We are the Loyola University New Orleans Quidditch team. Quidditch is a sport from the Harry Potter books adapted for real life in 2005 by students at Middlebury College in Vermont. The game consists of multiple positions including chaser, keeper, beater, and seeker. There are hundreds of quidditch teams around the world, with dozens more starting every year.
We travel around the country competing in tournaments against other colleges and universities. Over the years, we have gotten 4th place at the Wolf Pack Classic, 5th place at the Bae Cup, 5th place at the Bottom of the Bracket Invitational, 8th place at the Second Annual Mardi Gras Cup, 13th place at the Southwest Regional Championship, 2nd place at March Madness, and then 2nd place in Division 2 at World Cup VI.
Our practice times are MW at 4:00-6:00pm in the res quad and Sunday at 2pm at Audubon Park. Anyone is welcome to join!
The Quidditch Team is a competitive club sport that travels around the country competing at local, regional, and global levels.
Quidditch has been described as a cross between rugby, dodgeball, and flag football, as it is a full contact and multi-facted sport. Chasers take the quaffle and advance up the field to score goals, which are ten points per goal. The beaters throw dodgeballs at the opposing team's players, which make the hit players dismount and return to their hoops. The seekers pursue a person in gold called the snitch, and by pulling the "snitch sock" from the back of the snitch's shorts, like in flag football, the seeker gets 30 points for his team and ends the game.
Carol Ann MacGregor