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‘Strong team community’

Ashlen Bellin protects herself from a bater during the teams practice Tuesday night. The team practices three days a week for two hours.
Quidditch season arrives, team aims for nationals
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...

Quidditch travels to first national tournament

Senior keeper Shane Ritz looks for a teammate to pass the quaffle to during this year’s Eagle Cup. Ritz has been on the team for four years and is the vice president of the organization.
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...

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

Lauren Maurer (middle), a senior chaser on the quidditch team, makes her way down the field with the quaffle as Kara Kanzler follows behind. The two competed with the team in its second-annual Eagle Cup, a tournament hosted by the university.
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...

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

'This isn't a joke': Official club sport to host first tournament
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...

Quidditch – Not just a Hogwarts sport

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...

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