The Shield

‘Strong team community’

‘Strong team community’

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief

September 7, 2016

This year the quidditch team introduced a new president, sophomore Ashlen Bellin. The Shield sat down with her to talk about her start in quidditch and this years team. The Shield: What position do you play on the team? Ashlen Bellin: I’m primarily a chaser, but sometimes a beater if it’s needed. Cha...

Quidditch travels to first national tournament

Quidditch travels to first national tournament

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor

April 12, 2016

The USI Quidditch team spent 14 hours in a car together on the way to its first national tournament. “We were sort of forced to have an incredibly late start (driving) on Friday,” coach Keller Stevens said. “But we didn’t want to have anyone miss class.” The team left Evansville around 4 ...

‘Surviving and thriving’: Quidditch team prepares for Consolation Cup

‘Surviving and thriving’: Quidditch team prepares for Consolation Cup

Sarah Loesch, sports editor

March 22, 2016

Keller Stevens knows every angle of quidditch. He joined the team as a player, became a captain and now, after graduating from USI, co-coaches the team. “Speaking captain” was a lot of fun, he said. This role is appointed to a member of the team who speaks to referees and officials...

‘This isn’t a joke’: Official club sport to host first tournament

‘This isn’t a joke’: Official club sport to host first tournament

Sarah Loesch

March 25, 2015

The USI Quidditch team is excited for the opportunity to show the USI community what it is all about. The team, which was founded in 2013, is a member of U.S. Quidditch, the governing body for Quidditch in the United States. Almost 200 teams around the U.S., including USI's, are members of the organization...

Quidditch – Not just a Hogwarts sport

Taylor Fox

October 21, 2014

At first glance, onlookers might wonder what students are doing running around a field with a broomstick between their legs. They see dodge balls being thrown at the broomstick clad joggers while they sprint toward the opposite side of the field to throw balls of their own through large rings. "WTF?" Wh...

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