On February 4th, Grand Valley State University held the Grand Valley Gauntlet IX. The teams in attendance were Grand Valley State University, Michigan State University, and the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. The day gave us a glimpse into what we can look forward to from these teams this semester. Below are the results for the day and a breakdown for each team.Continue reading “Grand Valley Gauntlet IX Recap”
BEAST XI Results and Recap
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.Continue reading “BEAST XI Results and Recap”
Power Rankings: February 2023
Viking Royale Preview
The Viking Royale, hosted by Cleveland State University, will be the first tournament of the spring semester for all 7 teams attending. It is looking to be a very competitive tournament, with every team hoping to come out hot as we approach regional and national championships.
Teams in attendance:
Akron, Miami, CSU, SVSU, WMU, KSU, and OSU
Court 1 Stream: CSU Dodgeball YouTube
Court 2 Stream: OSU Dodgeball YouTubeContinue reading “Viking Royale Preview”
Grand Valley Gauntlet IX Preview
On February 4th, Grand Valley State Univeristy will be hosting the Grand Valley Gauntlet IX. The following teams in atttendance will be: Grand Valley State University (GVSU), Michigan State University (MSU), and University of Wisconsin Platteville (UWP). Below is the schedule for the day and a breakdown of each of the teams.Continue reading “Grand Valley Gauntlet IX Preview”
December 2022 – wBOTM – Danielle Kubbe
The NCDA has been recognizing players that make a statement on the court through their skills, leadership, and ability to mobilize a team, and oftentimes, these teams are greatly influenced by their female players. This month, we are recognizing Danielle Kubbe for the NCDA’s December Women’s Baller of the Month. Content Member Kathryn Mays took some time to interview this star player; take a look at the interview below:Continue reading “December 2022 – wBOTM – Danielle Kubbe”
Mid-Season Expansion Update
The first half of the 2022/23 NCDA season was certainly a memorable one, with teams like Michigan State, jumping out to a commanding 6-0 start with several dominant wins, JMU, showing that last April’s Nationals run wasn’t a flash in the pan and that they once again look to be title contenders, and Akron, perhaps finally taking that long-awaited step into the top 8 and beyond. But that’s not all that has happened this season.
On a League-Expansion note, we’ve made some progress as well, and have already welcomed some new faces into the league, with hopefully more to come. The following is an update on how things stand from the Director of League Expansion Wes Peters.Continue reading “Mid-Season Expansion Update”
Analyzing College Dodgeball’s Women’s All-American Team History
Let’s take a quick look at past Women’s All-American Teams and the breakdown by region, school, and player. Note: Each AA Team is provided at the bottom of this article.
College Dodgeball has been around for two decades, but only started handing out Women’s All-American honors in the 2016-17 season. Since that time, there have been 5 All-American Teams announced, and 63 1st-Team Women’s All-American slots awarded. Here are some breakdowns of the results:
All-Americans by Region
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Analyzing College Dodgeball’s All-American Team History
Let’s take a quick look at past All-American Teams and the breakdown by region, school, and player. Note: Each AA Team is provided at the bottom of this article.
College Dodgeball has been around for two decades, but only started handing out All-American honors in the 2011-12 season. Since that time, there have been 10 All-American Teams announced, and 143 1st-Team All-American slots awarded. Here are some breakdowns of the results:
All-Americans by Region
Northern Invasion- Dodgeball Outside the NCDA
On December 10th and 11th of 2022, NCDA alumni players Joeseph Walsh and Kris Haas hosted the Northern Invasion at Cleveland State University. Joe and Kris are currently part of the Spartans USA Dodgeball Team and this team participates competitively in the USA Dodgeball premier circuit league. For this tournament format, the USA Dodgeball ruleset was used. This is a different format on smaller courts that have other ball types besides 8.5 rubber (foam, no-sting, and cloth). It was an event put on to provide an opportunity to play some more dodgeball before the end of the year and for NCDA players to experience a different format and meet former NCDA players and players outside the league.
The weekend consisted of four divisions: No-sting, 8.5 open, cloth, and 8.5 pinch. No-sting and 8.5 open were played on Saturday and cloth and 8.5 pinch were played on Sunday. There were 12 teams for the no-sting, 10 teams for cloth, 8 teams for open 8.5, and 7 teams for pinch. On the weekend, there were roughly 95 participants: a total of 38 current NCDA players, 31 NCDA alumni players, and 26 Non-NCDA players (a total of 13 NCDA teams were represented). 29 out of the 38 current NCDA players played in all 4 divisions, and 16 of the 31 NCDA alumni players played in all 4 divisions. The winners of each division are as follows: open 8.5 and cloth DMV Grizzles, no-sting Windy City Corruption, and 8.5 pinch the Spartans. Let’s hear some of the thoughts on the event below.Continue reading “Northern Invasion- Dodgeball Outside the NCDA”
Happy New Year, dodgeballers. As we head into the second half of the 2022-23 season, this seemed like a good time to zoom out and take a look at the league right now and the season we are having. What a season it has been so far! With some epic matches, shocking upsets, and new teams pushing towards the top of the rankings, college dodgeball is alive and well!
Let’s go region by region and break down the overall feel around the league as we head into the heart of the NCDA season.Continue reading “Midseason Check-In”
November 2022 wROTM – Abby Emery
Since September 2019, the NCDA has been recognizing rookie players that make a statement on the court through their skills, leadership, and ability to mobilize a team. For the first time in NCDA history, there is a Women’s league and with comes another opportunity to recognize the women in the league for their accomplishments and stellar play. Our Women’s Rookie of the Month goes to Abby Emery of the University of Akron. She has improved considerably as the season has gone on and will continue to be an asset for her team going forward. Ethan Lehmkuhl (Ohio State) took some time to interview this exceptionally talented player. Take a look at the interview below:Continue reading “November 2022 wROTM – Abby Emery”
Fiscal Year 2022 Mid-Year Results
As a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, we would like to invite all of our organizational members to look at our Fiscal Year 2022 finances to see the year that the NCDA is having up to this point. Our fiscal year runs from 7/1/2022 to 6/30/2023.Continue reading “Fiscal Year 2022 Mid-Year Results”
Falcon’s Ladies Invitational
We are very excited that in one month, on Saturday, January 28 2023, Bowling Green State University will be hosting the first ever Women’s Only College Dodgeball tournament featuring the new women’s no-sting division ruleset. Modeled after the USAD rules with a little NCDA flare (yes, there will be soft boundaries), we are ready to get the women of the NCDA the attention and gameplay they deserve.Continue reading “Falcon’s Ladies Invitational”