Ted Schewe running through the chunnel Sunday of Florida Warm Up. Thank you for the photos Jennie Miller!
The 3-day bloodbath has come to an end. After entering the tournament with an active roster of around 24, we finished the tournament with 17 players due to injuries ranging from blisters to shoulder dislocations. This gave our rookies the opportunity for some playing time in a high-intensity situation, and the rooks performed. Given the injury situation, we were fairly happy with our 5th place finish in the end. On to Stanford Invite in less than two weeks.
Videos of the pre-quarters against UCF and quarters against Minnesota may be up on the USF YouTube page
Photos by Jennie Miller:
Photos by Carol Roan:
We picked up Ty in the beginning of the Spring semester. Ty is an international student from Hong Kong who may be playing U20s for his home country this upcoming summer. Congrats Ty!
The 2018 Blue Black scrimmage concluded at midnight on Thursday 2/8/2018 in the McClain Center. Despite injuries (which usually seems to be an issue for Blue/Black), the game was incredibly intense with moments of glory and growing pains. John Tan was the obvious MVP of the game making some absolutely disgusting plays like starting off the first point laying out to catch a mac by Wolk for a score. Black took half 6-3, but Blue battled their way back to 9-9 and then broke twice to win the game. Final 11-9 Blue over Black
Ted Schewe, Sam Radack, and Jake Rubin-Miller flew out to San Francisco the day afterwards for U20 tryouts. They've put a ton of energy into training specifically for these tryouts. The Hodags are very gifted to have such a talented Freshman class. Best of luck to those guys!
Looking forward, Florida Warmup is right around the corner. It'll be the first time the Hodags get to strut on other teams since MLC. Although still dealing with injuries, we should have a fuller team than we brought to MLC. Time to take all that cooped up energy from the Shell and McClain and take it down to Tampa.
Game day for the annual intersquad match is at night on Thursday 2/8. Let the smack talk begin and hype commence!
|Blue (T'n'T)||Black (Jeff-Yu)|
Congratulations to David Yu for winning the Kevin Crowley Spirit Award for this year! David was selected by the most recent graduating class to receive the award. To read David's acceptance letter and more about the Kevin Crowley Spirit Award, click here
We recently pulled up Daniel Garlock from the Fauxdags! Congrats on becoming a Hodag Dan!
Our program continues to look to the development and talent of our men's B-team. We are very lucky that the Fauxdags are such a competitive, driven program.
Knocked Saturday out of the park going 4-0 in pool play. Wins over Colorado State Hibida 13-10, Northwestern NUT 11-8, Texas A&M Dozen 13-11, and Minnesota Grey Duck 13-10. The offense was flowing with great cutter work between Chris Wilen, Ted Schewe, and Sam Hebert on day one.
Going into Sunday, we had around 18 people (from our original 28 person roster) due to absence from the tournament, previous longterm injury, or pool play injury. Sunday bracket play started off with a pre-quarters game against LSU. The game became chippy very quickly which we were not able to play through effectively. LSU wins 9-11.
We cleaned up NUT 13-7 in consolation. The next two games were cancelled because the teams had left.
All-in-all, we enter into the winter season with a focus on our mental game which involves building chemistry together. We have 10 rookies who are still fresh to the team, but make no doubt, the Hodags will hit the ground running in the Spring starting with Florida Warm Up. With a chip on our shoulder, we'll be lifting, running, learning, and playing whenever possible; we are the hardest working team in the nation.
This weekend of 10/28-29, the Hodags, Bella Donna, Fauxdags, and Atropa combined some players from everyone of the teams to represent UW-Madison in the first-ever mixed college tournament for the North Region in Appleton, WI. Baring the name "Wisco Mixed Co.," a couple of practices were held prior to the tournament as a unified mixed squad to build chemistry. Adam Klaus, Ben Schewe, Branavan Yogarajah, Chris Wilen, Cody Milstein, Andrew "Dirtball" Everts, Ian Hahn, and Sam Hebert represented the current Hodags on the field while recent alum Austin Reif and a currently injured Jeff Maskalunas coached the team.
Wisco Mixed Co. went 3-1 in pool play including wins over Oberlin on universe, UW-Stout, and Northern Michigan and a loss on universe against Northwestern. On Sunday, we handedly took Mankato in quarter but fell on universe to Iowa State, walking away with third place.
The Wisconsin programs used this incredible opportunity to continue building relations between all four programs. The programs also took the time to sit down and discuss issues regarding gender equity to promote continued awareness for the Wisconsin programs. We hope to continue this event in years to come!
The tryout process has come to a close. With a talented class of nearly 100 players, we boiled our roster down to 28. Along with our returners, congrats to the 2018 rookies:
Ben Schewe .............. Senior | 3 years Pimpdags
Max Wolk ................. Senior | 1 year Pimpdag
Logan Martin ........... Junior | 1 year Pimpdag
Ben Kishter .............. Sophomore | 1 year Pimpdag
Jared Klein ............... Sophomore | Rookie
Matt Grinde .............. Sophomore | Rookie
Sam Radack ............. Freshman | Rookie
Harrison Bielski ....... Freshman | Rookie
Jake Rubin-Miller ..... Freshman | Rookie
Ted Schewe .............. Freshman | Rookie
We are excited to see these rookies develop and succeed as top-level players!
Congrats to those who made it to the third and final round of Hodag tryouts. Tryouts will conclude with No Wisco. Here are the Wisconsin split squads:
|Team T'n'T||Team Jeff-Yu|
Monday 9/11, 4:30 p.m. at the south side of the University Bay Fields (near 600 Highland Ave) marks day one of tryouts for the Hodags (and Fauxdags). Tryouts will continue Monday and Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. with three rounds of cuts, concluding with a tryout split squad being sent to the Hodags' annual tournament No Wisconsequences (10/7-8). Those who do not make the Hodags are highly encouraged to play for our B-team the Fauxdags. The practice schedule for the Fall will be Monday and Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 along with a weekend practice around midday. Please contact our leadership with any questions. We look forward to seeing you there!
If you are interested in trying out, please fill out the following form with your information:
After a heartbreaking loss to UNC in quarterfinals at 2017 nationals, we are prepping to head into the 2018 season with revitalized energy and a chip on our shoulder. Our leadership is taking all of the necessary steps to make this upcoming season a very successful one, and we are looking forward to tryouts to see who will join the Faceless Army on the hunt for the addition of a fourth star (a fourth national championship for those new to the Hodags). We have many spots to fill on the roster this upcoming season, and we are looking for athletes and competitors to fill those roles.
Tryouts will begin early September. More details to come.
Please feel free to contact the 2018 leadership with any questions regarding the upcoming season:
Tommy Gallagher firstname.lastname@example.org
David Yu email@example.com
Nick Vogt firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff Maskalunas email@example.com