Alumni Appreciation: L. Maynard on 3 SV Alumni

There are a number of other alum from Saginaw Valley that deserves recognition and appreciation. Below are three guys that I had the pleasure to play dodgeball with for a number of years with the club. On the court they are amazing athletes. Off the court, they are great guys that I’m lucky to call my friends. -Lindsay Maynard [SVSU] Continue reading “Alumni Appreciation: L. Maynard on 3 SV Alumni”

Alumni Appreciation: Greg Trippiedi reflects

When my personal journey into collegiate dodgeball began on September 8, 2006:

-The Ohio State Dodgeball Syndicate were (was?) the defending national champions

-Grand Valley’s NCDA record 42 match win streak would not even begin for another two months

-17 current NCDA member clubs did not exist, including future NCDA Champions CMU and SVSU  Continue reading “Alumni Appreciation: Greg Trippiedi reflects”

Alumni Appreciation: Bryan Janick

In this edition of our Alumni Appreciation Month, SVSU Vice President Lindsay Maynard writes about Saginaw Valley’s founder.

Bryan Janick. SVSU #3, jersey retired. For those of you who know him, you know he’s the oldest little kid you’ve ever met. He’s like a 12 year old in a 37 year old’s body. Or maybe he’s somewhere in his twenties, I’m really not sure. You’re also likely to know of his immense knowledge of the game of dodgeball. And he can dodge a ball like none other. The man’s like a ninja when it comes to dodging.  Continue reading “Alumni Appreciation: Bryan Janick”

BOTM: 2013 January

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 “BOTM: 2013 January”

Kent State Dodgeball Memoir

“Hey you! Get over here and come play dodgeball!

Those were the first words screamed to me, Leslie Ellison #21″, by Carl Veith, co-captain with his brother Matt Veith in 2008.

My first time at the Kent State Rec Center, I was a terrified freshmen. I still think back to that day and laugh. It’s true what people say: sometimes one moment can change your life completely.  Continue reading “Kent State Dodgeball Memoir”

Valley Vanguard: SVSU 2013-01-14

The Valley Vanguard: SVSU Student Newspaper:

Second half looks promising for reigning dodgeball champs

by: Marie Nesbitt

With the start of the new year, the SVSU dodgeball team is looking to continue their habit of winning. Currently, the Cardinals have a 4-3-1 record and are hoping to get their fifth win against Michigan State come January 27.  Continue reading “Valley Vanguard: SVSU 2013-01-14”

Alumni Appreciation: Champ’s Player Logos

In the spirit of using player silhouettes as the League logo, the NBA and MLB being notable examples, the NCDA also has a few of its own.

The following images were created by DePaul Dodgeball alum Kevin “Champ” Hill [DePaul-42-A], during the 2012 season. A talented designer, he also refined the main NCDA logo which these “Player Logos” are inspired by. This small series started after work on refining the main logo, and reflecting the Nationals 2010 shirt design.  Continue reading “Alumni Appreciation: Champ’s Player Logos”

January: Alumni Appreciation Month

Hello good people!

We here at the NCDA (content wise) have decided to have January be Alumni Appreciation Month.

We’ll be seeking interviews and articles written about our glorious past graduates, to be put up on NCDAdodgeball.com. Most teams have some cool people that no longer are an official part of the team, so ask around! Articles showcasing early leaders and players of the NCDA would be a big plus!  Continue reading “January: Alumni Appreciation Month”

Editorial: Player Mentality

Recently I attended a men’s basketball game between DePaul and Northern Illinois, both of which also have dodgeball clubs. NIU may play a game or so sometime this season. Anyways, DePaul barely won this basketball game. I don’t think it’s any surprise as to how inept DePaul men’s basketball can be. Towson, I do feel your painContinue reading “Editorial: Player Mentality”