BOTM: 2014 April

Kevin Bailey [GVSU-4-C]

In regards to Baller of the Month, this player’s name has been floated around multiple times per season. There were many instances where he would have received the reward, but another player qualified just a bit more. Our selection process isn’t very scientific; it’s just a way to showcase a player or a team in the League.

But age old tradition from the Raymer days dictates that April BOTM be the Nationals MVP and National Champion Team Captain. For these reasons, and many more over the course of the season, I’m proud to interview fellow staff member Kevin Bailey… he’s certainly earned it more than once.  Continue reading

Season Recap “Illinois Region”

Wisconsin Platteville cam close to upsetting Michigan State at Nationals 2014.

Wisconsin Platteville came close to upsetting Michigan State at Nationals 2014.

Teams:

Wisconsin Platteville

DePaul

Nebraska

St. Ambrose

 

The Illinois Region has not historically been home to the NCDA’s best teams.  In fact, this season no Illinois Region team made it past the first round of Nationals.  Despite that statistic, it was not that bad of a year for this region. Continue reading

My Take on Nationals 2014

nationals-2014-shirt-finalNCDA Nationals 2014 took place this past weekend, and as expected, it was one of the best weekends of the year for everyone involved.  I had the privilege to play and spectate so many awesome collegiate dodgeball games this weekend, and it made me more than excited for the future of this league.  Here are some of my reactions to what took place this weekend.  Continue reading

GVSU wins 2014 National Championship

COLUMBUS – RPAC, Court 4: “the Show”: GVSU def SVSU 3-2 in the 2014 Championship Match of Nationals 2014.

Grand Valley State University Dodgeball Club takes home the Championship Trophy and earns collegiate dodgeball’s National Championship title for the sixth time in their club history.

On behalf of the League, congratulations to the team and a special shout out to its graduating members.

DePaul Lady Dodgeballers:

Hello Fellow Dodgeballers and Debaucher-ers!

DePaul lady dodgeballers here.

We’ve recently been made aware of a NCDA-related twitter account called “Dodgestitutes” with the description as follows, “Dodging balls and stalking players since 2013.” We are sure that some of you are already familiar with this account as it has been active for around a month now (we’re a little slow on the draw here, okay?). While this account claims to be all in good fun, unfortunately it is not fun for everyone who is associated with the account, whether they ask to be or not. It’s our personal impression that by labelling the ladies of the NCDA as groupies, stalkers, hoes, and most prominently prostitutes, this account belittles our impact and role as athletes and equal players in the NCDA.  Continue reading

Nationals 2014 Schedule

Saturday
9:00: GVSU UMD
9:00: UK BGSU
9:00: Kent UWP
9:00: MSU Miami
10:15: C2 SVSU OSU
10:15: JMU CMU
10:15: TU DePaul
11:30: C2 Group Picture
11:35: C2 ASG
12:15: JMU WKU
12:15: UWP MSU
12:15: GVSU UK
12:15: UMD BGSU
1:45: SVSU DePaul
1:45: C2 OSU TU
1:45: CMU WKU
3:30: Kent Miami
3:30: C2 OSU DePaul
3:30: UMD UK
3:30: GVSU BGSU
4:45: SVSU TU
4:45: Kent MSU
4:45: UWP Miami
6:00: C#1 #13TBD
6:00: C#2 #14TBD
6:00: C#3 #15TBD
7:00: Captains’ Meeting
Sunday Ladies’ Match
Staff All Stars

Nationals 2014 Pool Voting

In the following sections, Teams participating at Nationals 2014 may find six pool options on which they may vote.

This is a preferential voting system. Please rank the options in order of preference.

*Please do not submit one option, as this is not a winner-take-all system.

Please email your votes to the League email by 11:59pm Thurs, April 10th. One submission per team. *The vote must have eight Nationals Participants in order to be considered valid: that is a majority and therefore a Quorum of Member Teams. Continue reading