Quidditch team grows
Loyola Resident Students look out of their windows, and can see a group of people running around on broom sticks like a scene from Harry Potter.
Examining out of their windows, many wonder what the point of this game is. There must be a reason why these people chose quidditch of all sports to play at Loyola instead of basketball, baseball, or volleyball.
Steven Gergen, Loyola freshman, said that he was interested in something that had a light attitude.
“It sounded like a fun thing. There’s not a huge practice schedule. I don’t have to go to the gym and do workouts every day or every week.” Gergen said.
Emily Szklarski agrees with Gergen’s ideas about the laid back ideal for quidditch.
“It’s definitely more relaxed. It’s something that you would want to do when you’re in college. With class schedules, it’s easy. Practices are right on campus,” Szklariski said.
Indeed quidditch can seem to be pretty laid back, but Tad Walters, Loyola freshman, does not want people to look at this as a joke sport.
“It’s still an intense sport: full contact. A quote from an article once said, ‘The perfect quidditch player looks like a lacrosse player but hits like a linebacker.’ I acknowledge the slight humor in the game, but you have to be at different things to be a good player,” Walters said.
Be on the lookout for a few of the Loyola’s Quidditch team debuts. They are looking forward to upcoming tournaments and becoming members of the IQA: International Quidditch Association.