Becky Seemann [DePaul #9] & Rachel Joyce [#12]
Rebecca Seemann (DePaul #9) is a third year lady dodgeballer for the DePaul Dodgeball Society and has competed in NCDA events for the past three years.
Rachel Joyce (DePaul #13) is also a third year lady dodgeball for DePaul, and will be graduating in just a few weeks.
I sat down with the both of them for an interview:
Sam Hiller [MSU-C-87] [NCDA Chief of Content]
The April Baller of the Month is one of the more specialized awards out of the year. Because we choose the BOTM in the middle of the month, it usually falls after Nationals, and thus there is usually a great story behind it.
This April, we celebrate the NCDA’s own Chief of Content, Sam Hiller. The sheer amount of writing this man has done for the NCDA over the past year is enough to warrant the award… but a very special icing on the cake involves MSU making it to the Championship. Continue reading
Zach Phelps [SVSU-2-A]
This month’s Baller of the Month helped lead his team to a second place finish in the Michigan Dodgeball Cup, as well as winning the BEAST II at James Madison. Phelps went from being a complementary player on last year’s National Championship team to one of the stars of the #4 ranked team in the country. Zach has a good power arm, can catch, and more importantly is one of the leaders of a surprise team and one of the most improved players in the country. Continue reading
Mark Trippiedi [GVSU]
Mark Trippiedi (GVSU #8-C) recently led his team to a record sixth Michigan Dodgeball Cup title (no other school has more than one championship!) with his power throw, catching, and leadership. His #4 GVSU Lakers currently have the second best win percentage in the NCDA, and are one of the title favorites for Nationals.
Josh Raymer [WKU]
For Alumni Appreciation Month, we’ve decided to highlight an alumni that never received BOTM in his time. Probably because he created the concept and couldn’t just go boasting about himself! Here’s an interview with Josh Raymer, otherwise known as Jazzy, about dodgeball, website, and podcast golden days. Continue reading
Chris Hess [JMU]
This month’s Baller of the Month goes to the Captain of James Madison University, a school in Virginia on the East Coast. As of Dec 15 of this year, JMU is 6 wins and 1 OTL this season, and planning to host the BEAST II after the new year. Here’s a little interview with Chris. Continue reading
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing with Billy Cameron, Kent #3.14 and November’s Baller of the Month for the NCDA. His blocking abilities and dedication has helped Kent State stay an ever incredible force. Check it out after the Jump. Continue reading
The man with the howitzer arm, Wes Hopkins, is the Baller of the Month for the month of October. He got clocked in at over 80 mph at Nationals in April and was named to the All-NCDA team. His talent and growth as a player has helped turned Kentucky into a National title threat. He’s one of the most feared players in the league, and is one of the best players in Kentucky history. Continue reading
Lindsay Maynard and Spencer Jardine - SVSU
We couldn’t choose! Spencer and Lindsay brought us Nationals 2012 hosted at SVSU. This this picture, you can see thier two key trophy wins of this season: the Michigan Dodgeball Cup and Nationals 2012.
Kyle FitzPatrick – Kent #72
Kyle FitzPatrick with a capital P is a lovable mainstay of the NCDA. He has helped lead Kent State into a formidable force: the member team has:
- Defended the top standings for a strong part of the season
- Helped with a crucial east coast expansion
- Won two NCDA tournaments, the first and second title wins in the team’s history
- Holds a record breaking amount of season wins by a member team
- Placed in the 1st seed for Nationals
Chris Via – UMD #23
Chris and the rest of Maryland hosted their first event as a NCDA member team, an event that brought three new east coast member teams into the NCDA.
Lindsay Maynard – SVSU #32
As Vice President of SVSU, Lindsay is an instrumental part of the planning regarding Nationals 2012 at SVSU.
Pat Fisher – CMU
Pat Fisher led Central Michigan to the team’s first National Title, defeating multi title and defending champion Grand Valley at Nationals 2011.
Felix Perrone – WKU
Felix planned, hosted, and executed the most impressive and largest Nationals to date, with 17 teams in attendance.
Chad Schlundt - MBI #00
Chad played so well at the CDO that players from the other attending teams nominated him for this honor.