Wednesday, February 25, 2015

80 in 80: Hofstra

As part of our efforts to preview all 80 teams competing in USQ World Cup 8, the Quidditch Post is chatting with representatives from each team. Today we spoke with Colleen O’Mara, coach of the Hofstra University Flying Dutchmen.
Photo Courtesy of Hofstra Quidditch
Quidditch Post: What would you say Hofstra's goals are going into World Cup 8?
Colleen: Going into this World Cup, our goal is to exceed last year's performance. We've made some big strides this season, and if we continue on that path, I think we'll surprise some of our opponents no matter what the outcome.

QP: How are you preparing for World Cup?
Colleen: Practice, practice, and whole lot more practice. We started with quite a few new players this season, so mastering the basics of the sport has been an important part of our preparation.

QP: Are there particular players you think will be crucial to the team's success?
Colleen: No. I think for too long we had a strategy that relied on one or two "crucial" players. Quidditch is a team sport, and I think to be successful, every player has to be trusted to go out on the pitch and do what the team is relying on them to do. While each of them have different strengths, I trust my players and know that they are all crucial to our success.

QP: Would you say that Hofstra has any sort of style of play?
Colleen: Does doing as much as we can without anyone dying count as a style of play? That's usually what we go for.

QP: Are there any teams in particular you'd like to face?
Colleen: Teams we could beat would obviously be nice, but I don't know if I could choose any specifically. I'm mostly just looking forward to playing teams outside of our region.

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