UMD quidditch uniforms are SO INTENSE and I’m so in love :3
That reminds me… I need to get mine from the office..
Crazy amazing coin that snitches flip before each match. Mad props to the IQA. @mugglequidditch does this right.
I can post the photos now that they’ve premiered at World Cup. I promised not to post until after the first game.
ALL the #flagswag. No chance of being confused for anyone else!
(First game, Maryland 140*-50 vs Macaulay)
UMD Quidditch at WC4, WC5, and WC6.
We’ve come so far and we couldn’t have done it without every single amazing person involved with the team!
LOVE LOVE LOVE
UMD WCVI Travel Chronicles: Pt. 2
Aww, good luck to everyone going! Be safe & kick some ass!
Name: Sarah Woolsey
Years of quidditch experience: 3.5
swoolsey or swools (but that’s more in the general community; the whole team calls me “Sarah”)
Previous sports played:
Lacrosse for a year in middle school (which I don’t really count), otherwise no previous sports experience.
Favorite quidditch memory:
How can I pick just one?? A highlight was winning the Blacksburg Brawl in February 2012. That was our first ever tournament victory, and the feeling as the snitch was caught and I saw that we had won was amazing. Another thing that has been fantastic is seeing our tournaments come together: at the Shell Shocking Spectacular in March 2013, seeing 19 teams all gathered on campus for a tournament we had organized was really neat.
Motto/theme song/pump-up chant/battle cry:
I listen to “Interlude” by Attack Attack before every match.
I make a new playlist for each tournament we go to that I’ll listen to before every game. A day or two before the tournament I’ll usually sit down and make it, which also gives me time to think about our upcoming games and who we’re playing. I couldn’t wait that long to make my World Cup one, though, and I’ve had that done for a week or so now and about every day I’ll wind up listening to it and start thinking about our schedule and upcoming games.
How many items of Maryland gear do you own?/Will you soon own?
What’s one of the most important skills for a quidditch player to have? Specific to your position or in general.
Flexible field awareness - there are a ton of things players need to do, and a lot of the physical/mental skills can boil down to being aware of the team’s strategy and different actions to take in various scenarios then being able to react to the situation and how it changes.
Complete the sentence: When I’m not at practice, you can usually find me….
If I’m not working on a paper or studying for an exam, I’m doing something else: I work for the IQA, I live in a living and learning program on campus (the language house!), I’m team president, and I work for our orientation office. It keeps me busy, but I love everything I’m involved in and I love taking a break to have a relaxing movie night with friends too.
Share some favorites: music, movies, shows, food, video games.
I don’t really do favorite anything, to be honest. I like a ton of different things. At the moment I’m quoting a lot of Pitch Perfect and listening to both Home by Phillip Phillips and On Top of the World by Imagine Dragons on repeat.
Photo credits: Dani Palmer and Deanna Edmunds
Yule Ball on Saturday. It was an evening of:
So I’m watching Pitch Perfect and guess what club I notice in the background and Barden University?
The official crest for the IQA Mid Atlantic Region!
Mega-props for the inclusion of the liberty bell. Though I’m bummed to not be attending Quid-Con (where these babies will be available for purchase), I’m glad we finally have our own insignia! Looks like I’ll just have to wait until the IQA throws them up online. Then I’ll get one for ALL the jerseys, and sew on ALL the patches!
Designed by Katelyn Lanphier of Kutztown Quidditch
IQA Mid-Atlantic has a new logo! And will be on patches available at QuidCon? yes please…
I swear, I still see Darth Vader’s head every time I look at that liberty bell!…still an awesome logo, of course.
Photo credit: Kendall Concini
Ugh, I still so wish I could’ve gone to this tournament as a spectator, even if it was just to watch Ted be an amazing snitch, but this was the weekend that I discovered that I’m allergic to amoxicillin, so I would not have been fun to have on that road trip…And yes, snitches do love umbrellas.