Penn State’s Happy Valley Throwdown provided many exciting matchups, including multiple games decided by a single point. It is also worth noting that no team was able to finish the day undefeated. Here is our recap for each team that was in attendance on Saturday.
Coming in as the largest NCDA tournament before Nationals, Pink Out had some high expectations. Across the 11 Pinch teams on Day 1 and 6 women’s teams on Day 2, there were plenty of big-time performers and shocking results. We begin our breakdown with the Pinch division on Day 1.
One of the year’s biggest tournaments is upon us. With a whopping 10 A-teams and a B-team meeting together at Akron for their 8th annual Pink Out tournament. Schools from 3 regions all around the standings will be competing this weekend. With an additional women’s tournament the next day. There’s no shortage of teams and matchups to talk about going into the weekend.
The East region has a brand new look this season. For the first time ever, Penn State is the top dog entering the year. It is surely championship or bust for the NCDA’s preseason #3 ranked team. Right behind them is the usual East region favorite in JMU, and a UMD squad looking to break into the group of title contenders for the first time. UVA rounds out the East working to make a name for themselves in one of the league’s most competitive regions.
With nationals just around the corner, we thought it would be a great time to highlight some matches we have not seen this season. The following are five matchups that many fans are hoping to see at Nationals. There have been plenty of fantastic ones this season with lots of out of region travel, but there are still more we would love to see.
As time grows closer to Nationals, let’s take a step back and look at all the East Coast schools and their seasons so far. The following teams are: James Madison University, Towson University, Penn State University, University of Maryland, and University of Virginia. We asked respondents from each school these questions about how they felt their season has gone and general knowledge about their clubs.
1. Who is your OT6? (please include if they are a captain, rookie, etc). 2. Anything notable go well for you at these tournaments? Anything you need to improve on? 3. Any changes for your team heading into the spring semester? 4. Which tournament are you most excited for this spring? 5. What team would you most like to play? 6. Do you have any rising players on your team you’d like to give a shoutout? 7. How will your team do this spring? 8. Please list 3 players you think should be on AA and womens AA (not including your team). 9. Please list 1 rookie youve been impressed by (not including your team) 10. Please give us your thoughts on 1 team ranked above you and 1 team ranked below you.
Below are the Results from BEAST XI hosted by JMU on 1/28/2023
This is the first BEAST tournament we’ve seen in years with numerous teams outside the East region, and needless to say, it did not disappoint. We saw upsets, blow-outs, young stars having break out performances, and a rowdy fan atmosphere few tournaments can match. Lets start our team by team breakdown from the top with the best performances we saw in the first tournament of 2023.
This past weekend the University of Akron held the 7th Annual Pink Out tournament and it did not disappoint! There were several good games and a lot of surprises that most were not expecting. This tournament gave us a better idea who the top teams are in the league and what we should expect at future events. Let’s take a look on how each team did on the day as seen by Kathryn Mays (OSU) and Ethan Lehmkuhl (OSU).
This weekend, Akron University will host their 7th Annual Pink Out tournament. This year looks to be a special tournament, with 11 teams in attendance from the Ohio, Michigan, and East Coast regions – we hope to learn a lot about these teams. It is also worth noting that half of these teams are ranked in the top 10 in the latest Power Rankings. This will be a prime opportunity for each of these teams to prove their worth and gain valuable on-court experience. We asked each of these teams to tell us about their biggest leaders, rookies, expectations, strengths, and more. Check it out!