The following individuals will be running for the following Executive Board positions: Gameplay Director, Equipment Manager, Intramural League Captains (Berserkers, Falcons, Jaguars, Outlaws, Slothbears). Please take some time to read their statements regarding their bid for the position. Elections will be held at the Fall Banquet from 6:00pm to 9:00pm in Piano Row L151 on November 24th, 2013. Voting will be in-person at the event; no absentee ballots will be permitted. We look forward to seeing you at elections!
The part of Gameplay Director that I am most interested in is snitching (as I am a passionate snitch myself), but I am nearly as interested in is the refereeing aspect. I’ve been in too many games that were negatively affected by bad refereeing, so helping to coordinate the best refs possible at Emerson will hopefully prevent that from happening for House League. On the snitching side, I have experience playing at Regionals, as well as experience gained from working with World Cup snitches. Like bad referees, bad snitches can ruin a great game, and I want to do everything I can to prevent that by training snitches to be the best they can be.
I basically have been equipment manager all semester. I know what problems exist with the equipment & I have plans to make it all run smoother. For example: clear labeling of equipment and a clear schedule of weekly team equipment responsibilities.
Boylston Berserkers Captain
My name is Sean Clampett, and I’ve been on the Boylston Berserkers for the past 2 years. I have had the privilege of playing Quidditch in both the intramural and World Cup Level. I never thought I’d say this 2 years ago but Quidditch is now my favorite sport to play and I want to spread this same interest that I’ve developed over the years to these incoming Freshman, and new upper class players. By running for the captain position, I want to have the same effect that Jo Lam, Cassie Samuels, and Patrick Sheehy had on me when I first began to play. With the Boston Riot taking a one year hiatus from competitive tournaments (FIRE FIRE FIRE) I can put 100% focus on leading the Berserkers, and that’s a challenge I can’t wait to tackle. Jordan Rumms is my boy, so VOTE for him too. Team Jamaica Munnnnn
Since Freshman year I have put my blood, sweat, and tears into the Berserkers. This is a team of heart, determination, and talent–a legacy I hope to continue as co-captain. It is time for the cup to return to where it belongs; in the unyielding grasp of the Boylston Berserkers. As a co-captain, I will make sure our team remains unmatched as a family and quidditch power-house. I can’t wait to join you all in the spring.
Faneuil Falcons Captain
I absolutely love quidditch, and I had been dying to play since before I started applying to college. (Don’t tell my parents but one of the reasons I chose Emerson was Quidditch.) I’m eager to teach people and develop my own skills as a player. I plan to bring a fun yet competitive perspective to the pitch.
My name is Daniel Goldberg, and I am running for Faneuil Falcon Captain. When I came to Emerson, I knew Quidditch would be my sport. While I hadn’t played organized sports since the days of picking dandelions on the soccer pitch pre-middle school, I had spent the past few years consistently working out and running, and Quidditch would be a place to strut my stuff. It was a lot harder than I thought. Of course, the physical challenge of Quidditch has been a crucial part of my life in college so far—we tend to only understand ourselves by pushing at limits. I have worked hard to put forth as much effort as possible when I am on the field. The physical work is only one part, however.
It the leadership aspects that I have shown that will help me as Captain. I have experience: when a captain was unavailable during a game, I stepped in as temporary co-captain. During my first full Falcon Family dinner, I developed the concept of selling meth candy. When the project began, I headed a team of people to work for hours going floor-by-floor to sell. The fundraiser not only raised a good deal of money, but was also an iconic team-bonding experience. This type of leadership is only the beginning. Throughout the first season, I have shown my love for both my team and the sport. As Captain, I will continue to do so.
I have loved playing for the Falcons since I started. This team gives off a great atmosphere, and I would love to further that. This team has been one of my favorite experiences in college so far, and I have been devoted to it and loved every second. My experiences with leadership have included roles in High School and here at Emerson, where I am co-founding a political comedy club and radio show. I feel like I have improved over the season, and would love to help new members improve over the winter and help the other Freshmen, while also continuing to improve my own game. I have also taken over winter training for my team, and that has also been a lot of fun, and while we are only two weeks in, I can tell that winter training will be another great experience. I wish to help the Falcons because of how they have helped me, and I want to further the standard of fun that the Falcons give every game. In conclusion, I feel like I should be elected Captain because I wish to further the great experience that is playing for the Faneuil Falcons. Quack, Quack, What.
Jamaica Plain Jaguars Captain
Hey guys! I’m Rebecca and I am running for Jags captain. I joined in 2012 and ever since my first practice, I’ve been in love with this team. I’ve had my ups and downs, my lack of confidence, and my struggle to improve my game but through it all you have been there for me. I can say that every one of you has helped make me better at my position and you all make me the confident and energetic player that I am proud to be. Spring 2014 is going to be my last semester at Emerson because all good things come to an end aka they are throwing me out into the real world. I know I won’t be around long, but this is my last chance to give back to the one team that I’ve ever truly been a part of. I owe you all so much, this is the least I could do.
Old North Outlaws Captain
This is my last semester of house league Quidditch and I want to help the team go out with a bang. I’ve been captain of the Outlaws before so I know what it takes to help build and grow as team, give equal playing time and put fun above all.
South End Slothbears Captain
I have toiled for this team. I have gone door-to-door to get people to games, and worked so hard to create an amazing house league experience for every Slothbear. I am always super positive and want to help the Slothbears win the Slothbear way, by being competitive and having a blast all at once. I know I’m still new to Emerson Quidditch, but I promise you, I have the enthusiasm, I’ve learned the strategy, and I’ll bring the passion to every practice and game! I have spent this past semester on the Emerson College Quidditch World Cup team, learning in-depth strategy and techniques that, through practice, could help make the Slothbears an even fiercer and fun-loving team than we already are. I believe wholeheartedly that I can help lead the team in an undefeated season and steer us toward victory in the Griffith Cup. Thank you for your time, and may the mighty Quaffle in the sky always shine down upon you.
Two weeks before arriving at Emerson, I remember posting a Facebook status about how “I think I am most excited to play muggle quidditch at Emerson than just about everything else”… And now with my first semester at Emerson almost over, that status back in June hit the nail on the head. When I first walked onto the pitch, I immediately fell in love with the game that brought me back to my days of high school football. Along with a new found love for the quick, fast paced gameplay, I found a community that is so welcoming and supportive of its members. The quidditch community at Emerson has kept me coming back every Sunday. Everyone plays quidditch for one reason, the love of the sport. As a Slothbears captain I would continue to make quidditch an event that everyone looks forward to participating in every week. Every Sunday should be a fun two hours that helps you relieve stress from the week. Most importantly, I will help build a true family of Slothbears (that also sleep together) that will work together and bring home the Griffith Cup this coming spring!
The Slothbears are the youngest team in the league, which means leadership is especially important right now. We’re still in the process of defining what kind of team we’re going to be, and the upcoming semester is an opportunity to set a pattern of victory on-pitch that our team should be known for. But it’s also important to me that we maintain the fun and friendly spirit that has been a part of being a Slothbear from the start. We may have some competition for best team in the league, but it’s been established: we are the most fun team in the league to be a part of. When I got to Emerson, this team was the first group I joined, and I couldn’t have found a more warm, accepting group of people if I’d tried. Maintaining the bonds and hangouts and parties that have made us all friends is incredibly important to me, and one of my key jobs if I’m made captain. Finally, if I’m given this position, I’m prepared to put the Slothbears first, period. Playing quidditch on a more competitive level is fun, but for me, house league is always what’s made the game such a unique experience at Emerson. I hope to make our corner of the organization the best it can possibly be, and then some.