The last East Coast tournament of the year took place last weekend on April 1st in Charlottesville, VA at the University of Virginia (UVA). A three game round-robin took place between UVA, James Madison (JMU), and Maryland (UMD). While this may not have been the largest tournament, each game had some interesting takeaways.Continue reading “Cavalier Classic Recap”
My East Coast Overtime 6
As we head into the last week and a half before Nationals, I wanted to highlight some of East Coast’s top performers this season!
- Evan Eschenburg (JMU #10)
- James (JT) Turner (JMU yes, also #10)
- Hunter Stewart (PSU #2)
- Adam Butz (UMD #9)
- Nick Spear (JMU #99)
- Cloud Tapia-Manon (PSU #20)
5 Matchups Everyone Wants to See at Nationals
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.Continue reading “5 Matchups Everyone Wants to See at Nationals”
Mid Season Preview East Coast
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.
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”
Pink Out VII Recap
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).Continue reading “Pink Out VII Recap”
Pink Out VII Preview
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!Continue reading “Pink Out VII Preview”
Towson Throwdown and Maryland Madness Recap
Scores from Maryland Madness
Towson def UMD 2-1
Penn St def UVA 4-2
Penn St def UMD 4-1
JMU def Towson 4-3 (OT)
JMU def UVA 3-2 (OT)
Penn St def Towson 3-1
Penn St def JMU 5-2
UMD def UVA 2-1
Scores from Towson Throwdown
Towson def UVA 3-1
JMU def Towson 3-1
UMD def UVA 3-1
JMU def UMD 4-0
JMU def UVA 5-0Continue reading “Towson Throwdown and Maryland Madness Recap”
Towson Throwdown – WATCH LIVE
James Madison Dukes Pre-Nationals Spotlight
Leading into Nationals, we look to spotlight as many teams as we can in hopes of shining a bright light on standouts from participating teams. These glow-ups include up to 2 of each team’s standout rookies as well as a handful of core contributing players that have gotten their respective team to where they are going into the National Collegiate Dodgeball Association’s annual finale. Lastly, we get a glance into each participating team’s mindset and expectations going into Nationals.Continue reading “James Madison Dukes Pre-Nationals Spotlight”
Comparing Resumes of the NCDA’s Top 5
The following article was prepared by Kevin Bailey, Wes Peters, and Kathryn Mays.
With the March 2022 Power Rankings just released, the top 5 teams in the NCDA deserve a deeper dive. It seems at this point in the season, the top 5 teams in the league have separated themselves a bit from the rest of the pack.
With Cincinnati winning the Ohio Dodgeball Cup, Michigan State winning the Michigan Dodgeball Cup, James Madison putting the hammer down on the rest of the East Coast, Grand Valley State boasting a 13-2 overall record, and Ohio State chugging along as a title contender and up to #3 in the Gonzalez standings, these 5 teams all have had stellar campaigns thus far.
Let’s take a closer look at each team’s resume to get a better understanding of where each squad stands heading into the final month of the collegiate dodgeball season! We will cover these teams in the order in which they were ranked in the March 2022 PR:Continue reading “Comparing Resumes of the NCDA’s Top 5”