. Let me me know if you would like this. I can count those in our voting program and deliver your team’s preferential ballot through that process.
2017 Executive Board
Felix Perrone – League President
Mike McNicholas – League Treasurer
Zigmas Maloni – Director of Officiating (and Records)
Kevin Bailey – Chief of Content
Jacob Leski – Director of League Expansion & Retention
Colin Hiatt – Director of Nationals 2017
Present Member Teams: DePaul, Kent, OSU, MSU, GVSU, UK, BGSU, SVSU, WKU, CMU, UWP, Miami, NSU, UMD, JMU, Towson, VCU, PSU, Akron, Ohio, UVA, UNG, CSU, and featuring SU, GSU, and UWW Non-present Members: UNL, UNT, BW, Pitt, NIU, MC
This year we will be doing something that we’ve never done before, the women of the NCDA are finally getting the recognition they deserve. There are many talented ladies in the league, as showcased in the Lady’s match at nationals the past couple of years. Every season the match grows in number and talent. The women on this list are not to be taken lightly and are dedicated members of the squads that they represent. Without further delay, the 2016-2017 Women’s All-American Team!