Finally, dodgeball is back for the Midway Conference and it kicks off with a double header! For the second year in a row, the University of Nebraska Lincoln (UNL) and the University of Wisconsin Platteville (UWP) will go head to head at the Nebraska Coliseum. It should be a good match up for both teams as both are still very young and have a lot to learn. Let’s take a look at the schedule:Continue reading “Cornhusker Clash”
*All regional rankings based off the content team’s preseason power rankings
Order of Finish:
- Wisconsin Platteville
- Ball State
- Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Midway Conference Player of the Year: Joel Luciano (DePaul)
Midway Conference OT 6:
- Joel Luciano (DePaul)
- Zach Jung (SIUE)
- Jared Colden (UWP)
- Damon Huntley (BSU)
- Austin Kurey (UWP)
- Chad Jakel (UWP)
Continue reading “Midway Conference 2019-20 Preview”
Last Saturday, August 10, the Platteville Dodgeball Club hosted the first annual Tim Ebert Memorial Dodgeball tournament. In total, there were eight teams that competed in the round robin tournament followed by an elimination bracket.Continue reading “Tim Ebert Memorial Dodgeball Tournament”
The 2018- 2019 season comes to an end and it is time to announce the Midway Conference selection team. This year’s conference consisted of: University of Nebraska Lincoln (UNL), DePaul University, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, (SIUE), Ball State University (BSU) and the University of Wisconsin Platteville (UWP). This list consists of the top twelve in the conference which was voted on by their peers. A special thanks to the captain’s that help me out with this. Let’s take a look at the results and see who impressed this year!Continue reading “2019 All-Midway Conference Team”
Last Saturday, four teams were in action and put evrything out on the court at the Redhawk Rampage II. Miami University (3-0) came out on top, followed by Bowling Green State University (2-1), University of Wisconsin Platteville (1-2) and University of Cincinnati (0-3). The following are the results for the day and the captains’ review of the teams and their performances.
March 8th is International Women’s Day. Due to this occasion, we thought it would be a great time to spotlight a few female dodgeballers in the NCDA. Thank you to Gwendolyn, Jessica, Katie, Treanna, and Rebecca for providing us with a brief writeup of their experiences in this league!Continue reading “International Women’s Day Spotlight”
This Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Miami University four teams are coming together for a round robin tournament. The following teams will be in attendance: Miami University, Bowling Green State University (BGSU), University of Cincinnati (UC), and the University of Wisconsin Platteville (UWP). It is a battle of the Ohio Region and the Midway Conference. Which region will come out on top? Let’s take a look at the schedule:Continue reading “RedHawk Rampage Preview”
Last Saturday, February 23, 2019, these teams competed and battled it out at the Zanderthon Throw-Down: Northwestern State University of Louisiana (NSULA), University of Wisconsin Platteville (UWP), DePaul University, and the Alumni. The games went as expected and I think it is safe to say that everyone had a great time! We made new friends and introduced a lot of newcomers to the sport. Below are the scores for the day and a quick recap:Continue reading “Zanderthon Throw-Down Recap”
This Saturday, February 23, 2019, marks one of the most coveted tournaments of the semester. No, it is not the Ohio Dodgeball Cup or the Beast, it is the annual Zanderthon Throw-Down, the fourth of its kind. It will be played at the Williams Fieldhouse ( 350 Jay St Platteville, Wisconsin 53818).
The teams in attendance will be your two favorites from the Midway Conference: University of Wisconsin Platteville (UWP) and DePaul. The other team in attendance and making the long trip up to the great state of Wisconsin is Northwestern State University of Louisiana (NSULA). This will be the first team outside the Midway to play in a tournament hosted by Platteville and we are excited to have them.
Also, UWP has an alumni team playing, but as we have said before they are washed up and no one is scared of them, especially Matt Bautch (very weak arm)! Let’s take a look at the schedule for the day:Continue reading “Zanderthon Throw-Down”
The second semester is off to a great start and we are ready for the 2nd half to the season. With that in mind, it is a good time to look at the top players in the Midway Conference. These individuals where active last semester and earned their spot on this list. We have representatives from Ball State, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, University of Nebraska, and the University of Wisconsin Platteville. Let’s take a look at the players that made the list. Continue reading “Midway’s Best”
On December 1 2018, several teams at the December Dodgeball Dash went head to head to show case their stuff. The teams in attendance were: Grand Valley State University, Ball State University, Miami University, University of Cincinnati, and the University of Wisconsin Platteville. Below are the scores of the games for the day. Continue reading “December Dodgeball Dash- Recap”
The National Collegiate Dodgeball Association exists to facilitate collegiate dodgeball. It allows for individuals to make connections and friends across the country. We are dedicated to providing the best experience possible to make this happen. That is why the League developed various programs such as our Scholarship Fund, Officiating Fund, and our Recruitment and Retention Fund.
To keep with our goals of betterment of the league, we are asking for your support. Help the NCDA raise money for our every day expenses. Your continued support is appreciated and will continue to grow the league. Below is more detail on what is involved with the various funds listed above.
The NCDA believes in development of our student-athletes education so we created an internship program that could help provide individuals with the opportunity to use and refine their skills in a business/organizational setting. Upon completion of the internship and for their work to the league, the individual receives the Tim Ebert Memorial Scholarship. Tim was a former player for the University of Wisconsin Platteville Dodgeball Club who made an impact not only on the court, but off as well.
The purpose of this is to provide funds that will not only go towards paying for referees at nationals, but other tournaments too. Some other items this fund will help with is the purchasing of referee shirts, whistles, and pinny shirts (for ball retrievers). This will help to increase the participation and quality of refereeing, overall providing a better experience to participants.
Recruitment and Retention Fund
The purpose of this is to provide funds to help us recruit and retain teams to the league. It helps us to maintain our league ambassador program. The funds that go towards this program, help our ambassadors be able to travel to local teams to help out at practices as well as attending involvement fairs to recruit new teams. This fund will also go towards dodgeball care packages that will help every new team be successful in their development.
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This Saturday, December 1, 2018, marks one of the last events of 2018 for the NCDA. It will be held at the Jo Ann Gora Student Recreation Center (1700 W Neely Ave, Muncie, IN 47304) at Ball State University. The teams in attendance will be: Michigan State University (MSU), Grand Valley State University (GVSU), Miami Ohio (Miami), University of Cincinnati (UC), Ball State University (BSU), and the University of Wisconsin Platteville (UWP). The following is the schedule for the weekend. Continue reading “December Dodgeball Dash”
On November 17, 2018 at the IM Sports East (804 E Shaw Ln, East Lansing, MI 48825) some of the top teams in the country battled it out at the Spartan Invite, hosted by Michigan State University. There were several close matches and several teams that surprised. Let’s take a look at the results for the day. Continue reading “Spartan Invite- Recap”
Last Saturday, November 3, 2018, the Battle of the Midway took place between Southern Illinois Univeristy Edwardsville (SIUE) and Univeristy of Wisconsin Platteville (UWP). The UWP alumni were in attendance too, but as Matt Batuch (UWP Alumni) said, they are washed up so they are not that important. It was a exciting day, and the scores were as follows:
UWP- JV def SIUE 2-1
UWP Alumni def UWP Varsity 3-2
UWP Varsity def SIUE 6-1
SIUE was at a higher level of play this year than they were the year before. They worked really well as a team and were great at catching. For more than half the team, this was just their second time playing with rubber dodgeballs, as they are used to playing with foam. That did not seem to stop them from picking up on how to throw and bringing the heat. As the day went on, their confidence grew and their skill and understanding of the game got better. As they get more games in, and play more teams at their level they will pull out the wins.