Alumni Appreciation- UWP

 

Alumni Appreciation- Founder of UWP Dodgeball

As you may know, January is alumni appreciation month and I thought it would be fitting to write about how Platteville’s club got started.  Our club started over ten years ago and I’m so happy that it did. I have met a lot of amazing people and made a lot of great friends because of it.  To help tell how the club got started we talked to the founder of the club: Scott Skelly. Continue reading “Alumni Appreciation- UWP”

UWP- Matt Bautch

An End of an Era for one of the Greats at UWP

Matt Bautch- #8

This semester, Matt Bautch, a great player and one of my best friends, graduated.  He did a lot for our team, which deserves recognition.  For the last 4 and a half years he has been one of Platteville’s best players, and most of the teams who have played against him can agree. Matt was always a very quiet individual and didn’t talk much. In our first few weeks of practice as freshmen everyone called him blue because no one knew his name (He always wore the color blue to practice, hence the nickname Blue).  I can remember walking back to the dorms at midnight after practice while I talked and he just listened.  He wasn’t much for words, but then again, he didn’t have to be, he let his play on the court do his talking.  Matt had one of the strongest arms in the league and could catch about anything thrown his way.  It was always fun watching him go up by himself and push the other team back to the back line. Continue reading “UWP- Matt Bautch”

Letter to the Officials and Staff

Good people,

Thank you for registering! Nationals 2015 is hosted by Western Kentucky University and WKU Dodgeball. It will be fun. The Staff and Alumni are an integral part of the success of this organization. We thank you in advance for this service.

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NCDA Alumni Podcast: February 2014

In the latest episode of the soon-to-be-renamed NCDA Alumni Podcast, the Aluminati discuss the Michigan Dodgeball Cup, Nationals 2014, and dodgeball outside the NCDA. Big questions are raised – Will Nationals ever get too big? Do the results of the MDC affect your view of the favorites heading into Nationals? – and everyone revels in the chance to make fun of McCarthy’s black eye.

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AJP: Sept 2013 Alumni Podcast

Here’s another Average Joes’ Podcast, hosted by the Aluminati. Always good to have them contributing, especially when its a fantastically put together production which likely blows away the vanilla AJPs. Here’s a couple talking points they cover.  Continue reading “AJP: Sept 2013 Alumni Podcast”

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AJP Special: Alumni Podcast Jan 2013

It’s an Average Joes’ Special!

NCDA Alumni Edition:
We’ll just say this is part of Alumni Appreciation Month!

The Alumni talked about upping the roster size for Nationals, on the court etiquette, the All Star Game format, league retention, the future of the NCDA and took guesses at what DePaul’s haka what would be.  Continue reading “AJP Special: Alumni Podcast Jan 2013”

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Alumni Appreciation Month: Recap

This past month has been a good one for this humble website. We’ve seen some great content from a number of different writers, all for the reason for celebrating past memories and highlighting the development of the League.

We’ve featured 8 teams, 14 articles, and even an alumni named Baller of the Month, the great Josh Raymer. And no, this entire month wasn’t a giant diabolical plan to give the Big Giant Head the award he created! Truly, everyone, thank you for time and support. Its been an awesome read. Check out the breakdown after the Jump.  Continue reading “Alumni Appreciation Month: Recap”

Alumni Appreciation: Chad Schlundt

Chad Schlundt - MAD-00-C
Chad Schlundt – MAD-00-C. Sans Neon.

One last article! This will concern a good friend of mine, Chad Schlundt, #00 and Captain of Moody Bible during 2011 and 2012 seasons.

Chad is the kind of guy that everyone says is a great guy, and for valid reasoning. When I first found out Chicago was gaining another dodgeball team, I was ecstatic.  Continue reading “Alumni Appreciation: Chad Schlundt”

Alumni Appreciation: Jason Stein

Lindsay Maynard writes…

When reflecting on and appreciating the various esteemed alumni to have graced the court at Saginaw Valley, I did not necessarily save the best for last. We have had many great men on our team, too many for me to continue writing articles this month seeing as these articles tend to take precedence over schoolwork. I saved perhaps the most noted guy for last. Nay, the most passionate man. Cut the bull, we’re talking about Jason Stein, “The Most Hated Man in Dodgeball.”  Continue reading “Alumni Appreciation: Jason Stein”

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: Early Girls of Dodgeball

Two pioneers of the NCDA game for women, Andrea Mason (MSU #12) and Molly Fannin (DePaul #17, retired) all played in multiple Nationals tournaments, countless games, and were just as good with their male counterparts.  Continue reading “Alumni Appreciation: Early Girls of Dodgeball”