Roster Report: Brittany Gillespie
Name: Brittany Gillespie
Hometown: King George, VA
Major: Science, pre-health
Jersey Number: ???
Favorite Non-Quidditch Hobbies: Tumblr, art, reading, spoiling my animals, netflix
Fandoms (Top 3): Aside from the obvious… Dexter, Game of Thrones, and The Walking Dead
Why Did You Join Quidditch at VCU?: I was really into watching quidditch in high school and I went to world cup V for my birthday. I saw VCU play there and I just knew that VCU quidditch was something I wanted to be a part of.
Favorite Game: The game against UNCG at Minerva Cup because I scored my first goal!
Worst Quinjury: It’s a tie between the giant bruise on my arm and every time I hit my head
Fun Fact: I have two tuxedo cats because I like a little variety in my life.
Favorite Quidditch Moment: Taking down Darren when we did tackling drills!
What Are You Most Excited For (in terms of Quidditch)?: One day having quidkids!
Roster Report: Rachel Alvis
Nicknames: occasionally my lazy friends will call me ray
Age: 18 Height: 5’ 6’
Hometown: Mechanicsville Virginia
Jersey number: Don’t have one yet
House: Gryffindor, I’m a bit of a daredevil and smartass
Patronus: A Weasel, because their fun and energetic, but tricky and don’t give a shit what their owners think, they just make their own way and do their own thing
Favorite Non-Quidditch hobbies: Reading, Watching Netflix, dancing, singing off key to my favorite songs, exploring, camping, and Hanging out with friends Fandoms: Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Teen Wolf
Why did you join Quidditch at VCU?: All through high school I had marching band and winter guard, which we don’t have here, so I wanted to find another little social niche on campus!
Favorite game: So far the second game in the Minerva cup, when commonwealth had just come away from a big loss then we sucked it up and annihilated the next team!!
Worst Quinjury: none yet!
Fun Fact: I’m secretly a demi-god, haven’t been claimed yet but most likely daughter of Ares because I’m a sarcastic smart ass behind this innocent face
What are you most excited for (in terms of Quidditch)? : I’m really excited for tournaments this year, and also just hanging out socially with everyone on the team, cause your all awesome
Roster Report: Jason Gardner
Name: Jason Gardner
Nicknames: Rocket, Jay, J-Money
Height: 5 ft 8
Hometown: Hampton, VA
Major: Psychology & Economics
Jersey Number: 33
Favorite Non-Quidditch Hobbies: Singing, exercising, obstacle course racing, watching anime, reading, hanging out with friends
Fandoms (Top 3): Anime, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars
Why Did You Join Quidditch at VCU?: I always dreamed about being a collegiate athlete, but it never developed into concrete plans and actions. I never played any sport long enough to get good to be able to play at a high level. When I got to VCU four years ago, I knew that there was a Quidditch team, and I said that I was going to play. But I never actually made the effort to join. But when I saw the team around campus at the beginning of the semester, I decided to seize my chance and put in the time and effort to make it happen. Best thing I could have ever done because I’m a college athlete now.
Favorite Game: Syracuse at Turtle Cup IV. I didn’t know going in at the time, but Syracuse was written in an opinion piece as the likely choice to take the third place spot in our pool over us and GMU. So being able to come together with the rest of Wizengamot and pull out the win against them and eventually make it to bracket play when the odds were against us…I love being bet against because I love proving those people wrong.
Worst Quinjury: Shin splints. Bane of my existence. Whether at practice or in matches, I always get it at some point.
Fun Fact: I am an actor with credits in films such as “Lincoln,” “A Christmas Kiss,” “Killing Kennedy,” and “Field of Lost Shoes.”
Favorite Quidditch Moment: Scoring multiple goals against George Mason University at Turtle Cup IV. If it wasn’t for the hard-work and determination to win, my teammates wouldn’t have come up with the turnovers that led to me getting my goals. Being able to put points up and help Wizengamot move closer toward a win gives me a good feeling that I am contributing to the team, as well as lets me know that I’m getting better as the days go by.
What Are You Most Excited For (in terms of Quidditch)?: I am really excited for tournaments. Being able to compete against schools from across the nation and travel to places that I’ve never been before makes for one incredible journey with great memories. And knowing that I have my Wizengamot family with me throughout it all makes it that much more special to me.
VCU is hosting UVA and UR!
Quidditch at VCU is hosting University of Richmond and University of Virginia on Saturday the 5th at 1 pm! Everyone is welcome to attend. This is a free event, so bring your friends! It’ll be at Petronius Park, just off campus, at 1400 Idlewood Avenue.
Congratulations to Wizengamot!! We had a fantastic day up at University of Maryland at the 4th annual Turtle Cup! We had some hard games in the morning but pulled through to go 2 – 2 and advance to bracket play as the #8 seed!!
Villanova v. Wizengamot 90* - 30
University of Richmond v. Wizengamot 100* - 30
Syracuse v. Wizengamot 40* - 80
George Mason University v. Wizengamot 50 – 100*
New York University v. Wizengamot 110* – 20
We learned a lot as a team and had a really great day! Thank you so much to UMD Quidditch for hosting an amazing tournament and thank you to everyone that we played yesterday, Villanova Quidditch, UR Club Quidditch, Syracuse University Club Quidditch, Mason Quidditch, and NYU Nundu.
Quidditch at VCU’s next game will be Sunday October 5th at VCU against University of Virginia.
We had a blast playing VCU this weekend!
The results from our best-2 of 3 series:
First match: 160*-60, UR
Second match: 100*-20, UR
And then our rookies went up against Commonwealth Quidditch.
Rookie match: 130*-10, UR
We want to thank VCU for coming out to play us. Everyone on both teams played great!